Post # 1
They are all quite similar but different at the same time. Which do you prefer?
NOTE: I am having a DW in Cabo San Lucas, not on the beach but it will be beachy!
Dress #1 Monique L. This one has a side zipper with rouching in the front and back. It is a fit and flare and very flattering. The skirt is very full but the crinoline underneath could be removed. I attached the belt to help define the waist line but I think this particular belt is a little too white for the dress.
Dress 2 Maggie S. This one has a corset lace up back which gives a good shape but may cause back fat if tightened too much, the back is also lower. I attached pictures with and without a belt.
Dress 3 Casablanca. This one has a zipper back with pretend buttons down the back. It also has beading on the top and back to cover the zipper which I like. This one is very flattering as well. It is also a fit and flare but not as dramatic. I think I would have the neckline be made more into a sweet heart neckline.
Post # 4
I love the 3rd one, it looks the most bridal and feminine to me but it depends on how you want to feel that day.
Post # 5
I voted 2 as well! Beautiful!
Post # 6
I voted for the 1st one because it gives you curves. I also like #2. I dont care for 3 because it doesnt give you any definition.
Post # 7
I’m always biased towards Maggie, but I like the second one best!
Post # 9
@BrandNewBride: what about the back fat?
Post # 10
@Lily_of_the_valley: I voted number two…I think it looks great on you (although they all do!), but it also feels more “beachy” to me. I don’t think the back fat will be a problem, but if you’re super concerned, try doing some handweight exercises and that may help you feel better…one of the ones I really like is where you lean forward and pretend like you’re rowing, if that makes sense? I’m sure there’s a name for it, but I’m no expert, lol. Anyways, it just makes me feel more confident and did quickly tone up my upper back 🙂
Post # 11
@Lily_of_the_valley: When you lace it up, give it a teensy bit more room at the top! You can keep it super tightly laced around the waist/hips since it ties at the bottom. It should tie in a V shape! Like how the top lacing of a sneaker is looser than near your toes!
Post # 12
I always choose the Maggie. It looks gorgeous on you!
Seriously, I don’t think back fat is a thing to be concerned about. I have never ever noticed it on a bride–she’s basically constantly moving, dancing, hugging, etc, so it’s not noticeable in real life.
Post # 15
Dress 2 with a belt is stunning!
Post # 16
@Lily_of_the_valley: To be honest, I don’t like any of them as much as I liked the dress that was the winner from your last dress poll, which I’m assuming you didn’t end up getting.
I didn’t end up voting for any of them.
I would have voted for #1 becauseI liked the silhouette of it the best, since it flares out from higher up which I think is more flattering on you. But I found the bottom a little too busy for my liking – preferred the skirts of the other two.
I would have voted for #2 if if flared out from higher up or was asymmetrical where the skirt joins the bodice.
I would have voted for #3 if it had less detail on the bodice. As it is, with the detail there I don’t think you can wear a belt, which is a shame.