Post # 1
Hi bees. This is the dress I have ordered after changing my mind about another one and cancelling the order and after already buying a dress and selling it! Having problems making a decision!
I decided to go with what I liked regardless of anyone else’s opinion – my bridesmaids didn’t like it!! However having seen a few dresses of a similar shape I discovered my FI hates fit and flare and I am now really concerned that I will not like my dress when it arrives!
Added to that a recent poll on here where another bee tried this dress didn’t give this one much love at all!
So bees, please be completely honest I can take it! What is it people don’t like about this dress??
Post # 2
I personally do not like how this particular dress changes materials. IMO, it seems like they ran out of satin and put the fabric on. Fit and flares can be really beautiful but I think this is too much of a stark difference. Maybe if it was at an angle?
However, at second Glace (and zoomed in on my phone) it looks a lot better than when I first looked at it.
But, you do need to pick the dress YOU love!
Post # 3
Koalaclark: I think the change in materials is a bit stark. They almost look like different colours too. I don’t mind the style though in general and your body looks good.
Post # 4
Whilst it is lovely, and you have a good figure, it makes you appear bottom heavy. I also don’t like the abrupt change of material.
Post # 5
Swebs14: that was my thinking to pick what I love but somehow I doubt myself when others don’t like it!!
Lollybags: yes that is what I feel when I look at the photo the cutoff is very severe. It was less so in real life but to me the photos are pretty important!
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
To me it looks like a short dress pushed down on top of a tulle skirt.
Post # 7
Koalaclark: I think you have a very flatter-worthy body and I don’t think you look BAD, but the way this dress cuts and hits your body shortens you and makes you look frumpy. I also agree the abrupt change in a material is harsh.
I would look into a sweetheart neckline (as opposed to straight across) and a natural waist (vs dropped waist) or mermaid silhouette. I also believe that such pronounced ruching is only good on already “larger” ladies…anyone who has nothing to downplay or hide size wise (like you my dear) has no need to accentuate it or attempt to hide it with ruching. I think ruching can make smaller women actually look larger than they are.
At the end of the day it’s YOUR opinion alone that matters, but I would want my husband to love my dress too. I think once he sees you walking down the aisle all he will see is YOU, so ultimately, just make sure you’re happy with your choice. 🙂
Post # 8
Koalaclark: I really love the top of the dress on you, that part is fantastic. I think the other bees are thinking that the change in material looks a little off. I would think even just getting a good dress maker to remove a few layers of the tulle would look marginally better. It could even just be how the tulle is sitting. However, I honestly don’t think you look bad! You are the one who wears the dress and should feel beautiful. I think you look great.
Post # 9
I will give my honest opinion as I think that is what you want. I just do not think this style of dress flatters anyone, even the models. It makes the bottom half of the wearer seem squat. I don’t understand why women with great figures do this to themselves.
But as PP’s have said, if you love it then there should be no problem.
Post # 10
j_jaye: this is the problem – I don’t think I do love it any more and whilst I am a strong believer of doing what I like it kinda defeats the object if I don’t like it either!
i wish I wasn’t so indecisive! I doubt davids bridal will let me exchange again so I might just bring it home on Sunday and see how I feel then!!
Post # 11
Peach.Candy: yes it was the top part I loved and it is so comfortable! i think I will get my dressmaker friend to look at it!
Post # 12
The only concern that I know some would have is that it makes you look short. I know to some this may be a problem, to others it wouldn’t matter at all so I guess it all depends on your personal feelings towards that. Other than that, I think it’s beautiful and you look great in it! Go with that you like!
Post # 13
I agree with PP’s that the fabric change is a little abrupt, and that it’s bottom heavy. I’m assuming that you are pretty petite, so the fabric change and shape draw the eye downward which results in making you look shorter. It doesn’t elongate your figure much.
Post # 14
Koalaclark: The top part looks lovely! I agree with PPs about the different materials which makes the dress look like there are two parts to the dress. The bottom part isn’t flattering on you as the tip part. With that being said, go with what you like 🙂 if these doubts you have are because of others’ opinions, just ignore it. But if you are having doubts yourself, I’d listen to it in case you regret it later.
Post # 15
hi honey, I like it! However there are a few changes I would make, I think a sweetheart neckline would look really lovely. I’d try a few different belts as well & maybe remove some tulle? do you mind me asking, are you wearing heels in this? X