Post # 1
Hello Beautiful Bees,
I was originally a ball-gown style type of girl but I have been convinced that a mermaid/trumpet style dress would look much better on my figure. So I have narrowed it down to two dresses that are pretty similar stylistically, but I am having a hard time deciding. There is a price difference between the two and that is kind of swaying me in one direction, but I would honestly spend the extra money if I really end up loving the more expensive one, so just give me your honest opinions without (too much) regard to the price. Thank you all so much!
Alfred Angelo $1400 (on sale for $1200)
David’s Bridal $749 (on sale for $674)
Post # 3
I like number two better, but I think it would look better with out the sash. I feel like the sash is competing with the detail at the top. They both look great on you though!
Post # 4
Both of those dresses look amazing on you. I can see why you’re having a hard time deciding.
Which dress FEELS the best while you’re wearing it?
Post # 5
I love both of them! If you have your heart set on a sash then go with the first one, I don’t like the look of the sash on the second one. I work at DB and absolute LOVE the beading and bubble hem of that dress, just don’t care for it with the sash.
Post # 6
@Dapsqueen: Wow, this silhouette is perfect for you (I had to do a lot of repeated scrolling to decide). My vote is with the DB, which is utterly stunning on you.
- AA: I like the details of this gown (bust embellishment, silhouette, subtle lace pattern), and of course it looks good on you, BUT it looks too stiff/structured/moulded (like when you poke a bra cup and it pops right back into place); so overly enthusiastic boning ends up detracting from your figure, rather than complementing your natural shape/curves
- DB: this definitely is a “wow” gown on you; the swept ruching is draped beautifully on your figure, and the embellished details are just perfect (they make the dress look far more expensive than the AA); although I would recommend a different sash (more like the AA) or no sash at all since it’s chopping up your figure, rather than complementing/accentuating your tiny waist
P.S. You have lovely posture!
Post # 7
I love the top of the second dress! The beading on the sweetheart of #1 is too much, imho. I agree the sash doesn’t work well with the second gown, but it’s still my favorite! I prefer lace over satin, but you look fab in both!
Post # 8
+1 I agree that the sash is competing with that beautiful detailing.
Post # 9
i like #1 but i looove #2!
Post # 10
#2 all the way its gorgeous, fits you like a glove and to boot is less in price!
Post # 11
Really?? The sash was what made me love the second dress. When I first tried it on I was like, it’s okay, but I need a little bit more bling. I like the thicker sash on the second because it looks like it’s part of the dress, like the top and the sash are all one bodice. But idk, I might try a thinner sash with the second if you all think it’s too much. The feeback from you bees sways my opinion quite a bit so keep it coming!
Brielle– I love the feel of the lace. It is so soft and lightweight and very daintily elegant. More refined and old Hollywood style. But when I first saw the DB, I was like WOW. Then I tried the sash on with it and it gave me just enough bling and I gotta have my bling.
MlleFabuleux– Thanks on the posture. It’s taken many years to figure out which pose makes my arms, waist, and tummy look the best in pictures. Lol. Also, the advice you’ve given on these dresses and the others I’ve asked for feedback on is spot on with what I’m thinking. We’re on the same page.
And thank you all bees for your compliments and comments
Post # 12
you have a beautiful shape and i love them both but…..if i had to choose id go with #2.
Post # 13
And for those of you bees that are voting “Neither” if you wouldn’t mind leaving a brief explanation as to why you think I should head in a different direction, I would appreciate it!
Post # 14
I love the first dress on you and the lace is stunning with the additional layer and ruching! I think it would be worth the extra money. The second dress is beautiful, but I think it looks “older”.
Post # 15
@Dapsqueen: Your figure looks amazing in both of these! You seriously have a great body and those dresses show it off. Your fiance will be speechless no matter which one you wear. I love the belt and bling on number two, and I love the look of the fabric on number one. I still haven’t voted because I can’t decide! You have an awesome problem, because basically you will look like a perfect ten no matter what you choose!
Post # 16
You look great in both dresses, but I prefer the David’s Bridal because the fit is so much better on you. If you love lace, I would encourage you to try a few more lace mermaid/trumpet style dresses, because the AA one is not doing you justice. As @MlleFabuleux:
pointed out, the boning is all over the place and looks warped in some parts. It’s not pulling you in the way the DB dress is. I would also add that the sash on the DB dress is unnecessary, between the bling on your left hip and neckline, I don’t think the dress needs a sash. If your heart is set on a blingy sash, maybe keep looking for less embellished dresses.