- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
In general and on myself, I prefer the trumpet (1), but on many people, an A-line (2) is much more flattering. Why are you asking? If you are looking for advice about trying on dresses, we really can’t give you any without knowing what your proportions are and maybe even seeing some pictures of you in such dresses.
I think it is totally dependant on your body type. Personally, I could never pull off something as close fitting as the first one, but there are some people who totally rock them.
@mrsSonthebeach: I’m asking because I’m a mess. I like every dress I try on…my proportions are very similar to the model’s, every dress fits me right and I am having an extremely difficult time choosing which dress I like more (I know MAJOR dilemma to have to deal with)…I figure that if I can’t even decide which dress I like better on a MODEL how the hell am I supposed to decide what I like on myself?
While the first dress fits me great, I don’t know if it is “bridal” looking enough…the second one screams “here comes the bride” to me but I liked how the first one hugged my curves and such…ugh i dont know…
To me, the first one is more bridal. The shape is more traditional (bridal gowns used to be fitted in the late 1800s and early 1900s with phases of trends between slim and ballgown every few decades). Lace always says bridal to me. The whole ruffle skirt thing is rather new and very fun, but doesn’t really strike me as being as bridal as the classic lace.
I personally am not much of a fan of the first style dress, but that’s just my taste. I feel like if the first one was a different color it could be a dress for any formal event, where as the other one just says “bride” to me.
@Westwood: If you put the second one in candy apple red, it would look like my prom dress.
OP, I’m guessing you haven’t been able to take any pictures? What about your close friends and family… have they been with you to fittings? Do they have advice for you that you value?
I think you need to try on dresses until you LOVE one. If you ‘like’ them all, you haven’t found it yet. I absolutely didn’t think I’d be the type of girl to get all teary eyed trying on a dress. But man…when I put mine on I got butterflies and flushed. You’ll know when you find it, and it will be much better than “liking” it.
I’ve seen dresses like #2 look super cute on lots of (shorter) people. I’m 6’1″ and it looks like I’m wearing a tarp.
Definitely try on both!
@Westwood: That’s what I’m afraid of,…that the dress will look too much like an “any occasion” dress
@mrsSonthebeach: Nope, no pictures at the salon where I tried the first dress on! I won’t be able to try the second dress on until end of Aug. when I know of one store that will be getting this style in. I am going to try on a dress similar to it on Tuesday
The first one for sure… I really don’t like anything about the second and am generally not a fan of A-line/ballgown.
@lia22: I’m hoping for that feeling but I after all the dresses I have tried on (like 20+), I am becoming skeptical that I’ll ever get that feeling!! After all how many truly different and semi attractive styles of dresses can there be!?
@Pinkmoon: ahahaha LOL at the tarp comment! I am 5″4 so kind of on the shorter side
@Dell79: is there a style left that you haven’t tried on? Perhaps you need to try different styles and you’ll discover you want something different than you thought. I was 100% getting a trumpet/mermaid style form fitted dress…and then someone said to me, this would be your ONLY chance to wear a big puffy gown and you can wear a tight fitted sexy dress to any other occasion, maybe you should try one. Lo and behold…I love my dress, it’s a ball gown and it’s big and puffy. And I thought they were crazy to even suggest it.
It’s tough to say without seeing it on a person! Personally, if a bride can pull it off, I’m much more a fan of the ballgown/a line look for the same reason that PP has mentioned – when else are you going to have a chance to wear a dress like that? 😀
Overall, I prefer the first and think, as PPs have said, it’s more classic.
The first dress is elegant, classic. The second dress is fun and upbeat.
It all depends on what kind of feeling/impression/vibe you’re trying to evoke.
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