(Closed) My dress – would love some impartial, honest opinions!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
12241 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

You look GORGEOUS! Congrats!

Post # 33
2529 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I am a master of honest impartial opinions.

I LOVE this dress on  you.

However, I wonder if it needs a different crinoline. Something about the shape of this one seems off – like it’s too narrow at the top maybe? Just where your hand rests in the first picture – the dress looks like it caves in a bit. Might help to have a bit more fullness at the bottom.

Post # 34
2861 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You look great! It’s timeless, great choice ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 35
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

It is absolutely STUNNING!

Post # 37
1081 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@mscuppycake:  I LOVE IT!!! I had a totally different idea in mind when I read “outdated”.. it’s not at all! It’s timeless, classic, elegant, and beautiful. You look gorgeous! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 38
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

you look like a princess! (in a very good way!)


Post # 39
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I love it! It looks so soft and pretty with the flowy skirt! 

Post # 40
3003 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@mscuppycake:  I LOVE it. It is pretty, romantic, and unique. I also think it is timeless as it is not super trendy. Not that trendy is bad, but I’d like to look at my own wedding photos in the future at not laugh at the styles we were wearing, if that makes sense…..although I guess that can be really fun and funny, too.

Post # 41
1670 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@mscuppycake:  Romantic, pretty and dazzling? Check and check! That is gorgeous, stunning! Please please wear it, you look amazing!

Post # 43
164 posts
Blushing bee

Very beautiful!

Post # 44
616 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014


Post # 45
1268 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

I think there are some classic styles, and then there are trendy styles. The trendy styles are the ones that are going to look outdated quickly. I think the dress you picked is classic. 

Post # 46
2529 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@mscuppycake:  Nope. It sholdn’t involve alterations at all, unless the crinoline is a part of the dress – and even so, you can make it poofier without alterations.

Actually, if you’ve already bought your (seperate) crinoline and you want it fluffier, the way that women acheived that in the 1950’s was layering. So one petticoat on top of another on top of another.

I’d suggest looking at wedding crinolines on ebay – they can be very inexpensive and it would be easy to scoop one or two up without feeling guilty about the extra cost.

They come in different shapes, I’d suggest something that has some layers near the top, too (but not a “cupcake” style which means the layers start from the top – you don’t want too much volume at your waist)

This one has hoops, which means it keeps it’s shape more: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Hoop-3-layers-Wedding-Bridal-Hoops-Petticoat-Slips-Underskirt-Crinoline-NS08-/171208470444 but also means that it’s harder to gauge whether it would be too much or not (and almost impossible to make less poofy)

#7, #8, or #11 might be good for adding volume: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-12-Styles-Wedding-Bridal-Hoops-Hoopless-Petticoat-Slips-Underskirt-Crinoline-/280946175788?pt=US_Slips&var=&hash=item87123bb735
The best part is that these are inexpensive – if you get them and feel they add too much volume, you can snip out a layer or two yourelf (or have a crafty friend do it)

I am by no means an alterations expert by that’s just my 2 cents about adding poof. ๐Ÿ™‚

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