(Closed) Which dress for wedding day?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress should she wear?
    Champagne dress : (91 votes)
    40 %
    White dress : (135 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 32
    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: Laurel Hall

    I agree with freckles071611 I wish the champagne one could be changed into a sweeheart neckline- I’m doing that to my dress, it’s not too complicated. I like them both but I voted for the white one overall. I’m not sure if it’s the neckline or the bodice on the champagne one that makes me like it less. 

    Post # 33
    1227 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I find the box pleasts on the white dress add bulk to her tiny waist.  The dropped waist and gathers of the first dress show off her slim torso. If you could afford to alter the champagne dress neckline to a sweetheart and raise the waist to a natural waist. I would choose the champagne dress.  The detail on the skirt and the overall softness I find appealing.  The white dress is uber classic and will look timeless.  If you could take out some of the box pleats to reduce the bulk then I would pick the white dress.  Either way, your sister looks lovely in both dresses.

    Post # 34
    2842 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    jocrazy:  I’m not really a fan of either.

    Champagne dress makes her look oddly proportioned, with the bodice being so long. Not a fan of the straight neckline either.

    White dress just swallows her up. The fabric looks heavy and the pleats make the dress bulky in the wrong place. To me, it’s a dress for a girl with bog boobs and a long waist. It would probably look better poofed out more, though.

    To be honest, it’s not her. It’s just that both dresses would be difficult to wear.

    Post # 35
    2842 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    delphinia:  agree 100% re alterations.

    If you could raise the waistline and maybe alter the neckline of the champagne dress, it would be perfect. 

    Post # 36
    1411 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I think she could wear either if her personal style took her in the direction of one in particular. Great dresses!

    However, if you really want critique on the fit and flatter element, then the whiter dress 2 somehow makes her look more substantial and gives her presence, which is a good thing. The champagne dress- as amazing as it is- makes her torso look a bit too long at the back and slightly frail. I tend to think you have to go with emphasising your good points, instead of trying to create a shape that is not yours. So I dislike apple shapes in mermaid dresses and I dislike slender rectangular figures trying to create a big bottom and hips with lots of fluff in that area like dress 1. The empire line of dress 2 makes her seem taller too. I think she has the perfect figure for dress 2, which is actually quite a hard dress to pull off.

    I am not usually keen on strapless sweetheart necks on very small busts, which is what intially put me slightly off dress 2. The view on weddingbee seems to ALWAYS be that sweetheart necks are better, no matter what the bust type, but I think that’s down to the current fashion whch is very anti-straight strapless necklines. If you went with dress 1, I would definitely not change the champagne dress’ neckline to sweetheart as it would ruin the distinguishing part of that dress’ look. The straight neckline is what gives it the ‘cool modern ballgown’ look that both these dresses have in common. I assume that’s your sister’s style as that’s the one thing both dresses share. For that sense of cool and fashion, you need a less typical feature like an empire line or a less princessy neckline. Make dress 1 a sweetheart and you just make it a frilly typical ballgown. Which is fine, but I don’t feel that’s what she’s after if she’s chosen these two dresses. The neckline of dress 2 works fine on her, despite being sweetheart, as her body is slim, but definitely not bony, and it ties in perfectly with the empire line of the dress. She doesn’t look more boxy in dress 2, by the way; all the extra fabric just emphasises how lovely and petite she is. For anyone who hasn’t tried these kind of wide box pleats, they tend to sit flat , so you get volume without looking larger than you are.

    I think you’ll get varying viewpoints as she looks good enough in both that people will defer to their personal taste, no matter what they claim! But I think on her the whiter dress is the bigger hit.


    Post # 37
    313 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    White is beautiful! I think the cut of the top is more dramatic and does more for you. 

    Post # 38
    294 posts
    Helper bee

    I like the champagne dress, but the dropped waist and the poofy skirt looks a bit overwhelming on her. I think the white dress looks better on her, but yes they are both beautiful. Maybe the champagne dress will look different with alterations?

    Post # 39
    2120 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    A natural waist ballgown with a sweetheart neckling is SUPER flattering. The dropped waist, straight neckline of the champagne one cuts her weirdly.

    She looks good in both, but looks better in the white one!

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