Post # 31
MsMusicBird: The original dress and sash are gorgeous on you and fit very well together. The second dress – I agree with PP. You look like you’re doing a permanent hip pop, and the skirt doesn’t flow quite right. I also think the white looks better on your skin tone than the ivory of the second dress. Can you go back and try on that original dress again? I think putting that dress on again would help your doubts.
Post # 32
One the first dress, the flowers look like an organic part of the dress, as though they were made with each other in mind. On the second dress, it looks like you bought a belt and then put it on the dress. They don’t really match.
Everyone has doubts. You’re second-guessing, wondering if you made the right choice… but just remember why you loved the first dress so much. The moments you shared, the way it made you feel like no other dress has before… If it loves you back, it will forgive you for your moments of doubt. 😛
Post # 33
The first dress! It’s lovely and looks wonderful with the flowers.
I…really dislike the second dress. And personal tastes aside, honestly, you look 20 pounds lighter in the first dress versus the second.
Post # 34
- Wedding: November 2019 - City, State
I love the belt/dress combo of #1 much better. Dress 2 is much more sassy and definitely more dramatic. I cant really speak to the “losing the moment” part because I think moments are memories we keep regardless of whether we keep the object they were created around.
Personally I’d stick with dress 1, while I love a good dramatic dress, I feel like dress 1 suited your description of yourself a bit more than the second and is more flattering for your tiny waist! 🙂
Post # 35
Fit may have something to do with it. I may be wrong, but from the photo, # 2 looks way too big, like it is wearing you rather than the other way around. There is also something off about how the fabric is draping. I am not a fan of the flower belt and don’t think it adds anything to either dress, but it definitely looks best with the first.
Post # 36
Do you like the ruching on the second dress? You appear to me to be a tiny waisted pear shape. I have seen some girls on this site that really look good in fit and flare dresses and natural waist ballgowns. What is it about the first dress that has you doubting it? You can have a second bridal moment but it will be much more difficult to have. It is normal to question your dress choice. You are right that we don’t know you or which dress makes you feel like the your best possible self. Just trust your yourself and go with the one that you like. Then stop looking.
Post # 37
delphinia: Well… I was afraid of having chosen something too safe and too typical, and was also kind of guilty for having chosen too early in advance now that the new collection was out. And although I have pictures, I also had kind of forgotten how the dress felt.
Post # 38
Thanks for your help bees. As I posted a while ago, my insecurities came from that eternal struggle between being original yet still getting that “bridal” feel.
The veredict? Dress 1. The original. The one and only.
Mr MusicBird (who has never seen the dress) was kind enough to remind me that what made this dress MY dress was “that personal touch you said you gave it. Whatever it is, it represents you and everything I love about you… that’s what you told me anyway and I already loved the idea.” Yes… my pink sash. That’s what makes it unique and a-typical.
He also reminded me that he wanted to see me in something that made me feel as comfortable as possible because “you’re not the kind of person who will stand still all day. I don’t want you to lose yourself in order to fit an overly designed dress.” He is a less-is-more kind of person, and although he wouldn’t be able to tell the two dresses apart, he has a special ability to know when I’m comfortable and happy.
So feeling less confused, I came to CT to visit my sister (my MOH). She has my dress. I put it back on with my beautiful sash and pink peep toe shoes and a huge grin spread across my face. I regretted having tried anything else, but after walking, jumping, dancing around with the dress on, twirling in front of the mirror and taking 10000 pictures, everything was forgotten.
This dress brings out the best in me. Just like Mr MusicBird does. There is no other way I would like to look and feel that day. And I just know there will be no other dress that he would like to see me in. End of story.
Post # 39
dress one. I don’t care for the flowers though.