Post # 1
I just started trying on gowns, but I have been eyeing one for months (yes, since before I got engaged!) and I finally got a chance to try it on. It is the Watters Sydney gown (left) and I think it is so unique and sweet. It photographs quite pink, but they call the tulle overlay “oatmeal” and it is more of a tan color in person.
But then I went and tried on the Watters Malibu gown (right), and I’ve gotten myself into a predicament. Can you ladies help me figure out which one I should choose? I’ve posted pictures of both, but honestly they both look 100X better in person. Keep in mind the Malibu was my size, whereas the Sydney was too large, so the fit is harder to judge in these pics.
Oh, also imagine me 10-20 lbs lighter!
I have more pictures from the back and other sides if anybody wants to see some more angles.
Post # 3
They’re pretty similar, but I’m definitely leaning towards the second one.
Post # 4
#2 fits your body better. Pretty!
Post # 5
#2 definitely! I’m not really liking the neckline on you on the first one. but both dresses look great but the second one flatters you the best.
Post # 7
@Lisushi: #2 because that classic sweetheart neckline shows up crisp and beautiful in the photo. No#1 has a softer neckline that might be pretty in person, but it just looks a little messy in that photo.
But #1 appears to be blush in color. What does that blush do to your skin tone?
Post # 8
@FauxPas2012: It is definitely less of a contrast than the bright white of the second dress.
I agree that the fit on the 2nd one is better, and I fell in love with the cut of that sweetheart neckline. But I feel like while it may look better on me, it is kind of boring as far as dresses go… kind of been there, done that.
I wonder if there’s some way I can incorporate some of the lace appliques from the tulle dress to make it more of what I’m looking for.
Post # 9
Definitely the one on the right, but I hope you don’t lose 20 lbs -you look absolutely perfect the way you are!
Post # 10
I like the waistline on the second dress better. The first one cuts you off in a bad spot, but you definitely don’t need to lose weight! Your figure looks great in both dresses!
Post # 12
not going with either! haha. randomly updating this thread.
I purchased a dress at a not for profit store. Jim Hjelm 8912 and tomorrow I’m taking it to a seamstress to see about making some changes to it. I’ve also grown fond of a the Watters Anouk gown. Depending on what the seamstress says the cost and labor will be to alter the Jim Hjelm dress, I may opt to just buy the Watters new. I’ll keep you posted!