Post # 1
Hi! I’d love to hear opinions on these 3 options. I’m torn!!
https://imgur.com/a/CWcsm is my album.
The dramatic/different one with the tight fit and flare and satin ruching is a no-name label. Usually I really don’t go for fit and flare, but I tried this one on for fun and fell in love with it. It’s so different from my usual style, that I’m torn as to whether to go for it, or go with a more regal, elegant look (like the Tutera). On the other hand, when I had it on I was so excited that it was something “different” that people would really notice! Cons: Worried the fit and flare hits me in the wrong spot and makes my hips look bigger than in other cuts; #1 worry is that it will be uncomfortable to spend the day in (it wasn’t uncomfortable on, as other dresses were tight too, but I’m wondering just how tight it will be when it’s altered in a smaller size with the corset pulled).
The classic champagne Modified A-line/A-line with gorgeous beading along the whole dress including the train is David Tutera 215265. The pictures don’t do it justice; it made me feel kind of like a queen in a royal wedding. Although the beading is amazing, it is a very classic, plain shape. I also don’t really care for the scalloped sweetheart top, as I prefer a more dramatic sweetheart neckline (one that actually looks like a heart, like the other options do).
The fun one with the asymmetrical flower embroidery/cross between fit & flare and modified A-line is Sophia Tolli (21246). It is blush, with ivory embroidered flowers. This was the first one I tried on today, and I loved it, because it has “the best of both worlds” (half is A-line and half is fit-and-flare, so it shows off my shape). I think this dress is fun and shapely, with a beautiful and interesting asymmetrical pattern. I’m not crazy about the visible tulle that creates the flare.
Post # 2
I really love the third one. I’m pretty fond of the seond one too but that third one has something more unique about it and it looks light and airy, perhaps more etheral than the others. Your figure is perfect for that style. I’m seeing all pros and no cons there.
Post # 3
The third one is gorgeous on you. The back is stunning and it fits you the best IMO….I love blush in a wedding dress. I also think this dress is unique and fun. The other two are not as unique.
Post # 4
purpleroses23 : my fave is the “fun one” but I also really like the “classic one”. I absolutely hate the other dress, sorry… satin, pickups, flowers.. too much going..
Post # 5
observer : Thank you! I think it’s gorgeous too, but right now I’m leaning more toward the others because of how each one looks in person. That etheral picture of the back that I posted was a particularly good one 😉 That one was originally my favorite though because of all the reasons that you said! I think it’s interesting.
Post # 6
Lotusflower : Thank you! It’s funny because the back of that one is actually very plain compared to the David Tutera (second) one. I chose a particularly good picture to illustrate the back of the third one though, which makes it look very interesting and pretty with all the tulle and colors underneath. The top layer is blush, middle layer of tulle is champagne, and underside is ivory, making all the colors blend, which is nice.
Post # 7
ana2017 : Lol, I know that the first dress is definitely not for everyone! For some reason I’ve always been drawn to a little satin, some pickups, and an interesting pop of detail, like the rose in the bottom of that gown.
Post # 8
I hate the first one. The bottom of the skirt just doesn’t work in my opinion.
The second is fine. Pretty but nothing particularly outstanding.
I love the third one on you! Still classic but with just a little something extra to make it stand out.
Post # 9
Definitely the classic champagne A-line.
Post # 10
I really think the 2nd and 3rd dresses are beautiful. I’m not a fan of the 1st, though. The bottom looks like a crushed up tissue.
Post # 11
purpleroses23 : My favourite is the a-line, it’s very elegant, classic and simple. I can see you wearing a couple of pieces of jewellery with it and it’ll look fabulous.
Post # 12
- Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK
I can see why you’re having a hard time choosing! I loved the mermaid at first but as I scrolled down the 3rd one really hit me, its so beautiful how it blends from lace to tulle and still looks classic without being like every one else. It also flatters your body the most I think 🙂
Post # 13
I think the fit and flare STYLE looks phenomenal on you, but I don’t like the first dress for the same reasons others have mentioned (I rather hate it, to be totally honest). The other 2 dresses are pretty on their own, but they don’t make YOU look as stunning as the fit and flare style does. My advice is to go try on some more fit and flare dresses!! Your figure just looks incredible in that style and I think the a-line style is underwhelming on you.
Best of luck!!!
Post # 14
The first definitely not!! It looks cheap and dated I’m sorry to say.
Post # 15
third one is a winner! First one looks good too. I think you can keep shopping for more if you’re not too rushed for time 🙂
If you love satin flowers and pickups , you do you. I LOVE pickups and lots of roses but everybody here says it’s “dated” and “old-style”. If it makes you feel happy, go for it. You don’t have to get stuck with the full lace and tulle boring stuff that everybody seems to like.