(Closed) Is this dress TOO SHOCKING??

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 92
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yes, it is too shocking and it is not appropriate AT ALL for a wedding!

Post # 93
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Busy bee

If you are having a religious ceremony, I just don’t think having a see-through dress is appropriate.

The dress leaves nothing to the imagination. Here everyone – you can see my boobs, my tummy and all of my legs. Just not how I would want to remember my wedding when I am 80.

And I hate all Pnina’s dresses with corsets. It’s an interesting design choice, but just not wedding appropriate. Maybe for a party, but not for a ceremony.

Post # 94
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My father would come back to life just to ring my neck on my wedding day if I wore that.

Post # 95
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

THAT DRESS SCREAMS TRAILER TRASH!!!!

Post # 96
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@bryenswife: lol, yes! even though its reall expensive!!

Post # 97
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

80’s!  And not in a good way.  (if there even is  good way)  Not very “bridey”  Perhaps something you can wear on your wedding night…as in “in the sac” with your new hubby!

Post # 98
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Glad you said NO!  ’cause I was going to say it’s tacky, and too revealing for a wedding.  Maybe for the bedroom. LOL  so not for me!

Post # 99
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think its a hot mess. And I agree with PP’s that you took this dress bashing like a champ 🙂 Besides…who needs 3 dresses? LOL.

Post # 101
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2021

I remember seeing that dress on SYTTD and the girl who loved it was really pretty and spunky.  But I was disappointed that she chose it because it took away from her true beauty.  The shape of the dress is not flattering – it’s kind of a bell, and the see-through corset takes attention from where it should be.  If you want to do “revealing”, with a low back or short skirt, for example, I think there are much prettier ways to do it than this dress. 

Post # 103
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Zaria: Well said. You get major props for putting up with some of these comments 😉

Post # 105
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Helper bee

Umm…how did you get a picture of me in my dress?!?!

 

Ha just kidding, where’s the “dislike” button?

Post # 106
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Everyone who has a negative opinion of Pnina Tornai dresses in general needs to look at the collections on her website.  There are a lot of dresses she has made that aren’t see-through corseted or with short, busy skirts.  Some of them are over-the-top, and some of them are pretty trashy looking, and those are the ones you will see on SYTTD because they (and the outrageous personalities of the brides who choose them) are what bring in the viewers.  Comparatively, no one is terribly interested in seeing her relatively modest, or elegant gowns.  

Consider the vast majority of her collections as if they were designed by someone with whom you don’t have such negative connotations. http://www.pninatornai.com/ Her dresses are made for brides who want dresses that stand out from the crowd, but most of them are really very pretty and tasteful, with a good dose of glamor thrown in.  The real beauty of her dresses is in the workmanship.  Like I said earlier in the thread, I was obsessed with one for almost a year and nearly bought it (or rather, my parents almost did).  Pnina would have taken my measurements herself and made some customized changes just for me.  The dress is hand-sewn, and the internal structure is incredibly well thought-out.  The built-in corset gave me the most amazing silhouette of my life yet was still very comfortable, and the taffeta was soft, thick, and wonderously lustrous.  The lace was a beautiful cotton.  The beading was glass, not plastic, and it was all done by hand.  It was just beautiful.  The price is actually quite good for a final product with such quality materials, and whose construction process is remarkably similar to that of haute couture.  Of course there is markup because she has an exclusive brand name (being sold only at Kleinfeld’s), but you won’t find a dress without markup unless you have one made by an independent seamstress (which is what I’m doing btw…and I’m getting a beautiful, complex dress I custom designed for significantly less than the Pnina I almost bought).

All that said, a Pnina Tornai knockoff is usually an absolutely awful idea.  The tiny details are what make her dresses so lovely, as well as the attention to cut, drape, and so on.  They’re what keep the ones of more questionable taste from looking like a Hollywood-obsessed 15 year old’s flimsy polyester Advanced Home Ec project.

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