Help me decide which dress!

posted 3 years ago in Full Figured
  • poll: Which dress?

    Ivory Kiyonna 1/2 Sleeve Gown

    Gray David’s Sleeveless Gown

  • Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    I ordered my Bridesmaid or Best Man dress from forhimandforher.com and my dress was really well tailored, actually all of our dresses were. I considered ordering a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress from them in white for my wedding. They have a heap of styles and a fast track option… in case you wanted to have a look. 🙂

    Post # 17
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    The David’s is so much more flattering! The ivory one doesn’t flatter your figure and it also is a very mature look…

     

    Good luck! 

    Post # 18
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    Have you checked out BHLDN sale dresses or BHLDN on pre-used dress sites? I think they would have something similar to what you, with minimal alterations. The grey dress is sooo pretty on you but it seems like you are not sold on color? I think you have a great shape and the ivory dress does not capture that in the same way 🙂

    Post # 19
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Send them both back bee. You have a great figure, and neither are right.

    Also you can always get a lace bolero or mesh sleeves for your arms, so don’t rule out dresses you like because of the arms. Mesh bodysuits are everywhere right now! 

    I second BHLDN, and I’d look at Nordstrom too. And how about Rent the Runway? They have more bridal styles but I loved these sleeves and the Jackie o neckline.

     

    Post # 20
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    Sugar bee

    Bee, you can do better!!! Please keep looking! 

    Post # 23
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

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    futuremrspk :  if you are petite, order a dress made for petites! It will make all of the difference, esp if you’re a bit short-waisted (speaking from experience here). 

    There are so many dresses that would look fantastic on you- you do not look thick at all! 

    Post # 25
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    Bee, there are several dresses “in stock” (I assume this means they will come in more quickly than a special order) in ivory at David’s with similar lines to the grey dress. I agree with the other posters that the ivory dress just doesn’t flatter your lovely shape like the grey dress does, but the grey just just doesn’t scream bridal. 

    These are the two bridesmaids dresses that are similar. 

    http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_sleeveless-long-mesh-dress-with-corded-lace-f15749_all-bridesmaid-dresses

    http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_long-strapless-tulle-dress-with-belt-w10888_all-bridesmaid-dresses

    There is also this DB Studio dress that is beautiful and very affordable!

    http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_brides_wedding-dresses-under-200_soft-floral-lace-sheath-gown-with-blush-lining-sdwg0622

     

    If you’re worried about the temperature (or covering your upper arms) why not consider a lace overlay, bolero, or wrap? There are some lovely options I’ve seen floating around the boards though I can’t remember the sites others suggested for purchasing off the top of my head. 

    I’m sure you’ll look beautiful in whatever you pick, bee! Just make sure it’s something YOU love and that you don’t settle!

    Post # 26
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    Busy bee

    I really would recommend you to look for a third option. I don’t like the shape of the ivory gown at all, it is looking sort of frumpy and not very flattering. I like the skirt of the gray gown, but I am not a fan of the color or of the top part and the overall impression of it is bridesmaid. If in any way possible, please do consider finding a third option!

    Post # 27
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    futuremrspk :  I don’t  love the kyionna dress. The Davids bridal dress is beautiful on you and flattering.

    If you wanted to add sleeves due to the weather you could ask David’s bridal to order in extra matching lace and fabric for you. Mist bridal salons and designers will offer this service for alterations. You can then add sleeves with this extra fabric.  

     

    Post # 29
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    Sugar bee

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    futuremrspk :  I’m so glad! Please keep us updated, love to see what you choose 

    Post # 30
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    Are there any bridal consignment stores where you live? within a decent drive? There may be something there?

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