(Closed) Wedding Dress Stress! Help me choose – Pic heavy – need guidance!

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which Dress is Best?
    Maggie Sottero Divina : (117 votes)
    46 %
    Casablanca Couture B035 : (104 votes)
    41 %
    Keep shopping - I think you can find something in the middle! : (33 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    446 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @FutureLadyL:  The Casablanca has my vote!

    Post # 4
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee

    @FutureLadyL:  My vote is for Divina (adding a poll might get you more accurate results). I definitely do not think it’s too young for you. It’s romatic and sweeping and would be so lovely in a mediterranean setting.

    Post # 6
    1478 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Personally I like the Casablanca a lot better! I’m not into the ruffly bottoms though, so I’m biased. I just think the Casablanca one is so classy, timeless and elegant.

    Post # 7
    262 posts
    Helper bee

    @FutureLadyL:  I voted for the Divina. I’m slightly biased though, as I was previously engaged and that was the dress I bought. I still love that dress. And I don’t think it looks too young for 31 at all. It looks gorgeous on you and is definitely a WOW dress. 

    Post # 8
    1125 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    You’re going to sweat no matter what with Florida’s humidity, even in the cooler temperatures. I prefer the first dress personally, despite not being a fan of ruffles, but I think the second dress might fit the time of year and setting a bit more. Ruffles seem like more of an indoor reception type deal while the smooth, clean lines of the second dress look more appropriate for an outdoor garden setting. Less chance of it snagging on things.

    And I agree that you should add a poll.

    Post # 9
    1680 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    divinia! its beautiful!!!

    Post # 10
    951 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA

    Oh my goodness!  The Casablanca is incredible!  The Divina doesn’t even compare!  I think the Divina is very trendy right now, but the Casablanca is timeless and elegant.  I’m not a fan of all the ruffly stuff on the bottom of the Divina.  The Casablanca is almost making me have dress regret…

    Post # 11
    1491 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I love the Divinia on you, it shows off your body and the ruffles look like cascading petals!!  The 2nd dress just looks boring IMO.  


    If you aren’t settled on either one, you could always keep dress shopping!  πŸ™‚  

    Post # 12
    1154 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I really like the Casablanca on you (though I love the Divina also!) but the simplicity and elegance really strikes me as right for you.  Plus, it’s lighter and cheaper – yay!

    Post # 13
    1643 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    @FutureLadyL:  The divina realy suits your shape, but I’m not a massive fan of ruffles, I prefer the casablanca on you, and think it will suit your venue  beautifully.  But both are nice (but very different) dresses, I don’t think you can loose πŸ™‚

    Post # 14
    1081 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013


    I’m not a fan of Divina. I don’t like the ruffles, and I don’t usually like mermaid style dresses where there’s a stark line between the skirt and bodice (I like it better when the bodice kind of fades into the skirt.. if that makes sense?) – it looks like it’s two different dresses just tacked together.

    The Casa is.. STUNNING. It’s classy, elegant, gorgeous.  The back is unique and absolutely amazing. Definitely has my vote! πŸ™‚

    Post # 15
    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @FutureLadyL:  They both look incredible on you but I prefer the casablanca.
    I think the divina is very pretty and flattering, but I feel like that look is very trendy right now, and because it is so trendy right now, it could end up being dated by the time you actually get married.

    I think the Casa has the timeless elegance you’re going for, but it’s also a blank canvas so you could easily add some wow to it. You could get a lace bolero for the ceremony, then take it off an add a statement necklace for the reception.

    I also like the Casa better becaues it doesn’t have rouching which it looks like the divina does. I feel like rouching sometimes looks like you’re trying hide/ cover something, but you really don’t need that! Also, if you wanted more poof, you could probably add a petticoat underneath.

    Post # 16
    4989 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @FutureLadyL:   Of the two I prefer the Casablanca on you, it is a stunning dress and looks fabulous on you.  Somehow, in these polls, when I see someone choosing between two very different dresses, I tend to think there is a dress out there that will have elements of both and be The One.  So I voted to keep looking, but will add that the Casa is gorgeous on you and would suit your venue.  

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