(Closed) Which Silhouette do you like better?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which Silhouette Do you Prefer?
    Dress #1 : (54 votes)
    58 %
    Dress #2 : (39 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 3
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    7902 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    In general and on myself, I prefer the trumpet (1), but on many people, an A-line (2) is much more flattering. Why are you asking? If you are looking for advice about trying on dresses, we really can’t give you any without knowing what your proportions are and maybe even seeing some pictures of you in such dresses.

    Post # 4
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    5547 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think it is totally dependant on your body type. Personally, I  could never pull off something as close fitting as the first one, but there are some people who totally rock them. 

    Post # 6
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    7902 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    To me, the first one is more bridal. The shape is more traditional (bridal gowns used to be fitted in the late 1800s and early 1900s with phases of trends between slim and ballgown every few decades). Lace always says bridal to me. The whole ruffle skirt thing is rather new and very fun, but doesn’t really strike me as being as bridal as the classic lace.

    Post # 7
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    8386 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I personally am not much of a fan of the first style dress, but that’s just my taste. I feel like if the first one was a different color it could be a dress for any formal event, where as the other one just says “bride” to me.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    @Westwood:  If you put the second one in candy apple red, it would look like my prom dress.

    OP, I’m guessing you haven’t been able to take any pictures? What about your close friends and family… have they been with you to fittings? Do they have advice for you that you value?

    Post # 9
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    1691 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I think you need to try on dresses until you LOVE one.  If you ‘like’ them all, you haven’t found it yet.  I absolutely didn’t think I’d be the type of girl to get all teary eyed trying on a dress.  But man…when I put mine on I got butterflies and flushed.  You’ll know when you find it, and it will be much better than “liking” it.

    Post # 10
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    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’ve seen dresses like #2 look super cute on lots of (shorter) people. I’m 6’1″ and it looks like I’m wearing a tarp.

    Definitely try on both! 

    Post # 12
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    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 1993

    The first one for sure… I really don’t like anything about the second and am generally not a fan of A-line/ballgown.

    Post # 14
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    1691 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @Dell79:  is there a style left that you haven’t tried on?  Perhaps you need to try different styles and you’ll discover you want something different than you thought.  I was 100% getting a trumpet/mermaid style form fitted dress…and then someone said to me, this would be your ONLY chance to wear a big puffy gown and you can wear a tight fitted sexy dress to any other occasion, maybe you should try one. Lo and behold…I love my dress, it’s a ball gown and it’s big and puffy.  And I thought they were crazy to even suggest it.

    Post # 15
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    23602 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    It’s tough to say without seeing it on a person! Personally, if a bride can pull it off, I’m much more a fan of the ballgown/a line look for the same reason that PP has mentioned – when else are you going to have a chance to wear a dress like that? 😀

    Post # 16
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    1622 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Overall, I prefer the first and think, as PPs have said, it’s more classic.  

    The first dress is elegant, classic.  The second dress is fun and upbeat. 

    It all depends on what kind of feeling/impression/vibe you’re trying to evoke.

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