Post # 31
- Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK
5 nothing but I wore 3 inch heels. My dress was an A line but had a lot of layers and peticoat underneath. I dont think this style will swallow you up, when you look so happy in your dress you rock it, not the other way around 🙂
Post # 32
Super plain for me, just a matter of personal preference.
Post # 33
- Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman
& poodleymix :
Thanks! It’s an AA Tiana 246. There was a thread about it that’s like a yr old now. I was super duper excited when I chose my dress back then, lol.
Definitely go for it! My dress originally had a chapel train and I had AA extend it to a semi-cathedral length even though I had a garden wedding. The down side to it was my bridal salon telling me that it was too long to anchor without damaging the fabric but the owner told me I should be safe using nappy pins. Even then, it was still a beast to bustle but with some help from family, we got it.
Post # 34
Agree with other bees who say to try everything on. That’s how I narrowed it down. Detailed dresses are beautiful, and it’s just a matter of finding what makes you feel like the best version of your regular style. And even though I joke about “plain” I don’t really think our dresses are. They’re impactful in their details; they just don’t use embellishments to achieve them. Mine is a trumpet dress with a detachable full train, so I still a grand ballgown like entrance and it breaks up the silhouette just enough to be different while maintaining the classic feel that I wanted. UK-bee’s dress has that amazing bow and split neckline, and I can’t imagine DrunkInLove’s dress without that fantastic scoop neckline and train. They may all be similar “plain” fabric, but they’re all so different and special and dramatic in their own ways. So much variety within the “plain” category just in this thread! So don’t worry about it not being grand enough if you don’t go with embellishments, just try a bunch on and figure out what it is about each one that you like and focus on those elements. Good luck! 🙂
Post # 35
I love the understated elegance of a simple gown. But you really need to try a bunch of different styles to find the one for you!
Love your dress!
Post # 36
Oh my gosh, you looked gorgeous!
Post # 37
- Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre
Try on as many gowns as you can, once you try on THE ONE you will just know it feels amazing when you find it
Post # 38
I have a bit of a mix – it’s sparkly and lacey at the top and simple plain ballgown at the bottom – possibly you could consider something like that. But to be honest, if you LOVE a blingy gown and want to go to town on it, you wear that dress and own it. As you say it’s one of the only days you can really go all out on a dress!
Post # 39
I went the super detailed route and absolutely loved it, I wanted the sparkle and details. My dress was taffeta, with pickups and bling, a rouched bodice and corset back, and sparkly sleeves. So I went all out.
I feel like that’s not as “on trend” right now, which is one reason why I think you’re getting more votes for super plain. But you have to figure out what you love, not what’s popular, whether that’s plain or detailed. 🙂 Here’s a couple pictures of my dream dress – I hope you find yours!!!
Post # 40
- Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery
Haha! I know! I always feel the need to rush to the plain dress defense in these threads!
Love your dress, as ususal. And UK-bee :
yours ended up being perfection. Love it.
Thanks girl, it’s always nice to hear! Last alterations appt. next week, will have to post new pics!
Post # 41
It all depends. I am SO loving that JA dress ….but who knows if it’s what I would envision myself walking down the aisle in?
Post # 42
you look amazing, I love the clean look of your ballgown!
Post # 43
I absolutely LOVE the colors on your wedding gown – it looks so original from all the other lace dresses. I’m actually considering a light pink color instead of the traditional white!
you look awesome, plain definitely works for you!
TheBlackCrain : I actually haven’t considered the bustle haha, must be a pain to hook/tie up all that heavy cathedral train fabric!
you’re right, even a plain ballgown looks very grand. I should try more dresses…maybe there’s something in the middle that would work for me 🙂 it’s hopefully going to be the only wedding dress I will ever wear after all!
emceebee : nellytfernando :
thanks, I agree I should find a dress that I would truly feel right and that I don’t have to settle for either look.
wow you look perfect in that! I agree! Perhaps I should look for something poofy with subtle sparkles and let the poof speak for itself instead of loading lots of details on it.
all that details are gorgeous I love the ruching! I just hope my fiance likes it as much if I do go for it…:’) I watched an episode of Say Yes To The Dress where the fiance helped pick out the gown and he hates pickups lol. Also you’re right, I’ve always wanted the Disney princess extravagant look but I realised it’s pretty outdated- most dresses nowadays are either plain or lacey! It made me actually consider a plain gown for the classic elegant look (which I would’ve never wanted a few years ago).
I love it too! It was on sale at my bridal salon, I tried it on with a hoop to make the skirt rounder than the model, and I thought I look great in it, I wasn’t drowning in it, and almost purchased it before putting the brakes on and thinking – is a plain gown what I really want? So now I don’t really know haha.
Post # 44
I went with a detailed dress myself, with pink and silver embroidered flowers, beading, and sequins. I always knew I’d be married outside and wanted a dress that would sparkle in the sunlight! Un-sparkly dresses just seemed so drab to me at the time.
However, this was a long time ago (I bought my dress in November of 2007). I was a fairly young bride, 25 years old. Now that I’m older, I think I would favor a well-cut, heavy silk or satin A-line gown if I was a 2016 bride… it has great structure, a little shimmer, and a timeless elegance.
Though honestly, I would try on a variety of dresses and figure out what makes you feel best. I originally envisioned a giant tulle ballgown, but it was just too much on me!
Post # 45
thank yoooou! It was so important to me that the dress pictured well! Haha