Post # 1
Hi Ladies! It’s my first posting so I’m super excited to finally join in on all things wedding 🙂
My big question is in regards to my dress. I found my dream dress a few months ago and I’ve pined
away at it because I could never find it for a ‘reasonable’ price. The Badgley Mischka “Rita” dress. I
finally found it again (all photos below are not of me) and want opinions on the neckline. I know the
wedding isn’t until 2017 but I REFUSE to let my dream dress slip between my fingers.
So down to the question. I am 5ft 5in, equal triangle shaped (not too top heavy but not flat chested either).
I LOVED this dress because I have a half sleeve tattoo and considered this style to even out my art with a
classy feel. Is there any cons in choosing a bateau neckline? I know I’ll have a separate dress for the reception
but this would be perfect for the actual ceremony. Would it be worth it to consider altering the neckline to reflect
more of a rounded and/or slight v neck? I appreciate all opinions on this dress! Thanks in advance 🙂
Post # 2
I’m a huge fan of bateau/Sabrina neckline so I might be biased but I think it’s a great choice. These necklines remind me of Audrey Hepburn and all the classy beautiful things from the past 🙂
I think one downside of a bateau neckline would be that it accentuates the arm. Hence, if you are insecure about your arms you might want to stay away from this design but assuming that the third photo is you I don’t see any reason to stay away from this neckline.
Beautiful dress and if you’re looking for something classy, I can’t think of anything better than a bateau neckline!
Post # 3
I love bateau necklines, even with my pretty large chest. I think they’re very flattering and classic. I also love the sleek satin, and I think it’s the next trend!
Post # 4
I think this is a beautiful dress! One thing to be concious of is high necklines can sometimes make girls feel like they are choking. Also, alterations can be costly with alterting the neckline depending on how much support is already built into the dress.
Post # 5
I love it. This is my favourite neckline! Such a sexy and elegant dress. It’s gorgeous.
Post # 6
Love every single thing about this dress!!!!
Post # 7
A bateau neckline is what I’m looking for so im
biased but I love yours!
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2016 - Cherry Orchard
It’s gorrrrrgeous! Go for it!
Post # 9
Wow I love the back it looks like a butterfly and butterflys repesent transformation which I think works with the wedding and change. I would alter the neck line. I think a v would be best. I would even try and add some beading to the front but thats just me.
Post # 11
My dress has a bateau illusion neckline. I am getting it altered to be as low as possible. It was strangling me in the store. If it’s comfortable though, go for it!
Post # 12
Thank-you for the advice! I remember YEARS ago I was into the sleeveless and now the thought of it makes me pull my imaginary dress up fifteen times an hour
I’m thinking because of the ‘cleanliness’ of the design it won’t be too much mixed with my tattoos. I would be sad if my photos turned out with me looking gaudy
I LOVED the sleek satin on this as well – I originally loved lace years ago but then decided to use a vintage pink strapless lace dress that’s been hanging in my closet forever as the reception dress. I just don’t think lace fits like I want it to up top for a ceremony and formal photos.
That’s one thing I was concerned about.. my mother is fretting about me deciding to have any future alterations. I know it will need to be altered a bit around the body but if a slight dip around the neck felt a little less constricting I’d be open to it. I did find a good seamstress that I think could make a paper bag into a red carpet gown if someone asked which helps ease my worries a bit
Thank-you!! I thought the same thing.. It would be way too easy for a strapless or deep V ceremony dress to turn scandelous on me and this would at least cover the girls while adding a classy look since my tattoos would be showing. I think it’s one my Dad would tear up over when he sees it.
I’m feeling better about this dress by the second! You ladies are awesome!!!
I first seen the ‘bateau’ style with this dress and haven’t found one that I’ve liked as much since. It’s a total Grace Kelly / Audrey Hepburn feel for me
I think I am.. you ladies have me convinced!!
I LOVED the back as well – it does have a tassel at the bottom which I am not too fond of (I know I’d feel like a chandelier) but I like your idea of beading around the front. I found a fantastic seamstress that could possiby make that happen!! I know I’ll need to have the sides altered a tid bit once it gets closer and could look into that as well.
I did wear a similar style (different sleeve design – more spaghetti strap) with a bateau neckline to a party previously – while on that one I didn’t strangle I am thinking this may need a slight alteration around the neck. I do want to show off a ‘lil collarbone.. since it’ll be under the seamstress’ thumb for side alterations anyways when it gets closer. I cannot lie, however, I do not like feeling strangled with super high necklines. I hardly enjoy wearing a seatbelt that touches my neck either LOL
Post # 13
Freaking gorgeous! So stunning and different from the norm.
Post # 15
I chose a bateau neckline dress. The only disadvantage from my perspective is that you forgo having tasteful décolletage and it’s more difficult to wear a necklace. But I like higher necked dresses personally!