Post # 1
I’m just curious. It seems like ballgowns aren’t very popular, and A-Lines and mermaids/fit and flare are ruling the dress posts. Which silhouette is your dress? And if you like the look of a silhouette that isn’t your dress, which silhouette is it?
Post # 3
My silhouette is knee-length. I guess it’s cut a-line but it’s got soft pleats so it falls closer in.
In longer dresses, I like slim a-lines and not-too-dramatic mermaid or fit and flare styles. I’ve seen ballgowns that are fabulous, but they’re really not my style. I tend to like less fabric and less fuss, but then again I tend to walk around in gym clothes most of the time.
Post # 4
I can’t answer both those questions in a single poll!
On other brides, I am drawn to fit and flare styles, and for that reason it is what I thought I wanted. But after trying so many on, I have discovered consistently that I like the way I look in dropped waist dresses best. But I definitely would not say that is my overall favorite, and I definitely would not recommend it to every bride! I also like A-lines because it can pretty much do no wrong — I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone look bad in one.
Post # 5
My dress borders on A-line/natural waist ballgown.. I guess you could call it a full A-line.
When I was originally looking for dresses, I didn’t want a fuller skirt at all. I loved the fit&flare/trumpet/mermaid look. I still love them now, and loved how they looked on me, but I fell in love with a dress that was completely different from what I thought I wanted.
I’m not a big fan of really poofy, Cinderella-type gowns.
Post # 6
I have a big poofy ball gown and I LOVE IT! I thought I wanted an A-line but it felt flat and not as fun as the ballgown, I’m happy with my choice =)
Post # 7
I had a drop-waist ballgown. It wasn’t what I was really looking for, but it was too gorgeous of a dress at too great of a price to pass up. I did love my big, poufy skirt since when else are you going to wear one?
As far as other silhouettes are concerned, I like them all it just depends on who is wearing them.
Post # 8
@Amaryllis: That’s why I made the poll so that you could vote for more than one, but it’s kind of flawed, huh? haha
@HappilyEverAfter54: I luuurvvv your ballgown!!
Post # 9
@tntrav44: Such are the pitfalls of research. 😉
I still like to read everyone’s answers, though!
Post # 11
Mine is a mermaid.. if I didn’t get a mermaid it would prob be a fit and flair though there are a couple full alines that i was in love with 🙂
Post # 12
Mine’s a-line and I prefer a-line.
Post # 13
@Amaryllis: Yep! Good thing this isn’t for a master thesis or anything. Although…a master thesis on wedding gowns – I might be onto something. I must get myself into a grad program that lends itself to such a thing.
Post # 14
Hm..I think mine’s a mix between a-line and fit&flare..because it’s tight on my booty, but it doesn’t flare out a ton…
Post # 15
I like looking at the fit n flare / mermaid gowns and thought when I first started shopping that is what I would wind up in. NOW I have learned that natural waisted ball gowns / full A lines look best on me and I consequently love them. 🙂 My dress could probably be considered a full A line but I think of it as a ball gown.
Post # 16
lol, I WAS going to get something simple/sexy (empire or fitted)
but, when I found out my Fiance saw me in a ballgown I was in shock (It was something I wanted when I was a kid, but seriously?) …and I totally went that route! lol, I wanted to please him and it turned out he made my childhood dream come true. I love how it feels!!