(Closed) Dresses! Did you go simple or all-out?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
Hostess
2253 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

All of you ladies look AMAZING! 

I originally thought I wanted all out and full-on Princess gown, but when I started trying on dresses I wound up with the complete opposite! I’m happy to know that looking back on our pictures in 20 years, I won’t think, “What was I thinking choosing that gown?”

Post # 33
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444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I thought I wanted something simple, but ended up with something more dramatic. You’re just going to have to try a bunch of dresses on and see what you like on you. The reason I totally changed dress styles was because I realized what looked better on me after trying a bunch on. It’ll become clearer once you see the dresses in person and on you.

Post # 34
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76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I wanted a simple dress and that’s what I ended up with. I love the fact that i can style it up however i want it, just like you mentioned. I’m considering wearing a lace bolero.

Post # 35
Hostess
7941 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I was originally looking for simple and after trying on over 100 dresses I realized I was being foolish by ignoring all those lovely over the top dresses I kept seeing. When I put my dress on I knew it was the one, I just felt like a million bucks.

I consider my dress an in between. The corset is amazing and the bottom simple and elegant.

Post # 36
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3479 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

@futuremrs1986:  As I see it, go all out!! All eyes are going to be on you, it’s such a BIG event, why wear a simple dress?! Make it memorable. Mine’s pretty wild:

Post # 37
Member
1790 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think I am on the simple side. 

Post # 38
Member
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

So many beautiful dresses on this thread! I’m going through the exact same debate in my head right now. I’ve fallen in love with a couple dramatic dresses but keep wondering if I should go for simple, timeless elegance. At least I have a little while to decide!

 

@badabing88:  The dress looks even better on you than the model!

 

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@MrsPaulsBabyBallerina:  Your dress is beautiful. If I decide to go with something less dramatic, I want a dress like yours.

Post # 40
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948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think I was somewhere in the middle. The front of my dress with sash

 

The back of my dress without sash

Post # 42
Member
1762 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@futuremrs1986:  Mine is simple…but I felt ANYTHING but simple when I tried it on! I really wanted something sexy but also classy and elegant…something that won’t look dated or cringe worthy 15 years from now. For me…this one is it! I am considering an ivory pearl belt…nothing blingy.

 

 

Post # 43
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504 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - Four Rivers Environmental Center

I feel like I am at a good middle between simple and all out.
I too am petite, 5’3 and I wear a 6-8ish, but only because of my ribcage. (Small bust, small butt).

 

Post # 44
Member
791 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

This was a dilemna for me too. I thought I wanted simple and purchased a simple dress. Then I got dress regret and figured I’m only doing this once so, I went elegant.  

 

Post # 45
Member
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

The 1st dress I purchased was simple aka basic.  Satin skirt but fully beaded bodice…still simple in my opinion. 2nd dress was a full ball gown, nothing special, also basic in my opinion. This 3rd dress I think I falls in the middle b/c although its not a basic dress, its not extravagant either.

Post # 46
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Buzzing bee

@badabing88:  Are those the first pictures of you in the dress? It’s so you and it fits you beautifully!

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