Post # 1
So I’ve done some dress shopping, and while I tried on several dresses.. probably 20 or so, I’m still stuck between the two I loved online long before I tried on my first dress!
The first one I tried was Jillian and for the past couple weeks I’ve been feeling it’s the one!! The shop didn’t have Marielena for me to try on. But today I found a shop that had both and I got to try them on side by side and I can’t decide! (I have TONS of time to decide though, so no big rush for me)
Jillian is stunning, the asymmetrical design is unique I think. It’s a bit different from the other dresses I’ve tried, it has lots of sparkle, and I’d wear it with a dark purple belt with a flower. I love the black belt in the one pic.
Marielena is gorgeous!!! has more sparkle, and the shape is more dramatic. I feel very sexy in it.. But I don’t know if I love the skirt of Jillian more or the sexy shape of Marielena more???
I still think it might be the one?? The store I went to today didn’t have the belt above or anything similar for me to try on with the dresses and I feel like the belt gives it a completely different look
And a pic to show with a belt – although my belt would be more boldly coloured
Picture either dress with a boldly coloured belt with a flower on it. I know I will ultimately come to my own decision. But and insight or observations would be helpful!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
It could totally just be the lighting difference between the pics of the two dresses, but I LOVE the sparkle on the marielena! Truly they are both stunning dresses and I don’t believe you could go wrong, but if i had to pick… Marielena!
Post # 4
You look great in both, so you can’t go wrong either way! I do like the uniqueness of the assymetrical line on the Jillian, so I like that one slightly better…
Post # 5
I really like them both (sorry I’m no help) and yes it may be the lighting. What I do want to say is I don’t think the dresses need a sash.
Post # 6
@Sunnyday278: You’re right – it’s hard to capture the sparkle in the photos. Marielena has a lot more sparkle around the bust line, and again when the tulle of the skirt begins… but in the mid section they’re similar. That’s also what made my sister love Marielena more was all the sparkle. I love the sparkle too!
I tried them on at a shop about 45 min away, but there’s a store in my town that will have them both in January, so I can go and try them again as many times as I need to to decide!
Post # 7
The dresses are extremely similar, and they’re both very beautiful. Each gown has some unique and special details. However, without hesitation, I am going to choose the Jillian for you, and here is why.
You have a fantastic figure, and I believe that the Jillian is simply much better proportioned for you. The dress falls beautifully and effortlessly along your curves. Especially from the front, it looks as if it were made for you!
As beauitful as the Marielena is (I especially love the back of this dress), I believe that the main section of the gown looks as if it extends far too low on your body, and I do not think the result is as flattering. (Your figure still looks amazing; however, to me, the dress looks too “tubular” and as if the bodice needs to be cropped much farther up and as if the tulle should start much higher. Of course, this is just my opinion.)
Post # 8
Definitely TOTALLY JIllian! It just seems perfect for your body shape and you KNOW you love it! I would say get it at the store where you can get it cheaper, if possible, and then you can buy the belt elsewhere!
Post # 9
@Brielle: I love the back of marielena too!!! I look at the back and think Damn!!! but I am not as in love from the front… I think i want the bigger skirt of Jillian… but now I’m feeling slightly uncertain. I’m taking my mother in law tomorrow to see it but the shop only has Jillian, not marielena. If I order it tomorrow then I get 20% off for black friday so it’d be $1197 taxes in! but I’m not sure if i should… I feel like it’s the one.. but marielena gives me that sliver of doubt! Your input is helping me with my choice tho! My sister said hands down marielena… but I feel a pull toward Jillian still!
@Booknerd: Thank you so much! I did find a store when it’ll be cheap for black friday (see above lol) but I don’t think I should rush the decision for the sale. I can wait for a trunk show in march and be 150% sure.
Post # 10
Either way, you are going to look beautiful! Both are gorgeous gowns and you look amazing in them!!
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2017 - Downtown Riverfront Cafe
Jillian all the way! Much more bridal, romantic, and memorable.
Post # 12
Te Jillian fits you better proportionately. They’re both beautiful though!
Post # 14
I don’t dislike the second dress, but I think the first dress is more unique, more beautiful, and looks the best on you. What color are you considering for your belt?
Post # 15
The Jillian fits you amazingly well. As someone who has been seduced by Marielena (when I put it on I could not imagine getting married in something else) I was all ready to tell you Marielena was the best and you should get it… lol, but the Jillian is a lot more flattering.
Post # 16
Hard to see the details in the second. I really liked Jillian when I tried it on though. I love how the detail asymmetrically blends away. I see that the Marilena’s detailng stops more abruptly, gets slightly poofier there and also cuts off horizontally. The line is more harsh. It cuts you off, in my opinion. The shape and way the detailing of the Jillian is much nicer, from what I can tell.