Post # 1
Hi everyone! I was wondering if I could have some opinions on these dresses? I keep changing my mind on what I want, so I’d love to get some outside perspective. I do plan to lose some weight before the wedding which will hopefully be next year, but it means that some of the dresses I couldn’t fit properly into (so a bit of imagination may be needed). I am planning the wedding to be in the Highlands of Scotland, with lots of nature – trees, a loch, flowers. The venue I have in mind is a gothic style manor house, not huge but fairly grand and a bit quirky.
Anyway, I’d be so appreciative of your opinions and please feel free to be honest. Thank you for your time!
2. Cher (this has a big sparkly train)
3. Cher with overskirt
8. Alex (the fabric is brocade but you can’t see it that well in the photo, also has a big train)
Post # 2
I like the Alex and Ophelia but honestly think you can do better!
Post # 3
I like the Juliet, but I need a bit more in regards to what your vision is. Scottish gothic sounds awesome, but also a little bit different. Do you have any pictures or feedback as to your thoughts on the plus and minuses of the different dress styles?
Post # 4
thepinkflamingo : Thank you for your opinion! I am planning to go to another couple of wedding dress shops in the next few weeks to see some more different styles 🙂
throughthelookingglass87 : Thank you for your reply! I do want something a little different overall, but for the dress I’m not sure if I want something different or more classic. I’m an indecisive person too which doesn’t help! For my vision, I want it to be kind of fairytale but not in a big fancy Palace kind of way but more a… forest fairytale kind of way if that makes any sense at all? Here is a picture of my intended venue if this helps!
Originally, for the dress I wanted sparkles and lace and flowers, the Cher with the overskirt was my first favourite as it has so much detail and beading and sparkle. But then when I tried on Alex, it threw a spanner in the works because it’s nothing like I thought I wanted, much more classic and simple, but I really liked it too and it makes me feel like a bride! I feel like this venue could look right with lots of different kinds of dresses, what do you think?
Post # 5
I definitely think the ballgown shapes really flatter your figure. They make your waist look so tiny! I don’t love any of the ones you posted in particular. If I had to pick, I’d say the Tamara was my favorite with the Alex as a close second. I say keep looking but go with a ballgow shape for sure.
Post # 6
I like cher with the overskirt but not at ALL without. I chose Tamara as best.
Post # 7
FutureMrsBex : Thank you so much! I think I agree about the ballgown shape and I think I’d probably feel more comfortable in that shape too. I will keep looking and see what else is out there!
ozbee : My mom also hated Cher without the overskirt… but then she hated it with the overskirt too! The overskirt with Cher is actually the Tamara skirt, I do think they go together well. Thank you for your opinion!
Post # 8
heavenscent : What a beautiful venue! As soon as I saw it, I thought of bell sleeves and tiaras. Since you seem open to suggestions, here’s another option that admittedly is quite different from what you’ve posted: a gown with bell sleeves styled with a statement necklace, and a modern take on the tiara; also, instead of a veil, a sheer cape:
Post # 9
heavenscent : Juliet looks lovely on you. I’ll be honest though, I despise the boob slit trend and think it ruins most dresses. I scrolled right by any dress that had it, which was most of your pics. So biased vote.
Post # 10
claroquesi : Thank you so much for your thoughtful reply! I haven’t tried anything like that at all. I do love that aesthetic but more on other people… but you never know unless you try so I may try a couple of dresses like that just to see! The cape idea is very interesting as well 🙂
skunktastic : Thank you for giving your opinion 🙂 I’m not a massive fan of the boob slit trend either to be honest. Whichever dress I choose, I will probably ask them to close the slit if it has one!
Post # 11
#3 Cher with overskirt looks amazing on you! The vneck is very flattering and the skirt emphasizes your waist!
Post # 12
Keep looking bee. The only one that shows some promise is the Alex. Your dress is somewhere out there still.
Post # 13
kcaugust17 : Thank you! Those are the features I like most about the dress I think, I feel a bit slimmer looking in it than some other styles!
RayofLight : Thank you, I appreciate your honesty! I do really like the Alex dress but I will continue to keep looking and see what else is out there 🙂
Post # 14
I love the romantic and flowy feel of Juliet. I 100% agree with skuncktastics comment about the unattractive look of the boobyslit. Not only does it always look as though the dress is splitting apart, it’s a feature that will really date a dress. Scotland is cold most of the year. Are you sure you won’t need some shoulder coverage?
Post # 15
I have to agree with RayofLight : !’m sorry . I don’t like any of the sparkly boob slit types, and really dislike the fussy Cher one!
The Alex is pretty nice ,lovely fabric and style, the only really elegant dress in the bunch. It looks like rather a lot of upper chest is showing, but this may be because of wrong size I realiise . )