Post # 1
I have been searching all over the net to find my wedding gown. I have something specific in mind, but I haven’t seen one that tick all the boxes yet. I am not sure maybe if you ladies can recommend a brand or come across a dress that would make me swoon?
I love lace, period. I am looking for one that has a beautiful low back or open back. I have seen many lace dresses with beautifully adorned back, BUT they are more or less in a shape that is trumpet/fishtail or more tight fitting in the bottom in general. (Don’t have the butt to go with it ). On the other hand, I want the bottom of my dress to be a bit more flare out. I see a lot of beautiful dress by Jim Hjelm. I particularly love this one (pls see picture). Love the back, love love love the delicate lace sleeves. However, I didn’t like how it narrows down to the butt area … and I wanted more lace on the bottom part of the dress itself.
In terms of the fit (how it flares out, I like this one (2nd and 3rd picture) by Benjamin Roberts. But I think the top part is bit too simple.
And you can see, I like my dress to have some sort of straps/sleeves. I would prefer to buy the dress instead of have it made.
I just got engaged. My fiance would like to have the wedding in Oct. And I will be traveling for 2-3 months, and I don’t have my mom or girl friends to help me since I live overseas, so I am a bit (happily) stressed out. Any help would be so appreciated!
Post # 3
Try on dresses before you rule out anything as your ‘dream dress’. The ones I found online that I swooned over didn’t necessarily win me over when I tried them.
Be open to trying a variety of dresses on and you might be shocked at what really flatters you the most.
Post # 4
This one is somewhat fitted through the hips, but it is beautiful: http://watters.com/Product/WattersBrides/1068B/
This one is more A-line, and also very pretty. http://watters.com/Product/WattersBrides/5044B/
And in terms of the flare-out part, you could get crinoline or a hoop skirt to wear underneath. Those are some additions in case the dress you like doesn’t poof out as much as you would like.
Post # 5
@metalbride: I totally agree. I actually found my dream dress and while it was beautiful, it wasn’t my dream dress anymore. The one I bought was even better.
Post # 6
@musictchr25: Thank you for the links. I will check them out. 🙂
You girls are right, I will go try some dresses on soon to see which style suits best.
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- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Just a general comment, mermaids, trumpets, and fit and flare are perfectly wonderful for ladies without a booty. In fact, that shape is recommended for girls straighter through the hips because they give the illusion of curve. If you are curvy, it can be too dramatic. Try some on!