(Closed) Your opinion of these 2 dresses? Just bought one, but Torn

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress is dramatic without being TOO trendy/dated?
    Mermaid Dress on LEFT : (61 votes)
    27 %
    Rose Skirt Dress on RIGHT : (162 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Both dresses are dramatic.  I’m not sure if I feel either is more classic.  I voted for the one on the right.

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I think anything with that heavily ruffled skirt style is going to look dated eventually. It’s still beautiful, but it is not at all what I would call classic. They both hit the dramatic mark, but I voted for the one on the right because I like the ruching on the bodice. However, ultimately I’d have to see it on.

    Also — what are you truly looking for? Your list of adjectives is modern, unique, fun, and sexy, and I think either of these dresses hit those marks. This sort of feels like you know what you want (and this is it) but maybe there is an outside influence forcing the word “classic” on you. I mean, classic and modern/unique are practically antonyms when used to describe wedding dresses, so don’t worry that you have to find the one dress that can fill all the roles everyone wants it to. As long as YOU love it, that’s what matters.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I love the one on the right — I think it has more of the classic element than the mermaid dress but it’s still dramatic and just gorgeous!

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I really like the dress on the right.  The mermaid dress is pretty, but the top looks very stiff and artificial to me.

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I can totally see what you are saying about the sweetheart neckline on the left dress feeling more bridal. And I think a sparkly sash would accent it really nicely. If you already bought it and obviously already love it, you need to stop dwelling on the other one. And as for his reaction, let me tell you my story — I had the exact opposite happen! I bought a dress, HATED IT (felt pressured into buying it, immediate dress regret, etc etc), and while trying to confirm for sure that I should sell it, I showed pics to Fiance of me in it. Now, I really want to be fairly traditional in that he shouldn’t see me in it until the wedding day, but I was really certain I would sell it. Well, his face LIT UP. He absolutely loved it, loved it on me, and couldn’t understand what I didn’t like. Ouch. That made me so confused for a while. But in my heart and gut, I knew that I just couldn’t see myself getting married in it, so I sold it after all. And I am 100% confident that when I walk down the aisle in whatever dress I ultimately end up with, his face will light up again because we’ll be getting married, and I’ll look amazing no matter what. So while I completely think it is important to consider your FI’s tastes (like if he was deadset on seeing you in a princess ball gown, there might be more of an issue here), I think that when it comes to choosing the dress, only YOU know which is right.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I love the one on the left, its much more classic than the rose one.  I’m not really a fan of the spanish dancer look myself.  I think you like the one on the left more anyways.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I don’t really care for either, personally, because there’s no way I could pull them off. BUT, if you have the body, I think #1 is really quite sleek and striking.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee

    i actually like the mermaid dress more and that’s what i voted for.

    i feel that the dress on the right has too much going on: the straps, beading, ruching, “flowers” on the skirt.

    the mermaid dress looks more clean and simple to me.

    why not post a photo of you in the mermaid dress?

    Post # 14
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I love the dress on the left and think it hits all your requirements.  the overall silhouette is classic, (like classic Barbie), but the ruffles modern it up.  I think it’s sexy without being too overt.  Judging from the other picture, you have a great body so I’m sure it looks stunning on you.

    I really do not like the top on the right rose dress.   The straps and cut of the bust is very casual in my opinion and looks like a going out dress.  I also don’t like the beading under the bust, (it’s just my personal pet peeve.  it looks like a shelf for boobs).

    Just remember that no matter what your Fiance said at the beginning, once he sees you in the dress on your wedding day, he won’t be seeing the dress, he’ll be seeing a gorgeous you.  I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t even notice the dress initially.  

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    Girl, with your figure you’d make a potato sack look gorgeous!  I voted for Dress #1, the mermaid, because it looks more elegant and bridal in my opinion (plus I’m not a fan of spaghetti straps).  Good luck!

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