Post # 1
I wanted to make a poll for this, as I love all 6 for different reasons. Which dress do you prefer?
Claire Pettibone – Maiden
Pro: Most affordable gown. Can purchase sample or order new for limited time. Love the colours and fluidity. Loved how it fell on my body (even though I have wide hips, a good size bum and smaller breasts)
Con: Being retired very soon, and I am not 100% ready to buy. Made of linen so it doesnt really give a luxurious feel.
Beauty by Claire Pettibone
Eloquence by Claire Pettibone
Toulouse by Claire Pettibone.
Jenny Packham – Aspen
Jenny Packham – Willow
I have an idea of which is my top choice, but wanted to know what you thought and if I should just bite the bullet and get the least expensive, shortly retiring dress.
Post # 4
Willow is the only be that gave me the “Wow” factor!! 🙂
Post # 5
I’m torn between Tolouse and Maiden.
Post # 6
Toulouse without the ribbons 🙂
Post # 7
I’d choose the first one IF it weren’t made of linen. Linen wrinkles so easily. I wouldn’t want someone to have to follow me around all night with a bottle of wrinkle release just so that the creases didn’t show up in pictures! But second choice is Willow.
Post # 9
I like the last one best for sure (Willow) – as a PP said, it’s the only one that really gives me that wow factor, and then my second choice would be the first one. I don’t really like the ones in the middle.
Post # 10
Willow, then Tolouse without the ribbons. My favorite Claire Pettibone from that line is the Alma, I love it’s back.
Post # 11
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I second what @Eckle said!
Post # 12
@Cyri: These are my favorites, too, and in the same order.
Post # 13
I’m not a fan of Eloquence, or of Aspen. I absolutely ADORE the others!! Toulouse is probably my favorite.
Post # 14
I would definitely advise against buying a dress just because it’s available for a good price…unless you are really not fussy about what you wear on your wedding day, I’d say it’s a sure recipe for dress regret later on down the track.
I have concerns about the Maiden being made of linen…it would be suitable only for a very rustic-themed wedding, plus I’d imagine the wrinkle factor could be a nightmare. I also think the style of the dress looks a little bit like lingerie.
My favourites are Jenny Packham Willow, Toulouse without the ribbons, and then the Aspen and the Eloquence equally.
Post # 15
I like Maiden and Aspen best, but most importantly the dress should suit you and your figure.
Post # 16
I VOTED – WILLOW
Something just magical about this dress if one is a fan of this particular style (one that aspires to the early 1900s)
My second choice would be ASPEN… Followed by ELOQUENCE (altho that one I much more refer from the front than the rear)
FYI – A “sheath dress” that runs up & down like this suits body-types that are quite boyish / rectangular. They don’t really work on a woman with curves… particularly not good sized boobs. So stuff to take into consideration as you haven’t posted any photos of yourself in these dresses, just the Designer Photos.
Hope this helps,