Post # 16
I think you have your answer then. Everyone says the first dress because it really does flatter you most. But you have your reasons for choosing the second dress, it seems like it’s your dream dress, and we’re just strangers, so get it!
Post # 17
Ahhh I know I made it sound so negative but I actually do like a “simpler” straight A-line look as well, especially on myself. I think I’m going to need some convincing if I go the Mori route though, because I haven’t actually tried that many gowns in this shape. There’s still the original problem I have, which is that the neckline can’t be a deep cut sweetheart, and in fact something like 80% of strapless gowns don’t work because of that. But I haven’t actually tried to search for them, so I will have it in the back of my mind unless I try on some similar styles that are shinier… It’s a flaw, really, I can’t even buy a $15 salt container without mulling over ALL THE OPTIONS for weeks (it’s a serious commitment!) and reading hundreds of Amazon reviews 🙂
Post # 18
sakurabee : why would you need convincing about the Mori Lee? Is it just because it is lace?
I think you can be absolutely confident from everybody’s reactions here that there is no issue of how it looks on you, because it looks great.
Post # 19
sakurabee : if what you really wanted was tulle, not lace, did you try on any dresses in that fabric?
If you could ignore the necklines of these tulle dresses, would you like them?
I said ignore the necklines because they are all Casablanca and you can order them made with a higher neckline.
Post # 20
sakurabee : normally I would say don’t buy a dress without trying it on. You could end up hating it and then you’d be so stressed about finding a dress quickly that fits that you might be incredibly disappointed on your wedding day and looking back at pictures. That would put a huge damper on things. But you also might always wonder “what if” I would recommend seeing if any store can try to get a sample of it for you to try on before doing anything. Many stores are able to get a loner dress for customers to try on and then they send them back after.
I will say though that I bought my dress blind but I had already tried in 1 million dresses and I knew EXACTLY what looked good in me and what didn’t at that point in the game. I found a dress that I knew I had to have but no store in my entire state had it and the loner they could get would have Been a size 4 (I’m a size 10) and there’s no way I’d even be able to get it on to see if it would work. I ordered it blind bc I had so much time that I could figure something else out if I didn’t like it and guess what?! I put it on and instantly knew I was right. It was my dream dress and there was a reason I hadn’t loved any other dress.
But I really don’t think I would have risked it if it would have come so close to my wedding and I’d have to run out and buy a sample if it didn’t work out.
Post # 21
The Mori Lee really is stunning on you, but you’ve got to go with your heart!
Post # 22
I think the Mori Lee is glorious on you. Just beautiful. I’m not crazy about dropped waists so I prefer it to the Eddy K although the Eddy K skirt is very fun. The Mori Lee gives you such a beautiful shape. Maybe you could get some sparkly crystals or beads put on it… and a crystal edged veil??
Post # 23
I love dropped waists and ruffled skirts too, but if they are too many ruffles, I don’t care for them. I voted for the lace, because out of all the dresses you posted, that is what caught my eye. It does look good on you, but like others said I would at least try to try on a similar dress to get the feel of the Eddy k before you make your decision.
Post # 24
@clairebeebear: Nope, none of those! Even though I had thought I didn’t like them, I’ve actually fallen in love with shiny dresses. I haven’t been able to search yet (I have time til tomorrow when I’m going to call around asking to see some dresses in person but really have to buy in a few days so must move fast) so although some of these necklines I know for sure won’t work on me, the image that I’m going for is this:
You can see from the videos how shiny they are.
I actually tried on this dress and could have bought the sample:
But the neckline needs adjusting at the chest, they said they can order the same beaded illusion fabric but the V is still a problem, it will be obvious and I don’t like that, I’m really averse to illusion adjusted necklines it’s like a pet peeve of mine unless it really is completely unnoticeable. And while it’s nice, it just doesn’t look as good on me as strapless. But I really really love how shiny it is and the playful full tulle skirt that just moves around so nicely, like in the video. I actually acted quite like the model in the vid when I tried it on, haha. Too bad it didn’t work out.
