(Closed) Need Opinions on my dress choice!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think that might work. I like the top of the dress that you’re trying on, but not the skirt – it’s a little too fluffy for me – but the bottom dress has a skirt that I think would work better.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t love the skirt, it’s very big and adds a lot of volume.  Something closer to the body I think would be better but I think the sweetheart looks great on you!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I completely agree with the skirt on the first dress being a no go.  But I’ve never loved that type of skirt. The top however is very pretty on.  Are there any dresses similar to the one that you’d like to have made that you can try on to get a better feel of what it would look like on?  I know I’ve seen dresses that I absolutely looooved on the model and thought they’d be a good fit for my figure, but when I put them on it was a different story.  hah.  I do think the second dress is very pretty. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mrs-hues-to-be:  That’s the problem with flowy things to me.  I think they tend to make us ( and by us I mean anyone bigger than a size 4)  look bigger than we are. Ugh.  It sucks because I love the look of flowy delicate dresses.  Have you considered anything A-line?  Or looked at one of those “What shape dress is best on my figure” guides?  That might help guide you a little better? 

 

http://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/weddings/dress-attire/wedding-dresses-how-to-choose-perfect-dress-for-your-body-type-10000001706135/index.html

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I tried on an Ella dress (5504) that has a similar top to yours but has a flowy, a-line bottom. I think it would highlight your waist beautifully! Added bonus: Ella dresses are not too hard to find in Canada ๐Ÿ™‚  Good luck with your dress hunting.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@bee_happy:  i think the dress you posted will look better on her. I went to kleinfelds and tried on a dress like this that had pockets and it was beautiful. I think if OP looks for a simple skirt with a beautiful belt that hits at the natural waist it will celebrate the waist and curves and cover up any areas she’d like to hide.

 

I think this dress is lovely and will show off your waist and bust

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VPVvMnmtSYc/T0cuDg2BK7I/AAAAAAAANjM/-s0AlTsdMIA/s1600/Claire+Pettibone+La+Fontaine.jpg

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

As you said, the sweetheart neckline is really flattering on you. Not crazy about the frills because they don’t show your shape. It’s too bad looking at bridal stores is difficult because of their distance. I picked a dress that was in a regular store but in ivory, so it looked very bridal. It was much less expensive that way. So that’s a tip if that can work ๐Ÿ˜‰

Good luck!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Any dress you love will look gorgeous on you, but i’m definately a fan of the one you want custom made. it would hit you just right in all of the places you want it to, and its perfect for the beach! I would suggest no matter what you choose consider something simple,so that the key details in the dress (like a fabulous sweetheart neckline!) really stand out, you want to be what makes the dress!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Whereabouts in Canada are you? maybe some canadian bees can help! Also, dessy has a small collection of gowns you can order and get delivered to you to try on if a dress shop isnt close.

http://www.dessy.com/dresses/wedding/1038/#.UAYSs5EZdDI

I love the 1038 or 1033 for the look you want! ๐Ÿ™‚
 

 

 

Post # 15
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Newbee

I would like to see you in a empire waist made of chiffon. Straps will define your top with a sweetheart neckline. some embelishment under the chest will define and flatter the chest. You can still have ruffles through the skirt just keep them vertical going down and the chiffon will keep it flowy and not sticking out like the one you have on in the pic

The Ella that the other bee posted would look lovely too

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am in agreement that the bottom of the dress is not flattering. I think the whole dress is just all wrong. I think the dress looks cheap and I am sure that it isnt so that is another problem I have with it. I think you need something that will define your waist and show of your curves in all the right places.

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