Post # 1
So I had my first dress shopping experience yesterday (at Weddings 826 in Chicago–btw, fantastic experience and highly recommend this place) and I fell in love with two extremely different styles. Please tell me your thoughts and if you have pros/cons about these styles. I didn’t take anyone shopping with me because I’m an introvert, so I’d appreciate your unbiased opinions and thoughts!
Dress 1 – It’s totally my style and I think expected of me. I wear similar style dresses (except not white and not floor length) on a normal basis. I’m more of a “cute” girl than a “sexy” girl. Will be a winter wedding so sleeves are nice and I’m having a conservative ceremony. Any downfalls to having sleeves? Bonus: this sample was in my size and it fit perfect except I’m super short (5’0″).
Dress 2 – Did not think I’d like a mermaid at all going into this, but the lace on this was beautiful, and the ruffles are so fun and me. This sample was 8 sizes too big and I’m super short, so the proportions are off and it’s not clipped as tight as it should be. This also comes with an off the shoulder, half sleeve, lace top that I could wear during the ceremony. I’m a little more restricted with movement in this one but the idea of wearing something unexpected is fun. When am I ever going to be able to get away with something like this again, right?
I still have one more appointment at BHLDN on Monday, so there might be more dresses in the mix soon…
Post # 2
I really like the delicate & light lace of those sleeves on that first dress, but the dress itself doesn’t do anything for your figure. The second dress is a great shape for you, but I really don’t like the dress. I would love to see you in a lightly beaded lace fitted dress or a plain (either satin, or chiffon, or silk) fitted dress with a bolero just like that first dress!
Post # 3
I like the top part of the 2nd dress…I just don’t like how it’s straight down & then suddenly ruffles. It’s too much of a blunt change. But that looks like a great first appointment. I didn’t vote because I don’t like all of either choice.
Post # 4
Ok I know this is my 3rd comment, lol sorry, but if the first dress was a fit n flare, mermaid, or trumpet (they all look the same to me) I would be telling you to buy it ASAP! I absolutely LOVE the top!
Post # 5
bunniejanie: I really like Dress 1 with sleeves. Its not that the mermaid doesn’t look good, I think its the fact when I think winter wedding, I picture dress 1. I know there are things like little jackets etc that could make dress 2 look like it could be worn to a winter wedding. Things to think about when dress shopping: Can I sit in the dress? Can I walk or dance in the dress? Do I picture myself walking down the aisle in this? Does it go with my overall vision/venue? Both Dresses are gorgeous so I can see why its a hard choice. Is this dress heavyyy or light weight to be dragging around all night? Good Luck with your decision 🙂
Post # 6
I prefer the first dress. For me, it has a 1950s style elegance. Also, it looks light as air. The second dress looks heavier and fussier to me.
Post # 7
bunniejanie: Both dresses are truly gorgeous and flattering, but I couldn’t get my eyes off the first one. It’s perfect for a winter wedding, it’s cute and feminine just like you describe yourself and your style. The first dress is the one I would choose.
Post # 8
OMG I LOOOVEEEE the first one. It’s so classy and elegant. I love everything about the top! It looks amazing you. The second is cute too but I’m just drawn to the first one!!!!
Post # 9
bunniejanie: Wow! I usually really don’t like dresses with sleeves, mostly just because they make me sweat… However the first one you posted is gorgeous!! I like everything about it- the illusion neckline & sleeves, lace applique, flowy skirt, and that perfect tiny bow on the waist… It’s very elegant and retro and even looks pretty darn comfy- the other one looks more stuffy/heavy/difficult to sit or dance in… If # 1 is more your style I would go with that one- it really flatters your figure as well…
Post # 11
- Wedding: December 2014 - Loft
bunniejanie: First of all wow! You look amazing in both. Where is your wedding being held and what month? That will influence my decision. Neither is a bad choice though.
Post # 12
I voted for the first dress. With the mermaid style it will be tight when it’s fitted to you and it will be difficult to walk and dance. I almost went with that style and then they actually clipped me in so I could see what a proper fit would be. Well, I tried to waltz around the store with my maid of honor and the clip went flying off my butt! In a dress that fit I would either have been trapped or ripped the gown! If you have any intention of trying to actually, legitimately dance – skip the mermaid.
Post # 13
Not a fan of that mermaid at all. If you really want a mermaid, there is probably a more flattering one out there for you.
The first one is amazing though imo. Classic, bridal, and perfect on you imo.
Post # 14
Love the first one! I would stick a blingy belt on where the other belt is and it’s perfect!
Post # 15
- Wedding: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Dress one looks really good on you