Post # 1
I am having a tough time finding exactly what I’m looking for in a dress. Went shopping this weekend and found two I really liked. They are both a sweetheart neckline – and a line shape. The first dress is chiffon and the second is lace. (The second dress is also pinned on the top to make a deeper sweetheart so that’s why there’s a weird line across my chest area).
I need help – which do you guys like better – dress 1 or dress 2 – OR should I keep looking? (apologies if the pics are enormous).
Post # 2
I think they’re both pretty, but I like the first one best. The chiffon is more unusual.
Post # 3
I like #1 better too. The gathering is pretty. They are both quite similar so it will be interesting to see how the votes go.
Post # 4
They do almost look identical. I too, like #1 on you better.
Post # 5
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
Monk6552: Something about the neckline of the 2nd does not look right, but I might would look a few more places. If you are going to choose one of these, definitely the 1st.
Post # 7
Thanks all for the feedback!
They definitely are similar styles – I really like a lines with sweetheart neckline. So I will say that dress 1 is what I thought I wanted hands down – but when I put it on I didn’t fall in love. Don’t get me wrong, I really like it, but I felt like something was off. I do wonder if the neckline could be made into a slightly deeper sweetheart like dress two to give my top a little more shape. I also liked the belt on dress 2 better (and dress one was beaded on directly so I’m not sure I could change that). Any other advice on what might make it better?
If it makes any difference – I’ve attached a closer pic of dress 1.
Post # 8
Out of the two, I prefer dress #2, but I think you should keep looking and find something you love.
Post # 9
Out of the two, I prefered the first, the ruching on the bodice is very attractive on you. The second dress just looked weird to me- I think it’s because it only had lace on the skirt. I’d prefer to see lace all over or just on the bodice. Also I think I could see the boning of the corset in the second dress.
If neither dress is blowing your socks off…here are some suggestions
Have you tried a different shape (like a fit and flare or a trumpet with a sweet heart neckline?)
Have you tried a sweetheart a-line that is a different fabric? (Satin, head-to-toe lace, or whatever else might blow your socks off).
Post # 10
plum_pudding: Hey, thanks for the feedback. It’s definitely helpful to know specifics of why people like one versus the other!
The second one actually is lace all over – but I realize that might be difficult to see in this not super high quality iphone photo.
I have a really curvy body and I’m very short and did try on fit and flare, and as I suspected, it looked awful on me and accentuated all of the wrong things about my body. I like the look of satin – but one of them most important things to me is the ability to move easily in the dress and be able to dance – which is why I’ve been leaning toward lace or chiffon since they are lighter fabrics and don’t add much volume.
It seems like I may need to keep looking.
Post # 11
I liked the first one slightly more from the first picture, but after the closer picture I liked it a lot more! I think it’s beautiful. If you don’t love it though, keep looking!
Post # 12
Monk6552: I love them both, that’s my favorite silouhette and it looks fantastic on you. I’m partial to the first, it looks a lot like my dress, but they’re both beautiful.
Post # 13
I like the second one best, but I think you should keep looking. Both look beautiful on you but there is something about the sweetheart neckline that makes your chest and shoulders look a little wide. I like the look of the strapless gown on you but I think a different neckline would really make you shine.
Post # 14
boogiewoogies: I’ve been trying to put my finger on what looks off and I think you’re right. Especially it the first one I felt very “heart” shaped up top and felt top heavy. I do love the sweetheart neckline, but I guess I would consider other options, but haven’t even looked at anything else.
I can’t do longsleeves since I’m getting married in DC in the summer – any specific recommendations to look at?
Post # 15
Ok, here are a few necklines I found that are still strapless. Ignore my actual dress picks because I was only looking at the necklines. It’s not that I think you wouldn’t look good in a sweetheart, it’s just something looks off with the dresses you tried on. Did they fit properly? I just went to a wedding where the bride wore a sweetheart just like your first picture, but it was loose and therefore made her chest look flat and wide. If it had been tighter, the neckline would have made her look nice and curvy. Maybe if you tried them on again and tried to get the top tighter? I don’t know. I think you wear the dresses very well except for that one little detail! Wish I could be more help, and please know that I do not mean to offend!