(Closed) Thoughts on this non-traditional (black and white Dior) dress…

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Pick a dress!
    Alvina Valenta - you've had it on and felt great! : (82 votes)
    41 %
    Dior in Black and White - it's amazing and you love it in your gut : (53 votes)
    27 %
    Dior in Ivory - sometime compromise is good, couture but still bridal : (65 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i love the alvina dress and think you look amazing in it. the dior dress, i have mixed feelings on. i like the idea of it, but i feel like that particular dress has a little too much going on. i really like the top and i think the black/white is cool, but i’m not crazy about the skirt or the big bow. i feel like it makes so much of a statement that people would see the dress, but not really see you. if the skirt was more like the alvina dress, i think it would be much prettier.

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I like the dior dress and think it would be awesome in ivory.  You should go for it!

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    i said dior in invory if you get rid of the big bow

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think you look great in the Alvina, but it doesn’t sound like you are WOWd by it. The Dior one is definitely over-the-top and I think the black and white might be too much, but having it in ivory would really flatten the design I think. Hmmm not sure what to vote. Is there a chance you’d be interested in shopping some more?

    Post # 7
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I love the Alvina. I think you may be drawn towards Dior because you have looked at so many gowns and you desire something different. If you want the Dior, you may want to think about the color options. Either keep it the same as in the photo or change it. I do not think it will have the same dimensions if it was all Ivory. I think it would be better if it was ivory to  mix with blush or another pastel.  Both are gorgeous But ultimately, it has to be a gown you feel beautiful in. Don’t get any dress if you are not sure about it. 

    Post # 8
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I really love your dress. If it was me I would have chosen the one you bought, but it’s your day and you need to go with what you want! 🙂 

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m not a fan of the Dior dress, even if it were in ivory. It’s a bit too angular, and makes too bold a statement. You want people to see beyond the dress, but this dress is too dramatic for that. Statements are great for the catwalk, not so much in person. I can’t explain it eloquently but it just feels too “high couture” to me.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I LOVE that second dress, and if you love it, you should totally go for it. This is supposed to be YOUR day.

     

    However, I have a bit of an offbeat style- my dress will be a combo of the two below but with purples and light greens instead of the red/blues.

     

     

    Post # 11
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I LOVE the Alvina Valenta on you, and think that you should just go with it! That being said, the Dior is lovely as well and you would certainly make a statement!

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I wore her:

    …so, no I do not think black and white is too much.  Wink  And I do not regret my dress one tiny bit.  I felt like a bride AND I felt like me.

    Have you checked out Sophia Tolli designs?  I was really drawn to them because they were just a little different from what I felt like I was seeing everywhere else.  I seriously considered this dress, too:

     

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - The Skinner Barn

    @beeble2121:  Honestly, I think that Alvina dress is stunning. Very dramatic in a bridal way. I would be afraid to have someone try to recreate the Dior since it’s very structured and may not come out looking like what you pictured.

    Post # 14
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I said Dior and Ivory.. BUT i love it in the black and white, its an awesome dress. i just think she may have dress regret it you went with the colour for your wedding. I honestly dont think you should go ivory i think you should stay balck and white but make the white the promonent colour and black the highlights… i friend of mine got married in a black and white dress but it was mainly white with black panels.. it looked good and it still have a very wedding feel to it without being so traditional.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    The Alvina Valenta is so much nicer than the ‘real’ Dior. I would be nervous about a knockoff, regardless of how talented. Even if executed perfectly, I think the Dior is too over the top and there are other ways to make a statement.

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