Post # 1
What is your opinion of wedding dress separates? I am thisclose to buying a new dress online, and I am only slightly hesitant because it is a skirt and top. How uncommon is this? Do you think it is too bizarre? What do you think of this ‘dress’?
It would be compared to my old dress that I don’t really like and want to sell. It is very fancy and sparkly and pretty, but I do not think it is that flattering or appropriate for the feel of our wedding. I bought it when my mom cried and all that good studd; oops. I have been pretty sure I don’t like it since the day I bought it, major regret there. It’s this one:
Our wedding is going to be outdoors on a hill with a rustic inspired reception. Still deciding on fall or summer.
Post # 3
I think it’s very cute and orginal (not weird). If you like it, go for it. But what do you mean ‘new dress’? Do you have a dress already? If so, maybe post a poll between old and new choices for feedback.
Post # 4
Edited and reworded… bump!
Thanks for the suggestion, jadeblue.
Post # 5
Is your old dress the Milana? Is that the correct dress in your size, cause it looks a little big on the bottom. I thought it was supposed to fit more to the body below the hips?
Post # 6
I like your original dress waaaaaaaaaay better!
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I like the separates. Much more unique!
Post # 8
I love the first dress pictured here. I think it is beautiful and very unique.
Post # 9
Alright not to intentionally play devil’s advocate, but I really do not care for the “seperates” look. I don’t know if it’s just the model, but I really prefer the 1 piece. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for going anti-traditional, but I just don’t like it all that much.
Post # 10
I like the second. The first fits better, but the second is more youthful.
Post # 11
I think that if alterations were done to your first dress it would be much better/more flattering on you – I think the one in the picture looks too big. Also, I like the bottom of the separates dress, but I think the top is not flattering AT ALL on that model…(kinda makes her look like she is expecting)
Post # 12
I do like the idea of the seperates dress. I love the lace. I’m just not quite sure about the top… for me it almost looks just too “t-shirt” like? I guess it’s just something with the style.
Post # 13
I like the dress you’ve already boughten! It looks much better than the one you are looking to buy. Have you thought about looking around some more?
The two piece dress makes me think of a Mother of the Bride dress or something like that, in my opinion not very bridey…
But if you love it, go for it!!
Post # 14
Personally, I’ve always disliked separates. I like your other gown much better.
Post # 15
I think the first one is more original and unique, but the second one is more youthful and flattering. The first dress reminds me of a MOB/MOG dress, doesn’t make me think of a bride.
Post # 16
My old dress is the Milana, and it is actually a size smaller than what I ordered because I thought the top looked awful from behind:
With how widely it is laced, I think it emphasized my already broad shoulders. And I think if it were more fitted through the hip, it would look worse because I have no hips, as this picture helpfully illustrates. Even if I do not go for the separates, I still think I will end up with something else. I was unsure about buying it when I did, and I regretted it immediately after so it isn’t just a case of falling out of love with it. I really probably should not have bought it in the first place, but I did not listen to my gut. 🙁
Would it make a difference if I were to add a sash to the separates? I was thinking I would anyway, but I forgot to mention it here.