Post # 1
first post here! ….. need honest ruthless opinions please! I’ve put a deposit down on my dress last week and know having doubts.
I’ ve always thought i would go for a more classic traditional dress but was caught by the wow factor of this one. The only problem is, i’ve tried on over 50 dresses of this sort and to me, they all looked very similar. I thought i didnt want to look like every other bride…. but maybe i do??!!!
My dress is going to be in ivory (shown as diamond white in pic) and the dress is a sample dress direct from the designer so the tulle should be more ‘fluffed’ up.
eek…. what do you girls think?
Post # 3
Hmmmm….no pictures yet. Please try again!
Post # 4
I cant see a picture here.
Post # 6
AHH! I love it! It is FABULOUS! I think @doctorgirl may be wearing the same one or something very similar, and I have loved it since the moment I saw it. It definately has the WOW factor!
Post # 7
Wow – that dress is amazing! It’s kind of hard to be ruthless, because it’s gorgeous. I personally could not pull off something that extravagant (me + center of attention = no), but I’m jealous of those who can.
It really just depends on what your specific doubts about the dress are… it’s definitely beautiful, and it’s definitely going to stand out, and you fabulous in it! If you think you might want something simpler or more sleek, though, that’s when you might want to reconsider.
Post # 8
It definitely hass wow factor, but I personally don’t like it. YOU are the one who should love it, so that really doesn’t make a difference.
I do think that it is a VERY formal dress and would seem more over the top or possibly out of place at a not so formal (or casual) wedding. What type of wedding are you planning? I jsut don’t see this dress under a tree in a meadow, but it would be appropriate in a fancy venue like a church or stately building. With this dress I think context is key.
Personally I also don’t like that the front is one style (sleek, smooth) and the back is so tulle-fluffy-pouf. With so much tulle I wonder what kind of bustle you can have??
But that’s why there are so many thousands of different dresses, each bride finds her own THE ONE and for her, it’s the perfect dress.
If this is what YOU want to wear when you marry your sweetheart, commit, buy the dress and don’t look back. Questioning decisions you’ve made will make planning so much harder than it needs to be. If you love it then that’s all you need to know. I wasted SO MUCH time questioning my dress, wether it was too much, too detailed (Casablanca 1859) when in the end, it suited me perfectly and I loved it immensely.
Post # 9
I usually hate floofy, weird wedding dresses because I fall into the classic/boring/traditional category of my dress taste. But that is the ONLY floofy/craazy/cool dress I’d actually consider wearing.
I’m pretty sure that’s Doctorgirls’ dress and the train is detachable. I’d never heard of sophia tulle (right?) before she mentioned the designer and I really really wish I’d found her before my maggie. It’s "just" crazy enough but still very "wedding dress"
Needles to say, I swoon. And I don’t swoon over dresses like that usually =]
Post # 10
and FYI everyone second guesses their dress decision at some point.
Post # 11
I think the dress definitely has the WOW FACTOR. I see that dress at a wedding with a lot of bling and pop…definitely a more formal affair rather than a non-formal. I don’t think it looks like "every other bride" because for sure, not every bride can pull that look off!
Post # 12
definite wow factor! that skirt is super fun, and i haven’t seen many like that on actual brides at weddings.
Post # 13
It’s definitly a WOW dress. With the right wedding style, you could pull it off. I personally wouldn’t wear it but I lean more towards traditional, vintage-looking, lacey dresses. But how boring would it be if we all liked/wore the same style of dress?
I’d totally have a Sexy/Hollywood/Glam theme to my wedding if I wore that dress.
Post # 14
It’s a very formal dress and definitely fit for a person who likes to be the center of attention and a flair for drama.
It’s not my style, but I will give some advice. I tried on dozens of dresses that all looked similar to me (classic A-line, dutchess satin) etc and then I found one that was very different (mermaid, corset back, hand embroidery) so I chose that one.
Later, I started having regrets because it was just too much going on and it wasn’t me. I chose it because it was different. But since I had spent the money already and because I was so close to the wedding, I sucked it up and wore it. One of the biggest regrets from our wedding. I had a wonderful time and I’m thrilled to be married to my husband, but I did not like my dress. Go with your gut instinct. If you love the dress, go with it. If you have doubts and chose it just because it’s different, keep looking, because there are sooooo many dresses out there!
Post # 15
I absolutely love it! If I was a younger, first time bride, I would LOVE wearing something like that! And you have the figure to pull it off! But like others have said, YOU need to be happy with it!
Post # 16
That’s my dress! 🙂 You already know what I think of it, since we’ve discussed it, but for others that have been commenting I’ll leave some comments. Besides, I think right after I purchased it, I was like, "Oh god what have I done?" Luckily it came in a couple weeks later and when I tried it on again, all my fears melted away.
I didn’t let the train freak me out because it is detachable. I know that I’ll wear the train for the ceremony, and then it will come off for the rest of the night. The rest of the dress is actually very simple and elegant. I’m wearing it at my simple outdoor wedding, and I think it will go just fine.
I’ve posted a picture of myself in it without the train in "Show us your dresses" and I think it is just as lovely, but more understated.
I figured I get to be a princess for 1 single day, and that I can deal with being couture and feeling like I’m going to the ball for 20 minutes (or however long the ceremony lasts). I’ll wear it for some pictures too, and then poof… back to regular dress girl!
I was the type of person who got bored trying on other dresses, because nothing stood out to me. I didn’t have that problem with the Sophia Tolle Dolce.