Post # 1
Hello! I posted last week looking for help on fit and flares for a contemporary art museum wedding. That was super helpful, but it turns out I actually look better in ballgowns (which was really surprising for me since I’m petite and had always heard to stay away and definitely not princessy).
I’m really torn between these two different dresses. One being more fun and unique, with the other being more timeless and elegant. Also I’m getting married in this very busy room so I want to take that into consideration too. I’d love your thoughts.
#1: Essense of Australia Striped Organza Ballgown
#2 Pronovias Simona Dropped Waist Soft Tulle Ballgown (not will probably alter back to be a lower V, jacket is removable)
And now the venue – definitely dramatic, loud and even a little weird but I dig that
Post # 2
I love how the first one fits you but the bottom looks just like my mom’s curtains so I can’t get past that. I think the Pronovias dress looks beautiful. I would add a sash or something with some bling! I don’t love the jacket with it. I love the inside of your venue!!!!
Post # 3
August2015Bride: I voted for the second one. I really dislike the stripes on the first one. I think the overall shape of it is really pretty, but the stripes are just not doing it for me. I agree with the PP…the dress kind of reminds me of curtains.
By the way, your venue is beautiful!
Post # 4
Both dresses are beautiful. But I think the first dress is more striking and in keeping with the feel of the venue. The dress itself is an art piece!
Post # 5
I LOVE the bodice on the second one! Beautiful!
Post # 6
the EOA has so much going on and with the busy room would be overkill. love the Pronovias looks stunning on you.
Post # 7
The first dress reminds me of the Hayley Paige Guindon. I like the strong abstract patternand This is a memorable dress and like good art will provoke a reaction.
Post # 8
I LOVE the striped fabric. I’d probably add a(nother) crinoline for a little more exaggerated shape though. The second one is just too fluffy. I don’t like the skirt.
Post # 9
@delphinia – Yep, it’s definitely like the Hayley Paige Guindon (which I’ve been obsessed with) but for half the price. I might try on the Guindon next week and see if I could buy it used. And I know that this is a dress that provokes strong love/hate reactions. I definitely love it.
@gelaine22 – The stripe dress is also available in regular organza so that’s another option to make it more classic
As much as I love the striped dress and think it would be unique, I also think I would never ever regret wearing the Pronovias gown being so timeless. Maybe b/c my venue is so out there, it might be better to keep it classic. Arg!
Post # 10
I LOVE the striped dress! I don’t care for the second one at all. The bottom just looks so messy.
Post # 11
I voted for the second on based on the picture of your venue. However, I am 100% in love with the striped organza dresses! Would you mind if I asked how much the EOA striped dress retailed for?
Post # 12
SkinnyLatte17: It retails for $1,495. I know the stripped Hayley Paige’s new go for over $3K so it’s definitely a steal comparatively. It’s Style D1672 here: http://www.essensedesigns.com/essense-of-australia/dresses/detail/D1672
Post # 13
August2015Bride: Hands down, without a doubt, not even a question…GO WITH THE PRONOVIAS!!! It’s looks gorgeous on you. The first one really does very little to flatter you and honestly I can’t get past the stripes, which I feel look really cheap. I feel like if you choose this dress, you may look back at your wedding pics in 5, 10 years and be like, “What was I thinking?”. Can’t see that happening with the Pronovias.
Post # 14
- Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard
Love love love the Pronovias WITH the jacket!!!!!
Looks so elegant!
Post # 15
I think the striped is pretty cool and different. The tule is too romantic/typical for me. There’s really too much tule. The bottom of the striped on could probably be toned down too though.