(Closed) Help! Enchanted forest themed engagement shoot outfit

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Anna10-05-2014:  Those are very beautiful dresses, but they are also quite costumey… even the models look like they’re dressed up as characters. Which isn’t a bad thing in itself, but if dressing up already makes you feel like you’re “trying too hard”, then you may not love the effect of such dramatic choices. If what you’re going for is a sort of storyboard/cosplay session, then these would be good choices, but they don’t look like something anyone would wear to the park under normal circumstances, so yes, it will look like you’re “trying” in that sense. What is your fiance going to wear?

The other thing to consider is… they’re all very flowy and ethereal. And man, I am right there with you, I LOVE flowy ethereal clothing… but not on me. I’m beautiful, I have a banging body, but it is not willowy, and trying to dress it like it’s willowy doesn’t work. I just feel and look, as you say, large.

You have some awesome curves, but curves call for structure and draping that work with them, not piles of chiffon. The second dress actually seems most likely to work on your build, although I don’t think the giant high/low skirt is going to do anyone who isn’t a toddler or a ballerina any favors- but a corset with a billowing skirt might work. Or a drapey peasant/juliet style shirt, with a fitted vest or bodice and a relatively slim skirt.


Post # 4
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Let’s go a different direction…..

So I say you look here:

(on the pricey side): free people dresses

More reasonable dresses

mint lace dress – get a floral crown to match

white lace dress

Hi-low floral dress

floral lace dress

Maxi dresses! Right away ethereal and less costumey plus figure flattering.

Red/White with slit

White with tiny flowers  with floral belt (can be designed however you like to match)

Ruffle pink and grey dress

blush floral maxi

Post # 5
2707 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Bubblesmcgee:  & 


both gave good advice. I think you would be better off interpreting the theme a little less literally and going with a dress that has an ethereal vibe, but isn’t so costumey. It sounds like a lovely setting, and Im sure the photos will turn out nice. I hope you share some so we can see what you chose!

Post # 7
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I vote everything that @dressedinlovexo: said. These are things you’d wear again and definitely go along with your theme

Post # 9
857 posts
Busy bee

Why dont you do like a little red riding hood out fit… then it wouldnt be trying so hard, and pretty casual. Do a nice fitted jean with knee high boots and Red poncho jacket? I think that would look fantastic and not the usual!


Post # 11
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Anna10-05-2014:  No problem you are going to look great no matter what you wear πŸ™‚ plus sounds like it is going to be a fun shoot
I had fun finding those things plus sure beats doing my coursework haha.

Oh please I drool over free people clothing I finaly made a few purchases from them. Sizing is a little weird and I usually size down because everything is sooo flowy.

Post # 14
2481 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Anna10-05-2014:  I have that skirt. It is fab! I also have a very similar corset but be aware that the hinge clasps have a habit of openng when you least want them to! But this would be a fantastic outfit for all that.

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