(Closed) Feeling discouraged, honest opinions needed please…

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which one looks better on me?

    Dress 1: Ball gown

    New Dress: A-Line

  • Post # 17
    2346 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    sorry, but i like the ball gown better. i like the elegant dreamy simplicity of it, and i think the a-line is too busy and distracting, but get what makes u feel the most beautiful.

    Post # 18
    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I actually think you look much slimmer in the a-line. And if it’s more comfortable, that’s a great bonus!!

    Post # 19
    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I prefer the detailing/fabric of the ballgown but I think the A line dress is very flattering and beautiful on you. I want to combine the two!

    Post # 20
    657 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I love you in dress #2! It’s much more figure flattering! I’m also not a fan of ball gowns either though lol – II find that unless you’re tall and slender, they don’t do much for anyone. 

    Chose the one YOU like though – and make sure to factor in comfort! Nothing is worse than being uncomfortable! If 10 minutes in dress one scratched up your arms, imagine what will happen after 6+ hours…

    Good luck!

    Post # 21
    609 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I vote for the A-line, your body looks smokin’!!

    Post # 22
    6737 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    @shamrock1228:  The ballgown is beautiful and I do love ballgowns (as a dress, I prefer the ballgown to the Aline; on you, I prefer the Aline), but I would definitely go with the more figure-flattering dress. 

    Post # 23
    12244 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013


    There is NO WAY that second dress looks old or matronly or like ANYTHING a “50 year old would wear”!

    I like the first dress better, but the second one looks WAY better on you!

    Post # 24
    296 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    The ballgown is stunning it is a bit too full though and almost overwhelms you.  The ballgwon is a nicer dress of the two of them.  The fit and flare is a great shape for you. Howerver the style is just ok.  Keep looking the right combination of the two will come.  

    Post # 25
    1 posts
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My two cents:

    They are both VERY flattering, and you look beautiful in both!!

    The ball gown DOES appear to give you a SLIGHTLY more defined waist, but all in all, I think they are equally flattering!


    I would go with the one that best gels with the way you envision your wedding – the ballgown is very romantic, while the 2nd one is more sophisticated. 

    Me, I THOUGHT I wanted a simple lace tea-length dress, and wound up loving an ethereal silk organza ballgown!! So, Good luck!! Laughing

    Post # 26
    2293 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    The a-line is amazingly flattering!  I like the ball gown too, but it is a much more “pretty pretty princess” dress, which is maybe why your mom thinks the a-line looks “older”.  I think the a-line is amazing on you, and flatters your curves wonderfully.  You do NOT look fat AT ALL!  Bottom line, go with your heart!  That confidence will come across on your wedding day!

    Post # 27
    1397 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Both are beautiful, but the second dress is much more figure-flattering. 🙂

    Post # 28
    703 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I personally prefer #1, but #2 does NOT make you look fat! You look fabulous in both:) 

    Post # 29
    349 posts
    Helper bee

    As so many previous posters have said, both dresses are beautiful, but I agree with many of them that the A-line is more flattering on you.  Just a tip on the beaded ballgown – if you would be happy with it if it didn’t scratch, look into having the beading removed from the areas where it’s rubbing you.  Remember – it’s not your mom’s dress or her day, it’s YOURS! 


    Post # 30
    1077 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

    girl! Your look soooo good in dress #2! Love it!

    Post # 31
    2541 posts
    Sugar bee

    You look great in both, but I prefer #2 as it shows off more of your figure!

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