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Wedding dresses, as promised (PIP)

I'm about half dead from not eating today and going non-stop for the last few days and I'm stressed about my first test tomorrow, but wanted to post these pics for you guys to critique. This is my first time going, so I just tried on a few things to see what styles I like. The lady could have been nicer though. She rolled her eyes when we walked in, was a little short, and told me my hips weren't proportional to the rest of my body.

Anywho, here we go:

A

This one looked better on the hanger. I didn't like it so much when it was on. It also wasn't the right size though, so there's that too. I do like the style of it being tight all the way to the hips and then it gets poofy though.

B

This one also wasn't the right size, but I think I could really like it if it fit right. I like the separation just under the bust ... but I think I'd like it better if it was more form fitting.


C

This one I really liked how I felt in it. It's form fitting, but I felt like it was slimming. I also like the effect of the way the fabric lays, but in comparison to the other dresses it was a bit more plain. 

D

This one was fun, but a bit over the budget. I like the fun button. Not so sure about the top though.

E

Not sure about this one, I think it's interesting, but not flattering.


F

Also not sure about this one. My mom really liked it, but I'm not feeling it. It's also really thin, so you can see the bra that they provide through it.


G

This one didn't fit either, but I liked the style, maybe if it had a sweetheart neckline. I'm really liking the sweetheart thing.

Sorry if I have weird faces. My mom just kinda snapped away and I took the best of them, lol.

Lemme know what you think!
-Ely

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    Elle1036Elle1036 member
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    edited December 2011
    Ooooh yay dress porn!!

    I really like the third one on you.  I think I'd also like the second a lot if it fit you properly, but it doesn't really do anything for your shape as is.

    They're all gorgeous, though.
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    elanniselannis member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks, Liv! : ) The lady was upset because she wasn't able to get home to watch her Charlie Brown Halloween special, but she could have been a little nicer.

    I love that dress too, but the price is a bit much. My mom wants to buy my dress, so I'm trying to stick to her plan. There are a few more shops we're going to look at though, so I may find something I like better for cheaper. I'll post those too! : )

    I'm gonna head to bed though. I'll check out all of your comments tomorrow! Good night everyone! : )
    -Ely

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    paintgirlpaintgirl member
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    edited December 2011
    First, that lady is an idiot. You have a great shape!

    I like the shapes of C, F, and G on you!

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    motoLynmotoLyn member
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    edited December 2011
    I like A and D on you, especially the top part of D.  Though not so much the bottom.  YOU LOOK GORGEOUS!  Lurvs it!  
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    polkadot111polkadot111 member
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    edited December 2011
    I say keep looking. Although I LOVE A and D, I can see from your little blurbs about them after each picture that you didn't find YOUR dress on this trip.
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    lunarsongbirdlunarsongbird member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm so disappointed hearing about the appalling behavior in these bridals shops. Maybe I should start looking for dresses now...as I forsee myself walking out of a lot of shops. As soon as she rolled her eyes, I would have been like..."Oh- Okay. So you don't really feel like selling a wedding dress...Okay. Have a good day."

    I love E and G....but gosh- I LOVE G on you!!
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    edited December 2011
    I like the design of B the best, but it's obviously too big so doesn't look as great on.  I agree that the sweetheart neckline is very flattering on you. I like the top of both D and E, but feel like the bottom is busy, draws the attention away from your face. 

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    sparkles88sparkles88 member
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    edited December 2011
    You look lovely, Ely! I like A, D, and E.  A and E are nice, because the dresses have a little something extra on the bottom without being too busy. D has a nice shape, but I do agree with Lyn about the bottom.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_wedding-dresses-promised-pip?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:ed397e11-856a-445e-9e61-6ee1c16ee6a4Post:d1ff3a20-f2e5-44b2-b66c-fd67de6272b8">Re: Wedding dresses, as promised (PIP)</a>:
    [QUOTE]I'm so disappointed hearing about the appalling behavior in these bridals shops. Maybe I should start looking for dresses now...as I forsee myself walking out of a lot of shops. As soon as she rolled her eyes, I would have been like..."Oh- Okay. So you don't really feel like selling a wedding dress...Okay. Have a good day." I love E and G....but gosh- I LOVE G on you!!
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    <div>Bahahahaha.  Check the reviews before you go to a salon.  For example, there's a salon in Alexandria, VA that has HORRID reviews because they're snobs.  And I went to spy, and when I called to make the appt, the woman flat out told me that if I wasn't sample size with a budget of at least $3000, I need not bother making the appointment.  We went anyways.  I'll never buy a dress from them.  You'd think the woman would have the courtesy to help me into a dress instead of standing there watching me in my skivvies struggling to not fall over.  Bitch.</div><div>
    </div><div>Back to the issue at hand.  I LOVE the mermaid/trumpet look on you.  You have the perfect shape for it - that snobby old hag doesn't know what she's talking about.  You are gorgeous dahling.  So, I love D, but I agree that it may be a smidge busy at the bottom.  But the ruching is tres fantabulous.  Holy crap.  Do you have a venue yet?</div>
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    ravenrayravenray member
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    edited December 2011
    You look lovely to me in B and C :)  And I like the last one on you :) 
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    edited December 2011
    I love the last one!!  It looks amazing on you.
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    tafft1tafft1 member
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    edited December 2011
    First PFFT on that sales lady , seriously you are just beautiful and have an awesome figure ! As for my thoughts : I really adore the look of C on you. The form fitting look really suits you imo. While I am not excited about the style of the dress itself , the cut is lovely on you! I also really like F but understand the concern of it being too sheer. From what I see rouching looks great on your figure - in the other dresses I really like the top parts but not the bottoms so much but take it with a grain of salt :)
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    SopChickSopChick member
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    edited December 2011
    I think I need to have a few words with this sales lady... you look fabulous!

