Post # 1
So I am not very tall, about 5′ 6 1/2” and I have been gifted with, well a rather big butt, thanks to my mixed ethnicity heritage 🙂 While I appreciate it when I wear jeans, I would like to get a dress that covers it a bit. So I have decided on A-lines….
Recently went dress shopping and I am considering the two dresses below. I like both dresses, but I feel like the second option (the satin a-line) makes me look like I am 17 (I am 24). Not sure why, but maybe because the style reminds me a little of a prom dress. My concern about the lace dress is how the top fits (around my underarms) and I never thought lace was my style.
Ugh, maybe I should check some other shops and find a completely different one. Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated!
Post # 3
Tough call, both are gorgeous, but I picked the second one 🙂
Post # 4
Second one! Though you really couldn’t go wrong with either.
Post # 5
They look very similar to me. My vote is for the first one, I’m not liking the sleeves on the second.
Post # 6
Both of those are great, but the way you talk about them, you don’t seem to be in love with either! That’s why I opted for keep looking 🙂
Post # 7
I like the 1st one better because I’m not crazy about the sleeves on the 2nd. They are both pretty but I would say keep looking!
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I like 1, but 2, in my opinion, looks quite dated and doesn’t really flatter you anyway.
ETA: the fit problem in number 1 is addressed by ordering the dress in the proper size and having it altered appropriately. And, I agree, 2 makes you look young… in not the good way.
Post # 9
i vote for the second one its very classy and gorgeous on you
Post # 10
I agree with you on the weird fit of number 1. (Maybe it’s a size thing? I don’t know.) And number 2 is nice, but if you’re not in love, go ahead and shop around for a little while longer. You’ve got months until it is imperative that you order your dress.
Post # 11
I would try some different stores, and if you keep thinking about one of these come back! If anything, its fun to look into different designers and stores. I allllmost bought a dress at Davids Bridal – twice! I had gone three seperate times and found two completely different dresses. Then I decided I should try at least one non-davids bridal store. and I’m so glad I did- it was fun to have another exprience and I found a third dress that I loved even more and became my dress! (and its comparable in price to DB too!)
Post # 12
#1 is most likely a size issue, so having a seamstress work on it would probably make a huge difference. I would actually talk to one before buying the dress though, just to be sure. I’m not a fan of the second one at all.
Post # 13
I think you can do better than these two…
I’m not loving where the peaks of the first dress are hitting you, I would say it’s a size thing, but I can see your back in the mirror and it seems to fit pretty well, so I just think the proportions are off.
The second one covers too much of your chest, the straps are in a weird place, and as a PP suggested, I find the chiffon break-away front to be kind of dated looking.
Have you thought about sweetheart with a gentler curve at the top like this:
I feel like the drooped waist in that second one would really emphasize your small waist, and still give you the butt coverage you`re looking for.
*Note: I didnt spend a lot of time surfing, so there may still be better dresses at Davids for you, but I just wanted to illustrate the style I was referring to.
Post # 14
@MissNoodles: totally agree, a sweetheart neckline, no straps, drop waist.
Post # 15
I don’t love either of them, but I agree that #2 is a younger girl’s dress. I wouldn’t have thought prom right away, but it’s the only thing I could think of after you mentioned it.