Post # 1
Most of the dresses I see in polls on here are on the poufier side. I used to really want that but it’s not flattering on my figure, plus we’re having an evening reception (got married at City Hall already) so it would seem weird to me to wear a big dress.
I LOVE art deco and 20s style so I went with something inspired by that decade. Just wondering if anyone else has done/is doing anything similar and how you (plan to) accessorized?
Here’s a shot of mine – this isn’t me (wish I were that tall.)
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
My dress doesn’t fit the bill (mermaid with lace overlay) but I just wanted to say that I love yours!
Post # 4
@canuckandakiwi: My dress is more on the traditional side, but I just had to say that DAMN that is a gorgeous dress! Love it!
Post # 5
@canuckandakiwi: Your dress is very 1930s Hollywood glamour, a la Jean Harlow. I am guessing you are a slender woman too. It looks very expensive and chic. Great choice!
Post # 6
That was what I was going for exactly. I’m not tall or skinny but have a small waist and curvy hips. I tried on a few dresses and this one just made everything good look better and hid the bad 😉 Since I’m a shortie there’s a bit that trails on the floor but I’m wearing quite high heels and it adds to the glam.
@MeiFrancis: Thank you both.
Post # 8
@canuckandakiwi: That is super sexy & elegant! I hope we get to see you in photos of it sometime!
There is a poster here that is in a Sue Wong dress, sorry I can’t keep everyone’s handle’s straight, but the bottom had ruffles, but the overall shape was slimmer & very art-deco looking.
I’m trying to imagine your whole look, and I am trying to figure out how you’ll be doing your hair with your dress. 🙂
Post # 9
My dress is a fitted mermaid but that dress is beautiful!
It would look amazing with fingerwaves and some red lipstick.
Post # 10
@lightmist: That is gorgeous!!
Post # 11
@canuckandakiwi: thank you! I really love the neckline of your dress. Are you going to wear a headpiece as well?
Post # 12
I’m trying to figure out the hair as well. I usually do half up for formal occasions (when I’ve been a Bridesmaid or Best Man.)
My something borrowed is actually my SIL’s veil which is floor-length. She said I could cut it but I would feel bad. The Great Gatsby seems to have (re)ignited the 20s style look for some people and I was reminded of Kate Moss’s look. (Not that I look anything like Kate Moss LOL and her dress probably cost $15000 more than mine.) She also did a long veil.
Post # 13
@lightmist: Not sure exactly. I LOVE deco style headpieces and our venue is so perfectly suited to it. I have my SIL’s floor-length veil as well as my something borrowed so I’ll probably wear that for a little while. (see the Kate Moss pic I just posted as a reference.)
Post # 14
@canuckandakiwi: I was thinking you’d look really good with that sort of vintage waves hair to one side style, and the Kate Moss style would look great too. Veil no veil? Not sure why I’m hyper interested? Maybe because your style is a bit different than we see here usually…haha. 🙂
Edit: I just figured out why… because it reminds me of this BCBG dress that I routinely have been drooling over.
But I think I’m probably a bit more traditional than this dress, but I’d love to see someone in it… 🙂
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
@canuckandakiwi: That dress reminded me of Sue Wong;s gowns!
This is mine:
and I am wearing this with is:
Post # 16
@GoldStar: Ooooh that is nice! It would make a nice cut the cake dress if you had the budget and wanted variety.
It’s funny what you said about my style being different from most brides on here – you’re right and I was almost shy to post because of it. 🙂 I actually love seeing different dresses so it’s so fun for me to get ideas from people.
I think I now realize one of the reasons I love our venue (Manhattan Penthouse). The big windows and the view of the Empire state building give it a deco vibe. This is the reception room 🙂