(Closed) Help with Dress options!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress should I go with?
    Silk Chiffon dress by Leanne Marshall : (49 votes)
    53 %
    Lace/Organza dress by Leanne Marshall : (38 votes)
    41 %
    Amsale Coco : (5 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 4
    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I gasped when I saw all your choices. They’re all lovely. Why couldn’t 1 of your choices be ugly? 🙂

    But, I voted #2 (even though you honestly can’t go wrong). My focus was more on minor, subtle discrepancies in the styles:

    #1: love the shape and flow of the dress (especially that softly layered chiffon skirt); the draping is amazing and the pinned bodice is exquisite BUT that detailing on the bust looks a bit too lazy and uninspired for me (like the designer couldn’t think of what to add there so they just bunched up some fabric strips and sewed it on); unfortunately, this is really taking away from the clean beauty of the gown 🙁

    #2: I. adore. everything. Seriously, the bodice detailing is intricately lovely, and the slightly scalloped sweetheart bustline is just wonderful; also, you can’t go wrong with a natural waist (and I love that it’s not too thick); and then I get to my absolute favorite part: the pyramid ruffles! it’s such a unique pinning of the chiffon that it’s very bridal avant garde without looking costume-y or ridiculous 

    #3: I’ve really liked this gown ever since it hit the runway because it’s such a girly, ballet-inspired look; the pillowy ball gown skirt makes taffeta look GOOD (hard to do), and the low-cut bthe ust with delicate eyelash lace adds a touch of lingerie sexiness w/o being crass or explicit BUT it’s not as eye-catching to me as the other choices, if you’re not careful, it can look a bit muumuu-ish, and the inset waist is too wide (almost looks like a poorly-executed obi sash or one of those post-partum slimming wraps)

    *Remember: I’m being hyper-critical and super picky on purpose because they really are all fantastic gowns.

    Post # 5
    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    It’s hard to tell without seeing them on you. For a start, I think none of those dresses would work for you if you’re curvy. I think they are for girls who either have boyish figures or who are a bit hourglass, but not too much. The third one in particular, you couldn’t wear that if you had big boobs or big shoulders (but it would look freaking awesome if you were the tall, willowy delicate type).

    #1 – have to agree somewhat with MlleFabuleux about the bodice, but I tihnk that could be solved by taking the belt off (if that’s even possible). I think it would make more sense then. It is still a truly lovely dress regardless. It is so unique that I voted for it anyway. Go figure.

    #2 – love it. Have nothing negative to say. 

    #3 – I think I’d add a crinoline to give it even more volume and emphasise the waist even more, but other than that, I love it too. It makes taffeta look great!


    Post # 6
    137 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I honestly love your style. If I didnt hate my shoulders and think they are boney and make me look too athletic I would totally wear either dress 1 or dress 2. Dress 3 to me wasnt special enough. I just loved the detail of the first two. 

    I have the same problem with dresses. My wedding is 2 days before yours and I went dress shopping yesterday and left completely depressed. I dont know if I will ever find a dress. None of the dresses fit me and it also made me second guess the dress I fell in love with. So I went online and now I’m looking for another dress. This was supposed to be my decision week and now I feel like I’m starting over. 

    Good luck!

    Post # 7
    751 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I love the first one!!!

    Post # 8
    3039 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I love the first one; the fabric looks like it has a lovely flow and I love how soft the white is. Also, the other dresses looks like they are sitting a little bit too low. Good luck with the dress hunt!

    Post # 9
    4436 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    #2! I almost gasped when I saw it- so gorgeous!!

    Post # 10
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @ariaK:  My vote went to #2, it’s a gorgeous dress and I couldn’t fault it. It’s difficult to say without seeing you in the dresses, or knowing more about your body shape. But some comments:


    #1 – I feel like this was the most uninspired out of the dresses, it looks a bit like an evening/prom dress in that it’s very simple and has that standard Grecian draped look about it. It’s the most casual out of the three. The bodice would need to hit you at exactly the right place without looking a bit maternity-ish.


    #2 – SUCH a pretty dress. This is my favourite silhouette, with a natural teeny waist, embellished bodice and interesting full skirt. Love it.


    #3 – I really like this dress, it has this casual nonchalance about it that I love. But I think it’s a hard dress to pull off, you would ideally need to be tall, slender and small-busted. I think it has the potential to look matronly if you are curvier. This is the dress for someone who wants to show off their slender, toned arms and decolletage.


    Post # 11
    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Hard to say without seeing them on you, but I like #2 the best.

    Post # 12
    4656 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    First one by a mile. It’s so ethereal, forest fairy, magical. 

    Post # 13
    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    #2 is my favorite. 

    #1 probably wont be as flattering

    #3 is wayyyy too low cut. and I feel the fabric doesnt photograph very well

    Post # 14
    154 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Ahh!! All these dresses are gorgeous! I can see why you are having a hard time, I picked number 1 because I just think it is absolutely beautiful, it so understated but grogeous. 

    Number 2 is a close contender but I’m not sure whats going on with those layers on the skirt.. I think its beautiful as well but the picture doesn’t do it justice. I love the lave though 

    Good luck! 🙂 

    Post # 15
    1152 posts
    Bumble bee

    Oh please oh please oh please buy #1. That dress, in the autumn mountains, would be so beautiful I might cry.

    Post # 16
    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I love number 2 the most. I also like number 1 but not so much the bodice. 


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