Post # 1
I’m after a unique dress! Strapless really doesn’t suit me…
I found this Johanna Hehir dress but I’m not sure if it’s just too formal!
Quite out of my character to be this formal – I find it hard to be serious…I bet i’m going to be a giggling mess at the wedding! So how does one strike a balance between elegant and fun?
I have been driving my friends and family crazy with my indecision and wild vacillations! Plus I have no strong emotions that ‘This is the ONE’, so it’s hard to tell whether this dress is…nice…enough? How can you tell whether a nice dress is nice enough?!! EEK..
If anybody has suggestions of elegant / fun dresses that are a bit different let me know!
No diamonds, big bows or meringues!!!
Thanks everyone. x
Post # 3
I love the dress you’ve linked to on here! I don’t think it looks too formal; have you looked at tea length dresses? If you’re not sure you should go try some different styles on, you might be surprised by what you like best. I always think tea length dresses look both fun and bridal 🙂
Post # 4
Something like this maybe?
Post # 5
I think the dress you linked to is GORGEOUS, and not too formal! Have you tried it on yet? That can make all the difference.
Post # 6
It’s super charming. It’s formal, yes, but for a wedding, that’s not necessarily a bad thing! The 50’s style neckline lightens it up and will look great with a birdcage veil!
Post # 7
I actually think that for a wedding gown, its pretty casual looking. If it fits your personality, then go for it!
Post # 8
Yes- I tried it on and I thought ooh this is nice…I look vaguely thin and it’s not like many other dresses…but I was surprised how grown-up I looked! Like i said i’m quite silly….Maybe I’m doubting because I thought ah it’s all sorted, but I took another Bridesmaid or Best Man and she was just shocked at how formal I looked! Not my usual self perhaps…but I usually wear bag dresses so maybe she was surprised I had a waist…haha..
Lara- thanks for the pic; the off shoulder straps are definitely quirky!
I did try on a spotty candy anthony dress and while it was fab, it was a bit uh too fun for me because I was acting like a big child!! heehee…
Post # 9
I love the Johanna Hehir dress, and I think it would look fantastic with a birdcage veil. I don’t think it’s too serious or formal at all.
Post # 10
Love the dress! I think it will look awesome with a birdcage veil and the neckline is awesome. I think it’s both a little formal but also fun with the neckline 🙂