(Closed) Dress Decision Help! (lots of pics)

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress do you think I should get?

    Dress #1 (all satin)

    Dress #2 (satin with lace/beading)

    Dress #3 (lace)

  • Post # 16
    23 posts

    You look fantastic in both, but there is something so special about #1.  The clean lines of the dress and belt + the lace veil is perfection.  

    That being said, if you want more lace would you consider a shrug like this:



    Or is that not really a style that interests you?  


    Post # 17
    446 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015 - Firehouse Restaurant

    I usually am not a fan of all satin dresses but the 1st dress looks amazing on you. Love it.

    Post # 18
    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2017

    I love #1 on you.. hands down. It looks so elegant and classy. If you can come to terms with not having lace, choose #1! I always thought I would have a lace dress, but I ended up choosing an all tulle mermaid for the ceremony & a beaded sheath dress for the reception. Ultimately all the lace dresses I tried never looked as good and never made me feel the same way as I felt in the two that I did pick. And I probably tried on 50 lace dresses!

    #2 is okay. I think the shinyness of it makes it look cheap. 

    Good luck with your decision!

    Post # 19
    270 posts
    Helper bee

    #1 actually took my breath away WOW!

    Post # 20
    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    Dress #1 fits you perfectly and is my favorite – but if you’ll regret not getting dress 2 then that is your dress.

    I had a similar situation – the dress I absolutely loved did not fit me as well as others (for the opposite reason – I’m too short). I ended up going with another dress that was more flattering – I won’t lie I still look at my “dream dress” but then I get over it when I think of all the what ifs and extra alterations I would need. Good luck!

    Post # 21
    1853 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    You look incredible in dress 1 🙂

    Post # 22
    2788 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Dress 1 all the way! There’s something so romantic & elegant about that dress AND the way that it looks on you. It is very flattering to you & the train is so beautiful and grand…i love it!

    Post # 23
    11375 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Number one looks so classic, it’s very princessy and it looks fantastic on you!

    Post # 24
    86 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    Normally, I’ll say lace, but the satin dress looks amazing on you!!

    Post # 25
    331 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I love number 1 and think a lace top could give you a second look – maybe with top for ceremony and then without for reception. Depending how you style your hair and how the top goes on/off you likely wont want to be changing in and out of it for photos.

    That particular lace top I am not crazy about, the way the lace dips down in the front looks a bit odd and it may not work with the neckline of your dress. 

    I do LUV though this one, you could wear dress without belt and with top and it would look completely different without top and with belt!


    this vendor has so many pretty lace tops too!

    Post # 26
    1410 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    Ok, so #3 is a totally different style of dress. It looks like lace but floaty with some kind of tulle underneath perhaps?  I’m not personally that much of a fan as I think lace and tulle together means you lose the beauty of the lace and you lose the impact of the tulle and it all just looks like a boring safe choice. It’s certainly pretty enough in a girly way, but doesn’t appeal to me (sorry).

    I can’t really see that dress #2 is less flattering on you. It looks great. And it is mainly satin but with enough lace to give the look you always wanted. Perfect! You could always change the belt? I think this is the dress that captured your heart and you should go with it if this is your final shortlist (not sure how far along the dress road you are?).

    Wow! Dress #1 is right up my street. I love it. But I love plain dresses and would never choose lace. My first step in looking for my dress was to eliminate any dress with any lace on it. So we are different and my opinion on dress #1 is irrelevant to you. I think it’s a compromise for you, however many people tell you they like it best.



    Post # 27
    1410 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    By the way, I do think it may be worth looking a bit more if you can. You’ve honed down what you want quite a lot so it’s just finding the right dress that ticks all the boxes. Dress #1 is NOT that dress. I suspect people are voting on their favourite dress and ignoring how much you wanted lace. (Every dress I tried had one element missing until I found MY dress and I’m 100% satisfied now, after a lot of effort searching but it’s worth it and thank God I didn’t compromise). 

    For example, this dress from Essense is really beautiful. I love the unusual lace on this one, there’s a detachable part, it’s a strapless dress with a wide skirt and low back, and the belt reminds me of the effect dress #1 had on you so might cinch you in the way you liked on that dress. Plus it’s defintiely not too shiny. It’s got a big skirt but then you ARE the bride after all!


    Post # 28
    177 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    you are so pretty! Where will you be getting married? That will help you decide which dress to wear. I absolutely love lace and my dress is covered in lace, but I think you look stunning in choice #1. You have the skin tone, hair color, and body to pull that dress off with such elegance. I am in love with the lace cathedral veil. im not crazy about the belt they paired it with but that can be changed. It is soooo gorgeous on you. Let us know what you decide!

    Post # 29
    4092 posts
    Honey bee

    You have wonderful taste in wedding dresses and you really look lovely in this style. I voted for the second one and am really suprised so few others have done so. I think it’s dreamy and classy and he way the lace is apliqued over the satin is a little different. I thinkit’s extermly flattering on you, don’t see anyof your concerns about the fit when I look at your pictures. The other 2 are undoubtedly beautiful ( I like the way the skirti s cut on dress one so it falls in even pleats) but the second dress seems more sumptuious, luxurious and special.

    Post # 30
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

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    brigk:  #1 is stunning on you… very classic and beautiful. #3 is beautiful and I think once properly fitted will be even more beautiful on you.

    #2…. In My Humble Opinion… is awful. NOT on you… but the fabric on that dress looks cheap and very dated.

    I vote #1 with the lace veil.

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