(Closed) Princess or Trumpet???

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hi Norcal bride… i still can’t see the full photo. But just something to note – when I tried on a trumpet type gown at saks fifth avenue, the manager told me that I have to be careful to note that when the dress comes in for me and is altered, it will not have the exact same trumpet effect because of my height (i am 5’3") and the way it has to be altered. You will supposedly lose a lot of the fit and flare that you saw with the sample dress hitched up on you. I don’t know if this makes sense, but you may want to ask about that before ordering that dress. It totally made me decide to not order that one and go for a smaller ball gown, which made me feel like a princess too ๐Ÿ™‚

good luck! 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Oh, the A-line is so lovely!  I think it is a classic look that will never go out of style.  I don’t care much for trumpets, I just don’t think they will withstand the test of time.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

ooh! i just saw the pictures after I posted my response! You look gorgeous in both! ๐Ÿ™‚ but I have to agree with Niki that the A-ine looks really classis and elegant on you. Are you standing on those platforms with the trumpet? you will lose a lot of the length of the dress, because of your height, so it is mostly going to be that fitted look down to below your hips. if you still like that, then i say go for it, because that dress is lovely as well ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I love the trumpet! The A-line is fairly common, but the trumpet looks expensive and unique. Plus the beading is to die for!

Post # 9
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Helper bee

honestly, you look beautiful in both!! hard one! but i vote for the trumpet.

trust your gut! which one are you leaning towards? b/c that’s the one on which you’ll always think longingly back. ๐Ÿ˜›

 

good luck! you can’t go wrong with either!  

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think they both have a similar shape on you.  The trumpet looks like it flares just under your hips, whereas my understanding is that a more traditional trumpet/mermaid would be fitted down to your knees and then flare out.  If you want to show off your figure, pick the 2nd dress.  If you want a more princess look, pick the 1st dress.  You look great in both, and both are gorgeous dresses.  Neither one is prettier–just different–so there is no such thing as a wrong choice!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I think you look great in both but I like the trumpet one better. Are you wearing high heels on that platform? Maybe try the dress on again w/ heels to determine if you will lose a lof of length once its altered?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I vote A-line.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 1993

I think that you’re fortunate enough to have the figure to pull of a trumpet style dress – so I would choose that one! They’re both gorgeous but I think the trumpet looks more unique and like I said, you have the figure to wear that style of dress. If you got it, flaunt it!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

They are both really pretty, but I like the trumpet dress better!!!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

I like the trumpet one better.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Trumpet wins my vote!

 Looking at the full length pic of the model, i really dont think you will lose that much of the "flare effect" when you alter it.  

the first dress is pretty, but the trumpet seems to have more W-O-W impact to me.

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