Post # 1
Ok..so apologies for bothering you all with my endless dress questions, but I am getting married in June and have been really laidback about the dress so far. And now it’s crunchtime!!! Eeek.
The first dress below is from a small boutique. Unlike in the picture, it actually has a lovely train. The whole dress is hand beaded in that lattic-y pattern and absolutely glimmers. Very deco-ish, slinky glamour. But would you feel iffy about that fishnet pattern or is it ‘unique’ in your opinion?
The second dress is more traditional and makes my waist look tiny! I am an hourglass so the mermaid doesn’t look halfbad haha! I am olive skinned and 5′ 4”. Sorry about no pics ’cause salons here don’t allow that.
The third on is a Jenny Packham and much loved by the bees. It’s ethereal and vintage-y and elegant, but does it say country-fete or Black-tie to you? Because my plans don’t include bunting and backyard.
I am having a big church ceremony followed by black-tie reception in a grand-arse ballroom in London. Red double-decker bus is our mode of trasportation from church to reception. Decor is loads of candelabras and blush-pink flowers in silver urns. City-chic is the word I want to say but feeling silly having said it.
Post # 3
Have you tried any of them on? It’s really hard to tell without seeing YOU in the dresses. They can look so much different on “normal” people. Just by looking at the pictures, I think the second one is more fitting for your wedding and reception. There just seems to be something missing in all 3 for the formal event you have planned though.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
For a black tie wedding, I like the 2nd and 3rd best. The tiny waist part is nice on the 2nd, of course!
Post # 5
I have tried all of them on. And they look pretty nice on me. I am a UK size 10 (that’s a US size 6 or 8 methinks). But I am just worried that my dress and my party won’t give off the same vibe maybe?
Post # 6
Either of the last 2. I voted the Jenny Packham. I think either is beautiful and would work! The 2nd one is slightly more “black tie” though.
Post # 7
The second one is gorgeous and one I haven’t seen before. The illusion shoulder is fabulous and I think is definitely black tie worthy. The others, not so much.
Post # 8
I like the vintage look of 1 and 3, but I don’t think they’re right for the type of wedding you’re having. To me, they conjure up images of a small, intimate ceremony, maybe outdoors, then a laid-back, low-key vintage inspired reception. I also think you might risk being overshadowed by some of your guests if you have a black-tie dress-code; I think you need something a bit bigger, which is why I voted for 2.
Post # 9
Number 2 looks the most flattering, I’m not a fan of number 1 at all as it looks frumpy and lifeless
Post # 10
i love the delicate look of the vintage
Post # 11
I love the looks of dresses 2 and 3, but for the wedding you’ve described, I’d go with #2.
Post # 12
I like #2 the best, and I think it’s the one that best fits your theme and venue.
While the first is definitely city-chic; to me it looks more “red carpet” than “wedding”.
Post # 13
I don’t know if I don’t like the first gown or just the model. From the picture it looks like the dress has no shape and does not compliment, but I love that it’s all hand beaded. So from the description I like dress #1 and with the pictures I like dress #2.
Post # 15
I’m not fond of the tulle bits on the shoulders of the first.
The 2nd one is really lovely! I like the one shoulder and looks very glamorous. I can’t tell what the material is….lace? silk? That one gets my vote.
The 3rd is beautiful, but you’re right that it doesn’t give off a city chic look–it’s more casual elegance.
Post # 16
I don’t like the first choice. 2 and 3 or gorgeous. Go with 2 if you are an hourglass shape with a tiny waist to show off. Go with three if you are pear-shaped or have a tummy to hide.