Post # 1
Hi bees! My fiance and I have engagement photos coming up. I want one of the outfits to be dressy and I am trying to pick out a dress. What are your thoughts about wearing white? I want an off the shoulder dress that is long. My thoughts are that I want to cover my arms and legs, but keep a flirty/youthful neckline.
I was looking for something like this in blue (that is my color), but found this in white. What are your thoughts about wearing white for engagement photos? Do you like this dress on me/will it photograph well? My sister loves the dress. Another bridesmaid says I can so better and feels it is too trendy.
PS – I know I’d need some spanx with this dress to smooth things over.
Honesty always welcome! Thanks in advance for all the help!
Post # 2
In the spirit of honesty — I don’t love it. It’s too quasi-bridal. I would steer away from wearing white for engagement pics. You will have plenty of photos of you in white in due time! Find something else that you love or wear a favourite dress you already own.
Post # 3
I agree with pp that white dress might be a bit redundant given how many pictures of you in a white dress there will be later, also I am going to be as constructive as possible and say I personally think you could find a more flattering length on you, this particular ankle length is not the best imho. Hope that’s ok to say.
Post # 4
Honestly? The top part looks kinda frumpy. It looks like you have a great figure, and this dress does nothing for you.
Post # 5
I’d go for something more colourful because you’ll have so many other pics of you in a white dress!
Post # 6
I think it’s cute! But what do you think?
I agree with PPs that if you have other choices, you might prefer to have photos with a non-white dress so that they stand apart from your wedding photos.
The most important thing is that you wear something that you like and feel comfortable in, as it will show if you don’t feel good. I get that there aren’t a whole bunch of options to cover the arms and legs, but maybe keep looking if you’re not completely sold?
Post # 7
It’s cute but I agree with PPs – it looks slightly frumpy, I don’t think spanx would make much of a difference, and you can find something better- I really don’t think the colour matters.
Post # 8
If you’re willing to consider other colors besides blue or white, this one is an option (red would look great on you):
Post # 9
I do agree with pp that while you have a great figure that dress doesn’t flatter. I have a VERY similar one in my closet and I never end up wearing it for that reason. I think if you want to do white do white tho. I did white in some and when I posted them a bunch of people thought I’d already gotten maeeoed but I love the photos. It’s not my wedding dress but it looks like one (really just a shorter white dress with some tulle) so you may get some people thinking the wedding happened already. Do whatever makes you feel your most fabulous!
Post # 10
I never thought of wearing white for the engagement photos. I had one brown patterened dress and the other outfit was a mustardy yellow sweater. I just picked things I already owned that I liked and felt comfortable in, and looked good with my fiance’s outfits.
I think it is way more important to find something you like and feel confident in, rather than sticking to a certain color.
Post # 11
I’d keep looking. The shape of the dress is unflattering. I think you’re overthinking it by wanting to wear white for the engagement photos.
Post # 12
i dont have a problem with it being white and lacy. however….i don’t think it’s particularly flattering on you. the off the shoulder ruffle makes you look really wide up top, and the mid-calf length is awkward and make you look shorter. go for either a full length dress, or a knee-length dress. and lose the extra fabric up top which isn’t doing you justice!
Post # 13
I like the texture of the dress, but my photographer actually suggested that I stay away from wearing bright white, and if I had to, to make sure it was more of an ivory. I ended up renting this dress from Rent the Runway and loved how it photographed:
I might also rethink the off-the-shoulders look. Not because of how it looks, but will it be uncomfortable/ride up if you do any poses where you have your arms on your fiance’s shoulders? You might just want to test out how it looks when you’re standing in different ways.