Post # 16
Lots of questions about whether I’ve tried these on… I haven’t. My plan, ultimately, is to get both of them (as they’re both fairly low cost and I can put them on layaway). Maybe once I try them on, I will have more of a feel for which one I like best but I just wanted to hear some opinions before I get them in. I have tried on similar modern styles (though nothing quite like the first one’s absolutely unique front). For me, it’s not a matter of fit or style with either of these two as I’ve been in similar dresses for other events… My style has always been so diverse and I’ve been told I can pull of any style well.
I do love the second dress, but I can’t stop looking at the first dress either. When I had to pick my engagement ring (we bought it online), I looked for days and days and days but the ring I always went back to to look at was the one we ended up getting. I can’t keep my eyes off either of these dresses. I like that Dress A is more of an “average person’s” dress from the time period but Dress B is iconic.
Post # 17
I love the idea but have a few thoughts:
– are those dresses charmeuse? If so, undergarments will be CRUCIAL.
– I personally would be hesitant to get those dresses when they both would require work and the fabric is probably quite fragile.
– a lot of designers do dresses in late art deco styles – this is why I would be hesitant to spend so much on a dress that would be that difficult to update/wear
– if your goal is “authenticity”, the early Art Deco years (“flappers”) with those late art deco designs (especially the second) might somewhat clash – sue wong makes some beautiful drop waist beaded gowns that would be more accurate theme-wise. If you are going for a general Art Deco feel that is probably a non-consideration since it’s all in an about 25-30 year span of time
Post # 18
Even with any wedding gown, or any daily attire for that matter, appropriate undergarments are crucial. Both dresses are satin.
Any new wedding dress would also require “work” as I’m 5’2″ and gowns are simply not cut that short. I would also need the bust taken in for most modern sizes as I’d have to order up to accommodate my hips properly. Satin isn’t as fragile as lace and both dresses are in great condition. As for cost, purchasing both dresses still has me well under my budget and I can resell whichever dress I choose against.
My problem with art deco “inspired” dresses is that, while awesome flapper inspired gowns, brides of the time did not typically wear Gatsby-flapper style dresses. This style has been largely glamorized/overinflated by a particular movie. Besides that, I’m trying to keep costs under $1k. Johanna Johnson, Sue Wong, Jenny Packham, Yolan Cris, Galia Lahav – simply put, they are all WAY over my budget (though stunning). 🙁
The thought here is that I am the bride getting wed at a speakeasy, where there would likely be flappers present. Think less 1920s Art Deco and more 1930s end of prohibition.
Post # 19
I’m in the minority here, but I’ll throw in a vote for dress A. Will you post again when you get the dresses so we can see you in them? I’m so curious to see how it turns out! 🙂
Post # 20
I will for sure! I can’t wait to get them. My parents might be helping me pay for them so I can get them sooner, otherwise they may take me a month and a half to pay off… I’ll keep everyone posted!