(Closed) UGHH! Getting discouraged with dress shopping ;(

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress do you like?
    Dress 1 : (53 votes)
    19 %
    Dress 2 : (4 votes)
    1 %
    Dress 3 : (65 votes)
    23 %
    Dress 4 : (79 votes)
    28 %
    Dress 5 : (7 votes)
    3 %
    Dress 6 : (26 votes)
    9 %
    Dress 7 : (7 votes)
    3 %
    Dress 8 : (1 votes)
    0 %
    None, keep looking : (37 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    2497 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @SleepyBee:  Looks like you like pick-ups, ruching, and beading. I think dress six has the right amount of all three! And it doesn’t look as cumbersome as some of the others, so you can probably still tango dance in it.

    Post # 4
    7560 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I love dress 4. It looks like you’re favoring satin though. That doesn’t say “Jamaica” to me though. I would prefer a lighter fabric like #4.

    Post # 5
    2951 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    Dress 4 or 6 are my picks:)

    Post # 6
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I actually like #1 on you. It’s romantic, and the skirt would be so fun to dance in. The others (especially the satin gowns with pick-ups) look too cumbersome for a destination wedding, particularly with a tango! I feel like #2 and #8 make you look a bit straight up and down, those corsets are not doing justice to your tiny waist. #4 is pretty too, and certainly appropriate for a destination wedding.

    Post # 7
    8471 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I love dress 4 for an outdoor wedding in Jamaica. It looks light & flowy. 

    Post # 8
    314 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    It’s between #1 and #3 for me. I voted for #3 because I think it looks just a tad bit better on your body shape. Love them both though!

    Post # 9
    2082 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @SleepyBee:  My favorite dress and the one I choose was dress 4. Dress 6 was my second favorite. The chiffon material is very flattering on you. It also fits in well with a tropical or beach wedding. I like the bodice of the first dress on you but the bottom is a bit busy. The satin dresses look a bit heavy and just don’t seem to flatter you as much as the chiffon does.

    Post # 10
    858 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    #4 is my favorite but I also really like #1 and #3.  You have a killer body and would look perfect in anything.  Maybe you just haven’t found the one and that’s why you like them all at first but after trying them on again you aren’t that into them.

    Post # 11
    3141 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I like 6, 4, 3 & 2 

    Post # 12
    4429 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @SleepyBee:  i love # 4 and 6 beautiful on you! have fun dont stress ; ) caz when the dress shopping stops you will miss it.

    Post # 13
    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I chose #4, but I also like #6 on you. I think i like you better in the more flowy, lighter styles – plus they would also be more comfortable in the hot weather.

    The heavier, satin dresses don’t seem to flatter you body as much, they just seem to add bulk, even with the ruching. 

    Maybe if you don’t want a chiffon or tulle dress, you could look at organza, as it’s a bit more substantial than both those fabrics. Maybe something like this?

    These are all by Essence of Australia/Stella York, which seems to be a good option for destination weddings. As you mentioned the tango, I’m also going to suggest this dress, as it has a removable panel that would work for dancing in:

    I also think that you seem to suit the a-line styles more, so maybe look at more dresses with that silhoutte? Or conversely a fit or flare or trumpet that flares out gently like an a-line?

    Post # 14
    748 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    1 & 6.


    Why: You seem to like ruching & dropped waist or fitted through the hip styles. I think the lighter fabric would suit your wedding venue better than satin, which feels a bit heavy for an outdoor ceremony to me. 🙂 Plus they both look amazing on your figure.


    Post # 15
    208 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think it’s fine to have a lot of favorites and like things that are different from each other.  I definitely see a common thread though.  Just keep doing what you are doing, maybe give yourself a break for a while – you have plenty of time!


    You should definitely like your dress the second time you try it on.  If you don’t, then it’s an easy way to weed that one out.  If you don’t like ANY of them as much the 2nd time around, then you haven’t found the right one yet!  But you will.

    Post # 16
    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @clairebbbear:  I love your dress 5 selection. It looks very Jamacia appropriate and that split would be ideal for a tango!

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