- 6 years ago
- Wedding: January 2014
My ball gown without the hoop skirt
My ball gown without the hoop skirt
I am in love with all of these. You gals look so damn fantastic! Think I am a ballgown/princess kinda gal.
Yay for poof! I love tulle 🙂
@rosie.jonesy.9: I totally agree that there is a big trend right now with mermaids, trumphets, and fit-n-flare gowns. I originally had the below ballgown in mind but it made me look bigger than I really was. I also tried on trumpet and mermaid styles but they made my shape look awful as I have somewhat wide shoulders and hips so my frame just looked off with these styles as well. But I wanted sexy and princess combined. After 2 bad gown purchases (the one pictured below being one of those bad decisions) I found a fitted A-line gown and fell in love with it. I consider my fitted A-line a princess and sexy gown combined 🙂 but I wont post it on this thread since you asked for ballgowns.
I don’t have any pictures of me in mine yet as it needs to be altered, but this is my dress. It’s funny as before we went shopping my sister, who’s been a bridesmaid before, told me that she could guarantee I’d end up being surprised by what I chose, and she was so right – I really thought I wanted lace or tulle, something very floaty, then I feel in love with a satin dress which I thought was the last material I wanted! This is the True Bride w986.
I totally agree there is a fit and flare trend going on that made me reconsider my dress as well. But I love my dress and it looks better on then on the model.
Beutiful dresses ladies!!! Like I said, the trumpets and mermaids are stunning, but the ballgowns and poofy dresses have a special place in my heart.
@MrsRevolutionize: Haha you are right!! Similar tastes, indeed! If that one had been in the boutique, I bet you anything I would have tried it on.
@howtobeawife: Thank you!!! And you dooo look like Belle!! Beautiful!
@Brittanyrio: Thank yooou!! Hehe yours is the definition of a poofy princess dress. Love it!
LOVE my ballgown! Was going for something a little more tight-fitting and sexy, but I fell in love with a ballgown 🙂
@futuremrscap: Love the tulle!! That dress is already poofy, I can only imagine what it will look like with the hoop skirt! ^_^
@MissGemini: awwww sooo pretty!! You look like a dream in that dress.
@crystal_owl: I knoooow what you mean! I am having a relaxed, country kind of wedding…so I obviously had simple, lace, non-poofy in mind. But when I saw this dress, I just knew. It is everything I didn’t want, but as soon as it was on, there was no going back. It was the first I tried on and there are moments when I wish that I had tried on more styles (everything I tried had a full skirt) just to see what I would look like in a mermaid or trumpet, but I had my bridal moment and you know when you know. The dress you chose is gooooorgeous. Classic with a twist.
@ChocolateLime: Love that dress!! It works so perfectly with your venue. Love the shot of you in the garden.
@SheenaLynn: Haha I know what you mean!! When I saw my dress online, I haaaated it. I think I remember even saying “That is the ugliest dress. WHy would anyone pick that. It makes the model look bigger than she is.” But then I tried it on in the store, not realizing what dress it was and it looks absolutely perfect. I think the stock photo of the dress actually had the dress photoshopped onto the model. That is how strange it looks.
@rosie.jonesy.9: Actually there is a slight difference between a princess cut dress and a ball gown! A princess cut doesn’t have a waist seam to divide it and is one or three long panels in the front that flare out at the waist or hip. It’s super flattering!
I also was determined not to have a fit and flare type gown. I think they’re a little too fashionable/trendy right now and I wanted something more timeless! I’ve finally chosen my gown this week (:D) and I’m going for the Pronovias Oly:
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