Post # 1
I’m getting married in April 2014 and need help picking my dress.
So far I have narrowed it down to 3 dresses but can’t decide which one I like better.
Most dresses I’ved tried on have been far too big as I am a Au size 6 and 160cm tall (+ heels), and I am worried that even if I order a dress in a small size it wont fit properly or wont suit my height.
The first one is Jillian by Karen Willis Holmes. I am standing on a podium in the picture, which makes me look a lot taller than I really am. I am told that the torso of the dress can be altered to my height:
The next one is by Luna Novias. I like the detail on the gown, might try it without the belt, but am concerned that the size 8 will be too big and even with alterations wont fit properly:
And the final gown is by Venus, it actually had straps but I would probably get the dress altered to make it strapless. Let me know your thoughts:
Post # 3
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
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
My vote goes to Jillian by Karen Willis Holmes. It is so romantic, soft, and elegant!
Post # 7
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
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
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 # 12
Oops I should probably point out:
Dress #2 was a size 10 and has been pinned at the thigh/knee to show the real height. It looks like this when fitted properly:
Dress #3 needs semi-substantial alterations to the bust to “cut-off” the straps and make it strapless (its a bit hard to picture it in the photos as the straps are simply tucked in).
Post # 13
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
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
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.