Post # 1
We went dress shopping today and found two dresses that we really liked. Or so we thought. By "we" I mean my mom and I. There one with straps that I particularly REALLY liked. The beading is AMAZING and I thought the v neckline was flattering. Then I got home and downloaded the cell phone pictues (because being the knucklehead I am, I forgot my camera) and now I don’t know if I like it. It looked slimming at the salon and now in the pictures I look huge! I don’t know if it was the great lighting and slimming mirrors or what.
So, please tell me what you think. Be brutally honest.
The one with the straps and vneck is the one I thought I really liked. The other is our 2nd choice. Forgive the bad cell phone pics. My mom is a horrible photographer with a real camera!
Post # 3
You don’t look “huge,” but I am not quite sure if either one is the right style for you. I do like the first one better, but I would keep looking. Ones that wrap to the side worked best on me…maybe you should try those.
Post # 4
It’s hard to tell because of the blurriness of the first picture. I really like the second dress though. It gives you great curves and it’s very flattering on you. I think if you went back and took better pics you’d get a better idea.
I think dresses look so much better in person compared to pictures. When I bought my dress and got home to looked at the pictures I thought I had made a big mistake because the pictures just did not do the dress justice. Then when I went back and saw my dress I knew I had made the right choice.
Next time remember your camera, and try to get a pic of the dress while your not standing in front of a white wall or other dresses. In the first pic the dress blends into the wall and it’s hard to tell where the dress stops and the wall starts.
Go with your gut and try not to second guess yourself! Good luck
Post # 5
No it doesn’t make you look huge…the first one is cut in a way that makes you look like you have no curves, like you’re just straight up and down. The second one is much better as far as giving you an hourglass look, very nice.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
The second one is a more flattering cut than the first. That ribbon thingy in the middle really defines your waist. Maybe you could find something with a v-neck like the first but a more defined waist like the second? i think something like that would look really cute on you.
Post # 7
Agree on the second one. It’s more flattering. Good call on the v-neck/defined waist Miss Mouse. You’re up late! haha.
Post # 8
i prefer the second dress also… the design pulls in your waist and gives you a lovely figure
Post # 9
It’s hard to tell with the blurry first picture, but I do think the second dress is more flattering.
Post # 10
I agree that in these photos the 2nd dress is more flattering on you. BUT these photos are pretty awful, and are not indicative of what the photos will be like on your wedding day! I would hesitate to make a dress decision on the basis of what the photo looked like on my cell phone camera. 🙂
So I say if you are worrying about what the dresses will look like in photos, see if you can visit the salon again to take pictures with your real camera. I know that you looked 1000 times more beautiful in person! And I would totally believe that the dress you loved (with the v neck and straps) can be absolutely stunning in photographs. Because on the dresses alone, I also like the first one better, and if that’s the one you love, that’s the one you should get. Don’t let these bad photos make you second guess yourself!
Post # 11
Second one looks great on you.
Post # 12
I think the ribbon under the bust in the first picture is a little off putting. The v-neck is flattering but that ribbon cuts you off in a strange place. the second is pretty and def. my pick out of the two but it isn’t screaming out to me either. I would look around a little more and explain to the shop people that you are looking for something with a v-neck but a more fitted bodice.
Post # 13
Thank you everyone for your comments.
The first dress was not in the right size at all. We had clips holding it together in the back and for the straps. I wasn’t particularly looking for a dress with straps because I always struggle with the straps being too long.
The second dress was an almost perfect fit with a little alteration needed in the bust and the length, but that was it.
I am going to try and go back with my real camera and take in to thought about the background. It is difficult to get a clear picture with everything running together.
Post # 14
I think the strapless dress ‘fits’ you better, like the sample is more your size, but I like the v-neck better on you. Once the straps are longer and the v sits lower it will open up your decolattage and make you look taller and slimmer.
Post # 15
I’m not digging either, honestly. BUT, there are good things about each that I think you can find in one dress to combine them. The vneck is more flattering, but like moderndaisy said, it needs to be lower so it actually fits at your chest, not above it. The waist on the second dress is much more flattering. In the first one, it’s not doing anything for your figure. I thought these might be better! But, it’s just my opinion =]
Post # 16
Let’s try that one again.