(Closed) Help! Which dress do I choose now?!?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
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    Moonlight Dress

    Mori Lee Dress

  • Post # 2
    311 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I love the look for the second, especially the way the bottom tiers to the side like that. I haven’t seen it before!

    Post # 3
    1597 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I like the Mori Lee because I like a softer, lighter fabric/silhouette in general. But I think they both look awesome on you.

    Post # 4
    2271 posts
    Buzzing bee

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    Ok so let me just say I love the mori lee on you and you are right I have been in bridal three years and never seen an organza version of what you are describing. I also don’t want to confuse you further but if you love the top of the first dress but not the pickups of the skirt I can recommend a dress that is similar and with a skirt like the mori lee just not organza, maybe worth trying because you should love your dress never settle. Also if you do want to try this dress and a store doesn’t have it inquire about Essense’s loan program, the will lend a sample of any available dress to a boutique for a bride to try upon special request. 

    Essense of Australia D1459


    Post # 5
    737 posts
    Busy bee

    I think you look terrific in the second dress! I love the flow of it.  Do you have time to keep looking?  If so, I’d take the time just for peace of mind, but dress two does look fantastic.

    Post # 6
    11521 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Both dresses are beautiful, and you look great in both of them. However, the first dress seems to be more “you.”  If you love the bling of that top, you’re just not going to be happy in a dress that doesn’t have that.  However, as a prior poster noted, there are other dresses that will give you a similar-looking top with a different type of bottom.

    Post # 7
    2789 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

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    llussier:  yes! I like this dress…..

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    april.drumm:  you have to at least try on the dress she suggested before you make your decision. I think the first dress flatters you more but I don’t like pick ups. That’s why I think you should try on the Essence of Australia dress that was suggested.

    Post # 8
    210 posts
    Helper bee

    I much prefer the mori Lee, the material on the skirt of the first dress looks kinda cheap to me and doesn’t suit you as well as the second 

    Post # 9
    2842 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I too much prefer the second dress, it just flows more nicely. The first appears to have too much going on for my tastes, though your tastes may be completely different.

    The only other thing I could think of that might come close is this Sophia Tolli, if you added a belt to it:

    Or this one by Casablanca:

    Still on Casablanca, they might be your best options because their dresses can be customised at the time you order them. I don’t know for sure how much you can customise them, but I would imagine you could extend the beading (or change the beading) and add a belt to this dress:

    or add beading and a belt to this one:


    Post # 11
    83 posts
    Worker bee

    The Mori Lee is far more flattering on your body type. It creates a more defined waist line and the  deeper sweet heart neckline gives you more of a neckline and flatters your shoulders. I like the thicker and wider belt as well. This dress is good for you. The front is just a bit too big across your thighs which is why it looks loose their. They need to make sure they alter it to be more fitting. I have the same problem with fitted dresses. I have a large bust and thick waist so I have to get sizes that fit there and the bottom is always too loose in the same place. 

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