Post # 1
I’ve liked this dress ever since I saw it on an old episode of Say Yes to the Dress (my secret obsession). Do you think I’ll regret the ruffles? I’d probably add cap sleeves and get rid of the black flower/belt. Everyone says to pick something you love NOW, but I know myself…a third of my closet is stuff that I’ve worn once and never again because it was a passing fad or impulse buy. Also, is the style too common? I know every bride wants to look unique on their special day.
Post # 3
I think its beautiful!. Its not super ruffle-y like other gowns. I bought a semi-ruffle gown. Trends with bridal fashion notoriously come in and out with time. Do not let that influence your decision, because how you feel is what matters. So if it does go out of style are you going to look back and think “ew” or “i looked awesome”?
Post # 4
I think it’s gorgeous as well!
Post # 5
I wore ruffles three years ago, just as the trend was coming in, and now I sometimes wonder if it’s going to look like a passing trend, but I still think it was a beautiful dress, and I’m not sure that looking “of the era” is necessarily a bad thing. I love looking at people’s old wedding pictures and seeing them reflect the time that the event took place.
Post # 6
I think it’s really pretty! The ruffles are really soft, not over the top. It looks like the perfect dress for a destination wedding.
Post # 7
I’d keep looking, it’s not that ruffles are so bad at all, I just don’t care for the diagonal slanted effect
Post # 8
I don’t love it (might be better without the belt, and Im not sure about the diagonal draping of the ruffles), but if you really like it, get it! Have you tried it on?
You’ll only wear it once, and if it makes you feel fab on your wedding day, who cares if it’ll be dated in 1, 2 or 30 years?
My mom wore a really “classic” wedding gown in the early ’80s and her wedding is still SO easy to pinpoint as late ’70s/early ’80s if you see ANY pictures of it! I think that makes it fabulous, not awful.
Post # 9
I dont particularly like the way the ruffles are draped around the dress. But if its something you love, go for it!
Post # 10
I love it!! I wore ruffles and don’t regret it one bit!
Post # 11
Thanks everyone. I still have to try it on. Luckily, the Macy’s by me says they have a sample.
Post # 12
@MrsD2Be: I think it is a beautiful gown for the right person. I think the soft ruffles are perfect for a destination wedding, the dress looks like it would be comfortable to wear and it is very feminine with the ruffles and the lace! 🙂 I would agree with PP that the ruffles are placed at an odd angle around the dress, but if you LOVE it I say go for it! You ulitmately are the one who needs to love it, other people’s opinion don’t really matter! =)
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
It’s DISTINCT and gorgeous! But I would say if you’re asking before you even get it if you’ll regret it, you might. Ya know? This is coming from a girl who is onto dress #2 lol.
Post # 14
I love it, it looks very vintage-y looking as opposed to trendy. I could easily picture this dress on an old Hollywood star from the 1930s.
Post # 15
I’ll say what I always say about wedding dresses–everyone’s dress is going to reflect the era in which they got married. That’s how styles work. If everyone got a dress that DIDN’T reflect such era, everyone’s dress would be a plan white dress with no details, and they would all look the same.
I think your dress is STUNNING and you shouldn’t worry about it. Do you love it now? That’s all that matters 🙂
Post # 16
@MrsD2Be: I love it, it’s gorgeous. I like it because it’s not too ruffly