(Closed) Extremely Simple Wedding Dress Help

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I like the 2nd one, it is still simple like you want but a little dressier 🙂

I think want YOU want is very important, if you will be more comfortable in a dress like the ones you have posted then wear one. Wearing a poofy ball gown to please your family isnt a good idea if you’ll feel uncomfortable the whole time. Plus no-one ever mistakes who the bride is regardless of what they are wearing, they are the ones with the HUGE smiles 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

I like the 2nd one better but I must say that I am not a super huge fan of either. There are TONS of simple, gorgeous dresses out there. You might check out J Crew and Aria.

I think that if you want something simple and casual, then do it. It’s your wedding and you need to feel comfortable in what you are wearing.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I agree with PPs, esp. @julies1949:. Both of the posted gowns seem more “fancy casual wear” to me rather than wedding. There are many simple, sleek, and stylish wedding gowns that give the bridal vibe without a lot of fuss. The thread she linked back to had a ton of examples. Overall, though, follow your heart and wear what YOU like, because those will be your memories to have.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Alot of the “destination” type wedding dresses are simple. Mine was fairly simple and I had a jacket made. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Wear whatever you want! Plenty of brides figure that out and don’t wear a wedding dress or white for that matter. Check out offbeat bride for plenty of brides wearing different dresses for their wedding and still looking beautiful!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

I personally love both the dresses you posted.  i too will be wearing a plain white calvin klein gown. don’t get me wrong, i adore wedding gowns and love looking at all the ladies in them on here, but they simply are not my aesthetic. it look a long time to find a dress since even white bridesmaid gowns tended to be a little too fancy for me. I would pay no attention if people say your dress looks like resort wear. I think plain and clean is the epitome of chic and timeless dressing.  Think of Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. her wedding was how many years ago? Still to this day, her look is relevent, undateable, and flawless.  

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Personally, I think the dresses you posted just look like long t-shirts that have been belted. There are lots of simple dresses available that look more bridal.

That being said, it’s your wedding and you should wear what makes you feel comfortable and beautiful. If those dresses fit your vision, then go for it.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Love them Both! 

you should check out eastsidebride.com   she posts waaaay Rad dresses similar to those

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The first dress looks like a t-shirt to me.  The second I like better, but I still think you’d be better served going to some wedding dress shops and just telling them you want something absolutely simple.  Both of those look like dresses I’d wear (maybe in another color) to a cocktail event, even to a wedding as a guest.

Also, how formal is your wedding? A backyard bbq would probably work with those dresses, but they’d likely be too casual for a standard evening reception for the bride herself.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Screw what everyone else thinks.

You will regret it if you wear something that everyone else deems “BRIDAL” if you don’t love it yourself. 

Check out J. Crew. I wore the simple Gracie gown and loved it.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

 

both via eastsidebride.com

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I liked the second dress you posted, it reminds me somewhat of elegant vintage. You can’t go wrong with that, and it’s your wedding. Just go with what you want to wear, it’s your big day! 🙂

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