(Closed) Lace trumpet or taffeta fit-n-flare? Please help!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll:
    #1: Lace trumpet : (171 votes)
    67 %
    #2: Taffeta fit-n-flare : (84 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 62
    4823 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @cranraspberry:   Add me to team taffeta!  And normally I love lace.  LOL  On you, I think that taffeta is so elegant!  Either would be lovely, though!!  I can see why you are having trouble deciding!!  


    Post # 63
    1860 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @cranraspberry:  Absolutely – reminds me of Phoebe on Friends and her way of making Joey decide between the north route and south route to Vegas.. We should have just played “Answer these questions as fast as you can..”   🙂

    Post # 64
    10452 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I really hate taffeta as a fabric, so that’s an automatic no for me. But even if it was made of something else, the lace dress is prettier on you! 

    Post # 65
    2842 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @cranraspberry:  I voted for the lace as it’s a bit more unusual, but to be honest I don’t completely love either of them.

    The lace looks good on the bottom half but I don’t like the bulkiness at the neckline and chest area (this could be because it’s too big for you – especially the sleeves). If the lace was more delicate and it was more like an illusion neckline I would probably love it.

    I don’t really get the love for the taffeta either. It’s a boring dress I’ve seen a thousand times before. Also, it looks too heavy on you, like it swamping you. I think it would look better on a larger bride with more obvious curves – but you are petite and delicate looking.

    I think I actually like the second lace dress you posted the best, but I keep wanting to add lace cap sleeves or an illusion neckline to it. I think they’d play up your delicate features the best. 

    (Sorry I keep using the word delicate but I can’t think of any other way to describe it – like you  are small boned and have this sort of vintage whimsical look about you – like you should be wearing lace and flowy things with a romantic look to them. Sorry if this makes no sense.)

    Post # 66
    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Don’t keep shopping! Once you have the dress, go with it! 🙂

    Post # 67
    2633 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @cranraspberry:  I love the lace…honestly I am not a fan of the strapless lace one you posted (I am bias to illusion necklines…I guess I think strapless is running rampant around the wedding world)… I think you will stand out in the crowd with the lace


    Post # 68
    287 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    So happyhappy happy to see you picked the taffeta! That dress brings out an inner glamour in you that I suspect may not come out often. You are going to blow them away in that dress on your big day! Seriously, you are owning that dress. The lace dresis makes me look at the dress, but the taffeta makes me look at you!

    Post # 69
    1004 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @cranraspberry:  The lace gown is stunning on you, and while the other one is very pretty as well, your figure really shines in the lace trumpet gown. You appear to be tall and slim with a well-proportioned figure, so you can probably wear pretty much any style you want!


    Seriously, I doubt many people could pull the lace gown off as beautifully as you do! The taffeta with the ruching is great for people who are trying to make their waist appear slimmer in proportion to their chest/hips, but you have such a great figure, it almost disguises it in layers of material.


    I do think you should try on some strapless sweetheart dresses in the same weight lace material, so that you can show off your shoulders, which is the only part of the lace dress that I don’t absolutely love on you (covering your shoulders). From your photos it appears you have a proportionally long torso, just like I do, which I think is another reason I prefer the lace dress with a higher waistline, vs. the dropped waist on the taffeta.


    Perhaps go for a similar style to the taffeta, but in a lighter, more “drapey” fabric that will show off your figure rather than hide it.

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