Non traditional wedding… Non traditional gown??

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

It’s really pretty and I love the feel of it….but have you tried it on? I had a very specific idea in my head of the type of dress I wanted. It was very bohemian and I loved it in photos. But, when I tried it on, it was not flattering at all. I ended up going with something completely different, albeit still not traditional at all. 

I’m going the floral crown route as well but no veil. As long as you feel pretty and wonderful in it, that’s all that matters. It doesn’t matter if the family or friends think it’s not “bridal” enough. 

Post # 3
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3410 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

This dress is lovely, but I do have to say it is only likely to look great on a willowy figure. I tried on a dress like that at my slimmest and it still made me look like a potato. 🙁

 

Post # 4
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381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Royal Park Hotel

 

Olivepepper:  Amen!  My dream dress just did not work on my frame.  I also looked like a potato

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

sophieadelle:  Another really gorgeous choice! Who is this designer? I love the high neckline halter-esque look as well. I tried on one too and it was very flattering, although the bottom of the dress was more Gone With The End style, not for me. LOL.

I see you’re based in Australia. Have you heard of Grace Loves Lace? http://graceloveslace.com.au I am obsessed with their collection, but being in the States it was too much of a risk for me.

How about trying to find a similar style to the ones you like just to try on the dress shape? That’s why I ended up doing when I thought I was going to have to have my dress custom made.

Post # 8
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279 posts
Helper bee

Love the second one! Actually more then the first. But I do think you need to go try dresses on- even if it’s just evening gown at a department store, so you are more sure about shapes.

Post # 9
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2595 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

sophieadelle: if you have curves and like the 1960s, have you thought about a tea-length dress? (Which would make it more early 60s – season 1 Betty Draper as opposed to season 7 Megan Draper LOL.) Something like this maybe?

Generally, 1950s styles and early 60s are better if you have curves. Late 60s and a lot of 70s dresses are so flowy that they often only suit the tall and skinny. 

 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  clairebeebear.
Post # 10
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517 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

sophieadelle:  I love the 2nd style you posted. PLEASE share where you found it!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

sophieadelle:  It looks very pretty. I will echo a PP. Try it on before you commit. They had a style of dress just like that at Target and (though it would be quite different than this dress, I imagine) it looked terrible on me! My boobs were too big, I was too short, and my butt was too big. I stuck out in all the wrong places. I like the first dress more than the second. Look on Etsy for vintage dresses or vintage inspired dresses. J. Crew is another great place to look. 

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