(Closed) Loved the dress in person but not the pictures

posted 12 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2400 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

You don’t look “huge,” but I am not quite sure if either one is the right style for you.  I do like the first one better, but I would keep looking.  Ones that wrap to the side worked best on me…maybe you should try those.


Post # 4
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It’s hard to tell because of the blurriness of the first picture.  I really like the second dress though.  It gives you great curves and it’s very flattering on you.  I think if you went back and took better pics you’d get a better idea.

I think dresses look so much better in person compared to pictures.  When I bought my dress and got home to looked at the pictures I thought I had made a big mistake because the pictures just did not do the dress justice.  Then when I went back and saw my dress I knew I had made the right choice.

Next time remember your camera, and try to get a pic of the dress while your not standing in front of a white wall or other dresses.  In the first pic the dress blends into the wall and it’s hard to tell where the dress stops and the wall starts.

Go with your gut and try not to second guess yourself!  Good luck

Post # 5
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

No it doesn’t make you look huge…the first one is cut in a way that makes you look like you have no curves, like you’re just straight up and down. The second one is much better as far as giving you an hourglass look, very nice.

Post # 6
5113 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

The second one is a more flattering cut than the first.  That ribbon thingy in the middle really defines your waist.  Maybe you could find something with a v-neck like the first but a more defined waist like the second?  i think something like that would look really cute on you.

Post # 7
152 posts
Blushing bee

Agree on the second one. It’s more flattering. Good call on the v-neck/defined waist Miss Mouse. You’re up late! haha.

Post # 8
3605 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

i prefer the second dress also… the design pulls in your waist and gives you a lovely figure


Post # 9
587 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

It’s hard to tell with the blurry first picture, but I do think the second dress is more flattering.

Post # 10
1309 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I agree that in these photos the 2nd dress is more flattering on you. BUT these photos are pretty awful, and are not indicative of what the photos will be like on your wedding day! I would hesitate to make a dress decision on the basis of what the photo looked like on my cell phone camera. 🙂

So I say if you are worrying about what the dresses will look like in photos, see if you can visit the salon again to take pictures with your real camera. I know that you looked 1000 times more beautiful in person! And I would totally believe that the dress you loved (with the v neck and straps) can be absolutely stunning in photographs. Because on the dresses alone, I also like the first one better, and if that’s the one you love, that’s the one you should get. Don’t let these bad photos make you second guess yourself!

Post # 11
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Second one looks great on you.

Post # 12
1172 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think the ribbon under the bust in the first picture is a little off putting. The v-neck is flattering but that ribbon cuts you off in a strange place. the second is pretty and def. my pick out of the two but it isn’t screaming out to me either. I would look around a little more and explain to the shop people that you are looking for something with a v-neck but a more fitted bodice.

Post # 14
4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think the strapless dress ‘fits’ you better, like the sample is more your size, but I like the v-neck better on you. Once the straps are longer and the v sits lower it will open up your decolattage and make you look taller and slimmer.

Post # 15
8375 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m not digging either, honestly. BUT, there are good things about each that I think you can find in one dress to combine them. The vneck is more flattering, but like moderndaisy said, it needs to be lower so it actually fits at your chest, not above it. The waist on the second dress is much more flattering. In the first one, it’s not doing anything for your figure. I thought these might be better! But, it’s just my opinion =]

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Post # 16
8375 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Let’s try that one again.


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