Post # 47
I love 2 and 3 on you!!!
2 is very unique and I don’t think many people would be able to pull it off like you! However, I think 3 is more timeless and romantic and would fit your venue very well!
Whichever you pick, you will look fab! 😉
Post # 49
my jaw dropped when I saw #2!
Post # 50
Have to say #3 is definitely the one that meets your original requirements, fits your venue, and has the added bonus of not being *really* trendy. I think with #2 you might look back and feel it looks dated more quickly than you would with the Martina Liana. I agree with a PP that there’s some unfortunate placements of the lower sparkles on dress 2. Have you tried any of ML’s other dresses? You might look at a few others to see if one has the ‘drama’ you’re missing in this one; 419 might be a good choice!
Post # 51
Hands down, the Martina Liana one.
Post # 52
You have a beautiful figure. I’m not sure any of them do wonders for you though. My least favorite is #2. It makes you look like you have a bit of a pot belly, which I don’t think you have. I voted for #3, which I think is the most flattering and elegant of all of them.
Post # 53
#2 is doing all sorts of great things for your body. Hands down the best option.
Post # 54
Without a doubt, dress #3, the Martina Liana. It is SO gorgeous and elegant, AND it is SO flattering to your figure!
Post # 55
- Wedding: May 2014 - Beach
They are all gorgeous 🙂 I would have picked number 2 since it shows what a pefect figure you have. But after I saw the venue of the ceremony and reception and read how you wanted it to be classy i voted for number 3. I myself love lace and the dress looks absolutley stunning on you and it would go great with the wedding theme you picked SO GOOD LUCK :))
Post # 56
You’re a knock out in the Essence of Australia dress, even if it’s one size too small!
Post # 57
I think #3 is the most flattering on you! My least favorite is #2.
Post # 58
You rocked all of them, so I need a tie breaker. I went back and looked at your face in each dress, and you glowed the most in #2. I would pick 2!
Post # 59
#3 by a mile, it’s both elegant, romantic and figure-flattering. I will have to agree with your bridesmaid on #1, it does look like the train comes out of nowhere, and I think the bust comes up too high on you (even after alterations, I would imagine). I also prefer the lace pattern of the Martina Liana, and it’s a lot more flattering to your figure. #2 gives you an incredible hourglass shape but I just don’t think it’s as elegant as #3 (plus I personally don’t find fitted satin to be very flattering in photos, regardless of how tiny the person wearing it).
Post # 60
I couldn’t decide at all. I love what #2 does to your figure, but I too am getting “sparkly merkin” vibes from the placement of the embellisments in certain places (glad to hear I’m not the only one with a dirty mind LOL).
On the other hand, #3 is gorgeous, and you said yourself that it’s all that you’re looking for. Maybe once it’s hemmed to fit you it’ll be easier to walk in, because it’s probably flaring out from lower down than it’s supposed to owing to being too long for you.
I also agree that it’s not quite as elegant as #3, but then it depends what kind of look you’re really going for.
If #3 could make your body look like #2 does, I would vote for it in a flash. There’s something about the dramatic flare of the skirt that makes your curves look banging (and I don’t think it makes you look TOO short).
I don’t know if you tried on Mon Cheri in your search, but here is one of theirs that looks like a combination of #2 and #3 (sparkly lace with dramatic mermaid). I think it would be possible to alter this so it flares out from higher up, which is probably going to be have to be done anyway due to your petite height.
Also this Allure dress:
Post # 61
@Mamajacket: Thanks for being honest! Dress 2 is a size too small and I was wearing granny panties because the consultant was in the room with me changing, so I think that’s why it looks pot-belly-ish.