Post # 1
My first dress was ruined in alterations and cannot be fixed. It’s discontinued and so I have to start from scratch, which has been frustrating. I went shopping last night for a replacement for my 7/7 wedding and found two dresses that i really liked. They both fit very well. I’m just not sure which dress is more “right” for our venue. We’re getting married and havng the reception in a restored 1920’s hotel. I didn’t get any pictures of myself in them becuase I was on my own last night but I am 5’8 and about 120. I’m kind of on a time crunch and would love opinions!
The first dress is a Dere Kiang, Style number 11007. The second is Casablanca 2059 from the new spring line. I’m going tonight to try them on again and buy one. I would love your opinions on which looks best for my venue!
Dere Kiang 11007:
Thank you in Advance!
Post # 3
I love the second one. It feels more vintage and the 1920 era to me for some reason. The first one seems abit more modern and nowadays. If that makes any sense.
Sucks about your first dress though, do you have a picture of that one?
Post # 4
They’re both beautiful dresses, but I’m not a big fan of the flowers in the skirt of the Casablanca. If it were my choice, I’d pick the first — but since they’re both gorgeous, you’ll look fantastic in either, I’m sure!
Post # 5
I love the neckline and the fit of #2!
Post # 6
You gotta try on the dresses to see which one you prefer on you. I would focus more on how you feel in the dress than matching the dress to the venue
Post # 7
The 2nd one is beautiful. I think the details and ruching on the casablanca are much more beautiful. It also seems to flow much nicer from the bodice to skirt than the first dress does. I also think the bodice and cut is much nicer on the casablanca with the slight sweetheart neckline. I’m also not fond of the quilted like pattern on the first dress, but that’s more of a personal preference.
Also love your venue!
Post # 8
Maybe it’s because of the model’s short 1920’s hair, but I think dress two would look fantastic.
BEAUTIFUL venue, wow! I sure hope you post pictures of the reception afterwards!
I’m sorry to hear about your dress, what the heck did they do to completely ruin it in alterations?! I’d be so mad!
Post # 9
@Luv2BeachIt: I tried to save money on alterations and took it to a local seamstress who said she was experienced with bridal alterations. She put in a corset back and cut through some of the boning and embroidery/applique. It doesn’t fit the same and the estimates I’m getting for fixing it are way more than what I spent on the dress in the first place. So I’m just starting from scratch! =) Thank you- We love the venue so much! We were so lucky to get it.
Post # 10
I like the neckline and silhouette of the Casablanca gown.
Post # 11
#2 for sure. #1 just looks a little dated, and like giant comforter, to me.
Post # 12
I like the 2nd one the best!! But it would help to see you in them as that makes it totally different……if you have pics post them so we can see!!
Post # 13
Thank you everyone. You’re confirming what I was thinking. =) The Dere Kiang dress is less expensive, which is appealing since I already bought one dress, but there’s just something specual about the Casablanca. They both look really nice on, so at least I don’t have to worry about more alterations aside from a bustle!
I’ll definitely post pictures after I try them on again tonight.
Post # 14
Oops I just saw you don’t have any pics of you in them….bummer
Post # 15
@weddingbound: I’m going back this evening to try them on, so I’ll make sure to get pictures then. =)
Post # 16
Ooo, I love the 2nd one for your theme/venue, but either would be great. Whatever makes you feel the best!