- 2 years 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
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.