Post # 1
I’ve been dress shopping for what feels like forever, looked at a million different silhouettes & fabrics and I know that I like fit & flare or a slight mermaid/trumpet in satin. The 2 dresses that are my top contenders are Sottero & Midgely Adorae and David’s Bridal V3204, but I can’t say that I LOVE either of them. I think the belt on the adorae is what bothers me, i feel like your eyes go straight to the belt & nothing else. With the DB dress, I really like the bow, but feel like the dress is a little too plain otherwise. Am I being incredibly picky? Or does anyone know of a similar dress that’s out there that I might love? I just don’t want a dress with too much bling on it.
Post # 3
The DB dress flatters you way more. Was the Adorae a little too big? It seems to hide your waist more which you obviously have in the DB dress.
Maybe you could add a brooch onto the bow and/or a thin beaded sash that sits lower at the waist?
Post # 4
I like the first one the best, but if you don’t love either of them, keep looking!
Post # 5
I agree with your comment about your eyes going straight to the belt—it’s just not working. I like the second one, but if you don’t, keep looking. You’ll find the right dress!
Post # 6
if youu are talking yourself into either of these, then it isnt the dress i know it is frustrating v but when you find the perfect dress it will be worth it! you have a great start knowing the style you want, now just find the dress you love!
Post # 7
Love the second one. You could always add a belt or brooch.
Post # 8
I definitely dig the second dress a lot better. 🙂
Post # 9
@KhiraLi: There is something a little off with the fit of the Adorae, I can’t remember though. What’s funny is I forgot I tried this dress on & my mom took pics of it at one store, ended up trying it again at another store & really liked it, fit better. Later I was looking through my camera and was like OMG I hated this dress the first time! so I’m leaning towards the DB, but still not sold on it.
@disashter: you’re right, I know I should keep looking, I just feel like I’ll never STOP looking, haha!
Post # 10
I really like the 2nd dress on you!!
Post # 11
I really love the David’s Bridal dress on you, but if you’re not 100% sold on it, keep on looking. I had a few “this could be the one” dresses, but I kept on finding things to nitpick about each of them. People kept on telling me to stop looking, since at that point, I had tried on over 75 dresses, and as they said, “there will alwasy be another ‘one'”. Thankfully, I listened to my heart, and decided to try some more stores.
Luckily, I only needed to go to one and found a dress that made me perfectly, honestly happy with no complaints. I never had a “this is the one” moment, but the thought of not getting my dress made me truly sad, and when I glanced through all of the pictures and got to my dress, I would say, “oh yeah, that’s it!”
Post # 12
You wrote that you don’t LOVE either of them? Are you settling? I’m going to make a suggestion. Take a ride up to VOWS in Watertown, MA (outside of Boston, near Newton). They have really Hugh end dress samples. They include dry cleaning and repair if there is flaw in their dresses. I got a $4,000 Amsale there for $1,300 (there were cheaper and more expensive options). If you aren’t in love with what your seeing at a store lie Davids Bridl, you might like some higher end gowns. 🙂
Vow’s website is http://bridepower.com
Post # 13
@Jeannine @ Small Chic: Thanks! I’ll definitely check them out!
Post # 14
What do you think of Maggie Sottero’s Kendra? On the model it’s super ballgowny, but it’s pretty close to a fit and flare…I’m thinking of this one because it’s so similar to the david’s bridal dress – instead of the bow, this one has a crystal piece like the Adorae (as well as a crystal piece on the back).
Me in it (not the dress I chose)..
Post # 15
@pengoala: Kendra was the very first dress I saw in photos that I really liked. I tried on what the consultant said was very similar and it didn’t look right on me.. made me look short & like I was drowning in it. Kendra is a gorgeous dress, I might just have to try on the actual dress this time.
Post # 16
@missypoo: How tall are you? I’m only a little taller than 5 foot and the reason why I didn’t choose it (i was in love with it) was that my family felt it was too much dress for a girl my height. But you’ll never know if you try it on! I tried the same dresses on that you did, it seems. 🙂 Adorae was the first one I tried!