(Closed) Need HELP choosing a dress!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress should I buy?
    1st dress - Karen Willis Holmes : (34 votes)
    69 %
    2nd dress - Luna Novias : (13 votes)
    27 %
    3rd dress - Venus : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Other dress : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    495 posts
    Helper bee

    The first is my favorite, but the second is very similar, so I think you should get whichever of the two you think will fit better after alterations.

    The third, I just … don’t like. Maybe it’s the way you’ve stuffed the straps in, but the bust is not very nice looking, IMO.

    Post # 4
    9673 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    I voted for #2, it flows much better and is very pretty and is flattering 🙂 The first dress looks a bit odd with the detailing stopping suddenly, and then the two tiers. The third one is ok, but I am not keen on the extra bits at the neckline, would be much better without them or with them as cap sleeves.

    Post # 5
    2966 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My vote goes to Jillian by Karen Willis Holmes. It is so romantic, soft, and elegant!

    Post # 6
    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Definitely the first!

    Post # 7
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m in the minority bc I dont like the 1st dress. The detailing just stops and the bottom looks like it is missing something. I voted for other bc I think you can do better.

    Post # 8
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I like the Karen Willis Holmes, it’s the most unique out of the three. It’s very pretty and romantic. The second dress is nice, but I find myself distracted by the way the lace pattern comes in at the thighs. And the the third, I just don’t like – the thick edge of fabric around the bust isn’t flattering at all, it’s kind of puckering over.

    I would not worry about the dress not fitting at all – seamstresses are wonderful creatures, and I’m sure they have dealt with petite brides before. Plus with the Karen Willis Holmes gown, it sounds like they can make the dress hollow to hem to accomodate for your height.

    Post # 9
    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I have tried on the Jillian myself so I know it is even more beautiful in real life than in the photos. My vote is for that. The lace on that bodice is truly amazing.

    Post # 10
    8422 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Dress # 1 gets my vote!

    Post # 11
    23597 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I love dress #1 on you!

    Post # 13
    1181 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I like #2 and 3. I dont like that the lace stops 3/4 of the way down on dress #1. I voted # 2.

    Post # 14
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    The first one looks great. There is something off about the second one – the way it’s hitting you draws my eye right to your crotch. Sorry! The third is nice but I think the first one beats it. 

    Post # 15
    2855 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think I like the silhouette of the third dress the best on you – it’s the most sheath-like of the three, though I suppose technically it’s a mermaid style. It emphasises your curves the most and make you look the tallest.  

    That said, I agree with the others who said that the neckline looks odd, probably because the way the straps have been tucked in. I think this one is meant to be worn with straps, TBH. 

    I want to like the first one, as it looks beautiful, and theoretically it’s the style I’d pick for  your body shape, but it’s so big on you it’s hard to tell. I also don’t particularly like the belt that comes with it. Also the tiers kind of look odd, they just look a bit heavy instead of flowy, and give the bottom half an odd shape – liek it can’t decide whether to be a subtle flare or a really dramatic mermaid. Again, this could just be the way it is sitting on you, being petite.

    #2 is gorgeous, and I love the touches of lace, but I don’t think it defines your waist as well as #3 does. I mean, I don’t think you should need a belt to define your waist, and it’s obvious that you actually have a tiny waist and hourglass curves. Again, it could just be that it’s too big on you – the stock picture you posted of the dress makes it look completely different. 

    I didn’t end up voting for anything as I’m completley confused. 

    Post # 16
    301 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012


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