Post # 1
I am torn between two dresses for my August garden wedding.
The one pictured is the one I first purchased (and still love!) The only thing I don’t like about it, is that the material is kind of bulky and “diaperish”. I prefer the look and feel of thin chiffon fabric, but I love the unique style of the dress (especially of the bottom) and the champagne colored floral patterns (which match the champage Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses). It is currently at the boutique awaiting alterations.. so I don’t have pics of me in it unfortunately.
The second dress, I saw on david’s bridal on sale, but they only had larger sizes available and I assumed it wasn’t going to be available anymore. I really liked the light, flowy chiffon material and the floral pieces on the front and back. My BM’s are wearing chiffon dress, so I thought this would be a better match. Today, I happened to check the website and saw all sizes were in…and it became a huge impulse buy. I guess I can always return it if it doesn’t look as nice.
I guess based on the photos which style would you pic? I like one because it is kind of unique and “hippyish” and the other is more basic and classy with a softer fabric.
This is a hard decision for me… because I know I will like both.
Post # 3
I like the second picture a lot with the embroidered flowers and flowy skirt. The first one looks almost maternity to me. The second one is gorgeous and perfect for a garden wedding. But having them both in your possession, which one feels more flattering on?
Post # 4
I really like the second one! I think it’s really beautiful :]
Post # 5
I can only see the tiny DB pics – don’t have the plug in.
But from what I can see I like the one with the unique skirt better, it’s really gorgeous but it sucks about the material. I wonder if there’s anything that can be done about it or if steaming would help at all?
Post # 6
I prefer the first one with the flowery skirt. I think that dress is much better for one’s figure.
Post # 7
Second dress. Very unique and beautiful. It is important to feel comfortable though. I like the DB gown, just not as much. Gowns like the DB one sometimes remind me a bit of a nightgown/pajamas or something.
Post # 8
I agree with other posters – like the shape of the flowered one much better. The DB isn’t that flattering even on the model.
Post # 9
Aha… sorry I mixed up the “first” and “second” dresses. I thought the photo would post at the top. The one that is pictured (and that you all seem to like) is the one I have and is being altered. The other David’s bridal dress I just bought online today and hasn’t arrived yet.
Thanks for your opinions! I do love the dress and I feel more confident about it now. I just do not like the heavy bottom.. but I guess overall it is still the best choice because the design is just really beautiful.
Do you think it is possible to wear the David’s Bridal gown at the luncheon we are having the day after the wedding? Or would that just be silly?
Post # 10
I think you could wear the DB one the next day with the right accessories. I’d pick a chunky bracelet or necklace and headband in coral or turqoise and fun sandles to make it a little more casual. I think if you wear anything too delicate with it – it’ll look like too bridal.
Maybe even think about replacing the center of the flowers with bright colored beads to make it more fun (this is just quick photoshop version).
Post # 11
great advice Camrie. I think it could work with the right accessories! Thanks a lot for the photoshopping as well