Post # 1
I am torn between a few of Maggie Sottero’s dresses because they are all so different. First I love the Melissa Brooch but part of me wishes there was slightly a little more detail! I love the sweetheart neckline and how the corset hugs my body.
My second dress is the Karena Royale. I love this dress except I wish it had the sweetheart neckline. The shop says they can alter it but i’m afraid what if this doesn’t look good? Does anyone have a close up of the Karena Royale with a sweetheart neckline? This is the dress that makes me tear up. I only wish it had a slightly longer train. I had on the all ivory version and I loved that. I’m not sure about the ribbon around the dress
Finally, this is my funky pick. I love the top and the little bit of bling on this dress but I’m afraid that in a few years I’ll be thinking wow, why did I choose that. I feel like it is so fun. However, when I tried it on, the bottom wasn’t as neatly layered as it is in this picture and I liked that better. It looked more messy ruffles and I’m afraid that the new dress if I order it will be too neat.
I have seen pictures of the Catarina and Vogue but haven’t found a store that carries them to try them on. Any suggestions? I think I love the Karena Royale lace and I would love a dress like that but sweetheart and longer. Is there another Maggie dress with the same sparkle on the lace? I am having a church wedding with a country club reception.
Post # 3
Those 3 styles are all so completely different!
Im voting for Karena Royale
oh and sweetheart necklines is a quick alter! And always worth it! Just makes it more dramatic!
Post # 4
I really like the first dress…the Melissa Brooch but I would love to see YOU in the dresses!
Post # 5
I picked Karena Royale, but I’m biased, my dress! I did have it altered to a sweetheart neckline and it looked great. I did the ivory over light gold and switched the ribbon and lace to ivory (vs. gold). I’d send you a pic, but I don’t think/know how to attach pictures in PMs. You can send me your email if you want a picture.
Post # 6
The Karena Royale is so elegant and gorgeous, I really, really love it, so that’s my pick!
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Here are the pictures of me in the dresses. I don’t have a picture in the Karena Royale dress.
Post # 9
I like the Melissa Brooch, the bottom and top all flows beautifully. What dress can you imagine walking down the aisle in and looking at pictures of yourself in forever?
Post # 10
I vote Melissa Brooch hands down! The others are beautiful but the Melissa Brooch is absolutely gorgeous, and looks amazing on YOU!
Post # 11
Im just going to say it to get it out there but, have you noticed the number of Melissa Brooch and Jenna dresses out there?!?
I am a MAGGIE SOTTERO DIE HARD FAN, but she has SO MANY other beautiful dresses to pick from!
Melissa Brooch is way to SIMPLE in my opinion, I mean its beautiful but there are plenty out there like it! Maggie makes some awesome modern/clean but DRAMATIC dresses! Check out Sottero and Midgley too! Its the “Couture” line!
The Jenna dress, I’ve just seen it way too much and I am really getthing over those Fin/Flaps, looks like the the scrubbers in the car wash you drive through! WOW I SOUND LIKE MY FI!!
AGAIN! JUST MY OPINION!Dont mean to be rude or offend anyone who already own any of these dresses!
You only get to get married once! Pick the dress of your dreams!!! BLESSINGS!
Post # 12
Karena Royale. It’s classic and beautiful. I’m also a lace fan, so I guess I’m biased.
I find Melissa Brooch makes people look a little long in the torso and a little short in the leg. Jovi doesn’t do anything for me, and I think it will date quickly, but you might not mind that.
Post # 13
I’m also biased towards the Karena Royale since it was mine too! It would be an easy alteration to a sweetheart, but would you also remove the scalloped edge on the top or do a sweeheart with the scallops? I had mine altered to a more fitted sillouette (more of a mermaid) and was very pleased.
Post # 14
I’m am like you, gadfly271, I love lace! So of course, I’m going with Karena Royale! I like Melissa Brooch but I feel like there is too many out there just like it or almost like it. Then again that might be said about the Karena Royale but I am biased. I don’t care for dresses like Jenna. I don’t like the overall look of it, I’m more classic personally. It does fit very well on the torso but I think the skirt is so far below you hips that it could make a tall person look short.
I have a Maggie as well! I just ordered mine last week. Good luck deciding!
Post # 15
I vote for the KR, but I am biased bc it was my dress 🙂 It is such a beautiful dress! I had mine altered into a slight sweetheart-I wanted it to be a deeper sweetheart but I have a scar right where it dips down so I couldn’t go to far…My seamstress took the scalloped edge off, modified the neckline and sewed it back on and it turned out great! Here’s what mine looked like modified-
Post # 16
I’d say go with the Jenna. I purchased a Maggie Sottero – Lucianna 🙂