(Closed) Dress shopping again this weekend, would love advice

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would say definitely stick to sweetheart necklines, since you seem to like them and I think they look great on you. And it seems like A-line shapes are what you like…have you tried on any mermaids/trumpets/more fitted gowns?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I agree that sweetheart and drop waist/A-line are very flattering on you!  I love your current favorite. 

Have you tried on a wide variety of styles?  I found that held confirm for me what style I did love.  But go with your gut.  Of all the photos your posted, I do find that the third one (the current favorite) compliments your figure the best!  But it also seems to be a bit plainer than the others – is that a concern?  Cause adding a belt of a fabric flower may put you over the edge in love with it!  Not that I think it needs it, but I know that was definitely something I was looking for.  So that one little thing could make a big difference!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i still love the second dress. your body looks awesome in it, the dress looks beautiful and classic but still luxe. the back of that second to last dress though……sooo gorgeous. but not my favorite from the front….kind of like a sweetheart neckline on steroids.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ooh I actually like the last one that you posted with the different neckline! And I think i t looks nice on your body as well.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@KatNYC2011:  I definitely don’t think dress 3 NEEDS any more.  The skirt if fabulous, and the bodice fits you very well and is super flattering.  But if you are hesitating because of that, consider those as cheaper options to add something fun.  I tried one dress on, and they through a Lazaro belt on it and it made a WORLD of difference (granted – I wouldn’t have bought that particular $500 belt, but I did come home and find a bunch of nice, cheaper options on Etsy).

I had the same problem with trumpet as well, it was just so hard to find a sample that fill well enough to decide if I liked the shape on me.  But considering we are similiar size and shape, I’ll tell you, the one I did get on me, because it accented my hips, made me feel very round in the middle.  I found, FOR ME, it was not a flattering shape.  Not sure if that helps – but I know its a pain when you can’t get it on to even try and figure it out!

Whatever you pick – you look beautiful in them all so far!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I really like the structured bodice on the 2nd one – the first one has something similar but I think it’s dropped too low and doesn’t emphasize your waist as well.

Also – it seems like you really like unusual pickups – the skirt that’s swept to the side, the bow and layering on that back.  It works on you, and you’ve really gravitated towards those dresses so I think you should try to find more of them.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m curvy in my hips too for my 5’5″ frame and I actually got a dress that’s a bit more slight a-line, but the material is a soft satin, so I think I could get away with getting it more fitted – which is what I’m looking for. haha. Aww well we’ll see….

As for your dress choices…what you showed so far, the more I look at them…I like the one on your that is your current favorite. 🙂

As I just bought my own dress last night (in a bit of a time crunch for dress shopping for me…) and I found that as much as I wanted to love other dresses, if I felt the material hugged my hips the wrong way or the material wasn’t the right cut for my shape, I tended to doubt.  The one I bought I felt the most comfortable in of all I tried (and I tried probably 20…at least it feels that way..haha), I felt sexy and confident in it and the price was right.

So, as I’ve learned, try to listen to what you like on you the best (while you can still keep others opinions in mind…) it is your dress for your day! 🙂

Enjoy!

 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@KatNYC2011: That is definitely frustratiing. I can tell you that for me, I also have a very hourglass-y figure–small waist and bigger hips and I did feel like more closely fitted dresses all the way down made me look almost too exaggerated because it emphasized how small my waist was but then I felt like my hips look huge in comparison. I almost feel like trumpet/mermaid dresses look better on girls who are more up and down, you know? But it’s always a good idea to try them if possible, since you never know! 🙂 And the off the shoulder last dress seems liek a good compromise because it’s structured on top but not too much around the hip.

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