Post # 1
I’ve been browsing this wonderful website for MONTHS now and finally gonna make my first post :)! I’m writing from Asia – where anything with a designer name sells for for at least twice the price they sell in NOrth America or Europe! 🙁
i showed similar dresses to fiance and he loved both, that one was modern the other was very grand and classic. i’m so undecidedi’m considering just showing him the pictures!
– my mother and youngest sister absolutely loves this – they think its grand, romantic, and perfect for our european garden wedding.
– i love how it does NOT make me look skinny at all, this sample is a bit too short, and the hoop is not good from usage. i would shorten the beading upto the natural waist, remove the lace/belt at the hip and shorten the train to a cathedral without the pickups. i love the beading – but feel the dress is very old fashioned although beautiful. and mostly – it makes me look soooo not thin!
Tulle: from teh first time i starting browsing wedding gowns – tulle gowns seemed to draw me in. i love the softness, the DREAMINESS. however, this seamsterss has not shown me anythign with lots of beading, and somehow her dresses tend to make me more thin (i think its the corset not thick enough and skirt not poofy enough). this is an unfinished dress with a waistline too low for me, i would want to make it with floral beading, or just plain lace, and accessories with a crystal belt. worry that it would make me look too and how the beading would turn out and that its kind of plain on the skirt area.
Alternative: ask the medeival shop to make the same dress using tulle (but it would be a risk that they use a high quality tulle like the second shop) and that it owuld turn out good, something like this: http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_One-Shoulder-Tulle-Ball-Gown-with-Lace-Appliques-CKP421_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Designer-Oleg-Cassini
Thank you bees!!!! and this is after compromising whether to give up on lace, beading, etc. etc. (cos i love LACe as well, yeah i’m so greedy!;()
Post # 3
I prefer the 2nd dress it looks more modern and current
Post # 4
I usually would vote for the tulle dress, but that first one is so amazing and that train so dramatic that it gets my vote. You look stunning in both though, so you really can’t go wrong with either.
Post # 5
I personally think the tulle gown looks incredible on you! The other dress is pretty but it kind of swallows you up.
Post # 6
The tulle looks great on you! The skirt hits you at the right spot, where I feel like the satin bodice is a little long looking on you. I also think the tulle gives you a nice shape!
Post # 7
I really like your third alternative best. It combines the qualities you love in both dresses. Can’t you have the medeival shop show you the tulle for your approval before they make the dress?
Post # 8
I love the second dress with a belt!!!
Post # 9
I think both are beautiful on you, but I chose the “other” option because it sounds like there are too many things you want to change about each dress. I love the Oleg Cassini gown you posted (except for the one-shoulder strap) and I agree that it combines all of the elements you are looking for.
Post # 10
i loveeeeeee the tulle dress!!
Post # 11
Thank you everyone! Amazing how dynamic the Hive is!
Post # 12
I think you are completely lost and I think before asking us to evaluate these dresses, which all look STUNNING on you, you need to decide what YOU want. What do you envision, what has always made you gasp when you see it?
Did any of these dresses make you feel gorgeous, give you the slightest butterflies, did they help you envision your day? If not, you need to keep looking and stop listening to your mom.
Post # 13
@LittleRiver: you’re right – i always want to change SOMETHING so i’ve been unable to commit to a dress!! if i liked the design, i felt it made me look thin, and if it looked good, it was missing either lace, or beading, or etc! i’ve never seen tulle with so much emrboidery as the cassini, i’m still considering to take that risk!
@2ndtime: Thanks, i’m thinking of going back this weekend to “scrutinize” their tulles and ask if htey’d let me see the tulle first. DOn’t think they’d let me though cos its just a show room and they send it to the factory (pbbly in same city but htey won’t tell me) after measurements . whereas the tulle seamstress actually let’s me choose any material in person (and do as many fittings as you like, although she’s still 3 hrs away by flight form where i am!) i go to the tulle shop next weekend so it would be my last chance to decide (or i’d have to do rush order if i make in march) ugh all this long distance!
Thank you all so much!!
Post # 14
I am in the minority here but I think the first one is 100,000 times more stunning than the tulle. The tulle is pretty but put up against the first one, I don’t think it holds a candle. You look gorgeous in both though.
Post # 15
You look perfect in the tulle (at the natural waist) and the lace Enzoani inspired gown. Please don’t get a dress that swallows you up or covers you with so much beading. The last two dresses would probably be beautiful on you as well, b/c of the natural waist. I think when you see yourself in the right dress you won’t be worried about looking too skinny or anything else. The right dress is out there! Take a deep, calm breath. You’ll find it.
Post # 16
@LuckyJuls: haha thank you, your so right i’m actually quite lost!!! i’m just basically orcing myself to choose between the two cos we’re only few months away from the day and i can only fly to the tulle shop two more times!! (where fiance lives and we fly back and forth) HE actaully encouraged me to seek out Hive’s help after spending so much time browsing inspiration here! 🙂 Hmmm i pbblyi should take down the other pictures and stick to my resolution to decide…
i’ve always envisioned something very romantic and dreamy, but never had a clarity on lace/tulle/etc. We’re getting married in the garden of our venue, its a big dining room/ small ball roomish. Was drawn by the lace&tulle enzoanis (except they don’t sell here, and i haven’t seen a chinese made dress that looked even close). I tried the medeival gowns cos i alwyas loved how classic they look and turns out they were the oens that made me look least thin (sorry, i’m just acutely aware how tiny i am).
By now i’ve tried about 2 dozen dresses or more…(mostly chinese made) and i just want to get it over with! Can’t afford the ready-made brands, and im’ starting to feel guilty for keeping on searching …(esp when the choices and time are limited)…yikes…
But thank you all!!