(Closed) Can a wedding dress be too plain and boring?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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
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Bumble bee

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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Blushing bee

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 # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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
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Bee Keeper

I am all for simple dresses!  This is currently my favorite by Rosa Clara.  

Post # 9
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Busy bee

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 # 11
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Bumble bee

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
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Sugar bee

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
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Sugar bee
  • 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. 

Mori Lee 5108Ultimately, 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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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

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