Which dress silhouette? (poll)

posted 2 months ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress silhouette?
    Ballgown : (83 votes)
    77 %
    Mermaid : (18 votes)
    17 %
    Other : (7 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 2
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    625 posts
    Busy bee

    cjm18 :  So the 2nd dress is more of an a-line and I think it looks amazing on you. I don’t love the mermaid/fit and flare as much. The first is pretty, but it does overwhelm you just a bit. I like the way the 2nd has a waistline that’s a little more flattering to your shape.

    You have a lovely figure and I think the 2nd does more to accentuate it than the fuller-truer ballgown shape.

    Post # 3
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    52 posts
    Worker bee

    I ususally always go for mermaid style. However, on you, the ballgown style is beautiful!

    Post # 4
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    6298 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I really like A-line (which is what you posted as ballgown for the most part).  You look great whichever way you go, I just prefer that silhouette in general and on you.

    Post # 5
    Member
    516 posts
    Busy bee

    It’s hard to tell because all the mermaids are clearly too big for you. I think a mermaid in the right size would look amazing compared to the ballgowns. 

    Post # 7
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    44 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    I think both silhouettes will look great on you, so it’s really just a question of what you want.  I tried on a couple ballgowns just for fun and was suprised how good they looked on me, but i didn’t feel like the ballgown thing was really “me” (it certainly wasn’t what I’d ever pictured), and the bridal consultant in one shop pointed out that a ballgownis quite a commitment.  You take up a lot of room, need help in the bathroom, may struggle to move a bit under all that fabric — she said she would only recommend a ballgown to someone who’s really dreaming of a ballgown and ready to just enthusiastically embrace the gorgeous princess look AND the accompanying hassles.  I stayed with something mermaid-y which I love, but it sounds like you might have ballgown dreams that would make it worthwhile! This is really the only chance you’ll ever have to wear a dress like this, and it could be a lot of fun.

    Post # 8
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    4993 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    cjm18 :  Ballgown for sure.  They look great on you.  To be fair with my vote though, personally I think mermaid is a trend that needs to die a horrible death, so I’m a little biased…

    Post # 9
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    5209 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2016

    cjm18 :  I agree with PPs. #2 looks the best on you but it’s more of an A-line than a ballgown. 

    Post # 10
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    1336 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    skunktastic :  I second this. I voted ballgown because I hate the mermaid trend. 

    You’ll look great in anything! I know that doesn’t help but it’s true

    Post # 11
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    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    Alone all the way. Get the bridal feeling of the poof and it will fit your curves nicely

    Post # 12
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    2426 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2017 - Outside in Paris

    The second dress you posted 😍

    Post # 13
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    994 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    Love the second one on you so I guess I vote a line! I agree with some others that mermaids need to go. Have you tried on any fit and flares? I would love to see you in one! The two you posted are mermaids because they flare out at the knees. 

    Post # 14
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    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I love the second dress! I’d say it’s between a-line and ballgown. It’s really elegant and flattering. To me the mermaid doesn’t have a much of a wow factor. 

    Post # 15
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    2926 posts
    Sugar bee

    I love the second dress! 🙂

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