Post # 1
I am the maid of honor in my best friends wedding in February. She purchased her wedding gown back in April and it recently came in. I went with her to try it on and it is absolutely stunning on her but much heavier than she had anticipated (she picked it out of a book without ever having tried it on- CRAZY girl! But it worked out!)
She has decided to get a reception gown because she thinks she will be uncomfortable in the ballgown all night. She wanted a sleeker style and due to her size she wasn’t actually able to try any on, but she is comfortable ordering without having seen them on (as she did with her wedding gown). She is around 5 foot 6, 200lbs, and usually wears a size 16. I have included a picture of her and the gowns she is considering. Which do you think would be best for her shape and for a reception gown. Please give any advice or opinons you have!
My gorgeous friend:
Her Wedding Gown:
Her 3 Choices for Reception Dress:
A. The Karena Royale by Maggie Sottero
B. The Abigale by Maggie Sottero:
or C. Sv9563 by David’s Bridal
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2011 - The Viceroy
I’d go with #3 because it looks like a party dress! It has a playful, reception feel. Love all the dresses, though!
Post # 4
I like #2, also #1, but #2 is very different from her first wedding dress so that’s why I would chose that one!
Post # 5
I am near your friends size and from my personal experiences I would have a very hard time choosing from those dresses without trying them on only because they are all very fitted and they don’t seem to have any obvious sliming properties.
Could she find similar styles to try on?
Her wedding dress is fitted on the top, but has ruching (and a corset probably?) and then is very forgiving below the waist with the ballgown.
I like #1 or #3, if I would be picking just by what fit I would think would look best.
Her wedding gown is beautiful.
Tell your friend she is very brave for ordering a dress without trying it on!! lol
I wish I had that kind of guts!
Post # 6
i have tried on the third dress at davids, and it is NOT a flattering dress!
Post # 7
I would stay away from #3–it will accentuate her hipline, unless she’s not worried about that. I like #2, personally. I LOVE the style of #3, is there another dress that conveys that same feeling without the hip band effect? I’m 5’4″ and petite and wear a size 4, and I wouldn’t wear #3. Just not flattering to anyone.
Post # 8
definitely the karena royale! i have tried that dress on, it’s not only fabulous, but also not too heavy. good luck to your friend!
Post # 9
I like all 3 but number 3 is different and looks like an evening dress.
Post # 10
I really like the Karena Royale!It’s so elegant!
Post # 11
I like the Karena Royale best, but I have a hard time picturing it for a reception dress. My friend got married in it, and while it is certainly lighter than the ballgown pictures, it is still a heavy dress — completely beaded. I have never seen the Abigail in person, but I saw one ad for it used once and the material looked very flimsy and not that attractive (a shame because it was a contender for me based on internet pictures as well). I agree that the third option is the most party dress like to me, though having seen this on multiple real life brides trying it on, I agree with heather that it is NOT a very flattering dress unless you have a certain build. I think she should keep looking. What about something from a destinations line or a shorter party dress style?