(Closed) Help me pick my dress!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress should I get?
    Athena - It'll probably look good even if you can't try it on before you buy : (18 votes)
    26 %
    Watters Escalante - It's not too formal and it's SO beautiful : (32 votes)
    47 %
    Jim Hjelm 8063 - It's not too formal and it's so pretty! : (15 votes)
    22 %
    Paloma Blanca 4304 - It's not too formal and I love the back! : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    38 posts
    Newbee

    If you can return the Athena if you aren’t happy with it I say go for it! If not could you possibly try on anything similar in a salon (Like same material etc.)?

    ETA: If not the Jim Hjelm is stunning!

    Post # 4
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    1419 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2017 - Downtown Riverfront Cafe

    Love the first, considering your wedding plans. It looks pretty straight forward. With professional measurements, I say go for it! The others seem quite formal, indeed, but I prefer the Watters of the bottom 3 (if that helps and you decide not to order sight unseen). Best wishes!

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Yeah, can you return the first one if it doesn’t fit?  I’m also having a fairly simple outdoor wedding and didn’t want a big fancy dress, so I can relate.  I love the first one!  If you can return it, I’d definitely order it.  

    If you can’t return it, only you can know if it’d look good on your body type.  I’m not overweight or anything, but I have kind of a short thick waist and small boobs, so it’d probably look like crap on me ๐Ÿ™‚

    Of the others, the first is my favorite!  And I wouldn’t worry about any dress looking too fancy.  It should really just be about what kind of dress *you* want to wear.  If you want simple, go for it.  If you want slightly fancier, go for it – it’ll look awesome whether it’s in a backyard or not.

    Post # 8
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    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    UM, the  Watters Escalante is freaking gorgeous!! 

    And I don’t think it’s too formal for a backyard wedding AT ALL. I think it’s perfect. I’d be weary about ordering a dress you can’t try on!

    Post # 10
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    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @JenGirl:  It’s true, things can look completely different on your body than you anticipated! I had thought I wanted a ballgown with a natural waist, but ended up with a drop-waist because I looked like a line-backer in all of the original dresses I thought would look good.

    ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Do you love love love the Watters Escalante? I think it’s SO beautiful! It’s elegant but not frou-frou, you know?

    Post # 11
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    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would not buy a dress you can’t try on, I was sure I was in LOVE with a certain Watters dress and had the salon I was going to order a sample from the designer so I could try it, and I hated it compared to the other dresses I tried, just didn’t work for my body (and not trying to brag, even the ladies at the salon said I have a perfect figure for wedding dresses, 34-24-34). Pretty much everything looked amazing on me except the dress I though would be the one. Go figure LOL. It was also a dress that had a keyhole/low back and those dresses are harder to tell how they will fit on your body based off just photos.

    The Escalante is beautiful and if you can’t stop thinking about it, I say go for it! It is definitely not too formal ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 12
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    38 posts
    Newbee

    @JenGirl:  The dress sounds beautiful! If you are not 100% sure it would probably be best togo with one you have tried on and still love ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 13
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    11343 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Of all the dresses that you posted, I actually love the first one the most for your particular wedding vision. HOWEVER, I totally agree with those who are telling you NOT to buy a dress that you cannot try on and have not seen in person. Even if it would be your perfect vision, the risk of “what if it doesn’t work out” is just too great.

    I would keep looking for a style and dress that you can try on in person and that you will love.  For some reason, I’m thinking that you may like some of the Nicole Miller gowns, since they are known for their simple elegance.  Have you tried any of those?

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @JenGirl:  Nordstom carries at least some of her collection, along with some other designer bridal gowns. You may want to check into that, if you have a Nordstrom nearby.  Also, I have no idea what their return policy would be for bridal gowns, but they have an extremely flexible return policy for other items.

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