Post # 1
I’ve lurked for months now, but wouldn’t you know it- it’s my dress decision making that has pushed me to finally become a member just to get your input! Help!
I went dress shopping over the weekend (4 stores in 2 days.. eek!) and have it narrowed to 2 dresses now. But between the two, I just don’t know which way to go! They are very different from each other in style and the general “feeling” they evoke. I didn’t have a clear picture of what I wanted to look like going in, and can see myself wearing both of these for our wedding.
Dress 1: Allure C 151http://www.allurebridals.com/index.php?id=3&product_id=520
It’s sweet, classy, lovely, and very bridal without feeling TOO obvious. (I don’t have pics of me in this one uploaded yet… they’re in my camera at home.)
Dress 2: Maggie Sottero, Melissa Broochhttp://www.brides.com/fashion/dresses/gallery/wedding_dresses/vendor/designer/maggiesottero/detail/194170?offset=48That pic’s kind of small, but it’s the only one I’ve found that has the color combo that I like on that particular dress, otherwise you can see the color combo here (same dress colors but different embellishments) and a closer-up of the dress itself but in single color here.
It’s sassy, sexy, and unexpected. This one had far more of a “wow” factor than any others that I tried on- both when I saw it on myself for the first time and when I walked out to show my mom and Fiance.*Keep in mind my baby-bearing hips were too wide and the dress couldn’t be pulled down to quite where it should fit. Were it to fit me properly the bodice/skirt line would be another inch or so lower and there obviously wouldn’t be a bunched-up bit of fabric there.
I love that Dress 2 is so different. I love the shape that it gives me and my curves. (For reference, I am a curvier gal- street size 14/16. I’ve had confidence issues in the past about how I look, but this fit me in all the right places without turning me into a stuffed sausage.) Last night I was pretty much sold that that was/is my dress. However, in looking at my normal blogs this morning I’m seeing all these gorgeous all-white dresses and I worry that I’ll miss out on fitting the traditional “Bride” look. I worry I’ll regret not getting something that is more expected and, well, “bridal” is just the word that keeps coming to mind. Just get the 2nd one in a single color you say and solve the problem? I don’t like it nearly as much if it’s all white! I LIKE that it’s so different. Therein lies the problem… It would seem that want to be traditional but I’m in love with a non-traditional dress. /facepalm
What do y’all think? Which do you like best? Does the two-tone one pass the “bridal” test, or does it just look like any old sexy gown?
Post # 3
I think the first one is really pretty and understated. The 2nd is definately unexpected but doesnt give off the ohhh and ahh of a bride ya know? Also the cut and belted waisteline of the 1st will be much more flattering in general. (this is what actually ulitmately led me to pick my dress).
You need to decide which one is more flattering and more “right”
for the occassion you are planning. What i think often happens to brides who end up buying a dress and returning it or regretting or even end up with 2 3 or 4 (?!) dresses is that they buy one that just makes you feel good and forget to think out how it will fit into your overall wedding vision and design aesthetic. (Hope that helps!) either way though they are both really really pretty. Try and picture your dream wedding and imagine yourself walking through the big doors (what do you see yourself in?) 🙂
Post # 4
Maggie hands down for me. It looks fabulous on you. You look happy and confident in it.
Post # 5
The way you describe the Maggie tells me that this is the one you really want. It is very pretty btw! Curves n all the right places 🙂
Post # 6
From what you’ve written you seem to have a lot of enthusiasm about the two-tone dress, which is a good sign! You like the wow factor but seem reluctant to choose it because it’s not all white. Do you think you could find a different white dress that has a similar wow factor – something ‘wow’ because of the details, or the cut, or another aspect? For example, you could have a white dress with a colourful petticoat, shoes and/or sash. There are plenty of ways to make a simple, traditional dress more ‘wow’ and unique.
I think wait another week (at least!) and see how you feel. Trust your gut!
Post # 7
In my honest opinion, I find the 2nd dress to be a prettier dress in general and it is very flattering on you even without fitting you properly! But it’s not what myself or any other bees think is more attractive. It’s what you think!
And from your description of the two dresses it sounds like you have already chosen the 2nd dress. Don’t feel guilty that it’s not an all white “bridal” dress. Everyone will know that you’re the bride and that you’re wearing a bridal gown on your wedding day, regardless of which dress you choose. Wear the dress that you feel gorgous and confident in!
Post # 8
My dress is #2 and I bought it in all Ivory amazing dress so if you are still on the fence about color there are more options
Post # 9
I do like dress number 2. I picked a dress that was a bit “different” and I am still excited about it. You just have to remember to make your decision and stick to it. I dont’ think anyone will see the two tone and say eh why is she wearing that.
Post # 10
They are both beautiful dresses, but I love the first one.
Post # 11
I personally like the first dress better, but it is really about how you feel about them. If you get that perfect feeling about #2, go with it! It does look really good on you, and is really flattering.
Post # 12
As a maggie bride, I say GO FOR THE MAGGIE! 🙂
I really dig the color combo.
Post # 13
You look great in the second dress, and it also seems like you like it more. In which case, you should get it.
Post # 14
You look hot in that second dress! It’s definitely bridal, even in the two-tone. And you definitely seem much more excited about it 🙂
Post # 15
I would do the maggie in all white/ivory. you look great in the dress but i don’t love the two-tone effect.