Post # 1
On my last post, I asked you to help me between two dresses I tried at BHLDN, the Reagan and the Ariane. Thanks to your overwhelmingly helpful advice, I was able to pick the Ariane as my dress. However, I still felt like I wanted to explore the idea of long sleeves, as it is something I’ve also been eyeing for a while.
I continued my search and tried on over 20 other dresses of all styles. I am finally ready to make my final choice and I’m down to two last dresses! This is it, I am absolutely not trying any other one cause nothing else will top these. My problem is that at this point, I can’t make a decision. This is driving me crazy, I can really see myself getting married in both these gowns, this is where you guys step in!
A little about info about my wedding: It will take place in an authentic Canadian sugar shack, nestled in the woods between hundred-year old maples. The site is historic and absolutely enchanting. It brings you back in time! It is very rustic and barn-like, but I will be glamming it up with lots of white flowers, fairy lights, candles and decorations. I will be arriving in a horse carriage. I’m going for a feminine, ethereal, whimsical look.
I’m sincerely thanking you all in advance, and I take every one of your opinions seriously. Thank you so so much!
Which one should it be??
(lots of pictures of both to help you decide, please note that both dresses are not in my size here and will look better once I order the right size)
DRESS#1: ARIANE (shown here both with or without belt)
I am really looking forward to reading all of your comments, I can’t thank you all enough!!
Post # 2
Tough one, but I’d imagine there was a reason you kept looking after the first choice? Something must have been missing for you, so perhaps that one isn’t your dress.
That being said, both are STUNNING, and if it’s only the sleeves you’re missing, you might be able to add something. 🙂
Post # 3
Ariane with that belt! That dress is literally the prettiest dress I’ve seen here. It is so special and different – ethereal is a perfect description. The first time I saw you post it, I said “WOW!”, and I still say that.
Stella is gorgeous as well, and I can see why you are torn, but in my opinion, nothing beats that fabulous Ariane! I can’t wait to see what you finally choose!
Post # 4
I like dresses with simple flowy skirts like the Stella. But I voted otherwise because the first dress is so pretty, flirty, fun! There is a party happening with that dress.
and really, I dont especially like the sleeves of Stella altho the back is quite nice.
Post # 5
Both dresses are beautiful, but the Arianne is AMAZING!
Post # 6
I hate the sleeves on the second so, so much (sorry, I know that’s why you tried it). Puts me in mind of a marching band uniform with the stripes down the legs. First dress is gorgeous, second would be without the sleeves. Plus the floral sprays on the first sound like they’d really suit your theme well.
Post # 7
The Ariane has much more of a ‘whimsical’ look than the Stella… The details make it look as though there are flowers or butterflies all over … Flowers/butterflies = enchanting outdoor local. Plus even the tulle looks more voluminous than the Stella, which emphasizes your great figure, and makes it appear even more flowy! ARIANE FOR SURE!!
Post # 8
The Ariane. It’s the dress that steps down from a horse-drawn carriage:-)
Post # 9
Dress #1 is so beautiful, and it looks fantastic in photos so you know your wedding photos will be amazing. When I saw the first dress I said “wow” but the second dress doesn’t have the same affect
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
#1 is unlike anything I’ve seen around here which is rare and so refreshing. This is it! 😍 Like a pp I don’t care for the sleeves on the second dress, seems like it might be beautiful with cap sleeves (in my mind at least) but the long sleeves kill it for me.
Post # 11
BalletParker : yes! Just my thoughts!
OP I love it with the belt though!
Post # 12
I absolutely love long sleeves dresses and ended up having one myself. But I don’t like the sleeves on the stella one. They are a bit weirs with the lace thing just on the side.
The first dress although not my style looks beautiful and is very unique. So I would go with the first one 🙂
Post # 13
Another vote for the first dress with the belt! You look stunning!
Post # 14
I want to like the Stella, but goodness first one is SO unique and beautiful. It looks amazing on you.
Post # 15
alexandra959 : I think the first dress suits you and your theme better. 🙂