Post # 1
I have had it in my mind that I would get a lace dress with a slight a-line, with a boatneck or capsleeves. I thought this would be the most flattering on me and that my fiance would like it because he’s big on “showing off the curves”. Despite having that image in my head, one of the first dresses that really jumped out at me when I began my search online was a fuller skirt dress with a lace top. It was just so beautiful. I told myself I’d try it on because I just had to but figured that my fiance wouldn’t be a fan of a big poofy dress anyway. Well, the other night I asked him when kind of dresses he liked, nearly every dress he said he liked was a more traditional “poofy” dress. I don’t know if he just thinks that’s what a traditional bride looks like or what. He said “I don’t even care what you’re wearing, it’s what you’re NOT going to be wearing after the wedding that I care about.” Men.
The first one is what I had envisioned. It’s comfortable, it’s classic, I felt pretty in it. That’s a lot to say for a dress that is too small for you (you all know what a buzz kill that can be). This is without any undergarments which is pretty shocking to me because I thought i’d require some serious sausage casing in a dress this fitted. Sidenote: I’m on a prewedding diet and plan to lose 30lbs before our wedding. Belt would be switched.
And the back:
And then there is this one. In the mirror, I thought it was really pretty. In pictures, I think I look fat. If I got this one, I’d remove nearly all of the crinoline so it would lay flatter. And I’m also trying to picture myself 30lbs thinner. I think the waist would go down a bit if it were my size..it wouldn’t look so maternity. The back is just beautiful. It makes such a presence and it feels so much like a bride! We are having an elegant Charleston dinner party wedding under these big oak trees in front of a plantation. And how many chances do you have to wear such a grand dress? But…I think it makes me look fat.
So, what do y’all think?
Post # 2
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
They’re both lovely, but I think the second one looks the most awesome on you…its more unique too.
Post # 3
MouthOfTheSouth: I like the first one the best on you, it’s really pretty. I think you could even go with a lower neckline if you wanted to.
Post # 4
Add a poll? I like the first one.
Post # 5
greenidlady: I tried on a few that had different necklines and I really felt the most comfortable in the higher neck lace dresses.
Post # 6
StephieBee: I wanted to but I don’t think there is an option to do so anymore!?
Post # 7
MouthOfTheSouth: I love the first one!
Post # 8
I like both, not in love with the neckline in the first though! I had the exact same problem! I wanted lace but really liked a big poofy one. In the end I was so indecisive I bought both, one for the ceremony and one for the reception. Hopefully the decision becomes easier for you!!
Post # 9
MouthOfTheSouth: I couldn’t tell you how to add it… but I think they exist.. I’ve seen 2 so far!
Post # 10
I like the first one! The second one is gorgeous from the back but the front isn’t as eye-catching.
Post # 11
I like the first one better!
Post # 12
MouthOfTheSouth: I love the first one on you!! It’s gorgeous.
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle
I think you could totally pull off a ball gown, but not that particular one. It just looks too little girly princess IMO. Also, the way it’s gathered around the waist is the worst for adding the illusion of more bulk that is really there.
I think you’d look amazing in something like modern and clean and elegant. Example:
Post # 14
I like the first dress better.
I don’t like the bottom on the second one. I’m not sure what it is about it.
Post # 15
To be honest, I’m not sold on the high neckline on you. I think the first dress is lovely but the fabric is quite heavy and it’s cutting you at an unflattering angle at the arms. I think a v-neck would be really great on you.