Post # 1
This is definitely a left-field dress for me — I started out never wanting anything ballgown or heavily beaded, lol! It is beautiful in person and I loved it on, but not sure if it is “me” per se so I’m up in the air as to how I feel about this dress.
Thoughts? Is it too much? I apologize for the poor quality photos (darn flash). The sample was way too big on me and therefore kept wanting to fall down. I do think the drop starts a bit low and was told one that fits me would sit higher. Also, the sample was very loose around the hips as the clamps would not stay due to all the beading in back. It is a hand-beaded and embroidered lace dress with an organza/many layers of crinoline skirt. Not sure about the underbust pleats, though…
Post # 3
I agree that the drop waist starts a little low… but HOLY COW that’s a beautiful dress!! It’s very flattering on you and the type of dress that I personally like that’s for sure. I think it would take anyone’s breath away! I got a dress I didn’t think I would get either, but if you love it and imagine yourself not getting it and being upset, I would go for it. It’s all about what you want!! 🙂 Not sure if it’s ‘you’ because I don’t know you personally, but it’s absolutely gorgeous!!
Post # 4
WOW! I think that dress is super fabulous and looks amazing on you.
Post # 5
@arabesque: It’s beautiful, eespecially if you’re having a formal wedding. I could see it being out of place at a garden or rustic/vintage wedding, but in the end, you should wear what makes you feel the most like a bride. It looks so beautiful/so do you!
Post # 6
THAT is frieking beautiful!
Post # 8
@arabesque: It’s gorgeous! The fullness of the skirt is very flattering to your petite figure. Just a couple of things: I agree that the drop waist needs to come up, so it’ll look proportionate. Also, it might just be me, but I find the sash distracting.
Post # 10
Thank you for the sweet comments, everyone! It is much more of a show stopper kind of dress than the ones I’ve been trying on (mostly organza and unbeaded lace/tulle dresses). However, I always have thought of myself as an understated yet elegant kind of bride and this is definitely princess-y glam. I guess I am struggling with what “look” I do want for the wedding day. I couldn’t stop looking at the dress though, lol… it’s definitely eye catching with all the sparkles! 🙂
@love108: We are having a semi-formal wedding. This dress would probably fit best with a more formal wedding? Our ceremony is in a spanish-style courtyard and our reception will be indoors at a sleek/modern space inside a museum. Fiance will be wearing a tux.
@Buboys_Gurl: In person, the sash was pretty and a unique detail but I do agree that it is distracting in the photos. I think I would prefer the dress without it, although I’m not sure if that is an option. I am 5’6″, but do have a slightly shorter torso than what’s considered proportionally average.
Post # 11
OMG SO STUNNING!! I have like a 0.000006% hesitance about the satin band under the bust, but honestly, my first instinct is that this dress suits you! It’s truly gorgeous.
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat
Well, my jaw dropped, so I think I like it!! I’m really drawn to the beading on the upper part of the skirt and how it’s carried from the waist.
Post # 13
So beautiful and yet unique. It looks stunning on you!
Post # 14
Love all that bling! It’s very pretty!