Post # 1
I was absolutely not expecting to fall in love with a big poofy dress (the Ivy and Aster Duchess in ivory) but I feel like a freaking princess in a way that is totally comfortable and myself. I was just wondering if anyone who ended up choosing a very full A-line/ballgown ended up feeling more silly/juvenille/young than they were hoping to look?
I plan on pairing the dress with a fairly blingy-but-similarly-colored sash. My wedding is in November, so instead of a bolero or something, I’m going to get a really structured camel colored JCrew peacoat to wear over it (sort of like the picture, but neutral colors to make it more fall-appropriate). Both my Fiance and I are pretty preppy Jcrew/Kate Spade/Marc Jacobs-y dressers, so pulling this off sounds so fun.
Anyway, newly engaged but been on this website constantly and finally writing. I just have literally been having dreams about this dress and want some reassurance that y’all are/were happy with your big ol’ princess dress picks.
have a great weekend and thanks 🙂
Post # 4
I have overlooked a few dresses because I thought they were too prom, even though I LOVED THEM!
For instance, this one, i LOOOOOVE it, but I don’t know. I feel like I’m too old for it [even though I’m young]
Post # 5
I’m absolutely in love with the Ivy and Aster Duchess, but like you am totally not a poufy dress / ballgown type girl! Do you have any pics of you in the dress? I’d love to see more real life pictures of it!
Post # 6
The first one is gorgeous! A full skirt, that could be made fuller with a petticoat or left soft looking without it. I think it’s stunning. My gown (Pronovias Pergola) had a similar bodice and it was super flattering. My gown also had a big skirt with I loved! How often do you get to wear a ballgown?
The second feels a tad costumey to me, but it is pretty.
My poofy dress:
All that tulle and lace was so fun to wear!
Post # 7
@graceolivia89: That dress is gorgeous with that belt. Can you try it on?
Post # 8
@blessings–isn’t the belt amazing? I tried it on originally (i couldn’t take photos) with a similar style and think that it makes it a little more sophisticated (more bride/less ballerina).
i’m trying the dress on again next week when I go back home and try on dresses with my mom, i’m pretty sure that will seal the deal!
Post # 9
christinamarie980—your dress is so lovely!!
Post # 10
@graceolivia89: I love that dress! I don’t think it’s too poofy at all, it’s just the right amount of volume I think. If anything it’s quite streamlined compared to some of the other really fluffy, voluminous gowns around!
There’s something about getting married that makes a girl want to put on the biggest, fanciest dress there ever was. Prior to getting engaged, I figured I would opt for a modern, glamorous gown. Now I can’t stop looking at princess dresses!
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I loved duchess from afar for about a year before I got to try it on. Although it wasn’t right for me, it’s gorgeous and I think your looks sounds great!
Post # 12
this is me in the dress, btw. my friend is literally holding me in it because we didn’t have an appointment to try it on so I had to be in and out of it really quickly. so imagine it looking much better
Post # 13
I have always wanted a princess gown so when I found mine I did not regret it at all !!!!
Post # 14
@graceolivia89: That dress is beautiful!
@christinamarie980: Your gown and photos are absolutely gorgeous!!
Post # 15
Thank you, ladies! It was a dream gown for sure 🙂
Post # 16
@christinamarie980: I love that photo on the staircase, gorgeous!