(Closed) Reception Dress Opinion

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which Reception Dress Do you like?
    A. Karena Royal (strapless all lace) : (9 votes)
    35 %
    B. Abigail (v-neck with tank sleeves all lace) : (12 votes)
    46 %
    C. SV9563 (satin halter with beaded belt) : (5 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    247 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011 - The Viceroy

    I’d go with #3 because it looks like a party dress!  It has a playful, reception feel.  Love all the dresses, though!

    Post # 4
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I like #2, also #1, but #2 is very different from her first wedding dress so that’s why I would chose that one!

    Post # 5
    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I am near your friends size and from my personal experiences I would have a very hard time choosing from those dresses without trying them on only because they are all very fitted and they don’t seem to have any obvious sliming properties.

    Could she find similar styles to try on? 

    Her wedding dress is fitted on the top, but has ruching (and a corset probably?) and then is very forgiving below the waist with the ballgown.

    I like #1 or #3, if I would be picking just by what fit I would think would look best.


    Her wedding gown is beautiful.

    Tell your friend she is very brave for ordering a dress without trying it on!! lol

    I wish I had that kind of guts!

    Post # 6
    1270 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    i have tried on the third dress at davids, and it is NOT a flattering dress!

    Post # 7
    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would stay away from #3–it will accentuate her hipline, unless she’s not worried about that. I like #2, personally. I LOVE the style of #3, is there another dress that conveys that same feeling without the hip band effect? I’m 5’4″ and petite and wear a size 4, and I wouldn’t wear #3. Just not flattering to anyone.

    Post # 8
    1020 posts
    Bumble bee

    definitely the karena royale! i have tried that dress on, it’s not only fabulous, but also not too heavy. good luck to your friend!

    Post # 9
    11113 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I like all 3 but number 3 is different and looks like an evening dress.

    Post # 10
    792 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    I really like the Karena Royale!It’s so elegant!

    Post # 11
    3788 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I like the Karena Royale best, but I have a hard time picturing it for a reception dress. My friend got married in it, and while it is certainly lighter than the ballgown pictures, it is still a heavy dress — completely beaded. I have never seen the Abigail in person, but I saw one ad for it used once and the material looked very flimsy and not that attractive (a shame because it was a contender for me based on internet pictures as well). I agree that the third option is the most party dress like to me, though having seen this on multiple real life brides trying it on, I agree with heather that it is NOT a very flattering dress unless you have a certain build. I think she should keep looking. What about something from a destinations line or a shorter party dress style?

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