- 9 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
I posted a dress poll last week and I still need more help. I tried on two today that I really like (different style from the others) and now I’m totally confused! I feel like no matter what dress I choose I will have regret that I didn’t choose the others, if that makes sense. But I love them all, and could see wearing any of them on my wedding day. I sent pictures to my mom/MOH tonight of the last two dresses (from today). No one lives in the same state as me so I dress shop alone 🙁 which is why I so appreciate the help from all you bees 🙂
So, here are my new top 5 favorites in no particular order. I also included the designer and style number (if I know it). Unlike the last poll, I added what I like about each dress and what the downside is. Sorry if it’s a long post – feel free to skip to the pictures and not read the pros/cons.
Look forward to your votes and comments.
Dress #1 (Essance of Australia)
Likes: Love the beading at the top and how it goes down the back. Love that it’s a corset back. Love the small details of beading throughout and on the train. Haven’t seen it very much. Nice satin material but not to heavy.
Downside: My mom/aunt/family friends don’t think this one looks the best on me. I think it’s the angle of the picture. They think it is to sweetearted for my larger chest. It’s also the most expensive on here (really not trying to spend to much on the dress)
Dress 2: Anjolique #1058
Like: Love the beading at the top. Love the way I look in this picture – it seem to me (feel free to correct me) that I look very small at the waste. Would add buttons all the way down the back.
Downside: Kind of plain on the skirt. Would need to wear a petticoat under it as it laid to flat (it is pictured with the petticoat). No beading on the train. Liked but didn’t love the material
Dress 3 – Alferd Angelo 2119
Likes: Love the shape, very romantic and somewhat big while still being very elegant. That’s the big thing I love about this dress is how elegant I think it looks. Pockets – fun, but totally not necessary. Would add buttons all the way down the back. Like the sparkly details. Got the most votes in my last poll
Downside: My mom thinks it makes my chest look to big, although I’m not sure if it’s fitted to my bust or not, I would have to try it on again. No detailing on the train. Very little detailing/beading (but again, that is probably what makes it so elegant). A little heavy.
Dress #4 Casablanca 1827
Likes: Lace – who knew? Lace totally isn’t me, but I loved the lace on this dress. Very classic and romantic. Has some sparkle and will sparkle nicely in my day time outdoor ceremony. Feels like it fits perfect (although I plan to loose some weight) and is lightweight. Love the beading at the neckline and that beading/lace carries through the entire dress. Would add buttons to the back. Love the lace overlay over the train. Very lightweight.
Downside: Never saw myself in lace as it’s not usually me – not sure if this is really a downside, or just a fear. Not as big as I pictured a dress to be, might consider wearing a petticoat, but would have to see how that looks. Older style of dress.
Detail of the top
Dress 5 (last dress) Casablanca 2032
Likes: Beautiful satin, but not heavy. Darker beading (bridal consultant thought this was the way to go with my dark brown hair and eye color). From a new collection but the same price as 1827. Same flattering shape as 1827 (although this was a size to small). Slightly sweethearted interesting scalloped neckline. Beautiful train.
Downside: Same as 1827 – not as poofy as I thought I would wear. No buttons or corset would work on this one. Didn’t feel as excited when I put it on as I did in the other ones – although I can’t find very much to not like about it.
Detail of the top
Thanks for looking. I really appreciate all the help/advice/direction I can get.