- 5 years ago
- Wedding: February 2014
So this isn’t exactly wedding related, though that’s what I spend most of my time looking at as I’m getting married. But you all seem to have such good advice when it comes to bridesmaids dresses too so I thought it would fit in? Consider it bridesmaid talk?
I’ve settled on taking my chances to buy a dress for my fiance’s military ball. I have a back up in my closet in case this goes sour. I’m pretty sure I’m going to buy an imitation Reem Acra dress from Light in the Box.
One, do you think that this style of bodice/dress is flattering for a middleish full figure? Most images represent very slim girls and it’s hard to judge what it would look like on a size 10 or 12. I measure 38 – 31 – 39 and I’m only 5’4″ Do you think this dress would be flattering or make me look fuller? Ideally, I’d want to look slimmer but not expecting any miracles either.
Additionally, my skin tone is medium? I’ve never been sure if I’m cool or warm or winter or spring or whatever. I’m latina and my skin can vary based on season a bit – here are some pictures of my skin tone: Shade/Sun/Less Sun (december paleness starting to set in)
I won’t have seen my fiance for a couple of months and he’s never really seen me too dolled up, so I really want to walk in and have him be impressed. I realize I’m not Olivia Wilde or anything, but I’d like a second of that movie moment feeling when a girl walks in the room all fancy and the guy is floored. You know what I’m talking about.
White/Ivory is out because I’ll save that image for the wedding later this year. I’m contemplating between red, burgundy or navy blue. His uniform will be mostly dark blue. I initally thought of red because I thought that’s a color that not only matches blue but is generally thought of as romantic, bold, and attractive – which I feel generally doesn’t describe me and might be a nice surprise for him. They have two options – Ruby and Burgundy. Is the Ruby too red for my skin? Would burgundy be a better match or is that not red enough or too dark? It’s a little confusing because in some pictures, the ruby looks almost orangish while the Burgundy doesn’t seem to look too dark? I decided to go with customer images instead of their color sample images to judge because it doesn’t seem that accurate anyhow.
Left Top & Left Bottom are RUBY
Right Top & Right Bottom are BURGUNDY
Or should I go with the Navy, potentially the Royal Blue (the Ring Bearer first one on the top left)? The blue reminds me of Anastasia in the animated feature… and she and Dimitri definitely had that moment that I was talking about earlier.
Here are examples:
SO to sum it all up. Will this flatter my figure or should I look elsewhere? And if the dress is a yes, should I go with red, burgundy or blue?