Post # 1
I never really thought about the look i’m going for until I got engaged. Now, i’m torn between a ball gown wedding dress and a mermaid dress (the last dress I thought I would like)
The mermaid dress I found is quite beautiful and simple but so is the ball gown.
I can’t decide! What about you ladies? Did you girls regret not wearing a ball gown?
Post # 2
Have you tried them on? I never thought I would want a ball gown until I tried one on and fell in love.
Post # 3
sparklegirl9: I thought I had to get a ballgown because it was so bridal, so I switched my mermaid gown to a ballgown. HUGE mistake. I totally ignored the obvious and that was that I LOOKED so much better (and felt) in the mermaid than in the ballgown. I am now forfeiting the ballgown. def stick with whatever you feel and look best in
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull
I went with a ballgown for 2 reasons:
1. I’m tall so I can pull off the extra volume without being overwhelmed by it
2. I’m REALLY self conscious of my stomach, and don’t want to worry about looking fat after dinner.
I absolutely love mermaid dresses but they just aren’t for me. You need to try both on though – that’s the only way to be sure!
Make sure to share pics when you do! 🙂
Post # 5
I thought I’d need a ball gown to hide my figure because I do carry extra weight around my stomach. However, ball gowns looked awful and bigger than I actually am, and it was so heavy from the several I tried On. Then I tried a mermaid, I felt sexy, confident and like a bride. What dress you choose also depends on your venue/season. I’d recommend going to wedding dress shopping with an open mind, what you think suits you sometimes isnt the silhouette you can look your best in.
Post # 6
I always envisioned myself in a mermaid, trumpet, sheath, or something more fitted anyway, and ended up with a ball gown. I didnt even want to try on a ball gown and my consultant suggested I should, just to be sure.
I liked how I looked both in the ball gown and mermaid, but the ball gown won out. Its totally not what expected to choose though.
Post # 7
I never wanted a ball gown but I figured an a line or ball gown would be most flattering and forgiving on my body and I have a pretty decent figure as well as being 5’9″. Turns out ball gowns and a lines were least flattering and made me look bigger than I am along with being heavy somewhat cumbersome. Trumpets and fit and flares looked best on me. I ended up with a fit and flare.
In the end, choose what you feel the best in and make sure the dress you choose fits elements that are important to you wether that is comfort, fits your venue and so forth.
Post # 8
I’m not wearing a ballgown and have zero regrets about it. A ballgown definitely does not look good on everyone, and I couldn’t wait to get out of the few I tried on. If you’ve tried both on and like the way both look on you, consider what you feel most confident in and go with that. You’ll only regret your decision if you make it because you think it’s what you’re “supposed” to wear, not what you want to wear.
Post # 9
You won’t know how you feel in them until you try them on!! I loved how sexy I felt in the more fitted mermaid gowns, but I fell in love with an A-line (somewhat more ballgown-ish) dress. It was so bridal and comfortable wherease some of the mermaids were just terrible to sit and walk in.
Post # 10
never thought i’d get anything NEAR a ballgown..but I did, and loved it!
Try them on!!
Post # 11
sparklegirl9: pics would be nice. Pic of them on you, even better. I was sure i would get an a-line and I ended up with a mermaid/trumpet.
Post # 12
sparklegirl9: like a previous poster said, pictures would be great if have any! I came back to include pictures of mine. The first is a modified a line. Second is a drop waist ball gown and third is the fit and flare I picked!
Post # 13
Contrary to other bees, I tried on a-line and mermaid dresses and knew that they were more flattering on me than a ballgown would have been… But my wedding was my only chance to wear a ballgown and fulfil that dream really and ultimately I thought I’d rather *feel happy* than *look amazing*. So I embraced the poof!
Post # 14
truthah: What a fabulous outlook! And that is a really beautiful dress on you!
Post # 15
I’ve always told myself I’d never wear a ballgown because they don’t flatter my figure at all and I really don’t like the princessy type look. It wasn’t until I tried one on that I sort of changed my mind. I honestly don’t think I’d really get one because I’m just too in love with mermaid style gowns…but that particular ballgown I tried on is still an option. You’ll never know until you’ve tried them on….