Post # 1
I am torn between two wedding dresses. They have similar cuts and necklines but the first has a larger size and amount of lace. The second has more delicate alencon lace. I am going for a timeless and elegant look that I will hopefully still love 10 years down the road.
Second Dress but with lining on top (I would get without):
Post # 2
Not much help but you look amazing in both. I genuinely couldn’t pick! I love both dresses!
Post # 3
cisforcaroline : I like the more delicate lace of the second dress, however, I suspect it would look better without a belt. The belt breaks things up too much for my liking.
You look amazing in both dresses… can’t go wrong!
Post # 4
cisforcaroline : I think both dresses are very flattering on you but I’d personally never do dresses with just lace appliqué and no lining on the bodice, if elegant and timeless are your objective. Strategically placed lace to cover bits and play peakaboo with other bits will never be timeless. If anything it will age and date your dress to this period where skin showing is big in wedding dress design.
I’d personally pick dress one and line the front. The back is fine left unlined whilst still playing at a little fun and sexy but still traditional and timeless.
Post # 5
I think a timeless dress should have a lining at the front. I would even go as far as to say timeless dress would have sleeves of some sort, or at the very least a higher (e.g boat) neckline, not a sleeveless V.
You still loving it years down the road is a possibility, but it looking like a proper, timeless dress in decades to come is doubtful. Plus if you can’t choose, it’s very probable that you don’t have strong feelings about either one, so how is it possible to love something that internet strangers chose for you 10 years down the road?
Post # 6
I don’t think either style is timeless, that type of lace and the sheer top as others have said is pretty trendy. That said that doesn’t mean you won’t still love it in 10 years. I also agree with what a couple other people have said, of you’re that torn maybe neither is the dress for you.
Post # 7
I think dress one has a more beautiful train and a nicer shape in the front and back neckline. For me it would be perfect if the front of the bodice was lined as I don’t love the look of the lining ending at the waist, although I know it’s very ‘in’!
Post # 8
I voted for dress one. I like the shape of the dress and the bottom more than the 2nd dress. I think if you are going for timeless line the front but u can still keep back unlined. Its beautiful dress n u look great in both!
Post # 9
No. 1 has more wow factor.It’s swoonworthy.
Post # 10
Both of them are gorgeous on you and I don’t think you could go wrong with either.
In terms of your hope for your wedding to be timeles, I think you should let that go and just choose something that you absolutely love and feel beautiful in.
Check out this article.
Your Wedding Is Not Timeless
Even Carolyn Bessett Kennedy’s dress is very much indicative of a specific time and place that she got married although the style has held up well.
Post # 11
- Wedding: January 2020 - Round Rock, TX
cmsgirl : agreed! I think dress 1 would be gorgeous with lining in the front, but leaving the back as is!
Post # 13
I am in love with dress 1 and it looks gorgeous on you. I would definitely pick this one! I wouldn’t worry that much about being timeless, as like the others say, nothing is truly timeless. Sleeves are back now but to my mum, they are very dated. I don’t think you can truly win on that front, just pick the dress you love!
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2019 - A historic Art Deco and French Renaissance Theatre
You look beautiful in Both bee! I do love the back of dress 1 but neither dress really says WOW to me.
Post # 15
Dress 1 is literally breathtaking. If you are looking for timeless I think the horsehair skirt on dress 2 is going to look very 2018 in the years to come.