(Closed) Uh..I just bought another dress. HELP!!! kind of long, sorry…But lots of pics!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Worker bee

I don’t know which dress you should wear when, but that new dress is very cool.  Very unique indeed.  If I could make a couple suggestions though to update it a bit?  I would remove the sleeves and the bow attached to the train.  Just my opinion though.  Otherwise, I really do think it’s a super cool dress.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

They are both very beautiful.

I must say i love the back of the second dress, and if vintage is what you are aiming for you have it.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@PeachyKiwi:  I think this is something worth holding your ground against your mom for – I think removing the sleeves and the butt-bow was make it 1000 times prettier, and really highlight the pretty vintage details.  If you don’t, the sleeves and the bow will get all the attention, not you! 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m not a fan of the new dress.  It’s so drastically different from your first dress too.  I would stick with your original dress.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

That second dress is a beauty, I would for sure remove the sleeves but other than that I htink its great, looks like at 1940’s War era dress… its gorgeous! Your original dress is very pretty too but modern and popular, its not one of a kind like the second one…..

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

What a very cool, vintage dress. I say wear both dresses. That way you get both of best worlds, and once you make your alterations to the vintage dress maybe you’ll only want to wear that one! I love the back of the vintage dress, the fake pearls hanging from the neck line. WOW! 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You look very pretty in both dresses, but honestly the second dress is absolutely stunning. I have never seen anything like it. I love it as it is! ( I agree with your mom about the sleeves.) 

Having said that, you should of course wear whatever you want–whatever makes you feel the most beautiful and stunning. 🙂

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

@PeachyKiwi:  The second one kind of reminds me of the 80s. That said, I think a great deal of that could be mitigated by changing the sleeve style and removing the bow. The detailing on it is really wonderful! If you updated the new (vintage) dress, I wouldn’t even bother wearing the old dress. It just looks kind of plain compared to the vintage. (Not that the old one isn’t pretty, but wow! That detailing!)

Have you considered adding a crinoline to the vintage dress? They make crinolines for trumpet/mermaid style gowns, and I think that would be a good update as well.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

@PeachyKiwi:  I don’t think adding crinoline would affect the length too much–that’s the sort of thing you could try out without actually committing to it. If you decide you need more, adding some from the bow might work, or you could use some lace–or you could just let a bit of the crinoline show, sometimes that can be pretty. But this is pretty far outside my area of expertise, so you should probably ask a seamstress what she thinks. Maybe another bee has made an adjustment like this to her dress?

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I love BOTH your dresses….and I’d definitely use the new dress as your NZ dress. BUT…..get rid of the sleeves and the butt-bow. After that – STUNNING!

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@PeachyKiwi:  
I agree with others, once the bow and sleeves are removed… it’s a beauty for your NZ wedding.

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