(Closed) Who do you buy the dress for?? PICS

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I love that Monique Lhuiller dress!

I don’t think that dress is sexy at all although I can see that some may think it’s a little too ‘fashion forward’. Still, it’s a classic dress on the whole.

Initially, I wanted a dress my fiancé would like but realized later that I felt sort of embarassed wearing a poofy dress with pick-ups which would be stupid considering I am the one wearing it! So now, I have a mermaid dress (we both hated mermaids but when I put it on, it worked) and I think he will like it when he sees it.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

GO FOR IT! IT’S NOT SEXY BUT IT IS STUNNING!!!!

Do you want to look back at your photos and say…. “Damn! I wish I wore the dress that I loved!”

I wouldn’t bother asking your fiance about what dress he likes. I showed my husband a few dresses and he said that he didn’t like any of them… and on the day he said it was a beautiful dress and I looked beautiful. Later on, I showed him the picks again and told him that he actually didn’t like my dress. He couldn’t believe that he said that. He said that on the model it didn’t look so beautiful, but because I have curves it really showed my figure. So there!

It looks different on you than when it’s on a model.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

It’s gorgeous! I thought of Vanessa Manillo!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I really think you should get that dress, it does look lovely on you and on the whole, still a classic dress!

 

My mermaid dress:

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It’s up to you in the end and if everyone loves it too it feels even better. I’m not too crazy on the Monique L but appreciate the overall couture look. I like the top but those very deep pickups look a little trendy for me. It also looks very heavy and I’d be concerend of it photographing well. If your mother is paying for the dress, I think you should try to reach a happy medium otherwise if its the one then go for it. Do you have pics of the others?

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think that dress is gorgeous on you and if you love it you should go for it! Your fiance is going to think you are the most beautiful woman in the world when you walk down that aisle, no matter what you’re wearing!

Ohhh I also wanted to mention, even though it’s off topic, that I opened this thread because I love your username πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to see the new movie that they’re making right now with Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I love the dress and think it looks great on you! I chose a dress that my mom didn’t love (my dress was more close-fitting A-line and the one she liked was more ballgown). I don’t think my husband would have picked the dress I did for me, but on the day of our wedding I felt beautiful, loved my dress, and my husband thought I was beautiful too. I really believe you should go with the dress you love and that makes you happy.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

double post

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I say go for it, it’s gorgeous.  Not overly sexy at all.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I did a bit of a combination of everything when it came to who I was buying the dress to please.  Fiance had requested white and something that was recognizeable as a wedding dress- he knew I had a penchant for antiquey looking dresses in darker ivory shades that don’t tend to look like traditional wedding dresses, and he wants a traditional bride.  I told him I’d bridge the gap, and steer clear of dark ivories and champagne colors, but that I probably wouldn’t get something stark white and that whatever I got would end up being fairly simple, which was fine with him.

Then my grandmom bought my dress for me, so it was vital that she was happy with it.  She actually loved another dress on me, but it was a halter, so once I showed her why I was concerned about whether it was flattering, she understood, and she does absolutely love the dress I ended up with- she says it reminds her of her wedding dress.

Of course I wanted my mom to love it, but I knew she’d be pretty easy to please and we tend to have the same taste.  Future Mother-In-Law was the issue- she was hell bent on something she thinks is bridal- big, poufy, white, sparkly, glittery, and big.  She was the one I pulled the “it’s my dress and my day” line on, because she was getting a little too pushy with the poufy ballgowns after I politely tried to say “no, it’s just not my style.”  She had a tendency toward “A bride should wear XYZ”.  “A bride should wear a dress with beading and glitter” “A bride should wear a ballgown” “A bride should wear their hair up on top of their head” “A bride should wear a tiara” “A bride should wear white shoes.”  I pretty much disagred with every single one, and I finally had to pull rank on her.

So I wanted to please a lot of people, but at the same time, I knew I had to wear the thing, all day, and I’d be the one in pictures looking back on it.  I don’t think your dress is super sexy, but I do know a lot of people still frown on strapless. Can you maybe get a bolero for the ceremony? 

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