    I really like the sweetheart necklines on you, and especially the shape of D's neckline. I agree with the other ladies that the bottom is a little busy, but the shape of the top is great. I would also be curious to see B in a better size, because I really like it for you too.

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    miamarymiamary member
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    edited December 2011
    My favorite is E! But you don't seem to excited about it from your comment.

    After all, YOU have to love your dress. 
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    kellyt89kellyt89 member
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    edited December 2011
    All of these look really nice on you, even the ones you weren't crazy about! You have such an awesome hourglass figure, that lady is a moron. I personally liked D and E, since D was overbudget (and my fav) maybe you could look for things similar in other stores with a lower price tag.

    Also, eat something! :)
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    edited December 2011
    I love A and D on you they look gorgeous!

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    SwazzleSwazzle member
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    edited December 2011
    You're so pretty Ely!!!!!!

    My favorites are D & G (with a sweetheart neckline like you said).  



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    IrishDreamerIrishDreamer member
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    edited December 2011
    Holy He!l Ely, you are really pretty!! :)

    I LOVE C - I know you said it's a bit plain, but I'm a bit of a plain jane lol.
    Secondly EEEEEEEEEEFFFFFFFFF That sales witch. Tell her to get the stick out of her assssssssss
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    becunning2becunning2 member
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    edited December 2011
    You should have taken your lovely hips and used 'em to bump the lady back in line.  :)   Seriously!

    You have some lovely dresses here-and I think like many of the other girls that a sweetheart neckline looks great on you! I kinda like B, but I unexpectedly love D. It's usually not what I like at all, but it just looks sha-zam on you.
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    tuarceathatuarceatha member
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    edited December 2011
    1. You are wicked pretty.
    2. I love the sweetheart neckline too. And it looks great on you!
    3. I agree with the others, you didn't find YOUR dress today, but clearly you learned a bit about what you like on you. I hate when the dress you try on isn't actually your size, I understand why its like that at shops, but I felt like I was putting on a shield of armor covered in ivory cloth half the time.
    4. And D looked best, though over budget, I like the shape on your shape!

    YAY WEDDING DRESS SHOPPING!

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    Hazel_BHazel_B member
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    edited December 2011
    Ignore the sales lady, clearly she doesn't know how to go about truly making a sale when she makes a comment like that.

    My favourites are D & G.

    I LOVE the sweetheart neckline on you.

    Also, even though I love the style of B, I think it cuts you in a weird spot and make your upper body look short. Feel free to ignore me, I had the same issue with a dress and decided against it because I'm already short enough that I didn't want to look shorter.
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    edited December 2011
    You're purty. I like C, E, and G the best. I love the neckline of E and the skirt of G - maybe some combo of those, since you prefer a sweetheart?
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    edited December 2011
    They are all beautiful, but my faves are probably A, C, and D.

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    RaptorSLHRaptorSLH member
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    edited December 2011
    You're saleslady is crazy.  You look fabulous in the ones fitted through the hips, especially D.  B doesn't do as much for you.  Here's hoping your next trip (somewhere else?) you find the dress, and a saleslady who knows how good you look in it!
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_wedding-dresses-promised-pip?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:ed397e11-856a-445e-9e61-6ee1c16ee6a4Post:30efdbd2-a525-4409-a7ce-1fdcaaa494d7">Re: Wedding dresses, as promised (PIP)</a>:
    [QUOTE]You're saleslady is crazy.  You look fabulous in the ones fitted through the hips, especially D.  B doesn't do as much for you.  Here's hoping your next trip (somewhere else?) you find the dress, and a saleslady who knows how good you look in it!
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    I'm sorry, totally off-topic (and I'm totally not trying to threadjack), but I saw your SN and all I thought of was this:


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    LOL...I love velociraptors. LOL

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    edited December 2011

    You are gorgeous and that woman is an idiot! 

    I really realllllllly love D!  It looks so good on you! 

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    desertsundesertsun member
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    edited December 2011
    I think D is amazing on you. I think you should look for that kind of trumpet/mermaid silhouette. Not everyone has your perfect hourglassy shape and you should WORK IT! :)


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    edited December 2011
    I like the shape of A and D on you, but I wish the skirt was like B, as a dropped waist or trumpet shape. :)
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    edited December 2011
    Soooo pretty! And you figure rocks, that lady was just a b!tch!

    Anywho, I think the neckline on D is wonderful for you, the waist of C is super slimming and the skirt on A is very pretty and fun. Do you think you could mix those together? lol

    Like this!




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    elanniselannis member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks for disagreeing with the sales lady... and the velociraptor picture, lol.

    I got home after my doc appointment to a FedEx package that was full of chocolate covered strawberries. It was an engagement congratulations from my parents. I ate 3 of them ... bad idea to give me chocolate when I haven't eaten in a day and a half, lol.

    I think you guys are right. I didn't find MY dress, but I did get a good idea of what I like.

    CCO: I would love the mixture of those two dresses if I could find one in my budget!!
    -Ely

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