(Closed) I have a major problem with TOO MANY DRESSES- I need advice yall!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What dress should I choose?
    Maggie Sottero Divina even though everyone and their mom has this dress : (22 votes)
    16 %
    Vera Wang even though it doesn't have a lace up or sweetheart (hello alterations $$$!) : (17 votes)
    12 %
    Mori Lee 1234 even though I'd have to order without trying it on : (13 votes)
    9 %
    Reem Acra just because you are mean-spirited and/or are willing to send me a check! : (64 votes)
    46 %
    Other Dress (I will tell you about it below!) : (22 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 17
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    2226 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    @Anise:  In terms of proportion, the Reem Acra still flares much higher. I think that looks amazing on you 🙂

    Post # 18
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    1900 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m with the other posters that have said go with the ballgowns. I know it’s not what you imagined right from the start, but there’s a reason you fell in love with it. Try testing some dresses similar the Reem Acra and see what common denominators you can come up with – it might be the silhouette, it might be the bling factor, it might be the material, or it could be a combination of all those factors.

    I know you said you want to show off the weight loss but if you’ve lost a lot of weight, it’ll show, regardless of the dress style. If you really are worried about the ballgown covering that, maybe try an A-line? They’re very flattering and you might prefer them to the mermaid styles

    Post # 19
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    668 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Miss Leopard:  Sista I am right there with ya! I have lost about 40 lbs over the last year and definitely want to “show off” my hard work. Congrats on your great results! Keep shopping, you will know the one when you find it. And when you do it will blow all the others out of the water. But then you have to stop looking 🙂

    >>Also it might be helpful to see some photos of you at your current shape. It’s hard to say what is or isn’t flattering on your current figure.

    Post # 20
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    1900 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @Miss Leopard:  To be fair, there’s only one photo of you in a mermaid here (and that one was two sizes too small!), so it’s very difficult to say whether that truly is a good style for you, but if you’re doubting the mermaid style so much, I really think you owe it to yourself to try a few different styles.

    Post # 21
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    1447 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @MrsRugbee:  It’s a dropped waist ballgown.  No way would I call it a fit-n-flare.

    @LadyElva:  +1.  A-Lines are supposed to be universally flattering.

    Post # 22
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    145 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I don’t really like the bottom of the Reem Acra dress but I do think it’s the most flattering. You look great in the mermaids but it’s just not doing it for me. However, I also tend to shy away from busy/messy looking bottoms so that could be coloring my opinon. Maybe you should try looking at more dropped waist gowns with a belt to give more definition. I think that would still showcase your weight loss.

    It’s really too bad the Reem Acra is out of your budget/you can’t find it used. Normally I’d say just get it since it’s the one you had the “moment” in. Hopefully you can find something similar that’ll give you that feeling too. 

     

     

     

    Post # 23
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    1660 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Miss Leopard: No, I thought you looked good in the Divina…nothing wrong with the mermaid shape on you, as far as I can tell! However, I agree that if you had a moment in a ballgown dress, you might want to broaden your search and look at other styles besides mermaid.
     

    Post # 25
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    668 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Miss Leopard:  OOhh that’s pretty! And it would make your waist look TEENY! I love the picaboo lace at the bottom and all the ruffles. Please try that on!!

    Post # 27
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    668 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    It might be the jacket, but that last one looks a little too “Gone with the wind” IMO.
    Maybe you just need a fresh start. Focus more on the details you like or don’t like rather than the shape and let your consultant pull some things. Try something out of the box. You never know.
    Hope you follow up and post after your next shopping experience. I’d be interested to see how it goes for you now. Good luck!

    Post # 28
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    657 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Howdy!! I can relate to you COMPLETELY!! While I think that Reem Acra is absolutely gorgeous, I can totally feel you with the whole wanting to show off your hard work with a mermaid! I went through the exact same ordeal! I liked the drama of a ball gown, but wanted to show off my figure (I have lost 40 pounds and am working on another 15 or so). I also completely agree with you as far as cost being a huge issue. I know you said you were in Texas (me too!) and I’m not sure exactly where, but if you’re anywhere near the Houston area you really should check out this little salon in River Oaks. They have some amazing dresses and they are doing a HUGE sample sale right now. I got my dress there and saved nearly $5k. And if I remember correctly, they have a couple lacey ballgown-ish dresses on the sale. If you’re in the area, and interested, shoot me a message and I’ll give you all the details. CONGRATS on losing the weight – it’s an amazing feeling!! I hope you end up with the dress of your dreams! Best of luck!!

    Post # 30
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    147 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Miss Leopard:  I absolutely LOVE that dress! I wish I could afford something like that.

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