(Closed) Say yes to which dress? Need some dress guidance, please!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which gown should I wear to my surprise backyard wedding?
    Jenny Yoo Marguex with the uneven hemline : (105 votes)
    64 %
    J Crew Daphne that is a bit too short : (36 votes)
    22 %
    J Crew Confetti that I would have to spend more $$ on : (12 votes)
    7 %
    Some other option : (11 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I like either of the first 2 options, they are gorgeous! As for the Daphne’s hemline, it depends how it was hemmed. If it was folded like a tradition hem, then you may be able to unfold it and gain another inch or so. But if it is hemmed differently (like just edged with a serger) you could be out of luck.

    ETA: In the Daphne, I bet you could add a layer of plain white satin to the hem that wouldn’t be very noticeable, and might even look to be part of the dress design? You could try it on the chiffon one too but it may be more difficult with a flowing fabric to make that look natural.

    Post # 4
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    3417 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    All of them are beautiful!  I honestly can’t decide.  But if you can’t get a correct length on the first two than go with 3. 

    Post # 5
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    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I like the first dress the most; it seems the most summery, and the most casual of the 3 if that’s what you’re going for! It’s beautiful πŸ™‚

    Post # 8
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    67 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I love the Daphne, but it looks a tiny bit big on you around the waist to me? Maybe that’s just the camera angle though. I don’t think it looks that short, and I agree with the poster who suggested a band of plain satin at the bottom might work. Would it horrify you if I suggested shortening it to knee length?? πŸ™‚

    Post # 10
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    548 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I really like the first dress on you, but I wish it were longer.  I feel like it just needs another inch or two.  

    Please don’t get upset, but I’ll be honest.  Personally, I don’t find the second dress to be very “bridal,” even in a casual setting.  I know this can just be personal taste, but to me the first dress is much more “casual bridal.”

     

    Post # 12
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    23639 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Gosh, I actually love love love the Daphne on you! Could you take it to go get slightly taken in around the waist? I find that the Daphne would be perfect for your surprise wedding.  But that’s just me… πŸ˜€  The other one is beautiful too, but I like how Daphne is a little more unique.

    Post # 13
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    354 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I really like the Daphne, and think it’s more flattering on you than the Jenny Yoo, but the length is a problem.  I think you should talk to a tailor about possible options for lengthening it – perhaps adding a plain white band at the bottom, or may a tulle underskirt that intentionally shows.  Of course, if lengthening it will eat up the cost difference between that and the Confetti dress, by all means go for the Confetti and keep don’t make yourself crazy over hemlines. 

    Post # 14
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    3369 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I voted before I saw the pics of you in the dresses, and now I have to change my vote.  You look amazing in the Daphne.  I liked the style when I saw the stock photo, but from your description thought it would be awkwardly short.  Seeing it on you changes everything.  You look fresh, effortless, and the proportions are absolutely perfect.  I’m not sure you need to, but if it’s loose you could have it fit perfectly to you (doubt that would cost much).  It doesn’t look too short in the photos either.  I voted for the first dress originally, but now that I see how stunning the Daphne is on you, hands-down, no doubt… I vote for Daphne!

    Post # 15
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    1186 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @jjmomma:  My thoughts exactly. I need to change my vote too!

    Post # 16
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    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Are you having a rehearsal dinner? shorten the second dress, wear it to rehearsal, and wear the first dress for your wedding! I agree that the second dress would be gorgeous shortened and taken in at the waist. But I still feel like the first dress is more bridal.

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