(Closed) Went Dress Shopping Again..Frustrated!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress looks best?
    Paloma Blanca : (36 votes)
    18 %
    Oleg Cassini : (28 votes)
    14 %
    Maggie Sottero : (92 votes)
    45 %
    Keep looking - stick with fitted : (11 votes)
    5 %
    Keep looking - stick with ballgowns : (26 votes)
    13 %
    Keep looking - something different : (10 votes)
    5 %
    Other? : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2905 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think all three look beautiful on you! The Maggie Sottero gives you a teeny tiny waist, so if “most flattering” is most important to you, I’d pick that one. But honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of these. 

    Post # 4
    11075 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @futuremrsk18: I voted for the Maggie without straps – have you got a bigger picture you can post? I think though you should carry on looking as I don’t think you’ve fallen in love with any of them.

    Post # 5
    3276 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I love the Maggie w/ straps on you! Ballgowns def look more flattering on you opposed to the middle one. 

    Post # 6
    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Maggie is BEAUTIFUL on you. seriously wow 

    Post # 8
    3267 posts
    Sugar bee

    The Maggie for sure is the most flattering to your figure.

    I find the Paloma adds a lot of bulk through your hips.

    The Oleg is not flattering in my opinion, but I think another slim fitting may fit differently.  This is my least favourite.

    The Maggie makes your waist look small, and overall is very flattering.  I personally prefer it with the straps as it balances out the bottom.


    Post # 9
    1651 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would recommend doing another dress shopping trip but alone, no entourage! Or pick only the person who truly understands your style, as not everyone does. Who in your life has commented the most positively on your favorite outfits? That is the person who can help you narrow down, fwiw The ball gown silhouette works best on you, but you totally rock an off shoulder look. So look for a ball gown that has the Oleg Cassini like neckline

    Post # 11
    2685 posts
    Sugar bee

    All three are really pretty, but I think you should keep looking and exploring your options if you still don’t have “the feeling”.  I really like the ruffly buttom of the Paloma Blanca, but I think the tops of the Oleg Cassini and Maggie are more flattering.  The ballgown is my favorite sillouhette on you, so I’d try on more ballgowns next time.

    Post # 12
    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Definitely the Maggie! You look amazing.

    Post # 13
    9681 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @MrsN14:  +1. I don’t like the middle one at all. The bottom one, followed by the top one are my favourites. The middle dress looks like a different person. 

    Post # 14
    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    The first one and the last one without the straps are the best imo. 


    FWIW, I felt fat in everything I tried on too, so I tried on a bunch of stuff to try and cover the areas that made me uncomfortable ( mostly my shoulders/arms ).  When I went back and looked at all of the pictures my Future Sister-In-Law took,  the dresses with more coverage actually drew attention to my shoulders/arms.  I felt like I looked like a football player.  

    I ended up going with a strapless A line that I found at a local consignment shop, brand new never been worn.  It’s worth stopping by and taking a look. 


    Post # 15
    4940 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @futuremrsk18:   I prefer the Paloma on you.    It’s a lovely dress and I feel it suits your body best, and you look comfortable in it.  

    Post # 16
    1979 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I like the Maggie on you (without the straps). I think it is the most flattering on you- it makes your waist tiny and gives you a nice figure. I would do another shopping trip with that silhouette  in mind. 

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