Post # 1
I set back out on my hunt for the perfect dress after not fully loving any of my previous favorites enough to take the plunge. I have one more appointment tomorrow, but found two that I really like today.
They are quite similar in a lot of ways (drop waist, asymmetrical ruching, price, etc.) The first is super lightweight and fun to move around in, but the second is a little more dramatic and makes me look great! For those of you who wore light/heavy dresses (especially outside in the summer), do you have any stories to share? Part of me is terrified of having a heavier, structured dress but it’s also only for a few hours.
I will be getting married in an orchard with a very rustic feel (having sunflowers and lavendar as my flowers) and will be wearing converse underneath my dress. Here are the two front runners!
Dress 1: Wtoo Regina
Dress 2: Unknown designer
Post # 3
Here is a picture of the regina w/o the sash and a peek at my converse (the dress comes with a white sash, but we tried on the grey one because that is what my bridesmaids are wearing):
Post # 4
I don’t like the way the waistline hits you on either of those.
I looked back at your other thread and I think the reason I liked the first one is because it has a high/natural waist (not quite empire but not dropped at all), that definitely seems to be the most flattering for your shape.
Post # 5
Sorry, I also don’t think these are very flattering. I do like the first one from your other thread, but I also like the fern one. The fern one looks great on you and also really fits your venue really well.
Post # 6
Thanks for the input bees. I am very hesitant to choose the first one from the last thread, as it needs *so many* alterations (it’s 2 sizes too big, neckline needs to be altered, straps need to be altered, etc.) I’d probably end up paying the same amount on alterations as did on the dress 🙁 The 3rd one is beautiful but I think another bee made a good point that converse might seem awkward underneath such a simple, elegant and classic looking dress. it needs a fun dress or a super dramatic girly dress to pull it off.
I will keep this all in mind as I look tomorrow morning, but so far these have been my favorites in the dresses that fit into my budget :
Post # 7
@converse_bride: I love the 3rd dress from your original thread but I understand about wearing converse with that dress. A nice fun, frilly, light dress would look great with the converse but with a different cut.
Post # 8
Sorry hun, I’m not a fan of any, your arms indicate what a great body you have under those dresses but the dresses hide it!
Post # 9
How about something like this?
http://www.edenbridals.com/1407_p_50.html (looks similar to the first pic but higher at the waist)
Post # 10
Agreed. You have a lovelyfigure but I don’t think these dresses show that off x
Post # 11
Between these two dresses I prefer #1, but my favorite on you is still the fern dress from your original thread.
Post # 12
I’m not a fan of either. Sorry!
Post # 13
I prefer the Organza gowns that you posted in Part 1. Both of them were much more flattering!
Post # 14
I do like the Regina more than the dresses you had in your previous post. So I think you are on the right track. But I have to agree with PPs that the dropped waist is just not working for you.
Post # 15
I disagree with poster who thinks that style is not flattering on you. PLEASE do not let that give you a complex about wearing a fitted dress because I think the shape they give you looks great on your body.
Post # 16
@fembride045: I’m not sure if you were referring to my comment or someone else’s. But just in case I came across too harsh, I wanted to clarify my comment. I also have a pear shape, so the types of dresses that OP is showing would not look good on me either. However, that doesn’t mean fitted dresses don’t. In fact, my dress is a fitted sheath and I love it! I think OP could rock fitted sheaths as well!