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Anita18
05-03-2012, 11:14 PM
That's a good idea. You will get to try on different styles, to see what is best for you. And you will give your Mom the joy of shopping for your wedding dress with you. I can't wait to shop with my daughter for hers, and she's not engaged yet!
My mom is weird, she was SO happy that she didn't have to go shopping with me and that I bought the dress for so cheap and it wasn't a headache at all. :rofl: She's such a tomboy! To get her into a "mother of the bride" dress will be...interesting. ;)

myhoneyhoney
05-03-2012, 11:20 PM
I like the last one you posted
http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/nicole-miller-dress-metallic-v-neck?ID=598754&CategoryID=21683&LinkType=#fn=DRESS_OCCASION%3DBridesmaid%26spp%3D8 %26ppp%3D96%26sp%3D2%26rid%3D61

The model is blonde but I can see it going with your colouring as well!

I really like that dress too!

Now this dress (http://globalnpk.com/IMG_2498A.jpg) is totally girly, looks fun/comfortable, and no where near white/cream/nude. Maybe a little too girly, but looks so fun!

cruisin
05-04-2012, 12:48 AM
I couldn't believe it when I opened up the most recent issue of Lucky Magazine:

http://www.luckymag.com/style/howto/2012/06/wearing-white-to-a-wedding
http://www.luckymag.com/style/howto/2012/06/black-tie-wedding-dress-length

Thought it was totally apropos for this thread! Though I think the "expert" was a bit harsh with the hideously vain comment.

myhoneyhoney
05-04-2012, 12:59 AM
Just read the articles... hmm.... ok... back to searching, lol

cruisin
05-04-2012, 01:09 AM
Just read the articles... hmm.... ok... back to searching, lol

This is a team effort! :lol: I'm just pulling out things that i think you might like. give us more of an idea of the kind of dress you really like. As far as minis, I think it depends on your height. You're very petite, a short dress on you would be fine. I'm 5'10", a short dress on me is a blouse :lol:! The Nicole Miller dress that you liked is really pretty. My daughter has a similar dress (by the same designer), but it is a blue shimmery fabric. She wore it to my niece's wedding, it was stunning on her. Photos don't do the fabric justice. And the dress is very fitted, but hides a lot of sins because of the ruching.

Meanwhile your photos are great! I lost a lot of weight, at one time too. You're perfect now, don't lose anymore! Always the Mom, sorry :)!

BittyBug
05-04-2012, 01:09 AM
I have this dress....You may be single-handedly keeping DVF in business. :lol:

myhoneyhoney
05-04-2012, 02:35 AM
Thank you, cruisin. I've been stuck at @ 110 for a few months now, I think it's the weight my body wants to be.

As for styles I'm all over the place. I'm so used to my uniform of jeans and casual tops (think chauffeuring kids to school & sports attire) that all of these "fancy" dresses are so pretty! My mom says I don't really have a defined waist so she suggests a-line or some type of poufy skirt over a sheath.

Here's another dress (http://www.toningcoins.com/ebay68/795-B.gif) I like on ebay. Fairly simple but dressy too. I'm not too fond of the bow though. I wonder if there's a way to tack it down or remove it completely.

A dress at Kohl's (http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/landingpages/prom/dresses/viewalldresses/PRD~1010955/City+Triangles+Floral+Strapless+Dress.jsp).

cruisin
05-04-2012, 04:40 AM
You may be single-handedly keeping DVF in business. :lol:

I wish! :lol:


Thank you, cruisin. I've been stuck at @ 110 for a few months now, I think it's the weight my body wants to be.

As for styles I'm all over the place. I'm so used to my uniform of jeans and casual tops (think chauffeuring kids to school & sports attire) that all of these "fancy" dresses are so pretty! My mom says I don't really have a defined waist so she suggests a-line or some type of poufy skirt over a sheath.

Here's another dress (http://www.toningcoins.com/ebay68/795-B.gif) I like on ebay. Fairly simple but dressy too. I'm not too fond of the bow though. I wonder if there's a way to tack it down or remove it completely.

Pretty dress. One thing you might consider: a stapless dress will give you less of an illusion of a waist. I don't really come in, much, at the waist, either. I find that sleeveless or a sleeve defines/broadens the shoulders. So that makes your waist look more cut in. But, I think you probably look great in most anything.

myhoneyhoney
05-04-2012, 05:07 AM
How about this dress (http://hk.merchantrunglobal.com/GlobalLink/viewImage.aspx?id=2428&MerchantId=15115&DisplaySize=-1)? Is it too close to white/ivory?

This one (http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-new-summer-vest-skirt-flounced-chiffon-skirt-Bohemian-Skirt-4colorTwo-piece-/180872959588?_trksid=p4340.m185&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC.NPJS%26its%3DI%252BC%26itu%3D UA%26otn%3D5%26pmod%3D180854215381%26ps%3D63%26clk id%3D8169746942868291830#ht_62011wt_1396) looks interesting too! I like the aqua and pink.

IceAlisa
05-04-2012, 07:15 AM
At the moment I am considering three very different choices.

