Post # 1
I tried on some dresses today, and here’s one that I’m thinking is a contender for The One. It’s a simple, chiffon, flowy column dress that surprisingly looks good on my short plus-sized frame. And it’s sooo in my price range: $160!
The only thing that stopped me from buying it on the spot is that I’ve been yearning forever for a blingy ballgown, and this is the complete opposite of what I’ve wanted. However, ballgowns are not as flattering as this dress on me, and I’ve been engaged for more than a year; I have yet to find a ballgown under $300.
So I know it’s kinda hard to see in this picture, but what do you Bees think? Does it look ok? Any similar experiences–did you have your heart set on a certain silhouette/style and end up choosing something completely different? Did you end up with dress regret, or did you never look back?
Post # 3
Oops–how do I rotate the picture?
Post # 6
@fzesguer: it’s really hard to tell in that picture, but i think it looks really good on you! i think you can add crinoline underneath for added poof! if you haven’t already found what you’re looking for for under $300, then im not sure you will and this dress is beautiful and looks great on you!
Post # 7
I don’t love chiffon dresses in general, and this one looks more like an informal beach wedding kind of dress. And why is the front longer than the back?
What kind of wedding are you having? Since you’re looking for a ballgown, I assume it’s not a beach wedding. If you are having a more formal affair, I don’t think this is it unless you’re completely in love with it and EVEN if you found a ballgown under $300 you would love this dress more.
Try David’s bridal. They tend to have clearance sales in late June/July. Or consignment shops. Ebay? Fabulous U and Dressilyme are chinese dressmakers than can do a replica for under $300.
Post # 8
Chiffon is always gorgeous and flattering (my dress is similar to that one, and I chose chiffon for my bridesmaids because it’s incredibly flattering). We aren’t having a beach wedding and I’m wearing a flowy, chiffon sheath dress.
Also, it blows my mind that you refer to yourself as plus-size, when you look so tiny in that picture!
Post # 9
@fzesguer: It’s kind of hard to tell, but from what I can see, I think the dress looks really great on you. I agree that it looks longer in the front, but that’s what alterations are for!