Post # 1
I really want to find a dress that is beautiful and classic (not too trendy). I know the shape of dress that I want. An Aline skirt with a soft sweetheart neckline is what looks best on me. Now i just need to decide on the material and detailing. I can’t decide between lace, organza and satin, and if I like sparkes, beading or pickups.
Keep in mind that these are just pictures to show you the different materials and details Im considering. I tried to find pictures representative of what I’m looking for, but there’s a couple of details in each of these dresses that I don’t like, so try to ignore these things when picking which dress you like best!
In the first picture, I don’t like how the dress has darker lace at the bust. I prefer dresses that are a uniform color all over.
In the second picture, I don’t like the color. I would be getting it in ivory.
In the third picture, I don’t like the folded fabric at the waist. I’d like it better with an all lace bodice.
Thanks for your help girls!
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Post # 3
I like #2 the best, but I’m biased because I LOVE the ruching on the bodice and because I don’t like lace.
Post # 4
Hmmm…it’s a *little* hard for me to judge just material without seeing a dress, but here goes. I think for what you’re looking for, a sweetheart neckline with an a-line skirt, the third option will work best. You get to have the lace on the bodice, and organza looks great in the skirt.
Post # 5
Thanks for the opinions everyone! I’m actually leaning towards an ALL lace dress with some sparkles on it. I just wanted to see what people thought about other materials and details. I really want a dress that is as classic as possible, that wont look outdated quickly. I feel like Aline shapes and lace are pretty classic. Although I do like organza and satin dresses with slight pickups, I feel like these things might become dated more quickly than lace will?
I tried on one all lace dress in the store and it looked really pretty on me. Unfortunately I didn’t get a picture of me in the dress. Here’s the picture of the dress on the model. It looks a LOT better in person without the silly sash and veil! Plus it sparkles a bit, which you can’t see in this picture. If I buy this dress I might alter the neckline to be a slightly deeper sweetheart.
What do you think of it?
Post # 6
Without the sash, the 4th dress is lovely. For your poll, I voted for dress 3 because it seemed the most timeless. Number 2 was a little more on the trendy side.
Post # 7
Lace is my new favourite thing so I voted for the first one!
Post # 8
Thanks everyone! I added the forth dress to the poll. I would have put a picture of it in my original post, but I don’t like the sash and how you can’t see the sparkles in the picture.
Post # 9
I love the 4th dress–it seems to have everything you’re looking for. And definitely very classic! (minus that sash…that’s possibly the least flattering sash placement possible?! 🙂
Post # 10
You should take a look at these Maggie Sottero gowns, too:
Post # 11
I voted for dress 3 but I do believe we really can’t help you unless we actually see the dress ON YOU. Only when you are wearing the dress will you be able to really see what looks best on you. In fact, taking a picture and seeing the picture even helps one know if the dress looks better even over just seeing it in person…
Post # 12
Oh gosh, this is such a personal decision. But I point out that #2 is the odd man out of all 4 so it seems that you are leaning more towards lace and sparkles.
(And when I say it’s a personal decision, I’m sure people have fallen in love with #2, but it looks like curtains to me. Oh well. To each her own 🙂
Post # 13
@bananapancakes: I really like the fourth dress. I’ve been looking for something similar. Do you know the designer and number/style name? Thanks!
Post # 14
I like that fourth dress if the sash was either removed OR moved up to where the natural waist. The sash’s current location just emphasizes that model’s widest part, and she is not wide at all.
Post # 15
I LOVE the 4th dress…it is SO gorgeous! I agree that the placement of the sash is odd, but for some reason I think it works.