(Closed) Is this dress TOO SHOCKING??

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 107
377 posts
Helper bee

Just, no. Oh god please don’t

Post # 109
6377 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t think shocking is the word I would use. However, there is another “s” word that comes to mind…

I really don’t like it and I don’t think its appropriate for a wedding. 

Post # 110
1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Zaria: Yeah, I actually have seen two.  One was a knockoff of the infamous $25k one where the bride on SYTTD bartered the price down substantially due to some flaws.  All the structure was gone and the lace looked really plastic-y and just hung there limp and sad. It just looked like someone took an inexpensive dress base, which would have been fine on its own (the embroidery and material looked ok for the price), but kept adding stuff to it, which just made it look like it was purchased by someone who didn’t know when enough was enough.  It was pretty cheesy.  The other was a short dress with a see-through corset top, similar to the one you posted, but there wasn’t quite so much going on in the skirt as it was all tulle.  Again, the structure was gone.  It looked like a cheap crinoline was attached to the bottom, instead of the full, soft billow of tulle on the original.  The crystals WEREN’T crystals–they were enormous rhinestones which had no sparkle.  They just looked dull and lifeless, not luxuriously bling-y.  

I don’t believe in “too much dress”, believe me.  I like things that many would consider over-the-top.  But you have to be mindful of the materials used in a dress that’s “a lot of dress”, as well as its construction, or else it just comes off looking very junior prom discount bin-like, instead of fun and glamorous.  I think you can have “a lot of dress” with a small budget, but knocking off a design that was made for a certain quality of materials and level of construction, no matter what the original label was, usually isn’t the way to achieve this.  It’s better to create something within your budget, being mindful of the overall effect of the creation–and to find someone devoted to fitting the dress to your body properly and getting the draping just right so it doesn’t look, well, sad.  

I get pretty impassioned about dresses, since handling them and writing about them is pretty much what I want to do for the rest of my life.  Full disclosure: I also feel that clothing designers get screwed in the intellectual property rights department and don’t believe in purchasing replica gowns, especially when they are from a smaller label and the designer at helm is actually centrally or solely involved in creating the designs, because I respect his or her artistic integrity.  I believe, because I have seen it countless times, that you can get a beautiful and unique dress at your price point, whatever that may be, but that knocking off a designer dress for a very tiny fraction of its original cost pretty much always yields results drastically inferior to what would result from going the custom design route with the budget you have, or looking at premade designs in your price range. 

Post # 111
1510 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I don’t mind it, for a wedding the front should be a bit longer (just above the knee in front- the mid thigh thing is a bit short). Definitley not my thing though.


ETA: You should have posted the photo of YOU wearing it. The model photo is terrible, when you have it on  (or whoever the girl is in your other post) it looks nice. Not as short.

Post # 112
1713 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

If your questioning it…then it probably is?

First Thought: Do you want your dad, uncle to see you in that?!

I say, represent yourself as your husbands wife, do his friends need to really see all your goodies!?!?

But then again, I like to keep it classy! =]

Post # 113
3026 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@stephinPA: LOL! Love it!


Post # 114
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011


Shocking is a very subjective word. No it is not shocking me. but it might overwhelm the average person. I personally don’t think such a dress is wedding appropriate even if you are a model, but it doesn;t mean I’d be shocked to see a woman wearing it – people are different and I can accept that.

Post # 116
4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Okay I fell in love with a Pnina dress before I foudn mine, so I totally understand with draw. I mean her dresses are so amazing flattering and feminine, it’s jaw-dropping. And I’m a conservative republican so it’s hard to convince me to be sexy! 😉

But seriously, mine wasn’t see through or mid-thigh.. yikes! I was considering this as an after-party dress, but honestly you will have family members there! This is a bedroom-only dress, unless your family is into this kind of thing..

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