(Closed) My first dress experience! (Pic heavy)

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: For fun... which dress so far?

    1 - white ballgown

    2 - ivory ballgown

    3 - A line

    4 - trumpet

  • Post # 16
    147 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I actually disagree with the majority here. I think the ballgowns make you look really plump. Seeing the ballgowns I thought you wouldbe very pear shaped. When I got down to the a-line, I realised how tiny you are! I think the a-lines are better balanced for you and show off your hourglass well. The back of the aline is stunning on you. (Though the front is a bit plain I agree). The trumpet on the otherhand, that is wow, first thought was jessica rabbit wow. You can definately pull it off! You have a rockin body!

    I would look for something with a dropped waist to be able to show the small waist, and sweetheart neckline. You could still do ballgown, but go for dropped waist not natural waist as you have here  

    Post # 17
    2597 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    1 or 2

    Post # 18
    516 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

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    Moorea12:  I love the Melissa Sweet/scallop-edged neckline ballgown on you. So flattering!

    Post # 21
    207 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2025

    They all look great on you, but as a whole dress, definitely the Melissa Sweet! I must add though: I LOVE the back of the A-line 😉 (It’s a personal preference.. light, flowy, romantic)

    Post # 22
    1245 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think ball gown could look good on you if this is the style you really love, but these cut you off in the wrong place. Personally I feel you need something with a longer waistline or a Line. 

    Post # 23
    8375 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I really like the first ball gown on you. My second favorite is the trumpet.

    Post # 24
    340 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I personally like thelast one! Ithink the first two make you a bit large. Im sorry i dont like how it sounds but you have such a lovely figure!! I also love the buttons going all the way down!! I get you about wearing a ballgown and you only wear it once…i had the same problem…but you look so lovely with something slim on you!

    Post # 25
    1051 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I also think the shape of those ballgowns make you look larger than you are. Maybe a dropped waist or something a bit more defined to show your curves. But you need to love it so go with what makes you feel amazing!

    Post # 26
    403 posts
    Helper bee

    I agree with the PP don’t like the ball gowns on you at all they make you look too young and as if you are playing dress up!  The last one on the other hand will look stunning on you in the proper size.

    Post # 27
    1814 posts
    Buzzing bee

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    That’s exactly what you should do on your first appointment. Try on different styles and figure out what shilouette you love. Seems you are drawn to natural-waist ballgowns. 

    I work at a bridal boutique and we carry a dress really similar to the first by a nice designer, might be worth checking out.

    Essense of Australia D1622 (available in stadard white & ivory)

    Also if you like the natural-waist ballgowns here are some others you may be interested in

    Essense of Australia D1751

    Essense of Australia D1662

    Stella York 6028

    Stella York 5902

    Mori Lee 2671 (More of a drop-waist verson of dress #1)

    Mori Lee 2684

    Mori Lee 1959 (this dress is really popular at the store I work at)

    Mori Lee 5315

    Mori Lee 5263

    Wtoo ‘Naidine’

    Wtoo ‘Agatha’

    Da Vinci Bridal 50297

    Da Vinci Bridal 50193


    Post # 28
    485 posts
    Helper bee

    Another vote for Melissa Sweet!

    Post # 29
    21 posts
    • Wedding: July 2017

    My personal favorites were number 3 and 4. You are so young and have a GORGEOUS hour-glass shape to your body that something more form-fitting just flatters you so nicely! I wasn’t a fan of the princess style ones because they didn’t show off your body and really looked like they were wearing you.

    Post # 30
    3 posts
    • Wedding: May 2015

    1st look cool!

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