Post # 1
Okay – so long story short…my whole girl group I can’t ask for advice because I have been stupid and gone back and forth for so long..
Story is that I went with my future mother in law shopping for dresses and she kind of pressured me into one I was not ready for. I returned it asap for store credit (which I can order my bridesmaids dresses with – so no worries).
Then I found two pronovias dresses online from a store I knew and they made a mistake on the price. I decided if I didn’t like either, I could sell them off and someone would be a very happy bride for the price that I paid them for…but this is all while I was having a wedding close to home. I am now doing a destination wedding in Aruba and I am very unsure of what dress style to wear. I am leaning towards selling the two Pronovias’ and then buying a destination lace dress, but need opinions!! Who thinks I should stay with the “ball gown/princess dress” and who thinks I should have something smaller and more destination?
Below is the picture of the Pronovias Bengasi I currently own and was going to wear and then the picture below that is of me in a Maggie Sottero just to show what the other style looks like. I would like to find a Maggie Sottero Evelyn I think (pictured below also), or another similar dress to it – either A-Line or Trumpet Lace. PLEASE HELP!! HONEST OPINIONS!!
Post # 3
@beachrunner26: the Pronovias is really lovely, but it looks like it would be cumbersome to wear in Aruba. The second one looks stunning on you! I really like that silhouette so I think if you can make it work, look for something similar to that 🙂
Post # 4
I think both dresses look to heavy for Aruba, however the silhouette/style of the second dress looks the best. So maybe the same cut as the second dress but in a much more airy fabric?
Post # 5
That first dress is a-mah-zing! the feather bust is something unique and wonderful, and then that ruffled skirt is just beautiful, light and airy (looking). But I understand why you might not want to wear it, layers & layers of any fabric (even tulle) can make you sweat.
I’m sorry, but that Maggie is too typical and blah compared to how you look in the first gown. It actually looks way more uncomfortable and inappropriate for an Aruba wedding in May.
DO NOT let your venue/destination dictate what style/shape gown you want to wear! Of course, make sure you account for heat, so likely heavy satin gowns w/tons of add-ons would not be comfortable or feasible. But if you want to wear a certain shape (ball gown, a-line, etc.) you can…you just have to be very conscientious about what fabrics you choose (there’s a good reason why people generally gravitate toward chiffon).
Here are some suggestions w/in your parameters:
- Pronovias Urkidi (a-line; tulle & lace)
- jim Hjlem 8961 (fit&flare; chantilly lace)
- Tara Keely 2052 (trumpet; alencon lace and tulle)
- Augusta Jones Judith (a-line; lace & organza)
- Enzoani Gywneth (trumpet; chiffon, lace, tulle)
Post # 6
The first dress is amazing and so beautiful on you but so is the second one. I would definitelty wear the second one for a destination wedding. It just looks lighter and more beachy!
Post # 6
Any chance you are selling your Pronovias Bengasi? I would be interested!