Deciding between two dresses- help!

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which Dress?
    Dress 1 : (65 votes)
    90 %
    Dress 2 : (7 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 2
    6774 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    personally not a huge fan of either, but if I had to I’d choose the first.  My only issue with it is there feels like a bit of a disconnect between bodice and skirt.  I can’t quite put my finger on what it is, maybe the belt?  The second isn’t my style at all, I’m more simplistic I guess.  It would perhaps look better once fitted, but right now it makes you look like a long, slim, waistless rectangle.  That train is pretty fabulous though.  I don’t think I was very helpful, sorry!

    Post # 3
    700 posts
    Busy bee

    Personally, I like the second dress better, but feel that the first dress looks nicer on your body. Keep shopping? 

    Post # 4
    1310 posts
    Bumble bee

    The first dress is not only beautiful, it FLATTERS your figure! Please don’t take the following in a bad way: You don’t have giant “birthing” hips or anything, which I’m sure you know, so the second dress is just kind of going straight down. Whereas the first one gives you some shape 🙂 Also, I LOVE the back of it! How elegant! 

    Post # 5
    64 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    banani :  I’m not a a huge fan of either… I like how the first one flows… But it makes it look like you have love handles (which you don’t). Maybe it’s the belt? It seems like it pushes the fabric down. I like the train on the second one, but I feel like you could find a dress even more flattering.. It kinda just goes straight down 

    Post # 6
    4527 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    The first is better on your figure. You are top heavy (just talking in terms of proportion, not saying you are remotely heavy!), and the second dress requires curvier hips to fill it out. 


    Post # 7
    1547 posts
    Bumble bee

    definitely #1. Maybe try it with a petticoat to give it the skirt a little more volume?

    Post # 8
    665 posts
    Busy bee

    banani :  the first one from the front is fine but the back is ugly. Second dress is ugly. Sorry I’m being really honest

    Post # 9
    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2020 - New York, New York

    Since your wedding is in June, I definitely think you should go with Dress #1. It has more of a summery feel than dress #2.

    Post # 10
    78 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    Dress one is beautiful on you!

    Post # 12
    4747 posts
    Honey bee

    The first dress is more flattering, so I would go with that style.  The second dress is gorgeous in terms of detailing on the skirt and train, but it just accentuates that you have very narrow hips and looks awkward proportionally.

    My nitpick about the first dress is that it doesn’t hit you at your natural waist and looks a bit off.  If it can be alterered to hit you at the correct spot, then it would be fine.  Otherwise, I would keep looking in styles similar to #1 that gives a bit more fullness (a-line, modified ballgown) to balance you out so you look more proportional.

    Post # 13
    405 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    I think the first one is more flattering on your body. The second dress requires more of an hourglass shape.

    Post # 14
    571 posts
    Busy bee

    I don’t particularly like either one, but if I had to pick I’d say #1. Dress 2 is just …. really not attractive and unflattering 

    Post # 15
    133 posts
    Blushing bee

    I voted for dress one but I think you can find a dress that suits you better 🙂

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