Post # 1
So I found two dresses that I really love, and surprisingly like the feel of trumpet and mermaid gowns. Do you think I should choose one or keep looking? My wedding isn’t until December of NEXT year, but I feel like:
1. these prices (one of which is on sale) will be so hard to beat and I’m on a tight budget
2. i’m in grad school full time and after this month it’ll be hard for me to go try on dresses, let alone plan my wedding (hence my dec 2015 date)
i’m torn! what do you think?
Post # 2
I think the shape #1 gives you is beautiful but the lace seems off to me… I think you have enough time to find something better.
Post # 3
Agree with PP, and you can do better. I think you need somwthing that defines your waist a bit more. You have a great figure, and you will be surprised what the right dress will do to it.
Post # 4
I agree with the previous two posters. I like #1 the best but defintely feel like you can do better. You have a great figure so lots of options!
Post # 5
thank you for all your kind words and feedback chica21384: BiddyC23: !
Tinatiny1: you’re so sweet! when you say waist-defining, do you mean like get a belt? what would you suggest? i don’t know much about styles of dresses, and i’m open to suggestions!
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2016 - Ceremony and Reception: Historic mansion on the water
If you were trying to decide just between the two dresses you posted I’d go for dress #1 for the reasons previously posted. If you do have time then do try on more dresses with the silhoutte of dress number 1 in mind. Have fun! 🙂
Post # 7
I agree with the pp’s, if you have to choose a dress now I would definitely go with the first one, but if not I would keep looking. While the first dress is nice, I don’t like the abrupt transition between the top and the skirt and I also think you could find something that does more for your figure. The back is great, but the front falls a little flat.
Post # 8
catpeaches: waist defining could be a belt, but doesn’t have to be. It could be a an actual waistline with a seam, or it could be that the pattern changes there. It’s also about where the waistline hits your waist! If you are short waisted or long waisted, it will hit in different spots than intended.
it can definitely be confusing. If you try on a super structured dress ( even if that’s not what you want), it will show you what a defined waist does for your figure. Especially because you’re hourglassy, it will really look wonderful on you. Or ask a sales consultant for something in your style that will hit you at your natural waist and cinches in there.
If you want to experiment with #1, try having the sales associate pin up the straps just a touch as this will pull up,where it hits your waist. Also try a belt.
the good news is you can’t go wrong:-)
Post # 9
I prefer dress one but if I were you I’d keep looking or try on a few more gowns just to be sure. December 2015 is a long time away and you really want to make sure you chose the one.
Post # 10
I would keep looking. I think you’re more interested in these dresses because of their pricing than because you really love either of them. The pattern of the lace on the first dress is quite top heavy and just isn’t balanced. The overall effect is that the eye is drawn to the places where the lace is not. You have a beautiful figure, and you want people to see you, not that type of distraction. As for the second dress, the fabric seems to want to pull and bunch, even though the dress is not too tight for you.
Post # 11
catpeaches: I actualy love dress one. That back is to die for, and you look like a bombshell. I want to say go for it. The thing is, how important is the dress to you? Is it just a dress you are going to wear for a couple hours and feel sentimental about later(this was me), or do you need to find THE DRESS that was written in the stars for you? Feeling both ways is okay, but the latter may lead to dress regret about a purchase that was done primarily for the great deal. If you are the former, go with dress 1. If you are the latter, keep looking until you find “your” dress!
Post # 12
I also love dress one, but I think maybe you should just keep it in mind and look some more to make sure. A lot of women on here change their minds after buying dresses too early:)
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lubeznik Center for the Arts
I want to see the first dress with a sash around your natural waist – I think I like that one best, because the other one, I’ve seen a gazillion times.
Post # 14
I prefer the shape of the first one, fit and flare is getting too popular.
But the lace is way off. Maybe it’s the picture, but it almost looks like you’re wearing a see-through skirt and there’s nothing underneath.
Post # 15
I don’t know why I always seem to disagree on dress posts! But I really like both dresses. The first one makes you look so tall and statuesque! Yes, it would look better once it’s fitted to your waist, but that happens in alterations. The veil also looks perfect with it. I like that the lace is a different color than the underlay.
The second dress is also flattering, and I like the sleeves.
If you love one of them, you should totally go for it!