Post # 1
Went dress shopping for the 4th time now…getting super discouraged now. I feel like I get excited about a dress, then when I retry it on later- it doesn’t look as great the 2nd time around. Also, my dress choices are all over the place now. Did any of you have this problem? and dress shopping is so dang exhausting! Maybe I should take a break for a little? Anyways, my wedding venue is outdoor in Jamaica, but not on the beach, its out on a grassy hill and I have the freedom to make it super chill or I can even make it elegant and a little on the fancier side. Anyways, here are my choices, let me know what yall think. *also, I am planning a tango dance, so the mermaid ones may be out of the question but I might can make it work.
Dress 2 (this one was see-through, but I plan to wear something underneath to make it appear solid):
Dress 8 (this one I didn’t like how low the top part dropped so I need to find something that hikes up as far as I have it held in this pic) * would love suggestions*:
Post # 3
@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
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
Dress 4 or 6 are my picks:)
Post # 6
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
I love dress 4 for an outdoor wedding in Jamaica. It looks light & flowy.
Post # 8
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
@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
#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 # 12
@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
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
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
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
@clairebbbear: I love your dress 5 selection. It looks very Jamacia appropriate and that split would be ideal for a tango!