Post # 1
I have started researching dresses I like for my wedding next year. I will more than likely get it made, but intend to try dresses on first to get an idea of what suits me best. I just haven’t made it into a bridal store yet!
I am currently in love with ruched bodices (very figure flattering) and sheer illusion necklines. I am very pale skinned and have some mild sun damage on my decolletage which is like a pink v from wearing v necks tops all the time (more visible in photos than real life).
I am thinking an illusion neckline might be a good way of covering this problem area and it means I won’t need a spray tan to even out my skin tone.
Has anyone tried them on? Do they look as nice on as in the photos? I’ve put on a lot of weight in the last 2 years so am 20 kilos heavier than I used to be (I’m currently a size 16-18 Australian). To be honest I’ve avoided trying dresses on so far because I’m very conscious of my size and uncertain about what suits me best anymore.
Love to hear you thoughts!
Post # 3
I LOVE illusion necklines! I tried on a few different ones, and the only thing I didn’t love about them was that, being on the shorter side (5’4″), having an illusion neckline on a long dress was really covered up…completely took over. However, I did try on an illusion neckline/tea-length dress that I loved. (My mom is making my dress, it will be illusion neckline/tea-length. )
So, I say, go for it! It’s a great way to be modest without being matronly! Also, go try things on! The salons I went to were really helpful and let me try a whole bunch of styles since I had almost no idea what would look good. And no one ever mentioned spanx or a diet to me, so I wish you the same luck!
Post # 4
@burgers: I hadn’t considered height at all. I’m 5’5″ so not much taller than you. I guess it
just means I have to go and try them on to see what they look like on me. Thank you!
Post # 5
I love my dress but if I had seen some of the Justin Alexander illusion necklines for 2012-2013 I would have jumped on them! Illusion necklines are sophisticated and elegant – I say go for it!