Post # 1
I’ve been dress shopping several times now, and I think I’ve narrowed it down the the final 2 contenders! I last went with my parents, Future Mother-In-Law and Future Sister-In-Law. Everyone seems to love both, but I think the reaction was a bit stronger for dress 2 (Maggie Sottero Lorie). I plan on wearing my mother’s lace veil from the 1970s during the ceremony if it works, which is the one I am wearing in the below picture (but I WILL be taking the hat thing out). If it doesn’t work well, I won’t be wearing a veil. It’s not the most important thing to me, but it would be nice if I could wear my mother’s.
Dress 1: Casablanca 1827
Dress 2: Maggie Sottero Lorie
Keep in mind, Dress 2 is a size 16 and I am a size 8. Therefore, it’s clipped in the back A LOT, and the bust of course would look better. I WOULD be changing the sash to take off the tulle portion of the flower (I hate it, but like the sash look).
Some back story: I have known I’ve wanted a lace gown since I got engaged (hadnt thought much before then). Last time I went shopping, I found the Casablanca 1827 and really liked it, especially for the wispiness of the tulle bottom. This time I still really liked it, but also found the MS Lorie. There is a price difference, and I’d really like to spend as little as possible on a dress I’ll be wearing for one day, but I also don’t want to make a decision based on price and regret it later.
My last concern is how these will look when bustled. There’s a whole thread dedicated the the Casablanca 1827 bustled, but it seems the MS Lorie is so new, there aren’t any pictures of real brides in it yet. I’m not sure how the lace will look bustled.
Sorry for the long post, but please help!
Post # 4
I like dress 1 specifically for what you also mentioned, the wispiness of the tulle on the bottom.
Post # 5
I prefer the bottom of dress one.
Post # 6
I think dress 2. I could be biased because I’m a maggie bride but I think dress 2 with that veil is breathtaking together!!!!
Post # 8
I prefer dress 2, do have close up pics?
Post # 9
I like dress #1, and am wondering if some more volume in the skirt would help you LOVE it?
Post # 10
Below are the best close ups I have. Dress 1 (Casablanca) has beautifyl beading over lace overlays at the top, and clear beading/sequins at the bottom for some sparkle but less lace. Dress 2 (Maggie Sottero) has clear beading or sequins all over, allowing for the sparkle but without the weight of beading over the lace.
Dress 1: Casablanca
Dres 2: Maggie Sottero Lorie
@pengoala : I am not a huge fan of drop wastes, and while I like this one in its subtlety, I am afraid more volume under will emphasize the drop waste in pushing the bottom out.
Post # 11
I like the first one best. I think both the wispy skirt and the shape of the top seem to suit you best (though I love lace and think both are beautiful dresses)
Post # 12
I like the first one better. I love when lace dresses have that wispiness on the bottom where the overlay is a bit longer than the lining. I thought this even before reading you had mentioned that 🙂 You could always add a simple sash to it if that is what you like about the second one.
Post # 13
Dress 2 hangs better- I like the bottom better and I also like the fitted belt. I think dress 2 is the best. Dress 1 is also lovely.
ETA: Also, dress 2 has a lovely top.
Post # 14
You are clearly a small girl, but that first dress makes you look like you’ve got a belly (sorry! just being honest!), while I think the second one shows your figure much better.
Post # 15
I like #1 a little better, but they are very similar, so if there’s a huge price difference I’d go with the cheaper one.
Post # 16
I like the first one better because I don’t like the scalloped neckline on dress two, and dress one seems to go better with the veil.