(Closed) Dress Shopping – moderate success

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which style(s) do you like best?
    ruched bodice mermaid/trumpet : (62 votes)
    42 %
    silk w/ more subtle flare : (47 votes)
    32 %
    pretty sparkly lace : (12 votes)
    8 %
    smooth bodice mermaid/trumpet that is not tafetta : (13 votes)
    9 %
    no they all stink, choose something with a lower back : (1 votes)
    1 %
    get a short dress! : (0 votes)
    something else : (11 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I voted for the first one, I think it looks really nice on you. I also think your expression suggests that’s the one you like most.

    Post # 4
    Member
    507 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I voted for the second one; I think it is very figure flattering but also looks like it’s easier to walk in! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the way the fabric is draped in the second dress as well.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1555 posts
    Bumble bee

    Girlfriend, that first one makes you look AH-MAZE-ING! Yes. Just like that. Face or not, you look hot! (Hello @Entangled’s mom/dad/gma. By hot I mean lovely and beautiful.) That dress was made for you.

    The others look good as well. No matter what you choose, you are going to look great!

    Post # 7
    Member
    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    i agree with most PPs that the first looks the best. but if you don’t like the fabric then keep looking!  now you can say you narrowed down the style, so it should be easier to find one that is perfect in every way!

    Post # 9
    Member
    1555 posts
    Bumble bee

    @Entangled: I see it as fun, too. I’m sure you could find that dress in a different fabric. It’s a common sillhouette.

    And if you ever felt the need to show this to your parents/grandparents, they would know that hot is bee code for lovely. Wink wink. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Post # 10
    Member
    201 posts
    Helper bee

    OOOOO I absolutely LOVE the first one. Hopefully Im not being biased because thats almost exactly the dress I want for my wedding!! Simple yet stunning!! But it seems to me that you love that one also!

    Post # 11
    Member
    82 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I vote for the first dress.  It flatters your figure the most.  I was in the same situation you are.  I loved the dress, but wasn’t a fan of taffeta (I wanted a silkier feeling dress), but I traded the style I wanted and sacraficed the fabric.  Besides, if you are going for a summer wedding taffeta will be cooler to wear.  (Just a thought!)

    Post # 12
    Member
    328 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I am a little biased because I bought the first dress!!! I think it looks amazing and it is so so flattering! Is the first dress 2be or paloma blanca or something differnet? Also, I know you can order it in silk. So that’s my choice!!!

    Post # 13
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    927 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    i think the 2nd dress is the most flattering for you. it looks elegant and its modern but not to the point where you will look dated in pictures.

    Post # 14
    Member
    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    The first is super flattering and gives you a great shape, but I think the subtle flare is more classic/elegant and less trendy, kinda like what aprose said above. Also, I hate taffeta too! I hate the sound it makes and the plasticky shine, haha. I saw a ton of taffeta dresses on my shopping trips but held out and got a gown in tulle/organza like I wanted. So stick to what you like and go find that silky fabric you want. This is just one trip, so I’m sure you’ll find your dream dress out there! Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 15
    Member
    46 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I have to disagree with the majority because I think the second one is absolutely stunning on you!! The satin is gorgeous and really glows, which makes it look very glamorous and luxe, in my opinion.

    I definitely prefer the satin one. It makes your figure look amazing, a perfect hourglass, without the super drastic silhouette of the first one. I would say that the satin one will age better; it’s a classic, timeless design.

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    11068 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Moderate success – a big success I think.

    Glad my advice about the sweetheart neckline has worked out as I too found the same thing. Also like you the ruched effect really suits me. As tarheelgrad98 says mermaid can be difficult to walk in. I love 1, 2 and the front of the last one as I don’t like the look of the back on the last one it looks a bit unfinished to me. Your face does seem to love the first one so that’s the one i’ve voted for!

    Well done for finding the style that suits you ๐Ÿ˜‰

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