Post # 1
I went dress shopping for the first time today and need some objective help deciding or at least narrowing down a few that I liked from today. They are all around the same price except for dress #2 which is about $150-200 less than the others. They can all be worn with or without a beaded or flower sash. Our venue is a fairly modern-style restaurant. Sorry the pics are a bit big, I didn’t resize them small enough!
Dress 1 – Lace V-neck
This dress needs to be taken in 2-3 sizes pretty much all over, hemming, and I would have some lace removed from the edge of the v-neck (you can kind of see where I tried to tuck it in) to make the v-neck wider. I’m worried the alterations would add quite a bit to the cost given that it’s lace and there’s a fair amount that needs to be done
Dress 2 – Flutter sleeve
Dress 3 – Key hole back
Dress 4 – Lace sweeheart
Dress 5 – Pleated lace
Post # 3
@medbride: I love dress 1 on you:)
Post # 4
Definitely 1 or 3. Sooo pretty !!
Post # 5
I actually love the flutter sleeve on you and I think it fits your venue perfectly.
Post # 7
I’m sure nobody else is going to vote for this – I think my tastes are weird – but I like the flutter sleeve one on you.
I think it makes your curves look banging and I think it’s a bit unique and avant-guarde. I also think it would suit a modern venue the best.
I also like the first lace one, but without the belt.
Post # 8
Dress 2 or 4…The flutter sleeve looks awesome, but I’m a big fan of the sweatheart lace, it’s timeless and romantic and looks great on you.
Post # 10
@Weetzie @clairebbbear @TraLo
I actually liked the sleeve alot more than I thought I would, but I’m kind of worried that I’ll look back in many years and it’ll be a “what was I thinking?”, like when my mum looks back on her puffy sleeves on her wedding dress in the 80’s!
Post # 11
@medbride: see I really feel like it’s the lace dresses that are going to scream 2013. It feels like everyone is wearing a variation of that form fitting lace dress. Not that they aren’t gorgeous, they are and that’s why everyone is wearing them, but they are very trendy like the puffy sleeves were in the 80’s. I think the flutter sleeve is modern and more ‘fashion’. I love it.
Post # 12
I voted for #1, #2, #4
#1: wow, this dress is so beautifully stunning on you; the; shape is so feminine and complimentary; and the lace just looks lovely and romantic; it’s far less ~sexy~ than the last two shapes, but no less flattering or appealing
#2: I adore how fun this dress is; this one is quite modern and the asymmetrical flutter sleeve adds a unique architectural aesthetic that I quite like; also the ruching along the torso accentuates your small, lovely waist; however, the skirt is a bit plain
#3: the shape is very matronly and the overall structure of the dress does little to enhance your figure (which is very nice, as shown by the other gowns); also, the lace detailing + chiffon/crepe skirt material looks far too vintage nightgown-y
#4: wow, you look amazing in this dress, as well; the sweetheart is very flattering, and the bow sash compliments your waist and dress nicely; also, skirt skims your body in the just the right way (enough to show off your figure, but not too much to make you look disproportionate)
#5: unfortunately, this one does exactly what #4 doesn’t: it makes you look very bottom heavy without providing any balance to your figure; also, that bustline has a really awkward shape
Post # 13
@Weetzie: Yeah that’s a good point – certainly lace strapless dresses are very “now”
Post # 14
@MlleFabuleux: Thanks for the detailed critique! It’s nice to have objective eyes look at the pics and point things out
Post # 15
I like the flutter sleeve the best, its very unique and I think looks beautiful on you. my second fav would be the last one.