ETA: Of the 3 dresses I posted, I think none will actually work. 1 and 3 have a cutoff at the waist which is going to work against me, the Mori lace works so well because it blends in the bodice with the bottom to de-emphasize the heavy chest and balance everything out. The cut at the waist is going to do the opposite of that. 2 won’t work because the sweetheart is too deep. So will have to keep searching for something that actually might work though I’d still try on 1 and 2 if I found them, just to see.
Post # 25
sakurabee : so when you say “shiny” you don’t mean “satin” but something with a bit of bling?
And what you want is a dress that has a skirt in a lightweight fabric (organza or tulle), a blingy bodice and a simple a-line silhoutte?
FWIW I really like all of those dresses you posted, and you should be able to find somewhere to try on the Maggie Sottero dresses at least.
Post # 26
clairebeebear : Oh yes, in fact I really hate satin! I even eliminated Casablanca because all of the beaded bodices were worked into satin and I was not comfortable in that at all, it looked so odd. I have no idea what the other designers do but it really stood out to me in Casablanca, and I tried 4 different dresses. Aaand, yep, that sounds about right. Of course the additional constraint is that it must have a scoop-ish neckline, not deep sweetheart, like the original mori lace dress. That’s the real absolute deal breaker. And ideally it would have the beads not cut off like the pics 1 and 3 in the above post, but blending in a bit like pic 2.
Post # 27
I do not see how any dress could be more perfect dor you than that Mori.
The dress you cant try on is, In My Humble Opinion, too trendy in its big ruffled skirt. I am already tired of those dresses and Im not sure that the trend has even peaked.
Post # 28
sakurabee : The first one you tried on blows the others out of the water by far! And if you tried on a similar dress and it didn’t work, then you are probably going to have problems with the Eddy K one as well–and how terrible will you feel if you hate it and it’s too late/your only choice? Go with the dress that looks wonderful on you and that you can try on.
Post # 29
sakurabee : Is the neckline too deep on this one? (Stella York)
I’m suggesting it because it doesn’t have a line or belt across the waist which will help you look taller, and the silhouette is similar to the Mori Lee. It does have satin (it needs it for the a-line structure) but the top layers are tulle and organza.
ETA: Another one – maybe a better option with neckline and the hem would be quicker to alter. Justin Alexander 8738.
Post # 30
clairebeebear : Hmmm hard to tell. Usually with dresses like this they put it a bit higher on me than on the models so it covers more ground. With the model it looks like it won’t work that way on me, but it might be ok when actually worn and adjusted. Hard to tell if I like the dress without seeing it in person or at least a video as well, the pictures really don’t reflect how these beaded dresses look properly. And of course I have to find it close by me, I no longer have time to drive out an hour each way to go to a salon. A quick look at the shops around me, doesn’t seem like anyone has it.
On the other hand, I’ve found a ton of dresses that look like they might work from just Eddy/Maggie/Mori so I guess I actually have to go try on some. I was so fixated on the skirt I really didn’t try on any straight ballgown apart from the Mori lace and a couple of Maggie’s that didn’t really work.
I guess right now I’m starting to lean away from ordering a dress to come new because it’s too stressful to have it come at the end of November, and too much pressure to find something ASAP since I’ve never even looked at dresses of this type yet (unless I magically come upon something that fits as well as the mori and I actually like). I have literally zero qualms about buying samples or pre-owned though, so just as long as someone is willing to sell one to me I’m good! If the size is a bit too big for me that’s even better because I’d rather accomodate the chest to be comfortable and adjust the rest to fit 😉
As a semi-aside, I did not notice at all from the picture but oh my gosh this sparkly tulle is really something else
I just really like Eddy K 😉
Another aside, I’m having a winter indoors fancy hotel wedding, which is why I’m trying to avoid the “plain" lace and looking for a ballgown that just really pops out. It would be a different story if I was having a romantic spring wedding or something.