- 2 weeks ago
Definitely love the chiffon!
Definitely love the chiffon!
Only the chiffon says “beach” to me.
I think the chiffon is the most flattering, but the sleeves look very matronly. You could modify them to make them shorter or less “layered”. Or keep looking for a similar chiffon dress with better cap sleeves
socalgirl1689 : I agree with you!~ OP_-The way the chiffon dress shows off your waist is the most flattering. The other two look a little boxy in the midsection. Looks like you have some mixed reviews about the chiffon dress, particularly the sleeves. I like them but if you aren’t completely sure… you can always continue your search, but do look for the same silhouette as the chiffon dress. I think you’ve picked a winner there!
I voted #3 it fits your body best, whereas the first 2 are kinda boxy in my opinion. I have larger breasts and curves as well and thought I wanted a mermaid dress until I tried them on and they totally ruined my curves! I went for what I call a toned down ball gown as I loved how it cinched my waist!
I vote for the chiffon! It’s definitely the only one that looks like it would belong on a beach, but it also wouldn’t look out of place at an indoor reception. I actually like the sleeves and think they stop the chiffon dress from feeling too simple! I tend to like kind of vintage details though.
Oh the third by far, it is light and flowy but not completely beach casual . You look lovely and free in it , where l thought the first two looked somehow more constraining.
Perhaps lose the top layer of the sleeves? They are quite voluminous , tho very pretty .
The third is stunning, easy to wear, and will photograph brilliantly. Also suits your figure.
i like the chiffon the best, but not a fan of the sleeves, i feel like they could be altered into something much more flattering.
Thank you all for your comments and votes! It was very helpful.
I just ordered the sample chiffon dress at an additonal 50% off, thanks to Cyber Monday. Free shipping, it’s already cleaned, and if I need to return it, I just have to pay shipping. It’s a David’s Bridal dress, so I don’t think a sample would be any more abused than an off the rack “new” dress from a store. Those flutter sleeves shown in the photo are detachable, the dress is actually a spaghetti strap. Last night, I impulse ordered a lace bolero that will hopefully flatter rather than make my arms look bigger. I also got a glittery veil for $20 to glam up the look.
The satin dress really spoke to me, it has a va va voom quality that was very different from my usual style. But it cost about $700, and would probably need another $700 in alterations.
I was really discouraged when my mom said the chiffon dress looked like a toga, and FH sort of agreed! Sometimes, I feel the dress gives off mummy or ghost vibes.
Better a Greek mummy ghost bride with more money than a sexy bride with less money?
We’ll see how fast I’m back here crying about second thoughts. 🤣
Isn’t it funny how people see things differently. I see a beautiful flowing gown and your mother sees a toga! Please post your dress and bolero combo so we can all admire that look. I really think that all financial considerations aside, you’ve picked a gorgeous dress that looks beautiful on you. That’s the important bottom line.
BuzzedBumblingBee : Hey bee! The chiffon dress looks stunning on you and really flatters your curves. My personal favorite was the lace, but honestly, you rock the heck out of the chiffon gown and I think it will look AMAZE on your wedding day. The fact that you got it on sale makes it even sweeter. Enjoy your dress without regrets, bee!