Post # 1
Hi there! I recently went dress shopping with my Maid/Matron of Honor and found this Galina Signature dress. I love the shape and the vintage elements of it (I am having a vintage themed wedding) I had never thought about wearing a more fitted gown and had always imagined a ball gown, but once I tried this on I just loved how beautiful I felt in the style. My Mother-In-Law definitely liked the dress when I sent her a picture, but my mother had some reservations. She said that she thought it was very busy and that the top could look like a doily with beading (again she has only seen the picture) She also was afraid about the fact that the chest area sags in this dress, but I was assured that this was an easy fix since the top is easily detachable and reatachable. I know my opinions on this dress, but I was just hoping for a little feedback that wasn’t a mother in my life! Thank you in advance!!
Post # 2
I think it’s beautiful and looks beautiful on you. The back is stunning.
Post # 3
First, the dress looks beautiful on you! But, honestly I’m not impressed by the beading on the top. It doesn’t really look well done to me. If you like the dress I’d search for a similar style but with better beadwork on the top.
Post # 4
This dress is perfect for your theme and from your reaction, for you. I like it: it’s different from what you usually see; the embellished top really makes the dress.
Post # 5
I think this is a totally unique and beautiful dress – its lovely on you and I couldn’t compare it to a beaded doily at all, haha. What I would say is that it does still seem to be missing something – even with everything going on on top there is something just *missing* to me. I don’t know if a belt would be too over the top but I feel like there just needs to be *something* .. but I could be wrong, maybe bracelets would be the finishing touch. Either way, I think it’s a really cool dress and looks very beautiful on you 🎀
Post # 6
Similar to hikingbride, I like the idea of it, but not the execution. Also, what’s going on in your midsection? Was it just bad undergarments? If so, I would try it on with the proper undergarments before making a final decision.
Maybe the bees can recommend some similar dresses. What’s your budget?
Post # 7
Not a fan. I wish it had less beading up top and more all over the dress. For such and extravagant top the rest of the dress is too plain for my taste. But all that matters is that you love it.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2016 - A View West
i thnk it is beautiful, reminds me of the movie Titanic, so classic and elegant. 😀
You look great in it as well.
Post # 10
I don’t think it looks like a doily but I’m not sure that the top connects well with the rest of the dress in the front. The beaded back is very pretty and looks like it “fits” with the design but since the beading stops abruptly at the bust line in the front it almost looks like it was added on as an afterthought. There is nothing carrying it through if that makes sense? It goes fancy beading to suddenly what looks like lace appliques with no heading. I would look for something that carries the beading through or has a lace neckline and illusion beaded back.
Post # 11
Before I say anything at all, it’s important you remember how you feel in your dress. Do you feel like a beautiful bride in this dress?
Now on to my personal opinions. I LOVE the beading, it has gorgeous detailing and would really match your theme!! I even love the plain lace dress underneath. What I don’t love is the way it fits. You have a fabulous figure, but I don’t feel like it hugs you the way it should! Which like you said alterations or maybe a smaller size may fix!!
Post # 12
I love it! It’s so unique and will really catch everyone’s attention.
Post # 13
I LOVE it, just be certain you get a straight slip to wear underneath it and not one with the control top. I have a Galina Signature for after the ceremony and unlike other gowns there they are NOT lined well and show everything you’re wearing under! I somehow ended up with a white control top slip ordered (I’m lucky enough to not need control top) and found out right away you need nude and not white under Galina Signature or you can see where he slip starts through the gown and with control top you can see the seam in the control panel. Just be warned: get the proper undergarments so as not to distract from this gorgeous gown! Beautiful! Wonderful find!
Post # 14
I agree with some of the others, who said the top is a bit disconnected with the rest of the dress. I would look for a similar style but different designer. The beading is beautiful but a little strange…I also don’t like how it sits a little lower on your chest. It brings down your figure and ‘cuts’ it short, if you know what I mean.
Post # 15
I LOVE this! I don’t think there is a disconnect between the top and bottom at all. I think it looks very cool and vintage and that more beading on the bottom half would take away from the top. This almost makes me rethink my ball gown! I wouldn’t put too much stock in what your mom thinks,no disrespect intended. My mom wants me to wear sexy and fitted and while it looks good on me, it’s the poof that makes my heart sing when I wear it. You have to go with how you like it. I think when the bottom ia fitted for you and you have a veil and accessories , it’s going to be a knock out! Almost like a jeweled bolero or 40s Marlena Dietrich or 20s jacket over a sleeker gown. Love it