A long elegant one:
http://www.lightinthebox.com/A-line-V-neck-Floor-length-Chiffon-Elastic-Satin-Wedding-Dress--FSY02275-_p152973.html

and two short ones:
http://www.lightinthebox.com/de/a-line-schatz-knielangen-satin-brautkleid_p204577.html

http://www.lightinthebox.com/de/Isabel_p34789.html

Maybe I can get some fashion tips too?
I am dark haired and have relatively light skin with freckles.
I am normal weighted but most of my weight is in my middle area. :mad: So I need something that is flattering around my tummy and behind.
My lower legs are fine, though, so I usually look good in short dresses, if I say so myself. ;)

So, oh wise FSUers - what is the perfect dress for me? :shuffle:

ETA - if you buy from lightinthebox you will have to pay import taxes when they ship it to you. It was about 20% for me.
And you can change the currency to USD if you want - right at the button where the price is written.

Congratulations on getting hitched! To give better advice, I'd have to ask how you see yourself and what kind of bride do you want to be?

A traditional and elegant one?

A playful one?

A quirky one?

Who is more you because I think feeling like yourself on your wedding day is very important. Tell us more about yourself and the style in which you feel the most comfortable.

myhoneyhoney--being short limits options--I know whereof I speak. So I try to avoid very frilly skirts that take away from the vertical line which is precious when you are trying to create height. I would stick to simpler, more streamlined silhouettes.

So I like the burgundy ebay dress--I think it would really flatter your complexion and hair color. Also the Kohl one. But not so much the pink ruched one for the reasons stated above.

BTW, you are beautiful. And inspiring! :respec:

Hedwig
05-04-2012, 08:12 AM
Congratulations on getting hitched! To give better advice, I'd have to ask how you see yourself and what kind of bride do you want to be?

A traditional and elegant one?

A playful one?

A quirky one?

Who is more you because I think feeling like yourself on your wedding day is very important. Tell us more about yourself and the style in which you feel the most comfortable.

I have no idea. I definitely don't want too over the top and I want to feel comfortable so no tight corsetts or such.

The style I feel most comfortable in are jeans and a hoodie. ;) But I do like the occasional dress-up.
Therefore all three dresses would be like dress-up for me and I can see me in all of these roles.
Very difficult - but I still have a lot of time.
The frustrating thing is that I found the perfect dress on lightinthebox about a year ago when I looked for a wedding dress for a friend and they discontinued it. I hope they might put it into the program again.

It was this one:
http://img3.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/sgsjcq128753842akx7siz61m.jpg
I really loved it but at that time I wasn't engaged so I didn't buy it then of course. Sniff.


@myhoneyhoney do you have a list of favorites already? Maybe you can post the links of like 5 dresses you like most and we can say what might be the best one?

Lana Lovelace
05-04-2012, 09:26 AM
My thoughts:

1. You are short, so go as short with the dress as decency permits
2. Strapless dresses NEVER look good on anyone
3. Always wear your hair down. Always.
4. Hair brown or black makes no difference
5. When in doubt, go more formal

Stretch marks are no big deal, but you've got abdominal separation vertically from childbearing for at least 4". That will never come good (return to flat) without surgery no matter what you do.

IceAlisa
05-04-2012, 09:31 AM
I have no idea. I definitely don't want too over the top and I want to feel comfortable so no tight corsetts or such.

The style I feel most comfortable in are jeans and a hoodie. ;) But I do like the occasional dress-up.
Therefore all three dresses would be like dress-up for me and I can see me in all of these roles.
Very difficult - but I still have a lot of time.
The frustrating thing is that I found the perfect dress on lightinthebox about a year ago when I looked for a wedding dress for a friend and they discontinued it. I hope they might put it into the program again.

It was this one:
http://img3.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/sgsjcq128753842akx7siz61m.jpg
I really loved it but at that time I wasn't engaged so I didn't buy it then of course. Sniff.

OK. So the dress that you liked the most is both comfortable and elegant. I don't think it would be hard to find a similar dress. This is an empire waist, start your search from there.

Here in the US sometimes it's cheaper to make a dress than to buy. Is that a realistic alternative where you live in case you don't find another version of this dress?

I googled empire waist wedding gown and goodness, is this dress gorgeous or what? (http://www.weddingdresseslux.com/empire-waist-wedding-dresses.html/casual-empire-waist-wedding-dresses) Very Grace Kelly. I'd wear it if I were getting married today, minus the train. Was never big on trains.

Not sure if my google search would help because you have access to different vendors, I imagine.

Hedwig
05-04-2012, 11:01 AM
Thanks for the tip Ice-Alisa. I searched a bit more and found quite a few dresses I liked (although none as much as the one they discontinued. Figures. :lol: )

I liked the one you linked as well.

And I found a few others I like - this one is gorgeous I think but it is probably not very forgiving around the middle, is it?
http://www.lightinthebox.com/de/trompete-meerjungfrau-bodenlangen-satin-spitze-hochzeitskleid-mit-wickel_p290223.html

and I liked this one as well:
http://www.lightinthebox.com/de/brautkleider-11053003_p270764.html

And this one for the name alone ;) and the empire style
http://www.lightinthebox.com/de/Kierra_p159599.html

PRlady
05-04-2012, 01:14 PM
Thanks for the tip Ice-Alisa. I searched a bit more and found quite a few dresses I liked (although none as much as the one they discontinued. Figures. :lol: )

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You're right, the first one is going to require armor underneath for the belly -- not much fun. And I think the last one is too ingenue for anyone over 25, although maybe that's the model. I like the second one the best, and the 'swathing" will help disguise midsection problems.