Help me pick a dress?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Honest? Neither gets my vote. They are not bad by any means. Either one would work fine. They just are not amazing.

Post # 3
1349 posts
Bumble bee

Definitely number 2. The first one looks odd, maybe it’s your stance but it makes you look like you’re pushing your pelvis out and you just get really wide in the lower stomach area.  also not a fan of the skirt. 

The second is way more flattering and simpler.

Post # 4
2106 posts
Buzzing bee


Well I will say you have at least nailed the shilouette you like which is a dropped waist ballgown. I like both but if your not sure I would try on some more, if anything you will find something you really love or it will make you feel better about these two. I work in a boutique and thought I migth recommend a few sticking with the same shilouette and keeping your vintage theme in mind.

Mori Lee 2674

Mori Lee 2677

Mori Lee 5276 (Similar to the David’s Bridal but in the champagne color you like)

Essense of Australia D1412

(kind of a mixture of your two favorites also comes with an oyster color liner so it will have a champagne undertone)


Post # 5
725 posts
Busy bee

I don’t love either option, but definitely 2 over 1. I feel like the first one isn’t really doing anything for ya and think you can do better! 

Post # 6
488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I like dress 2 over 1 as well but like other PPs, I think you could definitely do better. Both of those dresses sort of cut you off at the widest point of your waist, which draws your attention straight there. Try to go for something with a slightly higher waist/shorter bodice that stops at the smallest point of your waist (basically like all of the dresses llussier posted).

If you are head over heels for either of these dresses, you could also add a belt to the smallest part of your waist to draw the eye back up. Don’t get me wrong though, you will look gorgeous in any dress you choose!

Post # 7
5987 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

you have a great figure but #1 is not doing you any justice. please dont get that dress. #2 is really nice! 😀 but, girl, if I had your figure, I would keep looking.

Post # 8
884 posts
Busy bee

I’m going with the majority in saying keep looking. It sounds like you have some time since your newly engaged. try on a few more dresses if you can! 

Post # 9
5079 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2050

They’re both beautiful, but I think I prefer the second. Neither strikes me as particularly vintage. The bodice of the first one is gorgeous and vintagy, but the ruffles pull it right back to today. I do love the bustled back! The second one looks more classic and kind of gives of a 50s-ish vibe. I could picture Jackie Kennedy in it. I think this one is more figure-flattering.

Post # 10
1062 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

If I had to choose, then I vote #2, but I think you should keep looking. 

Post # 12
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015 - Miami, Fl

intothevertigo:  Don’t feel discouraged! I had a similar shopping experience! Just know that when you find “the one” you won’t give a hoot about anyone elses opinion but your own!

Post # 13
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

intothevertigo:  You look beautiful in both, but I agree with PP that there’s something better out there. I feel like an empire-waist ball gown would look spectacular on you! I may be biased (as that is the silhouette my dress is), but I love that this look cinches the tiniest part of your waist, but still has the drama at the bottom! Good luck 🙂 

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