Post # 1
Oh boy, am I in a pickle.
During this horrendous dress search (hello 100+ dresses) I kept going back to the Enzoani Erin (in pictures only), over and over and over again…. but Enzoani is way out of my budget and I could never find an actual one to try on. So I found a similar dress, the La Sposa Detalle, that at first did not strike me, but I eventually realized I could not stop thinking about and it was within my budget so I purchased it 2 days ago.
Just on a whim (this is what I get for poking my nose where it shouldn’t- why am I dress shopping still when I just purchased a dress that I love?!) I searched on a second-hand dress site last night and found the Erin. Available. In my size. In my budget.
OK- So what do I do?!?
I can’t find the Erin ANYWHERE in my city. I’ve called every Enzoani retailer in the state on their website. So if I ordered it, it’s a huge gamble. If I don’t order it, I”m sure that eventually I’ll get over it, but I’ll wonder what if that one was better? If I DO order it, I’ll have two dresses and what if I can’t resell one of them?
I’m also worried- what if the Erin is too much dress for me? Is it too much tulle?
I’m not sure what to do, but I have approximately 24-48 hours to figure it out.
Here are the pictures (these pics aren’t mine but are from google search- might be former/current bees so thanks for letting me borrow your picture for reference!)
ERIN- what I like about this one more is the more defined sweetheart and the chunky lace:
DETALLE- what I like about this one more is that it’s slightly more simple, and not over the top tulle:
What should I do! I just want to be done with this already! They’re both so pretty!
Post # 3
Your poll is backwards to the pics, so that might mess up your results!
Post # 4
I love the detalle! I tried it on as well (ended up going with another la sposa). To be honest I prefer the subtle sweetheart on the detalle rather than the more pronounced on the erin.
You made a great choice! It looks beautiful on you!
Post # 5
Those look so so similar to me. Keep the dress you have. And if you really prefer the more defined sweetheart, get a seamstress to alter that aspect of the La Sposa Detalle.
Post # 6
Keep the Detalle, but like @FutureKMM said, have the neck line altered if you like the look of the deeper sweetheart. I am a little biased though…I am also a Detalle Bride. 🙂 I have to admit the Enzonai’s are beautiful. Have been admiring them in other bee’s photos. Personally I like that the simplicity of Detalle with a little less lace and more tulle.
Post # 7
They’re both beautiful dresses. And very similair. Even though I can’t see a picture of you in the Erin, I do like it better.
However, you can alter the top of your Detalle into a deeper sweetheart and lose the sash to add a more “erin” effect? And why not add some more lace appliques on the bottom half where its all tulle?
Post # 9
I like the second one better. You can always tweak the sweetheart on it if you want it deeper, that shouldn’t be difficult. I like the bottom of it better- the organza without the lace.
Post # 10
Hmmm…ok, so the consensus so far is to keep the Detalle. Yes, perhaps I can alter to make a deeper sweetheart, and maybe add more lace somehow.
I probably would be crazy to buy a 2nd dress. I just really wish I could try the Erin on!
I’m going to go to 2 shops tomorrow to try similar styles of Enzoanis maybe to get an idea of what the Erin would be like.
We shall see… but I’m leaning towards just forgetting about the Erin.
Post # 11
i like the first one way better. the chunky lace is to die for and seems more “vintagey” to me.
Post # 12
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They are so similar – I would stick with the one you have!
Post # 13
I’ve tried on both and I love them both but I was honestly comparing them to each other because they were so similar. You’re splitting hairs here! The Detalle is beautiful and you will look amazing. You should be happy with your choice. Don’t torture yourself!
Post # 14
PS – a deeper sweetheart alteration and adding a few lace appliques to the skirt would be an easy fix if you feel like you are missing something on Detalle. Keep it!
Post # 15
Ahhhhh, that’s hard!! I love the Erin (obviously, haha!) but I think you should base it on how it looks ON you! I got the Erin because the deeper sweetheart and more subtle a-line (as opposed to a true dropped waist) is much more slimming on me. Honestly, I think the answer will be clear if you could try them on and compare because it really depends on how they look on your body. But it’s a win-win, because they are both gorgeous!!
Post # 16
I have a Detalle…. and I am SO in love with it. Go with what you know to be perfect for you and stop looking at the Enzo. For all you know it won’t fit right at all, then you will have to sell your Enzo (and be sad about it).
Move on. 🙂