Post # 1
So I finally got to visit the Aria Dress showroom in Washington, DC. I went with my sister who goes to school there. The woman there was so nice and helpful. Almost all the dresses were too big and I had to be clipped in them, but even so I loved a lot of them. The silk shantung fabric was beautiful!!! Best of all, these dresses are under $300…. ahhhhh.
My issue is that I am having a church wedding and I really want to cover my shoulders.
Dress #1? Looks waaaaay better on the model than me, although with alterations the neckline would be a straight off the shoulder neckline. Don’t ask me why the girls look like they’re hanging down to my waist. Neither my sister or I realized this at the salon and I can’t figure out if it’s the fault of a dying bra (I wasn’t wearing one of my new ones) or the dress itself. Harumph.
Dress #2 is the same one Miss Sloth wrote about here. If I do Dress #2, I will have to have a bolero. I’m thinking lace? They sell boleros at Aria too but they’re all solid satin. I think something more transparent would look better. Also it shows slightly more boobage than I’m used to… could a seamstress add a bit more fabric on the sweetheart neckline without spoiling it? Please ignore the bra straps!
Here’s Dress #2 with one of their boleros on… the only color they had was green, but I would be doing white/ivory – Not sure why I’m waving at the camera like this.
What do y’all think?
Post # 3
I vote dress 2! I dont find the top of dress 1 terribly flattering, sorry. Being that your ladies are on the larger side, the sweetheart > the boatneck. It would be cute with either bolero, sheer or solid.
Post # 4
Holy massive pictures Batman! Sorry for that! I am trying to resize them, laaaa
Post # 5
I think the boobage on the second dress wouldn’t be as much an issue if the dress were in the right size. I think the second dress is just a lot more flattering on you, and the bolero would be pretty too.
Post # 6
I vote for the sweetheart. I also think it wouldn’t be as much clevage if the dress fit properly. I think a lace bolero would be really awesome. I love this dotty one from Etsy.
Although I have a cardigan with my Aria dress of choice on my board, which I also think is a great look.
Post # 7
I think dress 2 would look great with a lace balero I think would give the dress a little more detail..
Post # 8
I think you really need to try the first dress on with a better bra. Love the dress, but I can’t get over the way your chest looks right now. But a better bra could totally fix that!
Post # 9
The nice thing is Aria has a try-on program, so I could have the dresses sent to me to try on again… for a fee…
I am leaning toward the sweetheart one myself. It’s just annoying because if I have to get a bolero that’s more money! And I would want to have it made by a seamstress in town, I loooove so many of the etsy boleros but I am too nervous to order bridal attire from them! I really like the ones from Etsy seller Rohm but they are rather expensive. hmmm. What about a 3/4 length bolero?
Also I should have mentioned, I want to wear a drop veil. I just love how it looks so romantic. So I’m thinking the bolero would have to be less “3D” so to speak in order to not look like too much with the veil…
Post # 10
i def. like the 2nd dress better!
Post # 11
Oh gosh, after some googling, look at the beautiful bolero the Classic Bride wore at her wedding:
Post # 13
I love #1 but you would need a good bra. You’d need a good bustier for #2. Both are cute though.
I don’t see the point of covering shoulders with lace (see thru), but that’s just me.