Post # 1
Also this one http://www.minna.co.uk/shop/product/anya-dress
I love this style of dress. When I was a kid I thought I’d have a wedding dress all lacy with beading and pearls, maybe like Kate Middletons. But all those dont seem to me ‘me’. they dont feel right.
I love the look of thse styles, they feel really ‘me’. But I wonder if someone looking at them will think it is a bit plain and boring? Or think I could not afford a proper dress? Or think I am mormon? I also wonder if when i am older if i will regret not having a fancy dress, and maybe i am just shy of the occasion. those of you with fancier dresses, didnt you feel weird all dressed up like that with everyone looking?
The first pic shows how it looks great with veil.
I also like Bella from Twilight’s dress from the front, and i love her makeup also. But I am not sure I would wear shiny satin.
What do you think? I am small, 5ft 3 and about 115lbs so similar build to Natalie Portman above. But I worry it will be a weird / cheap look
Also since the style is simple, I was going to make it myself . I am ethically opposed to silk so probably it will be polyester satin or crepe or something
if you saw a bride like this what would you think?
This topic was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by Shinytoy.
Post # 2
Shinytoy: I went simple. I loved it and got do much great feedback on my look.
It takes a lot of confidence to step away from the sparkle (which I never liked) and lace (which overwhelmed my petite frame but I loved).
If you choose high end fabrics, the quality will show.
Post # 3
I love the Pronovias! I don’t think there’s such thing as too simple. It’s timeless and elegant. I don’t see a lot of brides lately without lace so I’d honestly be a bit wow’ed and would admire the bride. Maybe I’m a bit biased, but I like this look because it elongates us shorter girls.
Post # 4
I think there’s really something to be said about a simple dress. All your examples look very elegant and classy! You don’t need a lot of bling or accessories to be bridal.
Since you are on the smaller side, I would just recommend tailoring your dress very well to your body. That’s probably the biggest difference between it looking nice or cheap/weird.
Post # 5
Simple can be very elegant. If it matches your style and it’s what you feel beautiful and comfortable in, then that will shine through and you’ll look amazing. I agree with PP about tailoring it to your body for the best fit. I think you should go with a look that you love, it won’t look boring because you will look happy and feel amazing in it!
Post # 6
thanks everyone i feel much better now.
TaraMay_: my thought exaclty! my first pic i think it the exact look i want. it is so elegant, and almost regal. i am going to have a super tight hose under the dress to suck it all in, and tailor it myself the week before so it is well fitted. i think the fitted look is key to this dress, plus neat hair and strongly defined yet natural coloured makeup
Post # 7
Quality fabric and Quality craftmanship along with excellent fitting will make the least embellished dress GLOW.
Understated dresses are lovely because they don’t take anything away from the happy and lovely bride. SHE is on display. I think it is a certain personality that enjoys that type of dress too.
You can see it on someones face if they are happy in thier dress or not. For some people it is ALL about the dress, for others its all about the energy of the event, other people its all about the food. – lol You just have to be true to you.
If you go with a very straightforward and unembellished gown, make sure its got great fabric and the fitting is ON POINT!
Post # 8
I am all for simple dresses! This is currently my favorite by Rosa Clara.
Post # 9
My best advice is to go with what you’ve already known you’ll feel comfortable in and how you envision yourself. You won’t regret it. This is such an elegant look.
Post # 10
j9marie: i looked at, and drooled over, the Rosa Clara dresses too!!
Post # 11
It’s all about how you feel in it. You could always jazz it up with a hair pin or something for a touch of sparkle. If I had the body for a smooth fabric design like that I’d consider it too.
Post # 12
Shinytoy: I can see the beauty of most bride dress styles. However, the ones you posted are my personal favorites: elegant, sophisticated, timeless. As other PP have mentioned, it’s important that the fabric is of the highest and most luxurious quality possible.
Post # 13
- Wedding: April 29th, 2016
Shinytoy: What I initially thought was my dream dressed was ruined by my mom and older sister, because they said it looked too plain and boring. They were referring to the Mori Lee 5108, which I still drool over.
Ultimately, I still went with a simply elegant dress, but I would confidentlyargue that no one would dare call it boring! lol If you love a dress, then don’t let anyone ruin it for you.
Post # 14
I think this totally depends on the specific dress. The top one and the last one are lovely. I think the one Portman is wearing just looks like it is made for a Mormon Temple wedding. The necklines help. The veil too, you could rock a seriously amazing veil with a dress that simple.
Post # 15
I tried on this gown last weekend and absolutely loved it. It’s currently in my top 3! Simple gowns really allow the design to shine through plus they photograph really well I think. Paired with some lovely accessories these gowns are such an elegant, classy look