Post # 1
I currently have this look alike dress from dressilyme. It’s fit and flare-ish but I’m feeling like I want a classic ballgown. Will I regret wearing this dress?
I found a dress online that I can’t stop thinking about. It has the detailing I love and a big skirt.
Should I buy the second dress? I feel like it’s more appropriate for our traditional/church wedding and I can wear the original dress at the reception anyway.
Post # 3
@negrande: Only you can answer that question for yourself.
For the record, I think both dresses are great. I love that they have sleeves – I think that makes them stand out as unique in a sea of strapless. If forced to choose, I would vote #1 because I really like the silhouette, the slightly longer sleeve, and I think the narrower bow in the front on #1 is more elegant than the poufy bow on the back of #2. However, your preferences and not mine or any other bee’s are what counts.
Basically, I think you are in a win-win situation with this decision on your hands.
Post # 4
No one can tell you if you’ll regret it. You know yourself best.
I can’t imagine looking back and regretting not wearing a ballgown, personally. I love the dress you have now!
Post # 5
If you can afford it and you like it and want it, then go for it. If you can’t afford it or feel this is just a case of cold feet, then the original dress is very beautiful and still pretty traditional.
Post # 6
@KCKnd2: Sleeves are one of the major dress factors I have 😀
@Cecilia37: The problem is I can afford it and it’s a good deal, if it were super expensive this would be a non-issue. Maybe I want it because it is a good deal :/
Post # 7
How did you feel in the first one? The second? When I put on my princess ballgown, I felt like a bride. When I put on a fit and flare/trumpet/mermaid…I felt like a girl in a white dress. I’m not sure how to explain the difference, but I knew I had to get a ballgown at that point. But everyone is different! They’re both beautiful dresses!
Post # 8
@abbie017: <– this.
Your gut feeling will tell you!
Whatever you decide, you should post your pics on a couple of threads out there for gowns with sleeves! It was one of my top criteria as well. You found two lovelies.
Post # 9
Like PP you have to make this decision for yourself!
But, i also was in a similar predicament, absolutely loovvee ball dresses, but almost everyone told me I should rock a mermaid/fit and flare cut… I figured the one time in my life I could wear a real ball gown would be at my wedding, and there’s be plenty of grand events to wear any other wedding-style dress. So… I went with a ballgown!
Hope I didn’t confuse you further, lol
Post # 10
@negrande: I always say to throw out the idea of a deal–no matter what you purchase. When it comes to a wedding dress, ask yourself: Would I pay $3K (or whatever is on the high-end of your budget)? If the answer is no, then you shouldn’t pay $300 either.
I can’t answer your question as to the silhouette. I guess one way to do it is to visit a bridal salon and try on the different types and see how you feel in them and how they look on you.
But both dresses are really pretty!
Post # 11
I bought my big princess dress bc I am getting married in a big fancy catholic church and felt the need to go big in that church. I also bought it bc I’ll never have an excuse to wear a big dress again. I thought about a sexy reception draw but the Bees talked me out of it!