Post # 1
My wedding isn’t for a year and a half but on my second time checking out dresses, I bought one. I felt a little pressured because it was a sample sale and now I’m worried the dress isn’t right on me. It’s a Rivini drop waist A-line gown in cream silk-satin with a sweetheart neckline. I like the fit on the top, but I’m worried the bottom is kind of blah and the drop waist makes me look super short. I opted for this one because the other dress I really liked, a Monique Lhuillier strapless mermaid was a little over budget. WHat are your opinions? Should I sell it and keep looking (or keep looking and if I find something better, try to sell it)? SHould I get it altered to change the silhouette? Can anyone suggest another alteration that might make it look better? Did I make the right call?
Here’s the dress I got:
This is the other one I was considering:
Post # 3
Hi! Welcome to the Hive!
The pictures didn’t work for me, could you try reposting them please?
Post # 4
my dress- Rivini sweetheart drop waist A line, I think
the monique lhuillier I was considering:
BTW, I’m on flat ground in the first one and on a platform in the second and am wearing 5 inch heels in both. (I’m only 4’11”) ALso, the belt in the second was not included.
Post # 5
@Mrs_U: The sweetheart neckline looks really great on you. And the waistline is very flattering and it seems to show off your curves really well! I actually didn’t even notice the dropped waistline until I read your caption. Maybe it’s the lighting in the photo? I think if you’re feeling unhappy with the dress, you should try on a few more dresses to see if you like something else more! But I think the dress is very flattering in the bust and waist, and looks very clean!
Post # 6
@Mrs_U: I personally really like the first dress. Even though it’s simple, it flatters the curvature of your body, making it a real statement! What a classic dress; you’ll be thrilled you decided on that dress in 10 years 🙂
Post # 7
here’s one with better lighting, if that makes it easier to see
Post # 8
@Mrs_U: oh that is gorgeous, really more attractive than the other dress.
Post # 9
@Mrs_U: I really like the Monique Lhuillier, it shows off your shape well and frankly you look MUCH happier in this dress. The other dress you purchased is a little TOO simple and plain.
Post # 10
I’m not a huge fan of the horizontal band below your hips and I agree that it draws attention down and can make you look kind of short. I think adding a belt at the natural waistline would draw attention up and even out your porportions. I like the simple flowiness of the dress, it’s very classic. I think the multi-directional rouching on the second dress makes it busy and draws attention away from you, so you picked the right dress.
Post # 11
I love the dress you chose a million times better than the inspiration.
Post # 12
I love your dress. So often I think that simple is better. Understated and elegant rather than over the top. I think with some jewelry you will look absolutely stunning!!!! Plus I think your dress is so different because of it being simple, so that actually makes it stand out among so many dresses where there is just so much going on. I really love it.
Post # 13
The dress you bought is beautiful. The fabric and the simple lines of the dress are gorgeous and allow you to stand out. I’d add a great belt to it, perhaps like the one you tried with the second dress.
Post # 14
I like your dress so much better! stick with yours!!! are you adding a belt??
Post # 15
@Mrs_U: To be honest, the dress you bought does make you look shorter. I really do prefer the ML, since it gives you fantastic shape and does make you look taller.
Perhaps try a belt with the first? Dropped waists on ballgowns can be hard to pull off. A belt might help break up the bodice.
Post # 16
- Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club
Hi bee. You are so beautiful and look great in both dresses.
I totally understand the dress regret thing when you look at other dresses that are also gorgeous, but you i want to assure you that your dress looks amazing on you. 🙂