Post # 1
Ok so my dress buying experience was a nightmare…after about 7 trips to all different shops and trying all different styles I went by myself to David’s and looked around.. I ended up purchasing a fit and flare gown. I had been between a ballgown or a fit and flare style for a while. Now after loosing some weight and not seeing the dress for months I’m not sure if I made the right decision. The dress needs to be altered alot and I love it, but I’m just not sure if it was the best pick for my body type. I’m so confused to say the least, any suggestions or opinions would be helpful ladies! Did I make a mistake with my pick? Should I wait until alterations to see how everything works out? ….am I freaking out for no reason??
If you vote, please explain!
This is the ballgown and the fit and flare the day I went to try dresses on….
And this is the fit and flare the day I tried it on and today
Post # 3
I personally prefer the ballgown..
Post # 4
I don’t dislike the dress on you, but I do think the ballgown is more flattering…
Post # 5
girl you’re looking banging in that fit to flare!
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
I think it’ll look better after alterations but the ballgown looks more flattering.
Post # 7
Both are pretty but I like the ball gown more. And I’m not usually a ball gown girl.
Post # 8
I’m totally shocked by these responses. I am through-and-through a ballgown girl but I prefer the fit and flare on your shape. I think the ballgown is like you’re hiding your beautiful curves behind a skirt, and the fit and flare is celebrating them! I’m totally a ruler-shape so I am jealous of your hourglass figure. I think you rock this. What’s the story on the sash? Maybe it would help to try on a more dramatic one to highlight the tiny part of your waist and create more contrast like the ballgown does?
Post # 9
Fit and Flare! You look fabulous!
Post # 10
thank you for responding ladies!
@208bride: funny you say the whole “hiding your figure with a ball gown” because when I purchased the fit and flare my though on it was, hey I may not have curves forever…why not show what I have now rather then cover it up.. But on the flip side I do like the way a ballgown fits on me.. That’s why I’m so between dresses now! I don’t know what to think and what looks better! The sash was just something they used because that dress had a beaded belt that’s attached that I was not too fond of. So they covered it with a sash that matched my colors.
Post # 11
I like the ballgown better
Post # 12
I think the ballgown looks a lot more flattering.
Post # 13
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
I prefer the ballgown, but I am not a fan of fit and flare on ANYone.
Post # 14
Who designs the fit n flare? I’m obsessed. You look fantastic in it btw!
Post # 15
@blushbambi: The ballgown is much more flattering IMO.
Post # 16
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
I find the ball gown to be a bit plain. The fit and flair is HOTT in the 2nd photo 🙂 Ignore the other posters, you bought the dress you did because you saw something in it that the ball gown simply didn’t have. Quit doubting and enjoy your beautiful dress!