Post # 1
Ok so 2days of dress shopping and I’m confused as to what I like more I have no one to help me with this so please help should I choose one of these or keep looking? Need to order soon as it won’t get here till January and wedding is in march.
Same me dress with cap sleeves
Post # 2
Alexnjenharaka: I should mention the pic of first dress cost 900 Casablanca gown. 2nd dress 1100 Melissa sweet gown
Post # 3
I don’t like any of them. I’m sorry. I just don’t like the mermaid/fit and flare shape on you. I don’t want to be nit-picky but this is what I don’t like (I’m critiquing the dresses, NOT you!)
1. It is unflattering on your hips and I don’t like the heavy application of lace on your widest part.
2. I like the cap sleeves, but it’s the same dress. Also, not loving the way the skirt splays out.
3. I don’t like the missmatch of lace top with tiered skirt. It looks like two different dresses sewn together.
I think you can do better. Is this the shape that you had in mind?
Post # 4
coffeedrinker: yes this is the style I have in mind simply because Aline gowns and ball gowns look unflattering on me and I love fit and flare gowns I’m surprised you don’t like them but to each his own.
Post # 5
I agree with coffeedrinker; I’m not a fan of any of those dresses and think you can do better and find something more flattering. Have you tried any fit and flares with ruching, since it seems that your heart is set on that type of shape?
Post # 6
I agree with coffeedrinker. I am not sure this is the most flattering look, but then again, I seriously dislike fit and flairs. Also, I don’t think the stapless neckling is doing your bust any favors. You have pretty curves. I think you could find something more flattering.
PS, I think a-line is pretty universally flattering.
Post # 7
I love the first one! it looks great on you! I’m not a fan of the second one, but thats because I don’t like those kinds of ruffles. the color of the first one also seems more flattering. you look like a Downton Abby lady in the first one:-)
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard
I like the first one but it needs to be at least 1 size bigger then altered so it’s not as tight and to lose that belt. It does not look good with it and hits you in an odd place.
If the first one was bigger and altered correctly it will look fab!
Post # 9
MrsTtoB: this dress was actually 2 sizes too big for me it has those things in back to keep tight and for some reason this salon did not have the bras I could use to try on dresses with so I am bra less in these pics. I have lost 40 lbs in 3 monthes and am still losing weight a ton don’t plan on stopping till December I’m nervous about ordering gown because of all this weight loss but I am in love with first pic but I was also in love with the second one.
Post # 10
Alexnjenharaka: I agree with some of the previous posters. I think you should try a different style. I just don’t think the gowns are flattering.
Post # 11
I think the shape is all wrong with both of these. You are very top heavy with small hips in proportion to your bust and I think you would look much better in a ball gown shape.
Post # 12
I like the first one better, but I’d be altering it so it flares out at the most flattering point for you, which I think it about a couple of inches above your wrist, in the photo where your arms are down. That could be done by ordering it in a couple of sizes larger and/or letting it out slightly at the upper thigh/lower hip area.
Alternatively, just look for dresses that are that shape. Casablanca has lots of different lace dresses so I’m sure you’ll find one.
Due to your fantastic boobs, you need a shape that balances out your top half, and I’m not sure that a trumpet or fitted slimmer silhouette is ideal for that. I’d be looking for a fit and flare or modified a-line that is fitted through the upper hips – allowing you to show off your waist – and then flares out.
I can see why you might be anti a-line – some of them don’t do anything for girls who have nice waists, like you do – it all depends on where the waistline of the dress is and where the dress starts to flare out, as to whether it would be flattering or not.
Post # 13
Alexnjenharaka: I really like the first one. Although I LOVE the back of your second dress, but not the front of it. How is the back of the first dress? I think it is gorgeous and ultimately you should wear what makes you feel beautiful and happy!
Post # 14
I think the bottom is too hard and heavy. You can still get that mermaid style if that’s what you want, try using different materials for the bottom. Rather than those big fluffs, try going for a soft chiffon or lace
And the first one without the shoulder things is the prettiest, and the belt is good.
Post # 15
Alexnjenharaka: How did you lose 40 pounds in 3 months? This is what I need to do! lol
I like the first one and I think it is flattering, I don’t know why others think it is too tight? Perhaps because I am latin lol