Post # 1
Hi Guys! I bought two wedding dresses.. one for a traditional ceremony and another for my reception.
There is a local business who managed to make a replica of Alfred Angelo’s Cinderella 205.. my dream dress.
The original design.
The one a local dressmaker made:
The last pic is with a can-can underneathe. I am not sure if it is necessary?
I absolutely love the tulle and glitter!! 😀
As for my second dress, I got it from Dressilyme.. I gave them my custom measurements. It looks good to me from the back but … can I have your honest opinion of the front? My friends tell me the bustier is too high and the wrap looks weird. And that it is also cutting into my armpits!
The original dress:
The one that came, with my custom measurements:
I love the back very much though.
I have a back up dress in mind too if the tailor can’t help me with the second dress.
Maybe a v-neck would suit me better than an illusion neckline? My fiance thinks it’s because the model has a long neck and my neck is kinda short hence not really suitable for illusion necklines!
Post # 3
The first looks great! The second, though, looks strange. I can’t put my finger on the why exactly, but it doesn’t look right. It may be a fit issue or the cut of the dress… I’m not sure.
Post # 4
Thank you!! 😀 i just need to collect more opinions before i decide to drag my dressilyme dress to the tailor to alter or just close my eyes and purchase the third dress!!
Post # 5
I voted for the first dress.
Post # 6
My vote of course goes to the first one 🙂
Post # 7
The first looks great. The second one is not doing your figure justice at all. It’s making your hourglass look like a rectangle. I don’t think the narrowest part of the dress is hitting the narrowest part of your body. It might help to have a crinoline to poof out the bottom of your skirt to balance out your figure, but I still don’t think the dress fits properly.
Post # 8
The first one is awesome, but the second one just doesn’t look quite right 🙁
Post # 9
@glitterblingsparklebee: I adore the first one , I agree with your friend on all her points but I believe it’s an easy fix
Post # 10
I signed up just to comment 🙂 I think you look great in the first dress. The design of the second dress looks similar to Justin Alexander 8596 (my dress!) and if you look at the Justin Alexander one, the satin waistband isn’t quite as wide. I’m wondering whether it is going too far down on the hips and too high up in the bust area. So rather than pulling in at the waist, it’s covering more of the torso. I would say removing one layer of wrap from the top and one from the bottom might make it better? Love the design though and the back looks great. They are very differnt styles so I guess it depends and what makes you feel pretty and and what look you want to go for 🙂
I hope that helps & makes sense! xx
Post # 11
!! 🙂 it’s my favourite too..
thank you thank you!! :)) i appreciate you pointing that out.. i can’t seem to figure a lot out myself. so it really helps to hear honest opinions from everywhere!
thank you! looks like it’s a no go for the second one..
i sure hope it’s an easy fix! but i can’t imagine the tailor having to detach the lace from the taffeta beneath!
that is such an honour!! :)) i see what you mean.. didn’t think about it from that angle.. my friend only asked me to bring it down though! I even considered removing the whole wrap but worried that it might cause the dress to look super plain. ;|
Post # 12
I agree with Januarybridetobe, if you look at the model picture, while the wrap does begin under her armpit just like your dress it ends several inches above where I guess her hipbone is, but on yours it ends on your hipbone. Removing the bottom layer of the wrap might fix a lot.
Post # 13
so it’s not the lace neckline? it’s the wrap?
Post # 14
I looove the first dress but I’m not a huge fan of the second one. I agree with a PP about removing the wrap entirely. It completely chops you up and doesn’t do your figure justice. The wrap on the model is narrower I think, or maybe it fits her in a way that makes it look narrower because she’s super tall. Yours is way too wide for your frame and makes your waist look short and thick, which is a shame because you have a lovely figure. I think this dress would look lovely with a sash or a sparkly belt instead of the wrap. Maybe the seamstress who did such a great job making your first dress could find a way to alter it for you?
Post # 15
The second one doesn’t go down long enough. The satin (or satin-like) material needs another couple folds so it ends on your hips. Should be fairly easy for a dressmaker to add that though? I hope it works out for you 🙂
Post # 16
As per some of the suggestions, I tried removing the upper and lower band of the sash with photoshop. Any difference? Still a gown that doesn’t quite flatter me? 🙁