(Closed) Honest Thoughts on a very Modest Dress

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: I think this dress......
    is cute : (128 votes)
    69 %
    is costume-ish : (39 votes)
    21 %
    is out of date : (8 votes)
    4 %
    if I saw this I would assume it was picked becasue of poor body image (arms) : (11 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I love it! It shows enough leg to not be dated (at least to me, I have vintage taste though) Its very vintage chic and I think the pillbox hat would be fantastic with it! Post pics when you go and try it on!!

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    There is nothing wrong with not having your arms or shoulders out, be it for a specific social/religious reason or just because you like the style of the dress! It isn’t like it is a floor and wrist length potato sack, it is a style of dress that happens to have sleeves. And a stinkin’ awesome one at that!

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I actually TOTALLY smiled when I saw that pic.  Not sure why, but yes, it does have some wonderful character and is definitely worth trying on!!

    Post # 6
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    515 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I love it! It’s gorgeous and unique. If it expresses your personality and style, then it will look that much better on you. You should definitely go for it.

    (The bridesmaids dresses in the picture look a bit witchy to me, though, so I hope you choose something else for them.)

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think it is cute and retro!

    Post # 8
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    374 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think the dress can only look costume-ish if that is usually not your style.  I think the dress is fantastic though!

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    there was no option for other, it isn’t my taste, but I don’t think it is out-of-date/costumeish/for poor body image, so i choose other.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I love it!  And just sayin…isn’t a bridal gown sort of a costume anyway?  I mean you wouldn’t wear one around to run your errands and the dress speaks to your role “the bride”…but yeah it’s supes cute!

    Does it actually slenderize your arms?  I know sleeves actually make my arms look bigger :/ I have wide shoulders.

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    It’s beautiful, and I think you should add a “I love it!” box in your poll! That’s what I’m going for as well, although I think I’ll go for a more “Lacy” look (my current obsession). Anyway, post pictures when you try it on, would love to see it!

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    its very fifties (and I LOVE bridal fashion from the fifties, so that’s actually a good thing lol) & I love your idea of a coloured fluffy petticoat underneath. So cute.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I love it.  I love vintage styles anyway.  A coloured petticoat underneath would be fantastic, and I’d maybe suggest a strong colour for shoes (I don’t know what shade of pink you’re going for?) and possibly the belt, just to make everything pop.

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Love it!

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    ADORABLE!!!

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