Post # 1
not there yet, but last night i went to AA (first trip) and DB (2nd try) and actually got to really try on dresses/talk about what i am looking for with consultants. my last trip was on a saturday afternoon and seriously, going on a monday night makes a huge difference… i tried on A LOT of dresses and was really surprised by what i liked and what i didnt. a random sampling:
Dress #1 AA 2123
i loved the top of this dress but wasnt sure about the ruffles until i tried it on.
Dress #2 AA 801
the sales lady went all out with this one. i think it was my favorite at AA.
Dress #3 DB 9WG3026
Way more plain than I thought i would ever like, but something about it just feels nice.
Dress #4 DB 9WG3477
Dress #5 AA 205 (cinderella dress):
this dress is beautiful! seriously gorgeous. i’ve seen other bees who had it as their dress and part of me wants it, but i am not sure if it’s really “me.”
Dress #6 DB 9V9409
Dress #7 AA 2251
not many if the dresses i gravitate toward have straps, but this one is so pretty… not sure about the color of the band at the waist though, which is built in.
Dress #8 DB PK3357
This is a dress i really want to like but i just feel so-so about it. the sample didnt really fit, so i am sure that played a part in it.
Dress #9 AA 218
Hate it! included only because the sales lady was insistant that it could be a contender and i want to see if i am crazy or she is.
Dress #10 AA 2329
Dress #11 AA 867
Dress #12 DB 939251
Dress #13 DB 9V9665
Dress #14 DB CWG322
Post # 3
dress 14 was almost my dress. i LOVE it. i also love the shape of 2 and 11 on you.
Post # 4
Whew, that’s a lot of dresses! I think, in general, I like you in more voluminous skirts! I love the softness of Cinderella on you!
Post # 5
I think #11 looks amazing on you!!!
Post # 6
@pengoala: yes it is! sorry!! thats only half of what i tried on! they just kept bringing dress after dress after dress… i wanted to take a minute here and organize them for reference. probably shoulda pared down the post a bit 🙂
Post # 7
Love all the photos! I love #2 on you and I also really like #5 – the Cinderella dress – It shows off your small waist!
Post # 8
I think my favorites on you are 1, 3, 10, 11 and 14. I’d love to see a front view of 10! You look great– glad you’re feeling better about dress shopping!
Post # 9
# 5 was my favourite by far. I literally went “whoa” when I saw that one, it flows beautifully on you, close second is number 1….other than that I honestly dont really think any others made me go “Wow thats a nice dress” they were alright not not like 5 and 1. Good Luck
Post # 10
Wow great pics! You look great 🙂
Here’s what I think of each one:
#1 I LOVE the ruffles! So pretty. A very nice “white” too.
#2 I love the lace and the bow. Very romantic.
#3 The ruching and neckline are gorgeous. I like the bow too. Very flattering shape.
#4 Pretty, but not my favorite.
#5 I love the softness of this dress.
#6 Not my favorite. It seems unbalanced?
#7 LOVE the straps! Gorgeous color and nice belt too. Overall a very nice shape.
#8 I know what you mean about wanting to like something or make it work 🙁
#9 Interesting, but not quite right.
#10 Reminds me of #6.
#11 Pretty belt, nice full skirt, but just ok?
#12 Is it prom-ish with the split in the front?
#13 A friend of mine had a dress similar to this, but I thought she could have done better :/
#14 Very soft. I like the flowers and the color. Very flowy.
I think 3 and 7 are my favorites on you! They are both really beautiful dresses. #3 is modern with a classic feel and #7 is such a nice cut. Good luck!! 🙂 xx
Post # 11
i think the biggest problem is that CLEARLY i have no idea what i want in a dress.
i dont really think my body shape works with long dresses in general. i have tried on a couple shorter wedding dresses and i felt like they looked too cute, which isnt really the way i envisioned myself.
the more i look at #5, the more i like it. it’s so much dress though. i never envisioned myself being a “pretty princess” on my wedding day.
i am going to try on some more tonight at a botique that carries Maggie Sottero, Casablanca and Pronovias gowns. Adding more to the mix should help… right? 😉
Post # 12
@bostongirl27: yes, adding more always helps
Post # 13
I liked #5…but a tea length would suit you too!
Post # 14
I love 1 and 14. I voted for 1 because I think it looks fantastic on you!
Post # 15
@SandyDollHair: i tried on a tea length and i thought i looked weird in it, but now that i am looking at the pic (too terrible to post) i think the angle was really strange … maybe ill try another again with tea length?
Post # 16
5, 7, 11, and 14 I like 5 and 14 the best 🙂