Would like some opinions on this Oleg Cassini Dress

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’ll be perfectly honest with you when I say I’m not a huge fan of the dress itself, and I think you could find something much more figure flattering. 

Post # 4
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think it looks lovely. Just needs to be your length then it will look perfect. I love the lace looks very romantic and classy! 

Post # 5
2501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@sweet5k:  I think it looks great! I think fitted dresses make shorter women look taller- My friend just got married and she is 5″0 and wore a similar style dress and it looked great. I think this dress looks lovely on you, if you like it get it!

You may just be too critical of yourself 🙂

Post # 6
872 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@sweet5k:  I think you look really pretty in that dress!!

On the weight issue I didn’t like where I was when I went dress shopping either. So I started weight watchers and went from a size 10 to a size 6 in about six months. The only person who has to be happy with your weight is you. I think you look good now, but if you want to loose weight there are healthy ways to do it that are obtainable. I’m not a young lady with a fast metabolism either, I’m in my thirties so I know it can be done.






Post # 8
1861 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

First of all, let me say — you will make a beautiful bride, and that there are PLENTY of dress options out there that will work for you.

Total honesty time, though: I would not say that this dress is one of them. I think that dress, and most trumpet dresses, will be rather difficult to alter height-wise in order to make the proportions right, since you are on the shorter side. Additionally, I think you are really going to want a dress that defines your waist, whether that’s through the design (fuller on the bottom) or through accessory features like a belt.

I think I would use this dress as one data point, and keep experimenting with different styles of dress. I really think that you would knock a A-line or a ballgown out of the park! See if you can find some of the aspects that you like about this dress (the lace? the cap sleeves?) in other dresses.

Post # 9
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

love the beck of the dress, dont like the neckline, I would do a modified sweet heart with a sash to define your waist….

Post # 10
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I like it – I think it is very flattering.

Post # 11
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@sweet5k:  Throw your scale out!! I lost 25lbs and have stayed put at that weight however I have still gone down a pant size! Scales are evil haha it’s how you fit and feel in your favorite jeans that I think matter. I also lost most of my weight by working out/ running and I also am in grad school and work two jobs my food habits go from bad to good all the time, so that is why I choose to run i could always fit it into my crazy schedule 🙂

Post # 12
1358 posts
Bumble bee

I’m short too and I don’t think this would ne the type of dress for me.  If you are uncomfortable now you won’t be happy during the stressful wedding

Post # 13
1367 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Stuff I like: 

The fit of the skirt (not too puffy, big dresses can overwhelm shorter frames) and the way it shows off your shoulders and the color and fabric looks nice on you from what I can see in the pictures.

BTW I don’t think you have a weight issue.

Stuff I think could be even better: 

Consider adding a belt/sash as PP’s have suggested.  That will define your waist nicely.  I am ony 5’2″ as well so I hear you on shortness and sometimes alterations can be trickier. Because it is a trumpet, proportion is important and the seamstress needs to make sure it starts flaring out at the knees.

Neckline:  One thing that gives the illution of height is a plunging neckline, or sweetheart.  So you may want to consider that.

Post # 14
11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@sweet5k:  i think i would like to see you in other styles and silhouettes for comparison. 

do you have any pics of the other dresses that you have tried on?

Post # 15
4827 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

I think it looks slightly matronly, but dresses never look that great in the salons with the harsh lighting!

Post # 16
10837 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@sweet5k: I love it, think it’s really pretty on you and flattering.

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