Post # 1
My fiance and I are having a surprise wedding in June, so I’m a bit behind the 8 ball with a dress. Also, because no one knows, I only have two friends that I can show pictures to. I’m hoping to get your input. I was really hoping for a cowl back, but it turns out those are hard to come by. There is a local designer that I think could still make me a custom one, but it would be at the tip-top of my price range.
I fell in love with the first one, but keep in mind it’s a size too small. It made me a little self conscious about my figure, but I love how regal it feels (and the fabric is like structured jersey knit #swoon). it’s also $400 (!!)
I love the back on the 2nd one, and the beaded detail, but was not as big of a fan of the neckline. this one is $1200
thanks for your help!!
Post # 2
#2 is soo pretty! You look great!
Post # 3
Oh my goodness – I love the first! How elegant! As you say it’s just a size too small – you haven’t anything to worry about figure-wise! 🙂
Post # 4
I love #1 but it is too small, as you say. That dress in your size will be killer.
The second one is fussy amd old ladyish. No.
You have a great figure and your idea of a knot drss with cowl neck back is fabulous, so keep looking for someing like that.
Post # 5
thanks all! also worth noting: dress 1 is $400!!! thats also a factor 🙂
Post # 6
These are both great for different reasons, I see why you’re torn! What will the vibe of your wedding be like?
Post # 7
Dress one is super plan and i’m not a fan of the neckline. Two is nice, except for the fact the front of the dress is so billowy.
Post # 8
#1 for me. Love the clean simple silhouette and elegant neckline, and it will shows off your gorgeous figure (in the correct size). Agree that #2 is old ladyish, and I generally am not a fan of baggy tops with a defined waist.
Post # 9
They are both beautiful dresses, but your body was made for that stunning cowl neck!
Post # 10
it will be like refined casual. it will be a night wedding in a gormet taco shop in downtown Chicago
Post # 11
Have you looked at the BHLDN Livia dress? It is similar to dress 1 with a v neck front and a cowl back. BHLDN is great to order from and their return policy is good too. It is a good on-line option if you can’t get the first dress in time for your wedding.
Post # 12
I LOVE dress #1!!! and I agree, #2 is old lady.
Post # 13
They’re SO different so the vibe you want will matter, but I voted 1 (in the right size). So much more elegant and timeless. 2 is funky and fun, but I think your children will look at your wedding pics in dress 1 and still think you look stunning and elegant. 2 not so sure.
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Post # 15
I definitely say #1, then! Or a cowl back from BHLDN like another poster mentioned. Also, your wedding sounds like so much fun!