Post # 1
I need some outside opinions. I asked my sister and she voted the last dress but then I asked my Fiance and he liked the poofy dresses. I thought i had this all settled but I went to Davids Bridal today and found a bunch more dresses I fell in love with so I need some votes!
Option 1 – Edens Bridal
The Eden’s dress is what I want but to give you an idea of what it would be like on me heres a close ish style dress I tried on at DB
Option 2 DB Cinderella – hard to see but theres a lot of beading on the top and lace appliques in the skirt
For this dress I would be removing the extra tulle around my hips and be wearing a blue sash. I tried that way in store with it just pulled back and it does it look fine but here what its like with it pulled back. Its a little bunchy looking but it would be all smooth in the tummy area
Option 3 DB Lace – Hard to see but its all lace and all sparkle.
Post # 3
@jbbs1222: Well, I think that #2 is about perfect.
#3 is probably fine when, as you say, the middle part is straightened out. That’s a dress you could glamorize a lot with accesories.
#4 is pretty and elegant. I think it’s just the dark ribbon belt that is throwing me. something lighter in color around your waist would be nice.
Post # 4
My vote is still for #2 🙂
Post # 5
LOVE the last one on you! :] I’m a size 24+ bride and tried on the Vera Wang ball gown in your first picture. Even though I loved the soft tulle layers, I knew it wasn’t for my body type. I went with an empire waist gown that complimented the smallest part of my body, and still had the flowing tulle like I wanted. Here’s pics of both just in case you wanted to see (the last one is my dress, only 5 sizes too small! MY dress comes in next week!) but really, That last one is beautiful on you!
Post # 6
the belt on the last dress would be a royal blue and thicker actually. the one i wanted to try she didnt have in the right color in the ribbon i was looking for. i did really love that dress but i really loved the feel of being in those big princess poof ball gowns. i really felt like a bride in those.
Post # 7
I think that dress by Eden is going to be a lot more flattering for you than the one by DB that you are trying to compare it to, because there is a dip at the waist in the DB one that there isn’t in the first one.
My favorite is the Cinderella dress with the extra tulle at the hips. It creates a nice balance, and I love the flowiness of tulle.
The last dress the lace dress is nice, but I agree with another poster about the color of the sash being too dark, but it could be the lighting.
Post # 8
@HelloRaeven: I am in love with your empire waist dress, who is your designer?
Post # 9
well most of the votes are going towards the cinderella one but the more i compare it to the other two i think i like the others better. i just keep going back too to how i felt in that big ball gown and i agree that the eden one would probably be more flattering on me then then db one im showing. and thats what i went in looking for was something like that and the sales lady showed me that other lace one. but i loved how much that one sparkled. gah this is hard!
Post # 10
Option 2 DB Cinderella gives you shape and I think thats this extra tiul around your hips suits to this dress. I woted for option 2 but option 3 DB Lace is also beautiful and elegant!!
Post # 11
@jbbs1222: I think the DB Cinderella is the most figure flattering.
One of my friends recently got married in that dress. Its beautiful.
Post # 12
@GoldStar: it’s allure. 8756 to be exact lol
Post # 13
The last dress is more flattering on you than any of the others. The shape and design is perfect, while the others just aren’t even close.
Post # 14
The Edens one is STUNNING!
Post # 15
The Cinderella dress is by far the most flattering.
Post # 16
I voted for #1 because I’m assuming, based on the photo, that it’s actually a closer shape to the Cinderella dress with the layers pulled back than it is to the DB dress you showed as an example. Here is a pic of it being worn by another Bee:
If it’s a choice between this and the Cinderalla, they are pretty similar, but this one seems to have prettier details and therefore edges it for me. That said, it would be really important that the sash is at the right point, the waistline is at the right point and the dress flares out at the right point. (Speaking as a size 24 bride I know how these things matter!
I also like the a-line (third dress) but not so much with the sash. Since you seem set on wearing the sash, it’s a no for me. Because the neckline is straight and the sash is straight, it creates two horizontal lines and makes you look blocky. If you could add straps to it and change the neckline to a v-neck or sweetheart I think this dress could work (the straps would extend the height of the dress above the sash and make it look more balanced, the v and sweetheart would add a flattering vertical-ish line which is what you want).
ETA: If you really like the sparke of the last one but the shape of the first, maybe you could get a dressmaker to add some sparkle to the first dress (maybe just to the bodice?) Since I think Eden dresses are quite inexpensive anyway. maybe there’d be some room in the budget for that?