(Closed) This is MY gown, NOT yours! (semi-rant)

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
Member
1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

First of all, I love the vision you’ve put together, so taste has nothing to do with this… I have one concern, and it’s because I have LITERALLY the exact same measurements as you do… I find that being petite and busty, that style of high neck and cap sleeves does nothing for me.  It makes me look chunky all around, and I need to have a more open neckline.  That being said, if you’ve worn styles like it before, and they’re flatterring, then go for it girl!

Post # 33
Member
4437 posts
Honey bee

I think your dress is gorgeous! I almost bought a trumpet Justin Alexander that had little Edwardian cap sleeves with bows on the shoulders. It was so cute. If I’d been having an afternoon garden wedding, I would have chosen it.

Post # 34
Member
3625 posts
Sugar bee

Am I missing something? Where’s the picture of the dress? I only see one of the OP.

Post # 35
Member
2933 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

She typed out the address to her blog.  You have to go there to find it.

Post # 38
Member
564 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I LOVE the dress you posted. I think it will be great, this IS YOUR gown, NOT HERS. If she doesn’t like it then fine, she doesn’t have to. You picked what you liked and thought best looks good on you, go for it! 

 

I can’t wait to see the pictures of it ON YOU! 

Post # 41
Member
3625 posts
Sugar bee

Have you tried anything on with that kind of neckline? It’ s really reminiscent of the bridal gowns of the 70’s & 80’s, where every gown seemed to be made in the exact same way, tho many were minus the illusion on the chest and were more open and usually had long sleeves. The silhouette is slimmer and the belt makes it more ‘today’, but I was expecting to see something pretty out there by your description.

I  think you will only know how to make it better for you, once its made and you can see yourself in it.

Post # 42
Member
1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MsGigi: yes I’m wearing about 3 inch heels in that pic.  If you’re going barefoot, then I’d have the skirt designed so that the “flare out” happens a bit closer to your hips, as you’d suggested.  That will definitely elongate your silhouette.  You’d be shooting for almost a hybrid of a trumpet & a-line. 

Post # 44
Member
1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MsGigi: and we need pics when you go for a fitting!!!  🙂

Post # 45
Member
2906 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think its awesome that you have an open relationship with your friends where you can be honest like that with eachother and Im sure that you value her opinion… But In my opinion as a stranger or whatever I have to say that dress is breathtaking. I dont think you should change a thing. Is it not her style maybe not… But it is beautiful none the less and it is going to be the perfect addition to  your big day!!

The topic ‘This is MY gown, NOT yours! (semi-rant)’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors