(Closed) Went dress shopping myself! Help me narrow it down?

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  • Post # 62
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - Not sure

    I like dress number 1 on you. You have a great figure, so all of them look great on you. I just think the first dress gives you the best shape and oomph. The back detail, oh my gosh! Pretty! But most importantly, ask yourself, which dress made you over the top excited to put on. That’s “the dress”. That’s the one you buy 😜

    Post # 63
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    Sugar Beekeeper

    Number one, or the Gatsby-eseque one . Any really , except the mermaids which, given you look good in everything , you can afford not to be  the millionth wearer of ( if you will excuse bluntness. And ending a sentence with a proposition !)   

    Post # 65
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    PinkPearls:  thanks for your kind comments.

    See, here’s what I think you should do:

    1. At least try and narrow it down to whether you want a-line/flowy, fitted, or somewhere in between. Don’t let your family influence you in that decision – it should be yours only. As I said before, I think you’re already leaning towards fitted or semi-fitted dresses.

    2. Identify up to three dresses (no more than three) that you haven’t tried on yet but that you need to try in order to rule them out or in. If you can try them on, then do so. If not – try and forget about them – no point ordering if you can’t try on.

    3. Assuming that none of the extra 3 dresses is the one, then wait. Don’t look at any more dresses at that point. Accept that you now have a shortlist of 6-8 dresses (including the ones in this post). I know you’ve said something about waiting for 2016 collections, but if you have to buy by end of December, you might not get that opportunity. In that time you can look at the photos of yourself in the dresses, other photos of the dresses, but not at any more dresses. Think about what you like and dislike about the shortlisted dresses, any issues that are dealbreakers etc. If you are able to narrow the shortlist any during this time, then do so.

    4. At the end of December, try on the shortlisted dresses again. Don’t take anyone else with you unless you know that person has the same vision for your wedding dress as you do. Accept that you might not get a “this is the one” feeling – possibly because you’re mentally exhausted from trying on so many dresses. It may be you’ll just have to pick the one that ticks the most boxes for you. It won’t be a wrong decision because you look great in just about everything.

    Post # 66
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    I’m not a fan of the mermaid or the thin strapped one, but the first two are both beautiful! Personally I’d go with the second just because I tend to like a little more coverage up front, but if you’re good with the neckline then you can easily rock both of them! 

    Post # 67
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    Helper bee

    Beaded thin straps. Can’t comment on the dresses with models wearing them, but like thin straps dress the best cause of its elegant simplicity. The others just seem to have too much going on. That’s my 2 cents anyway 😀

    Post # 68
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    Busy bee

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    PinkPearls:  all dresses are beautiful on you!! My fav is beaded thin straps

    Post # 69
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    Helper bee

    Beaded thin strap dress has my vote 

    Post # 70
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2000

    Eliminate the first dress because the fabic is way too heavy for your small frame. The top with the heavy lace straps overwhelms you.

     

    The others are lovely. I’m partial to #2 with a hoop, but they are all nice.

    Post # 71
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I think 2 is just stunning on you; something about the bodice on #1 is not as flattering.

    Post # 72
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    Helper bee

    I’ll declare my interest. I do love a mermaid in white so this may come from my personal taste but the last dress made my heart skip. The skirt is beautifully dramatic. If I had a lace dress, I’d pick that one or similar. It’s the best I’ve ever seen on here of that type. And I like the back too.

    But for you overall I really like the first one a lot. I think your back is one of your best features and the illusion detail here works very well. and it makes you look incredible, which is what a dress should do. I like the fact it’s a more gradual flare at the bottom than the last dress, because that ties in better with dresses you liked on previous posts. It just looks ‘right’ on you.

    I know lots of people seem to like dress 2 but it doesn’t stand out to me. You look great in it but it doesn’t hug you as much as dress 1. I find dresses with heavy beading can just add bulk. It may be my taste but I find them a bit old fashioned in a way. And I prefer the illusion backs on you to the v-backs and I think your figure suits them.

    The blingy mermaid doesn’t sit that well on your figure. For a blingy mermaid it’s actually a bit boring on you (sorry). It may be that it flares too high up. It doesn’t do anything for your figure the way dress 1 does.

    The spaghetti straps is a good shape but I feel it makes your torso look longer. Maybe it just needs shorter straps? It doesn’t do much for me.

    I am less keen on the ballgowns. I think you wear a tighter dress better- you just seem happy in them. That Sottero and Midgley tulle ballgown one is great in the photo without a doubt but I don’t like the flesh coloured piece on the bustline and think it might look cheap in person. Maybe you could sort that out if you want a ballgown? But do you? I mean, it’s the only ballgown you’re shortlisting- all the others you tried are ‘sexier’ dresses.

    I suspect your particular figure and shape would look fantastic in the Gatsby dress, which would be my number 1 for you. It would highlight a small waist better than the spaghetti strap one does. It has the flow you like and lots of glamour and it really stands out as special. I can’t imagine it could possibly look bad on you but it’s a gamble if you’ve never tried it. On the plus side, you have very open taste so I tend to think you’d just wear it and enjoy it! It would be great / amusing actually if you tried all these dresses then just ordered the only one you haven’t tried on. Ha!

    Hope that has helped a tiny bit. I disagree that you must make up your own mind completely on your own. You clearly value feedback and feedback has helped you so far!

    Post # 73
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Dress 1!!!!!!!

    Post # 74
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    PinkPearls:  Another question. I’m thinking back to your first dress, the Watters/WToo sequined dress. That’s the only one you’ve chosen and actually ordered, if I remember.

    If your Fiance hadn’t vetoed it and if the beading hadn’t been uncomfortable, would you have kept it? Do you miss that dress and compare it positively to all the others you’ve tried on?

    Post # 75
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Illusion crystal sheath x1000

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