- 2 years ago
I like #2
I like #2
You look gorgous in long sleeves! I think you should go with that. I also think you’d look lovely in something like this (one of my all-time favorite long sleeve dresses):
I like 1, 4, and 5. Don’t care for 2 and 3 at all. PS on 5 it looks like part of the issue with is that the sleeves are too long so it results in a drop waist effect. If you altered this to hit at your natural waist I think it would be a lot more flattering.
Dont feel bad about the solo trips! Honestly, my mom, gramma, Future Mother-In-Law, and all but one bridesmaid live nearby and I went to 4 of the 8 stores i went to solo… simply based on the timing i could get an appointment that matched my own schedule that didnt match any of theirs! (kids, work, life etc)…Honestly, in one way, the solo appointments were the easiest, because i got to look at myself in the dress and make my own mind up before i saw facial expressions or heard comments! I took photos of my faves and sent them all to my group….to be honest, there was tons of feedback that didnt match what i thought, so i took it all with a grain!
Dress 1 – I LOVE THIS DRESS. I think i tried this one on, but i do not have your figure and i could not pull it off like you are! I love the lace detail, the sleeves (and the scallop lace at wrist) and the neckline. I think this would suit a beach wedding as well
Dress 2 – Tie for second favorite. Once it is tailored i think it would fit you really nicely. And style would work for the beach.
Dress 3 – Stunning fit on you! Suits your figure, not sure if it suits the wedding style as much (mind you, you could pull any dress off on a beach if you wanted!)
Dress 4 – I think the not fitting is coming from it being wrong size is all, i think this would be a gorgous option for you.
Dress 5 – This is the other tie for 2nd. The upper half just needs tailored and its such a romantiv flowy beach option! PS – I dont see your “hip thing” you were concerned about, you have a stunning figure!
Number 5 is gorgeous! I’m assuming they would hem it for you so that there’s no train, but it’s really lovely. If you feel like the top is too empty, you can add a necklace. Don’t worry about people pleasing though, you have to get the gown that makes you feel most beautiful. Everyone’s taste is different (see: these comments), so pick the dress you like the most and then move on. I hated shopping for a gown, too, btw.
Wow, I’ll be honest, I usually hate most wedding dresses but #1 and #5 are really beautiful!!! I too made the same mistake of sharing photos and it really confused me to have such differing opinions. But you’ll make the right choice for you and look beautiful!
Wow! I really love #1 on you. It’s that simple dress you want but still have beautiful detailing. My next favorite is #5 – completely different style but it flatters you.
Also remember it’s your dress. Don’t worry about everyone’s opinions because you will not be able to please everyone, but you will able to please your own-self.
I’m glad you had a such a positive experience!
Absolutely #1, hands down. Especially if its your favourite too!!
I think #4 looks far and away the best, followed by #1. Absolutely not #2, it is shapeless.
Thank you for every one of you who left comments, shared your thoughts and ideas and simply even gave the votes. I’m blown away by all the comments and the votes!!! Thank you so much.
It hasn’t been an easy week for me and my fiance because we had a major issue with our venue and it escalated so badly and quickly, we almost had to cancel our wedding that is in 6 months. And that happened almost right after I posted this post, so it made me feel pretty bad to even went out for the dress fitting.
It took some time and lots of tears, but I had a call with the venue again yesterday and it went pretty well. I’m back on my wedding dress hunt again, and will comment you back as soon as possible! Thank you all, you ladies are so kind!
amanda1988 : Thank you! It is very kind of you to say that. Have a lovely day!
hikingbride : Thank you for voting! The sample was indeed very big. A lot of them were too big for me, so it was hard to tell whether if they’re going to look fine with the correct size or not. But after reading all the comments, it seems really the size is an important factor when it comes to a dress shopping! Thank you for your thoughts!
mrsaime : Thank you, bee! The trip itself went really well, so I should be thankful for that. Thank you for sharing your opinion with me. I’m so self-conscious of my hips, so wanted to wear something I can hide them. But reading you and some others comments made me think maybe I’m thinking too much. Thank you for your kind words!
sweetblessings56 : Thank you for your comment and kind advice! And you’re right, I really want to feel like myself and sync the best part of me. A lot of bees including you told me valuable things and made me realized I should do some more shopping, not deciding my dress with just one trip to the shop. I will do so and try to enjoy this experience. Thank you again for your thoughts!
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<div class=”boards-post-number”>teamroro : My Future Mother-In-Law mentioned that she likes the neckline of the 3rd one as well, and I do agree. 3rd dress was beautiful, only wish they had a smaller size (or wish I was taller!). They used clips, but I still was holding the dress to see better looks on dresses! I feel you and I have a very similar taste, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me!
samael : Ahh this is tough. I know what you mean by you like the sleeves on the 3rd more than 1st, but you like the lace on 1st. I’m good with sleeveless too but thought I’d at least try to find something with the sleeves as that was one thing my fiance seemed to really like. Noted that 5th dress might be too much skirt because I don’t like trains. Thank you for your comment, bee!
redbagel : Thank you for the comment! I love how you used capital letters! 🙂
jayquellen : Thank you for your advice. I didn’t know the neckline is called sweetheart – I really wasn’t so interested in the wedding dress in general… I think I really like that kind of neckline too, I wear lots of v-necks and like to have some sort of protection around my neck always. All of the dresses were really huge on me, so I agree that the skirt looks too long for the 5th too. I will keep looking for sure. Thanks again for the comment!
bridetobe2018 : We have our wedding in the same month! Hope all the planning is going well for you. Thank you for your kind message, and I believe you and other bees who told me it will look better once it’s altered. Thank you for reassuring that again! 🙂 I’ll keep that in mind and stay positive on my next appointment. Happy planning, bee!</div>
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bebebugg : They were indeed too big on me!!! They used a few clips (2~4) in the back to make it more fitted, but a few (mmm I feel like all of them, to be honest) of them were way too big and I didn’t feel so comfortable. So that’s why I had to hold the back when they took pictures of me. I think I’ll have to make sure to ask them again to use more clips in the future. Thank you for your advice and comment! 🙂
hungrymeow : Thank you for voting! It was my first ever wearing wedding dresses, so it wasn’t easy for me to just decide. I did really like the 1st one, but they were all so big, so hard to tell. I’m glad to hear others opinions. Thank you! 🙂
littlemissdimsum : Thank you for your kind words! Lace is something I can’t stop thinking about when I think of my wedding dress. I’m not confident enough to pull off a dress like #5, but I think maybe smaller size would do the better job next time, I will try. Thank you for the compliment, bee!
nordicbee : Thank you for your advice! I will keep looking. I’m 100% sure if I’m in love in any of them either now – I want to find something I cannot stop thinking of!
nonablu : Thank you for your comment, bee! I do want some light beachy look while it is still simple and beautiful. Maybe I’m asking too much…! The bodice looked absolutely awful with the 5th dress. I really was too big and I think the dress was wearing me… The ladies in the shop used the clips for me, but now that I read all of the comments here, I wonder if they should’ve done more for me. It was a nice experience, but I think I’ll keep that in my mind for the next time I shop alone. BHDLN is one of the online sites I’ve been looking, they do have gorgeous dresses and I easily found a few that I really love. I’m not in the U.S. though, I might be able to order (but not return) online. Thank you so much for all the tips, bee! It’s been really helpful. 🙂
1 and 5 are amazing on you. When altered, you would look stunning in both. I love these dresses!
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