Not sure about this dress for engagement pictures. Help?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I think you can find something better. I’m not crazy about the color or the cut of the dress.

Post # 4
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Worker bee

It has nothing to do with you, but I think the cut of the dress is a bit frumpy.  Where are you taking your pictures?  Are they more formal or casual?  You said you’re not a dress person.  Do you like them, but just not wear them often or do you not wear them because you don’t like them?  You don’t have to wear a dress as long as you feel comfortable and beautiful! 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

 

anhelms:  The dress is pretty nice.  I think you need to take some photos with the shoes you plan on wearing.  Dresses usually do not look right until you put a shoe on……..

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

I think the part at the top that hangs makes you look bigger than you actually are. I think you would look great in a similar style where it nips in at the waist, but without that piece of hanging fabric that frumps it up. Also, it isn’t the best length. Either go for something that hits right above the knee, right below the need, or a maxi. That length cuts your leg near the widest part of your calf, which isn’t flattering for anyone! I do like the color though!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

anhelms:  Just reread my response, I hope that didn’t come off as harsh. I just went through this whole thing of trying to pick my outfit for engagement photos and I wish I had gotten more critical help. There are some pics where I know I have a good shape, but my dress did not show it off.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I don’t think it is the best cut for you (or anyone really), but I love the colour. You’re right, it would look wonderful with navy and white. Like PPs have said, a dress that hits either above the knee or at the middle of the knee would be a more flattering length. I think a dress that nips in at the waist or underneath your bust and is a-line and knee length would be perfect. 

If you really want to make this dress work, I think you could try a skinny metallic belt and a jean jacket over it.  

 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think you should not put belt on. It is cutting your body in half and that tents to show us as shorter and chubbier. Why don’t you try Rent The Runway. I think its great for occasions like this. They send you two sizes just in case one does not fit. You can even rent accessories.

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think a dress with a heavier weight material that is a bit more structured might be ideal. These sorts of flowy chiffony dresses are often hard to  pull off. 

i like this shape and material for u (nordstrom). The pattern might be too busy for photos though. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

anhelms:  I think these 3 dresses you have picked out are much nicer than the pink one (sorry, gotta be honest). I love the coral (hot red?) and mint dress! Both of those silhouettes would look good on you I bet. Not sure about the white one but that is my own personal taste. 

We have fairly similar body types (you are an apple or similar to an apple, correct? I’m an apple), and I think the mint dress would be the most flattering. It would for sure on me. The fuller skirt balances out and hides my full tummy and the scoop neck is really flattering. Belts can go either way for me…with some silhouettes they flatter and others they make me look more wide. 

Where are these dresses from? I think I want the mint one..

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