(Closed) Billie vs Caprice

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Definitely think you should try on a chiffon dress in the same shape.  I tried chiffon and absolutely hated it. I felt like a grandma ghost in a nightgown.   I ended up with a taffeta dress 🙂

Post # 4
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Do you have pictures of them on? and or photos of the dress?

Post # 5
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

definitely try on a chiffon gown in the same silhouette first (preferably a maggie or a sottero and midgley, so you stay within the same designer)…doesn’t have to be caprice, just a fit-and-flare chiffon gown.  you may not like the fabric as much when you get it on.  i thought i’d want a chiffon gown too, but i’m finding i very much prefer the satin and taffeta gowns to chiffon when i actually put them on.  i just love the luminescent glow of taffeta, and the way it rustles a bit when you walk…

ETA: i have to say, the necklines are very different on between those two gowns as well.  billie has that nice deep sweetheart (almost a V-neck) and caprice has a slight scoop…almost straight across.  generally speaking, unless you’re super busty, sweetheart necklines are usually more flattering to most body types, so you might want to consider that too.

Post # 7
3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Congrats on the Engagement!!!
First: You are gorgeous!!

I like that it has more structure -fabric wise- than the chiffon or the looser/flowier fabric pictured in the Caprice! But its all you and what your style and preference! And “flow” of your wedding style! 

I was a bride that was totally hating on Tafetta, and I asked the consultant not to show me anything in Tafetta. Well my dress and LOVE is Bourdeaux Tafetta. I like that its MUCH lighter than Satin even though its gorgeous, I wanted to not be literally weighed down by my dress. Have an open mind, consider your time and ceremony setting; outdoors/indoors. I get hot when I get excited/nervous/anxioux! Best of Luck!

Post # 8
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The dresses kinda look the same to me, but both are stunning. You have such a great body!

Post # 9
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Have you looked on the pre-owned wedding dress sites? I recall seeing a lot of the Maggie dresses with the jeweled back on there for like under a grand and since you seem to be a pretty standard size I think you would be able to find one.

Also, definitely the chiffon for a summer wedding I think, but that is a personal opinion. Plus I think the Caprice will skim your curves more.

Post # 10
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

billie all the way.  i very much prefer the neckline on billie to that on caprice, and i really like taffeta.

ETA: you look AMAZING.  OMG…*jealous* of that figure!

Post # 11
2 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012



 I have to say that I have found the exact opposite. I have tried on both the chiffon and the Silk Taffita and LOVE the soft romantic feel of the chiffon. It is extremely comfortable to wear is definitely my favorite faberic hands down. I have to agree with you that the Taffita, although can be very flattering and is widely used, felt cheep and makes a kinda swishing sound when you walk. It kinda reminds me of a shinny bridesmaid faberic and can be pretty heavy.

 I really dont want to upset any brides who love the look of Taffita, it can make beautiful dresses. It is just not my taste and I would like to share the possitives that I personally have found with Chiffon

p.s: I just purchased Clarice as my wedding dress (today actually <3) and it is the most flattering amazing dress I have ever worn. It has structure and softness and the skirt will float amazingly when u walk down the isle. Putting on this dress brought me (and my best friend) to tears. It was the easiest decision this increadibly undecisive bride has ever made <3 Highly recommended!

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