(Closed) Non traditional

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m worried that my future-in-laws will be upset by my dress (hence why I’m not telling them what it looks like!)

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@trrno2013:  Oh wear whatever makes you feel gorgeous and happy! I’m all for non-trad. That said, you clearly have lovely figure which might be better shown off in a more structured dress… Just a thought 🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think that is a very pretty dress! Do what you want to do!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@trrno2013:  Generally, 1920s styles (like the one you’ve got) are better worn on total stick figures. I’m not sure what real women were supposed to wear then!

So yeah, I would probably agree that you should wear something more structured.

If you want vintage style, how about 1930s? These are generally more flattering to curvy girls, with draping etc. 1940s and (especialy) 1950s would also be good choices. See the ones on this page for some styles:

http://chicvintagebrides.com/index.php/bridal-wear/finest-vintage-inspired-gowns-nyc-bridal-fashion-week/

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@trrno2013:  I love your dress! Is that a belt that you added or is it attached to the dress because I would like to suggest putting the belt up a little higher on your waist. But other then that, I think it’s perfect and I would love to wear a dress like that to my wedding, if I weren’t getting married in October.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@trrno2013:  I like the vintage art deco look of your dress. So pretty and unique! Who cares what your friends and family think. It is a day for you and your fiance and their only role is to be there to celebrate with the two of you. But I do agree with PP that maybe you could still go for a look in the same time era or the 40’s or 50’s but still be wearing a different look than that typical bride. A vintage mermaid or empire waist dress would look FANTASTIC on you! 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m all for non-traditional gowns but your gown should also be flattering. I’m sorry but that dress does nothing for your body – I think you would look lovely in something a bit more structured.

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@LadyElva:  I wouldn’t worry about what your future in-laws think about your dress! You are the bride and can wear whatever you want. And it isn’t like you are wearing one of those dresses that look more like lingerie. I like the color in the dress (not my style personally) but you look great in your dress! And it is a day for them to be there to celebrate with you and your husband on your wedding day! Not to judge what you are wearing. Cool

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@clairebbbear:  I know you have good intentions but it’s not very nice to categorize thin women as somehow being less than real women. I’m thin and last time I checked I’m pretty real. Everyone has different figures and every body type has its own struggles.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I love the design on your gown, but it doesn’t flatter your curvier shape as well as it should, IMO. I’d probably keep looking for something a little more form-fitting and much less drapey.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@trrno2013:  Ah yes, darling Spanx! The right underwear always suuuuch a difference to the hang of a dress. I’m not much into identikit bridal dresses, but I do think something that holds your bosom well and a higher belt area would be lovely.

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