Post # 1
Hi guys –
I’m strongly considering biting the bullet and buying a new dress. I wanted to post my top two contenders and see if I could get your thoughts.
We’re having a Catholic wedding and the reception will be at my parents home. No gap so an earlier reception – most people except thise that want to free party with us will provably leave around 7-8. The groom is probably wearing a tux.
Dress 1: Sample is way too big. I am leaning towards this dress. It is cheaper. I like the neckline more and how it looks around the hips more. The under layer is kind of a cream color not an ivory- I’m not sure about the color I may order in ivory. I don’t like the bottom as much I wish it was fuller at my feet. Also am concerned this dress is not formal enough if groom wears a tux
Dress 2: Sample is way too big. More expensive. Prettier lace and like the fullness at bottom more. The belt is not part of it I just added that. I don’t like the neckline as much. I also think it might be a little hot or a little too much dress for me. However the issues with the neckline and too much dress may be corrected when it’s in my size.
I’m not gonna add a poll I’d like more detailed answers. What do you guys think given the pluses and minuses of each as well as how they look? What do you think of the color and bottom of the first dress? The neckline of the second.
thank you so so much!!
Post # 2
Which do you feel best in? The neckline of the second could be altered to be more like the neckline of the first dress and the skirt of the first could be made a little fuller by wearing a crinoline skirt. I prefer the second dress on you but they both look great on you.
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2015 - City, State
I like the silhouette of the 1st dress much better on you. It highlights your great figure. The 2nd dress kind of hides it and makes your shoulders look broader and your bottom half look bigger.
Post # 4
I like the first one better- it just seems to highlight your figure better… Making the bottom fuller is super easy too- just ask your seamstress to add a crinoline layer or you can buy a separately worn crinoline slip/skirt… If you feel like it’s not formal enough I would try adding a belt like you have in the second one too.
Post # 5
I honestly don’t see a huge difference other than the fullness of the second one, so I’d go with the more practical option (sounds like dress 1)
Post # 6
They are super similar. I may just go back to the store and see what the options are for each as far as the neckline and the skirt.
What do yiu think about the color of the first one? The underlayer is almost a tan color. Does it read as white?
Post # 7
Honestly I can barely tell them apart so I would go with dress 1.
Post # 8
My thoughts exactly. I had to look close at the lace detailing to even be sure they weren’t the same dress. OP, you are gorgeous – get the cheaper one haha. They are both stunning.
Post # 9
I like dress one (I think I tried that one one) I like how the lace “falls” down the bottom. If you want it more full get a petticoat for underneath!
Post # 10
I think dress one highlights you great figure way better than dress two
Post # 11
#1 , I like the under color.
Post # 12
Thank you for all the responses! I do like the under color of 1 – I just want to make sure it comes across as white (not blush or taupe or something)
Post # 13
I like dress one. Its very flattering and I prefer the lace design. Like a PP said you can wear a petticoat underneath to fill the skirt out.
Post # 14
They are really similar, so go with dress one since it’s cheaper. I like the fullness of the second, but I think you can get that by adding a slip to the first. I also like the belt you put on with the second one, so I’d consider that as well. I don’t really see a difference in the color of the underlay in dress one. It looks ivory to me and so does dress 2. Its hard sometimes to really tell with a picture, so that might be a question for someone who can actually see the dress in person with you.
Post # 15
2nd one. Lace is way more elegant.