Post # 1
Since we’re having a smaller wedding I think wearing a bridesmaid dress as a wedding dress (in white, ivory, champagne, etc) would work. The wedding and reception will be semi-formal in the evening at a semi formal venue.
I am 5’6″, hourglass figure, Dirty Delete cup, fit, muscular (I do weight training/building, heavy weights) so I always have a hard time finding clothes that fit. Many items have to be tailored. I’m looking at Dressily Me since I can get my clothes custom made. I found this dress that might look good in white or ivory but wonder if its appropriate for a wedding.
Is this too casual for a wedding? I’ve seen other bridesmaids dresses that would probably work but I’m curious about this one. Thoughts?
Post # 3
@CARA1978: I think it’s perfectly lovely as a wedding dress (esp. for a semi-formal DW), AND it’s the perfect silhouette for your shape (wrap dresses + hourglass figure = too hot to trot)!
Post # 4
I think the dress will make a really nice wedding dress. Given the cut it sounds like it will flatter your shape perfectly.
Post # 5
Can totally envision it as you described.
I think it would be PERFECT…
So I VOTED – YES, BUY IT !!
Hope this helps,
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
Nice! Also check out lightinthebox, I ordered my dress from them, and they will custom make it to your measurements
Post # 7
You can wear whatever you feel comfortable in on your wedding day. That said I’m sure I’ve seen something very similar in several bridal shops, the fabric and pricetag might be different but that’s probably about it, so go with it!
Post # 8
Absolutely perfect! It will be stunning.
Post # 9
Thank you so much everyone! I will keep looking but this gives me a good start…
Post # 10
That would look awesome. I always think women who weight train also look great in strapless though, because they have such fab arms, shoulders and backs!
Post # 11
I think a halter style will work very well with your body shape. I for one LOVE halter dresses. But there is something about this one that looks a little matronly to me.
I like aspects of all of these.
Post # 12
@CARA1978: I like it! I would personally prefer it with regular straps (non-halter), I think it may flatter your muscular frame more.
Post # 13
Yes!! It is lovely!! It seems as if it will fit really nicely– your hourglass shape and toned arms will look awesome!!
Post # 14
@mrswestcoast: Those are very pretty! Where did you find those?
@AlwaysSunny: I am a little torn on the straps too, honestly.
Post # 15
just a google search of “tea length halter wedding dresses” lol
I think if you are having your dress made it is pretty neat to have control of all of the different details of the dress, so its always a good idea to have some inspiration pics!
btw I love tea length dresses also, especially for a not super formal wedding
Post # 16
@CARA1978: What do you think is more flattering on a daily basis? I have kind of broad shoulders so I think thicker straps and off the shoulder straps look best on me. Halter straps make me look unbalanced.