(Closed) New dress choices

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which Dress?
    Dress one - Organza Beaded Top : (8 votes)
    19 %
    Lace Top Ball Gown with Beaded Belt : (14 votes)
    33 %
    Lace Top Ball Gown (removing sleeves) : (11 votes)
    26 %
    Mom's Inspiration : (4 votes)
    10 %
    Pick Up Ball Gown : (5 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 2
    87 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    Forgive me, I didn’t see your last post, but did you actually love your last dress? I would hate for you to get a new one just because it’s too plain! That being said it seems like you have a lot of ideas and maybe it would help to just keep trying things on… unless you’ve already tried on all of your options, in which case ignore me 🙂


    I like the last one, but also think if you do something with your mom’s it’s a little more sentimental, and you could pick elements of everything you like and get it in there. Good luck!

    Post # 4
    3969 posts
    Honey bee

    I voted for option 4.  Then you can be sure you have something totally unique and flattering as  well.

    Post # 5
    1570 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    jss77:  All of these are so similar to your last dress. If you like the style, then I would see about getting it embellished or adding a lace/beaded top. A good seastress could add lace/sparkle/beaded appliques to the bodice and skirt, and I would add something at the waist for interest like in Dress 2 above.


    Also, since you didn’t seem to love the color of the skirt on your dress you could get an overlay like this:





    Here’s an example of a topper:







    Post # 6
    2842 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Are you thinking of getting a replica? Because… don’t. 

    Risky anyway and especially risky if you’re plus size. Structure and fit are so important.

    TBH, without seeing any of these dresses on you, I have to favour your current dress.

    Post # 7
    87 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    jss77:  I would just want you to go with one you love, no matter what people think! For what it’s worth I just found it and I think it’s really pretty. I agree that you can glam it up with a belt and your jewelry. Just don’t feel pressured into another dress because of what others say, make sure you love it too 🙂

    Post # 8
    229 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    Honestly…. I think you need to stop looking at dresses.  Pick a dress and then stop looking!!!


    Post # 9
    2272 posts
    Buzzing bee


    As another bee suggested I am guessing all these photos are from replica shops because I am fairly sure the first dress is by a custom haute couture designer. Please do not buy a replica from an irreputable online shop, even good replicas which I have only seen here on weddingbee cost hundreds-sometimes thousands of dollars. If a dress that normally retails for like $2,000 is being sold ‘brand new’ for $200 it’s probably not going to be what you expect at all and another waste of money since you already have one dress. Also with your dress insecurities I would encourage you to go to local boutiques and look in person.

    Also the difference between David’s, where I believe you got your first dress, and many boutiques is that you usually do not have to pay up front. You can put a deposit of 1/2 to get the dress ordered and pay the rest when it arrives. This helps alot because you can split of your payments.

    Here are some affordable similar styles you can find in store…

    Mori Lee 5216 (retails around $800)


    Mori Lee 4973 (retails around $700)


    Mori Lee 67491 (retails around $450)


    Venus Bridal AT4613 (retails around $800)


    Venus Bridal AT4562 (retails around $700)


    Venus Bridal VE8196 (retails around $600)



    Post # 11
    2733 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    jss77:  I think the issue with the last dress was the position of the waist. It’s very hard to tell you which dress we like best without seeing them on you because every body wears a dress differently. I still like the original original dress you had. That was a flattering shape for you

    Post # 12
    39 posts

    I think #1 (from your new list), an empire waste dress would fit your frame better. I’d go against the replica route. I’ve seen the posts from here with girls posting their replica dresses and they look low quality and just not good IMO. I think #1 is simple, but not too simple, and elegant. It has some of the same elements of your last dress but looks more polished.

    Post # 13
    2251 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    It would be much more productive to post pictures of yourself in these dresses instead of model pictures. 

    Post # 14
    603 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman

    jss77:  see? Drop waist gowns are the devil when it comes to curvy women. It only works for those with long waists that aren’t so defined like maybe an inverted triangle or rectangle shape. 

    I like the look of the first 2 in your current list. I think you can’t go wrong with #1 but I’m going to vote for #2 because you like the sparkles on it. On #3, I’m a little shaky on because that looks like an empire silhouette and those can be tricky. If you have a gut or jelly rolls then you’d have to get good shapewear or it might reveal that imperfection. I’ve seen plus sized brides pull it off so it’s not impossible. 

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