Post # 17
If I had to pick one I would choose the first one, however, I do not like the belt, does that come off, maybe you could replace it with a cute rope belt or something, other than that I think its a super cute dress, that being said, in general I would probably keep shopping if you have the time only because I dont know if its for a wedding. We are similar height and age and I feel that the eggplant dress is too mature for someone our age, its more business than party wedding dress. Good Luck!
Post # 18
Agreed with PP’s: the eggplant one is gorgeous (where did you get it?) and the more wedding-appropriate of the two – but a little out-of-season for July. Is there an option C?
Post # 19
@LauraRose: My sentiments exactly!
Post # 20
@KCKnd2: Yes. I have a short flirty halter top black dress. It has metallic gold embellish neckline It screams sexy! I am just concerned about wearing black to a wedding. To get the eggplant dress…go to JC Penny under the American Living brand. They have some great dresses and the material allows for the perfect fit. Not sure if they have discontinued that product. Thanks!
Post # 22
I’m not a huge fan of #2, but #1 is way too short for a wedding!
Post # 23
#2 is completely inappropriate for the summer season. #1 is really cute and totally something that I would choose for a wedding, too!
Post # 24
I like #1, but it’s a bit short for a church wedding. Agree with previous posters that #2, while lovely, would be better suited for a winter wedding. I think you’d be too warm!
Post # 25
The printed one is adorable, but not for a church wedding. (Especially if the church is over-air conditioned, like my mom’s always seems to be.) It would be great for an outdoor ceremony & reception, though!
Post # 26
Dress number 1 is very attention grabbing because of the colours and the short length. I would save it for a back yard BBQ or something similar. Dress number 2 looks like something that belongs in a wedding, and it’s very à la Kate Middleton.
Post # 27
@ItWasntMe: exactly what i was going to say.
dress #1, i don’t hate it, but don’t love it either. i like how colorful it is, but the print is a little too busy for me and i think a simpler belt would work better 🙂
Post # 28
I much prefer the 2nd one, but I don’t think there is anything wrong with wearing the first- if anything maybe slightly short for a conservative church wedding.
Post # 29
I like both dresses but the first not for a wedding and the second because it is long sleeves i wouldn’t wear it in July.
Post # 30
I think #1 is too short for a church and too loud for a wedding. It looks to me like a going-out-to-bars-and-clubs kind of dress, not something to wear to a wedding – but then again, you aren’t going to a black tie wedding. If you can swap the belt for something more neutral, it might work, esp. if you wore a cardigan or something over it and simple/conservative shoes and jewelry.
I looooove the purple dress, but I know I’d be dripping with sweat if I tried to wear that in July. I would say shop for something more like the purple dress, but in a spring/summer version, with shorter sleeves or sleeveless – something more understated that you can wear to lots of events without worrying about whether it’s too short or bright.