(Closed) What are three dress styles/components you love and three you dislike?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 63
3218 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@musician32992: I’m petite (110lbs and 5’3) and had dropped waist:

Post # 65
3218 posts
Sugar bee
Post # 66
22 posts

I love:

A-Line dresses

Subtle sashes (ones that aren’t obnoxious colors or really thick)

Lace, especially around the bodice

I dislike:

One-shoulder dresses

Mermaid dresses

Long-sleeved dresses (I know those are a little more dated, but still)

Post # 67
7384 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

– well done sweetheart necklines
– lace
– dresses that FIT
– flow, movement 

– straight across and halters
– pickups
– most shiny satin 
– see through bodices
– hi-lo (only for wedding dresses)
– Pnina Tornai 
– most colored details
– that awful one of a kind silver hi-lo Pnina abomination that chick on SYTTD HAD to have (wasn’t there another episode with a gold one, too?)
– straight sheath dresses with no movement
– slits
– intricate beading up top and nothing on the skirt (where the beading stops in a straight band at the hips)
– basque waists
– big, crazy ballgowns (this and this are basically my nightmare)

hate on me, but not on others
– mermaid
– ballgown
– fit and flare 
– lots of beading  

@mstellah:  Gah, your dress is amazing. I could not handle something like that (hence my hate on me, but not on others list)!

Honestly, I’m so picky with dresses, and there are tons of details that I don’t like that I’m sure look great on other people.

Post # 68
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I love love love

1. Lace

2. Long trains

3. Stitched detailing


I do not like

1. Heavy beading

2. Trumpet style

3. Feathered skirts

Post # 69
178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I like:

1) Sweetheart necklines – This is the only neckline I’m considering for my dress.  I just have yet to find any other neckline that I like on a wedding gown.

2) Mermaid or fit and flare styles – I just love the way these skirts look.  And they aren’t that difficult to move around in.  My grad gown was a mermaid and I didn’t have a single problem with movement in about 9 hours of wearing it.

3) Lace – I’m obsessed with lace dresses, especially mermaid ones with buttons up the back.  Perfection.


I hate:

1) Corset backs – Just do not appeal to me at all.  I’ve never seen a corset back that didn’t look cheap to me.  Add a sheer bodice, and you have my worst nightmare of a wedding dress

2) A-line dresses – I think if you’re going for a full skirt, then just commit to the full ball gown, don’t half-ass it with an A-line.  

3) White shoes – Even in a stiletto, white shoes still scream “old lady” to me.  I’m getting married in glittery navy blue slingbacks.  Love the colored shoe trend.

Post # 70
295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@mchitt329:  Whoa, no I haven’t.  That’s intense! LOL

Post # 71
295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@musician32992:  The first dress is GORGEOUS!!! OMG.  I love full sleeved dresses! That is AMAZING!

Post # 73
295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@musician32992:  Cap sleeves would also be beautiful! I just like long sleeves, although the neckline is a little too much even for me. Hahha. 🙂

Post # 75
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012


  • Lace lace lace lace lace!! OMG I just love it way too much.  Its unhealthy.  Since wedding planning, I have actually started buying other lace clothing. 
  • I love a keyhole back with little cap sleeves (didn’t get it because when I showed some examples/fishing to the Fiance he said it looked like she had unerwear on her shoulders…)
  • Sweetheart necklines for those who can pull them off. (I’m modest so I got a modified sweetheart because my DD’s don’t nee to make an appearance!)

Don’t Love:

  • Satin/taffeta/silk/charmeuse/any shiny fabric.  No offense!! I’m just from the south, I love it all matte!!
  • Bows, my dress has a sash but I’m tying it like a tie in the back, no bow. 
  • Extreme mermaid style – like hugging tight to the knee then going straight out into frills.  Maybe just frilly frilly poofy skirts in general (fit and flare and A line all the way for me!)

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