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

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  • Post # 76
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    Helper bee

    I like #1 and # 2 you tried on, I also think the last picture you added would look great on.  I would grab one or two people and go back to just try on your top 2 or 3 but one per day.  Not to compare but just see how you feel in each. 

    Post # 78
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    PinkPearls:  well that’s not too bad. The latest Maggie Sottero collection has quite a lot of dreeses that are similar to what you like, but I’m not sure if they are in stores yet. By January, they may well be.

    What’s more important to you – being sexy or being comfortable? If you had to choose…

    Post # 79
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I’m really loving the way the first one looks on you!

    Post # 80
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    The way I see it, even though you keep looking at dresses and trying on different ones, you keep going back to the same kinds of dresses. It’s not like you’re completely all over the place with no idea. You are definitely close to choosing your dress – it’s just a matter of working out the things that are more important to you, and the things that are dealbreakers.

    There are basically three main types of dresses you like and keep going back to: a-line and flowy (tulle/chiffon/organza), fitted and sexy, or a sparkly vintage/edgy sheath. But within those choices, even though they seem very different, you’ve got some clear preferences.

    • Back detail
    • Feature or illusion straps
    • Sexy: either a plunging v-neckline or a plunging back or tightly fitted, or all of these.
    • Beading and sparkle, especially vintage style beading.
    • Not lace.
    • Not a poofy ballgown.
    • Vintage or edgy/unusual styling.
    • OK with non-white colors (champagne, blush etc).

    Also you’re limited to the 6 designers your salon stocks, and Mori Lee/Casablanca/Sophia Tolli don’t have as many dresses that are your style so you’re really limited to Maggie Sottero, Allure and Justin Alexander. 

    If you are leaning towards flowy, v-neck a-lines, these dresses have the same silhouette as your first dress plus simlar features that you like:

    from this post that you didn’t try on yet – Sottero Midgely

    Maggie Sottero Phyllis

     

    Maggie Sottero Shelby (2016 collection)

    Maggie Sottero Austin (2016 collection)

    In the “sexy fitted” category:

    – dress 1, the other mermaid and the tulle mermaid from this thread

    Maggie Sottero Delphina

    Maggie Sottero Lenya

    Maggie Sottero Romyn (2016 collection)

     

    In the “slimline beaded vintage” category

    – the 2 sheath dresses and the Gatsby/Beckett from this thread

    Justin Alexander

    Sottero & Midgely

    Maggie Sottero Demi

    That’s, at most, 15-20 dresses that are going to be possible for you based on what you’ve shown you already like (there are a few more dresses that are possibilities, but not many more). There aren’t going to be any others unless you go to a different salon.

    15-20 sounds a lot, but when you consider how similar a lot of the dresses are it’s not that bad. You can eliminate from those any you can’t try on or didn’t feel great about when you did try on, and you can eliminate whole piles of dresses once you’ve figured out what kind of dress (fitted, flowy or sheath) you really want.

    It will definitely get easier from this point on!

     

    Post # 82
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    PinkPearls:  Phyllis looks lovely on you, though I’d probably poof out the skirt more. Still, if you don’t like it, being able to eliminate another one is good!

    I really hope you get to try on Gatsby/Beckett. And that you get to post photos!

    ETA: I know someone who travelled 500 miles to try on a wedding dress. (It was actually cheaper than getting the sample shipped to her own city.) Sometimes you just have to!

    Post # 83
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Number 2 is my favorite, which doesn’t help you since you said you were between #1 and #3.

    Post # 84
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    PinkPearls:  Have you tried on any essences or stella yorks?  I think you def need to go more the sexy route and not be in a big dress.

     

     

    Post # 85
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2016 - White Oak Plantation

    Dress #1 is my favorite!!

    Post # 87
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    PinkPearls:  I tried on a bunch and they are great but did end up going with a Maggie 🙂  Good luck.  I still think number 1 if it was one of your choices.  Remember everyone has different styles so may not like your top choices at all!I really do hope you find something you love!

    Post # 89
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    Blushing bee

    #3 beaded thin straps.

    I’m usually a sucker for illusion necklines but there’s something about that thin strapped dress and your figure that I can’t help but be blown away! It reminds me of the flapper look back in the 20s. Very effortless but chic and feminine. I’m getting the impression that you’re a vintage look lover like I am.

    It’s not necessarily the typical 20s boxy look…but maybe it’s the beads, maybe it’s the softness of the silhouette and how it drops heavy at the bottom…I just love that dress on you!!  

    Post # 90
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    You know, the terrifying thing is with a budget of $3k, you may well be able to afford a ceremony and a reception dress. 

    But two lots of decisions? Now THAT’s asking for trouble, isn’t it?

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