Dress! Again.

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

mingogo4 :  Certainly!  You can wear shapewear underneath with a lot of structure or try a high-waisted petticoat on underneath at your salon.  I would keep this lovely option in mind but try on a few more styles before you purchase.  I can tell you have a pretty waist that this dress just doesn’t properly flaunt! 

Post # 19
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324 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I like the first one way better, it’s more flattering for your body.

Post # 20
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6859 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I assumed you’d already purchased dress 1. If you haven’t purchased either, I’d keep looking. I was actually trying to save you money by going with dress 1 lol! 

Post # 21
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2798 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

mingogo4 :  Sorry for some reason I thought you had already purchased dress one! In that case don’t listen to what I said haha, but you could find a dress that you love as it already is (like PP suggested)?

I don’t blame you for wanting to put more money into the food and drink budget, I did the same and got a 500$ dress from Etsy 🙂 

Post # 23
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717 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I don’t think that’s possible but I’m not a seamstress. The first dress flares out at the bottom, which is why it gives you such a lovely shape. The second goes straight down. I’m wondering if you could put a petticoat underneath to give it the same effect but there doesn’t seem to be much room down there for that. Do you have a stock photo of the second dress? That might help.

In all honesty that second dress doesn’t do anything for you, look past the sticker price, and keep looking for something in your budget that has everything you want that does flatter you, like the first dress (GORGEOUS!). Even if it costs a little more, that will end up costing you less than the alterations probably will on the second dress (that you are looking at). I feel like you may be in love with the price more than the dress itself.

Have you tried going to a few shops that carried Alfred Angelo? All their stuff is on steep discount at the shop i bought my dress at.

Post # 24
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235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

i agree with some others.. the second dress just doesn’t look as good

Post # 25
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585 posts
Busy bee

To be honest, the second dress material doesnt look good,  i like the first dress on you maybe you can find a sample dress instead and that will fit your budget, 

Post # 26
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924 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

thesoontobemrsv :  I agree with this 100%.

OP, you can try to get the shape altered and add structure to the second dress, but that’s going to make it much more expensive. I’d keep looking. I was originally going to strongly encourage you to go with the first dress (FWIW I have a pricey lace dress with a 6-foot train for my BBQ wedding…who cares?!), but since budget is a concern I can understand your hesitancy. I’d keep looking though. The second dress isn’t very flattering as-is and alterations to fix that will severely reduce or eliminate any financial advantage you get from buying it. 

Post # 27
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151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I agree with some of the other posters, I don’t think dress #2 looks quite as good, but I love the lace much better.  Have you checked out the BHDLN website?  They have so many beautiful dresses with more informal lace, in many styles, that I think might be perfect for your outdoor wedding.  I bought mine there a few months ago and just love, love their dresses.  It was nice to just order the dresses in my size, and return those that didn’t work!

 Also, for some reason, I am just not a fan of strapless dresses in general.  I don’t know why, but I just don’t find them as flattering as a dress with straps, it is probably just me!!  You may want to try some other options with straps or even a halter style!.  I do think dress #1 is beautiful and more flattering on  you, but I can see why you would want something more informal for your venue. 

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I agree with other PPs, I would keep looking for a dress that flatters you and is in your budget, if you have the time. The alterations on the second dress would likely add a lot to the price, so keep that in mind. Maybe BHLDN or a bridal outlet would have something more casual with the shape that’s so flattering on you? 

Post # 29
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2741 posts
Sugar bee

I’m all for a casual dress, but the second dress just looks cheap. There are some gorgeous casual dresses out there-keep looking!! Don’t forget you can also get a great steal by looking at bridesmaids dresses that come in ivory or white.

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