Post # 1
I’m getting married on July 3, 2010 and am new to Weddingbee 🙂 I’ve already purchased the Maggie Summer Royale dress for my summer wedding. I’ve tried it on in two stores but the sizes that they had were about 8 sizes too big for me. I really loved the dress when I decided to buy it two months ago but I’ve been having second thoughts lately…
I’m 5’2″ and about 100 pounds so quite small…I never thought I would get any kind of a mermaid style dress and I also thought I would have a lot of bling on my dress…so I questioned why I would have picked this dress…
Hopefully when the dress comes in April I’ll remember why I chose it when I try it on! but because I was never able to see what any dress really looks like in my size it was difficult for me to decide on a dress.
I guess what I’m looking for is to see some pics of other women who have tried on the dress and your opinions on it. My concern mainly is that the waist falls really low so for someone short like me the dress would be too tight on top and have too much of a spread on the bottom…so many shop consultants have tried to pursuade me into getting a ballgown or a dropped waist because I’m shorter…but I went against it all and chose this dress…and now I’m doubting myself 🙁 Any words of dress wisdom would be greatly appreciated 🙂
Thanks all 🙂
Post # 3
I tried on Summer Royale. I’m 5’4 and also didn’t plan on getting such a fitted dress, but it’s definitely not too much dress because it’s so tight! The corset back really makes it flattering. I didn’t end up getting it, but I think it’s a really fun, flattering dress. You’ll love it even more when you have it in your own size!
Post # 4
This is my dress! I ordered it in November and can’t wait to try it on in my size, 4. They only had 10 and 12 in the two salons that I have tried.
I went to several stores, tried on all different styles of dress, let my mom, dad, future mother-in-law, cousin and sales people pull different dresses. No other dress haunted my dreams like this one.
I thought that I would get something with lace, ruffles or beading. I didn’t even look at this dress on the rack. The sales girl I was working with new exaclty what I had imagined, but told me to try this dress on for the “hell of it!” I was in LOVE!!!
I was alone trying it on for the 2nd time and another bride’s mother had watched me try on about three other gowns. She loved Summer the best too. Isn’t it funny that a strangers opinion can mean so much some times?
The third time I tried it on, two other brides were asking to try it on too!
Here is why you should love this dress:
- The dress will make your body look fabulous and your hubby will be drooling!
- The draping and folds of the skirt is so unique, modern and elegant, I haven’t seen anything else that made such an impression
- The dress will photograph so beautifully by a proffesional photographer!!! You will stand out from the more typicall bride look and he/she will be more inspired!
- You can style this dress so many ways: mantilla, birdcage, fingertip veil. All will look great. Blue pumps, with this dres YES!
Be happy and have fun! You made the best dress choice!!! Ok, of course I am biased, but still!
Post # 5
I’m also petite and bought a mermaid and have similar worries. But, I wanted a dropped waist ballgown specifically and every single salesperson I dealt with wanted to put me in a mermaid, complete opposite of what they told you, so I wouldn’t put so much stock in what others think will look best on you. If you felt good in it I’m sure it’ll be wonderful, you know your own body and tastes better than anyone else.
Post # 6
Thank you so much for the picture (looks fabulous on you!) and the words of support 🙂 Futuremrsgreen, thank you so much for reminding me why I love the dress because those were some of the exact reasons I bought it (by the way so exciting wasn’t it; I also had the moment of trying on that dress unexpectedly and was like wow!) Meliss thanks for the reassurance … I know we’ll both look fab in our dresses 🙂 Power to the petite mermaids!
Post # 7
I think you’ll love it more in your size…when it fits you right…your heart will melt…beatiful dress…congratulations!