(Closed) Wedding dress Silhouette debate help!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Show him pictures of gowns your interested in and also pictures of the type he says he likes. If he’s still stuck on a ballgown and you still want a mermaid, then just go shopping and try all the different styles on to see what LOOKS best on YOU. You may be surprised.

Also, what about an A-line? Kind of a midpoint between your two visions lol.

Post # 4
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4436 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I love a tight-fitting mermaid! I’m sure he will love whatever you pick on your wedding day. Asking a guy for their opinion is often useless as they usually have no clue and don’t have an idea of what your overall look will be. I doubt he’ll ever think “oh phew- she picked a ballgown” or “darn- I didn’t want a trumpet dress”…he’ll love how you look regardelss of what you are wearing, so get what you love:)

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I would probably go for a drop waist ballgown or a full fit and flare in your situation, since you obviously care about what he thinks (and that’s good, I certainly did!)

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

haha just a thought, also- I wanted a ballgown because of the feminine qualities but felt like they weren’t very flattering on me, so I ended up with a mermaid dress that has a sheer overlay, so it’s a cross between an a-line and a mermaid. If you’re really indecisive, no reason you can’t find a compromise!

Here’s what mine looks like:

Post # 8
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158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@orangepeanut4me:  we had the exact same issue… I looved mermaid gowns and actually bought one. Then I changed my mind… and I got an aline gown. with a bit of fit and then a full bottom. I absolutely love my new dress! And I hate to say it … but ofcourse Fiance was right,, as usual 🙂

I am so happy with the new sillhouette. Maybe bring your guy with you to the store and have him actually see you in various styles. Thats what I did, and he did end up liking the mermaid gown I initially bought. But since I changed my dress he has not seen the dress I decided on at all. He has no idea what it looks like. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@orangepeanut4me:  heres a picture of my dress for reference. I am wearing a crinoline underneath to make it pouf out a little bit more on the bottom. 

Post # 11
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1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

You could also try to find a drop waist. Big puffy skirt of the ballgown or a-line that hugs your hips. Less princessy and little girl-like.

Post # 14
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158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@orangepeanut4me:  well what I did was choose dresses that looked similar and then try them on in fornt of him just to show the shape. He ended up actually hating the dress he had picked for me at first, and loved the dress i liked. I did not tell him which one I liked before showing him. It helped a lot though cause I had such major dress regret. 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@orangepeanut4me:  did you already buy your dress? 

The dress i choose looks totally different in the catalog so I would have never though of trying it on. I actually hate the way it looks on the model. 

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