(Closed) i am a big dress drama llama and don’t even know if I want one! (+pictures)

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: which dress or loosely formed dress-related theory?
    the casablanca lace (or something similar) : (7 votes)
    23 %
    the mikaella mermaid : (7 votes)
    23 %
    the marisa dress that is way more expensive but was pretty awesome : (2 votes)
    7 %
    something short! : (9 votes)
    30 %
    something green! (or some other non-white color) : (1 votes)
    3 %
    something green AND short : (2 votes)
    7 %
    none of the above - another floor long white dress : (0 votes)
    white velour track suit (or, you know, other) : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Although you look reallt nice in the dresses you’ve posted, based on your descriptions of your personality and your wedding – I feel like a short dress would be really great for you!  You can handle finding some nice shoes, right? πŸ™‚

    ETA: I still would vote for white/ivory/cream/etc and short though.  I agree with a below poster that you will feel much more appropriate with the hair/make-up/jewelery/etc and the white won’t seem so strange to you.

    Post # 4
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    1270 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I THINK THAT YOU SHOULD WEAR A WHITE DRESS!

    i think that once you have everything together, like you’re makeup and hair down, your accessories on, and all your friends/family/bridal party dressed up, you will totally feel the part.

    It probably feels awkward because you don’t usually dress up, but I do not think you will feel awkward on your wedding day.

    It’s also a plus that if you wear the traditional long white dress you can wear whatever shoes you want (opt for something super comfy and totally you!)

    Post # 5
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    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I say wear something short since that is YOUR personality! Can you try on a few short dresses and take some pics and post them here? You shouldn’t feel awkward on your big day! πŸ™‚

    Post # 7
    Hostess
    11243 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I do like the Mikaella as I put in your post before. But you can tell you’re not into the traditional type dress. You sound way more into a short or green dress and who cares what everyone else will wear – it’s YOUR day and you need to feel comfortable and gorgeous! You mentioned a big fun party so a short dress would look great, you need to try some on. Bees that have posted their short wedding dresses look fab and really pretty πŸ˜‰ Good luck

    Post # 9
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    53 posts
    Worker bee

    What about something like this?  I tried it on and I felt like it was a sun dress with a bridal twist.  Very comfortable and easy to be in…and it had pockets!  It didn’t quite fit my wedding but if mine were more of a relaxed sort of occasion I would have loved it!  I’m sure they make something like this in other lines if you didn’t want to go the Davids Bridal route. 

    http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Faile-Ball-Gown-with-V-Neck-and-Hidden-Pockets-ES9808_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Designer-Galina

     

     

    Post # 11
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    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Pick a dress you love–don’t worry about your fiance or anyone else.  He will be fine on your wedding day.  If you wear green, your guests will have to pick something else. They’ll probably wear be wearing black anyway.

    You still have a couple months before the drop dead order date, so no panicking.  POB has beautiful short dresses.  Also, there are tons of bridesmaid dresses that are short and come in white/ivory–could be some good options there.

    Casablanca, Jasmine and a few others allow customization.  What if you did the Casablanca with a short straight skirt?

    I would also recommend trying on a couple dresses that seem like nothing you would be remotely interested in.  Sometimes the “change of scenery” helps you see things differently.

    Post # 12
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Ok – so when I looked at the link that lucylu123 posted, I saw something on the David’s Bridal website that could be a good option for you (and if not from DB, I’m sure you could find something similar from a different designer).

    http://www.davidsbridal.com/Browse_Bridal-Gowns-Features-Two-In-One-Gowns

    DB now has Two-in One gowns that start out long but you can shorten for the reception.  One of the ones they have online is a dropped-waist mermaid like you commented in your OP that you like as well (and is super cute and not a full skirt at all when short – I think it would be a great party dress).  That way you kind of get the best of both worlds!

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    Post # 13
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    3522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Don’t feel like you HAVE to have a white/cream/ivory dress–I wore a short green dress and it was fabulous. My guests knew about it so they avoided green, but I told them up front that I wouldn’t have cared even if they wore green.

    Post # 15
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    3522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @Entangled: The easiest way would be to order a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress in either of those colors–it takes the guesswork out of shopping around. Dessy has a nice hunter green shade and a few dark reds as well. Cocomyles.com allows you to customize the style and color of the dress (it’s pretty fun to play with, actually). I bought my dress at a department store on a whim in November (I think it was November, at least), when all the gorgeous fall colors were starting to come in. Short dresses of any color are awesome, though!

    Post # 16
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    380 posts
    Helper bee

    I agree with whoever said you should try on different styles.  The dresses you’ve posted before seem to have similar shapes (fitted through the waist and hips).  It sounds like you’re having a hard time because you just haven’t found a dress you really love yet.  Yeah it’s annoying, but keep trying!  Something you love is out there. 

    It sounds like you are maybe looking for a more casual dress, so I don’t see why checking out places like BCBG for a non-wedding dress would be crazy.  There are many beautiful white dresses out there.

    Or looking at the ‘destinations’ lines of wedding dresses.

     

    (Oh yeah, and your shoulders don’t look abnormally large to me – so don’t let that be what’s holding you back from trying on other styles!)

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