Making my own dress- trying to decide on design! Pics!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which skirt style do you think I should go with?
    #1- handkerchief hem with snug hip area : (3 votes)
    3 %
    #2: handkerchief hem with natural waist : (41 votes)
    47 %
    #3: Full circle skirt : (32 votes)
    37 %
    #4: Flowing trumpet skirt : (11 votes)
    13 %
    Other suggestions? : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I think that natural waists are the most universally flattering so I voted for number 2. Have you tried on dresses at all to see how the differnt shapes work on your body?

    Post # 6
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    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I voted for the circle skirt, because it sounds like with the appliques and other detail, there will be a fair amount going on with the dress already. I like that the circle skirt is a simple, classic silhouette – I personally dislike hankerchief hems and find them quite dated, to be honest.

    Post # 7
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    31 posts
    Newbee

    Natural waist!!! Whatever you do. I am a short pear shape too, and I think wedding dresses fitted around the hips are terrible on our shape. Just my opinion/style.

    Post # 8
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    3557 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @Creiddylad:  If you don’t want to waste people’s time maybe you could go try on prom dresses, prom season is coming up and prom dresses tend to come in the same silhouettes as wedding dresses.

    Post # 10
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    1926 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Creiddylad:  honestly trying on dresses is a must! bridal salons already know that the chance you’ll buy from that store is not high. I went to numerous salons before finding my dress. I reallllllly think you should go and try on different styles. Youo never know too… you may slip in a dress, fall in love and buy it!

    Post # 12
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    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Creiddylad:  Trying on dresses at a bridal salon isn’t wasting anyone’s time. Wanting to see what looks good on you is a perfectly valid reason to go, even though you have no intention of buying from them. After I got engaged, I wanted to try on dresses, even though I knew I wouldn’t be buying a dress for another 6 months. The consultant understood perfectly.

    Post # 13
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    646 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Creiddylad:  Regarding peonyinparis’ comment, yes I’d say the handkerchief skirt evokes a 70s/hippie vibe. Sort of a flower-child kind of look. 

    Post # 14
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    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Creiddylad:  Yes, hippie clothes! I only say that because I went through a medieval phase when I was younger and recall having quite a few dresses with hankerchief hems. I guess they strike me as being very bohemian and a bit messy, rather than elegant necessarily. 

    Although I think it was Vionnet who popularised hankie hems around the turn of the century – so surely that makes the style more classic than I give it credit for!

    I think more relevant for me is the fact that your gown will have quite a bit of detail on the bodice and other features to it, so I think a plain hemline would be less distracting.

    Post # 15
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    1926 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Creiddylad:  sure bu you can still go and try dresses on even if you plan on making your own.

    Post # 16
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    1888 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    For some reason every time I see a handkerchief ‘hem’ I automatically think ‘too bad they ran out of fabric’.  It just looks unfinshed to me.

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