Two dress emergency. Please Help…

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Combermere Abbey

The second one hands down! But I love the sexier bride look anyway so maybe I’m bias lol

Post # 17
3884 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

If you don’t mind the sexiness I think the second one is more flattering and modern. That skirt line is VERY harsh though… if it was all lined it might be better as the colour wouldn’t change so much. 

Post # 18
1703 posts
Bumble bee

The first one, with ALL of the bows removed.

Post # 19
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I wasn’t going to comment because I don’t know which you should pick, but I’m SO surprised that anyone is telling you to keep looking. Like shocked. When I saw these pictures I was like “OMG how will she ever decide, they’re so different and both look incredible on her?!”

I think my vote is for the first one, with all the bows removed except the top one. I don’t think it looks dated, and I think that frothy tulle look will never look completely dated because it’s so feminine and pretty. The second dress is gorgeous on you too, but I think that if you’re looking for timeless, I would be worried that the particular style of like nude looking lace will eventually be considered very like 2010s. It looks gorgeous on you though so I would totally understand if you go with that one.

Post # 20
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I add my vote for the first dress with either all bows off, or if you really love the bows maybe just keep the first one as a detail. I think it might look a little odd to have two, and I agree that more than those two could just be a bit too much. Ultimately though, it’s your day and you will look lovely!

Post # 21
75 posts
Worker bee

This isn’t really helpful, but damn girl, you’re gorgeous.

I’d say the first dress, with all the bows removed except the top one, like a previous poster suggested.

Post # 22
119 posts
Blushing bee

Micheruby :  I agree 100%, the first one with bows removed. Perfect timeless bridal look.

You could always get a lace sheath dress to start your honeymoon off in which would give you the best part of the second dress, but I like the first for the ceremony

Post # 23
11612 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

First dress with all of the bows but maybe the top one off. It’s gorgeous on you. Much more flattering than the second imo, but that harsh line is a no for me and I don’t know if lace will soften it, the straightness is tough unless you’re super tall. 

Long earrings, big long veil, perfection! 

Post # 24
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I love number two!

The bows on the first one drive me crackers, I know you would remove the last 3 but even the 2 would be too many for me.  I also think you’d be better off getting the Mori Lee 5108 and adding a sash if you were in love with this dress, I’m guessing it would be a helllllll of a lot cheaper!

Number 2 is just so different and if you can pull it off I think you should go for it, sheer bodices are a HUGE trend for the fall bridal season and beyond.  I’m not sure you would really be able to soften the skirt line too much though, but I like it as it is, it’s a true juxtaposition! 


Edit: Scratch my 5108 comment, I missed the ribbons at the bottom of the skirt.  I’d prefer them in a horsehair to match the lightness of the rest of the gown.. there’s just too many things I would change haha!

Post # 25
3300 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

The first one but no bows. Get a veil that compliments the skirt, and a belt if you want. 

Post # 26
70 posts
Worker bee

2nd one with the alternations you mentioned!

Post # 27
1165 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I prefer the 2nd dress but the skirt and the bodice seem really mismatched to me for some reason.  Like maybe it’s too severe of a contrast or something.  The 1st dress screams 80’s to me, sorry.  Maybe take off the bows.

Post # 28
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Hayley Paige!  It’s very modern and looks stunning on you.  Hayley Paige dresses are always showstoppers at weddings!

Post # 29
4580 posts
Honey bee

First with bows removed.

Also, sexy is a very subjective term.  Things can be sexy without looking like you forgot to get dressed.  See-through doesn’t always equal sexy for some people.  I’ve seen some very sexy dresses that show some skin, but aren’t see through.  See through just looks like underwear and forgetting to get dressed to me – not “sexy” necessarily.  Especially when I can see the boning because it just reminds me that this portion of the dress is meant to be functional for structure – more architecture and less sexy.  But regardless of that I really dislike the skirt on that one as well.  In addition to the unflattering harsh line, I think the skirt looks too stark against the bodice and the volume of the skirt is excessive and overwhelming when the entire bodice is sheer like that.  I think it looks unbalanced and heavy against the sheer top. 

Post # 30
9972 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I like the first one if you take every single bow off the front of it.

Leave a comment

Find Amazing Vendors