Post # 1
am getting married on 29th december next, so, christmas time, and we’re having a church wedding followed by a reception in a glamourous old hotel that has an art deco feel (black & white tiled lobby, lots of sparkly chandeliers etc.!).
i bought my dress over a year and a half ago & while i like it, have had recurring niggling doubts. i finally cracked yesterday & went trying on other dresses, naughty me!!
while i love the back of my dress, i have concerns that it doesn’t flatter me as much as it could at the front – my body shape is rectangular i.e. waist not very defined, so (except in this instance) i always go for something that draws me in at the waist. haven’t had the dress altered yet and it’s very big on the bust & to a lesser extent on the hips. so would definitely look better once altered. the photos of my dress probl don’t do it justice, it is a lovely dress in reality.
so yesterday i tried the Denia! LOVE LOVE LOVE the lace, so expensive looking & dramatic! It fit like a glove, no alterations necessary! Is it a little bare looking on top though?
Also liked another dress – Sophia Tolli ‘Neyda’ – sweet & very sparkly – nice for Christmas time! Also fitted like a glove! Would probl have the dressmaker add more tulle to the skirt so you wouldn’t see the lining so much underneath.
The shop has told me they will sell me either the Denia or the Neyda for half price, but I have to decide by early next week….
Which should i go with???
Post # 3
I really like your first dress. I think once it’s fitted properly, it will be a beautiful dress for a winter wedding.
Post # 4
thanks metalbride! i almost feel like i’m cheating on my dress but just have to address those doubts of mine & it’s good to get neutral feedback!!!
Post # 5
I LOVE the Denia. I normally don’t like to tell people to buy a new dress–it’s really impractical, for one–but the Denia really is just that much more flattering on you. The one you have now … really isn’t. (Might be an alterations issue.)
If you think the Denia doesn’t have enough top coverage, you could always get them to add a halter, or straps. Shouldn’t cost very much at all. Or you could get a lace bolero. Etsy has some beautiful ones for under $100. But I think it’s fine coverage-wise. It doesn’t look too revealing. I’d just get a pretty necklace to wear with it.
Post # 6
I think once the dress you have is altered to fit better it will look beautiful.
But I love lace and think the Denia is stunning on you! I think whether or not you switch dresses depends on whether or not you have it the budget to do. I voted for the Denia, but you should pick what feels most comfortable for you! 🙂
Post # 7
I think with the right undergarments and alterations, #1 would be a PERFECT winter wedding gown. However, I do like #2 the best as that’s my taste. Don’t worry about it! The seamstresses can do wonders!
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
I like the one you have best, especially for the feel and vibe of your wedding!!
Post # 9
Im sorry to do this to you but I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the second dress on you (strapless lace dress) it is a show stopper on you. I know its practical to keep your first one but you should do what makes you feel beautiful and if that means a new dress go for it, hey half price is a steal of a deal!
Post # 10
amuseme & starrynight – thank you for your thoughtful feedback!
the denia is such a spectacular dress, it’s kinda the one to beat, in the photos anyway! budgetwise… yeah, it would be stretching it a bit, unfortunately – i’d have to get a new veil for starters…. but i’m sure i could sell my existing dress & recoup some or most of the cost. i already know a necklace i could put with it
i am terrible!!!!!!
Post # 11
sienna, mrstrailmix & laurarose – thanks for the feedback!!!!!
you’re right, it is a great gown for a winter wedding – the fabric is quite heavy & it has lots of sparkle at the back. perhaps if i’d just gone & gotten the alterations done by now i wouldn’t still be wondering as i’d know for sure- argh!
laurarose- thanks for the compliments!!!!!!! it is stunning… i just LOVE how luxurious the lace is – and you’re right, half price is really hard to resist!!!
Post # 12
Wow you look great in all three. This is hard. I like the dress you have and think it would be even better when fitted but if you were going to buy another one go with the second dress of all your pics. Its hard because I dont know the names but the one with the floating lace layer. Especially if both are half off I would consider it a sign to buy another.
Then again, I might just be saying that because I generally think satin dresses are a pain in the ass which it looks like your original dress is made of. I love the dramatic back on it and it does look the most appropriate for a winter wedding but satin stains easily and wrinkles by the end of the night like no other. I adore that second dress in your pics but I have to admit that it would look more appropriate for a summer wedding. Why do you have to look so good in both?!!!!! I wouldn’t want to be in your shoes making this decision.
Post # 13
I went for the last dress, I think it would really fiT in with the Art-Deco theme of your venue and looks fantastic on you!
Post # 14
Hands down La Sposa Denia !!! You look amazing in it.
Post # 15
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I think the one you have is lovely and will look amazing when fitted, but the second one is the one I would get if paying for another dress is really not a problem. It fits the theme better but also looks freaking amazing. I don’t think the third is that flattering on you. The end of the detail makes you look like you have a crazy long torso and itty bitty legs.
Post # 16
I was going to vote for Denia until I saw the final dress. The third dress is beautiful on you!