Post # 1
I am considering another dress for my list of “must try on” dresses.
I like this one.. I like the lace on the bodice, the horizontal pleats, the buttons in back, the flower (well, I like the flower idea, not so much THAT flower though)..
I like the off the shoulder, scoop neck, and skirt that is full without being crazy poofy.
I like the look of this “tissue taffeta”, it seems ilke it would be soft and floaty.
I wish the skirt had a bit more going on as I am a fan of all over lace, layered skirts, overlays, drapes, etc.
I am wondering if you think it would be possible to add on (without too much added cost) and in what ways I could make some additions or changes?
I also really planned on something with a vintage feel and I am wondering, does this say “vintage” at all to you? To me there is a little, maybe something about the neckline. It’s no big deal though really. The other dress I had really fallen for is a totally different sihlouette, all lace, and gorgeous but for some crazy reason this one seems more “bridal” somehow… and more likely to flatter my figure (I’m a 14/16, hourglass).. I think it seems more bridal to me because the other dress is more like something I would actually wear in every day life (if it were shorter)..
Thoughts? I still plan on trying on both dresses.
First, the one I’m thinking about now:
Pics of the dress I originally thought might be “the one”:
Post # 4
Try on both dresses before making judgements about them. What you love right now you might not love in person and what you don’t love now you may love in person! It’s always a bit weird like that. I personally like them both fairly equally.
Post # 5
I agree with littlemissmoo, you should definitely try both on.
Post # 6
You definitely have to try on. #1 doesn’t say vintage to me. You could possibly do wider lace appliques at the hem. For much more cost, you could probably split the skirt where the flower is and do a lace underskirt. #2 has a more vintage feel.
I struggled with the “I like this but I don’t feel like a bride” A LOT. In the end, I went with a ballgown dress. I am unlikely to have another occasion for something like that.
Post # 7
they’re very pretty, but I second littlemissmoo; definitely try them on before getting too hooked on either one.
Post # 8
@Georgia Bee: That’s where my mind is right now. I know I am very unlikely to ever again wear a ballgown. Number 2, though, I could see myself wearing something like that (maybe not white) for various occasions. Heck, I own a few things like that, I mean the cut anyway… not the lace and all.. but similar styles and in shorter lengths.
I will definitely be trying both on and then some. I don’t want to rule anything out… but I HAVE tried on some similar shapes as #1 and they really flattered my figure. And, my FI says it shouldn’t factor in as long as both are within our budget, but I did find #1 for about $160 less than #2… and since we’re marrying out of state I can’t help thinking that $160 is one one-way ticket to where we are going, or one night at the B&B where we want to stay…
My best friend can do some sewing. Actually she can do a LOT but I don’t want to try reconstructing a dress.. but she can do add ons and so forth, so that’s good to know, it wouldn’t cost me a bundle. I think I will ask her about the lace underskirt idea, I really like that and can see it, it would be pretty awesome!
Everyone, thanks. I like them both equally too. I guess trying on will help me figure out which direction to go in (vintage-y or princess-y!)
I will say that with dresses I’ve tried on so far I loved the feel of a nicely boned bodice holding it all in, and a full skirt, and I was sad about #2 not needing a crinoline because I always figured I’d wear a crinoline when I got married… hmm.