Kayla
Devoted May 2020

i cant make up my mind what kind of bride i want to be!!!

Kayla, on December 17, 2019 at 10:22 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 19
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How did you decided between fitted and sexy or flowy and romantic? I have two dresses and they both are gorgeous in the their own ways but very different. I just cant make up my mind!!! I really dont want a two dress wedding. I want to rock the same dress all day/night long! How do you decide!!!? I am driving myself insane and the time to start alterations is right around the corner! Backstory our wedding is mostly outdoors with around 60 guests. Ceremony is at hilltop outdoor chapel and reception is more laid back riverboat. No seated dinner. Fajiat buffet and open bar with open seating all around the boat. We will hit up the local nightlife after the boat reception.

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Latest activity by Kaitlin, on December 20, 2019 at 2:15 PM
  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
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    It depends on your style. Also, it depends on the dress you love the most. Some women know up front and many change their mind when trying on dresses. I swore I was going to do a mermaid and ended up with an A line. Go with what your heart wants most.

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  • Amber
    Master February 2020
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    As Kristen said, it depends on your style. I liked the way a fitted dress looked on me a lot, but it was a little too "sexy" for what I was comfortable wearing personally. The dress I chose is much more flowy and romantic and it still shows a little skin up top to add a little bit of that sexiness lol. That's much more my style as I hardly ever dress "sexy" in the slightest Smiley xd

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  • Kristal
    Expert February 2020
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    I suppose I started literally everywhere but my dress. I started with colors and worked my way back. Everything had clean lines so thats what I wanted in my dress. My ladies have clean v-neck in marine blue. Mine is in navy; just enough color in the straps and the rest is a traditional white. basically I went with the big picture of my wedding and its decor and let that dictate my dress.

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  • Kaitlin
    Dedicated January 2022
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    Maybe keep looking if you're stuck? You could definitely find something that's both sexy and romantic
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  • Alexis
    Dedicated October 2020
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    I had the same dilemma. I ended up with a fitted mermaid with lace bodice that shows some curves with a romantic tulle skirt. For me, this was the best of both worlds.
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  • Anna
    Super August 2020
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    I chose the style that felt most "me". I like my figure and tend to wear form fitting dresses for other occasions. When I put on ballgowns and A-lines they were beautiful but I felt like I was playing dress up. I felt most "me" in a familiar silouette.

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  • Jade
    Expert November 2020
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    I picked my dress even though it was not what I had planned but the dress I did pick was sooo much more me than what I had originally wanted. Also the theme of my wedding and venue I picked out had a lot to do with it because they just fit together well. A mermaid probably wouldn’t fit the theme of my wedding, but what I picked does perfectly!!
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  • Kathryn
    VIP August 2020
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    Honestly, I was thinking that I don't like being overly "feminine" as a general rule, so I never did want a big poofy ballgown with so much volume. When I was trying things on originally though, my body seemed to be more geared for volume that hid my problem areas, so I convinced myself into a huge ballgown.


    But I always wanted something more fitted. The dress I ended up with is gorgeous, and it took weight loss for me to feel comfortable in it...but my mom agreed that I was hiding myself in the big ballgown. I had to go with my gut about how I wanted to look, what I wanted to deal with on the day. I really didn't want the hassle of all of those ruffles and layers on the day! So my ballgown went away, and I feel infinitely lighter and more myself. Go with your gut and what makes you feel pretty.
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    Gianna ·
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    I usually dress on the more “sexy” form fitted side. But surprisingly, when I tried on dresses I was tired of seeing myself in the same look. I ended up with a flowy Aline that is a deep plunge, still sexy but romantic! Deffinitely not what I thought I’d choose but I love it
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    I tried on sexy fitted and flowy romantic and felt one def looked better on me and one made me feel more comfortable
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  • Kari
    Master May 2020
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    Oh I feel you. I really liked two different styles - a more traditional fit and flare dress in illusion lace with a stunning train vs modern high neck halter with super clean lines and a body hugging silhouette in crepe. I actually bought a "reception" dress to have that high neck mod look but then decided on wanted to wear my ceremony dress the entire night and didn't want to worry about dealing with having two dresses fitted, getting shoes for two looks, hair that would work with both dresses, when to change, etc.

    I narrowed it down by showing my FH photos of dresses (all like ridiculously expensive ones I could never afford, so there was no chance he'd ever see "the" dress) to get ideas of what he liked, thinking about what I wanted photos from the wedding to look like, and then going with something that felt really "me" and flattered my best features but was still wearable.

    Based on your wedding (sounds awesome btw) I would definitely focus on a dress that is comfortable and you can move in. Sleek and sexy in a forgiving material is so much more wearable for a night on the town, getting on and off a boat, etc compared to a ball gown or something with a long train, more ornate material, etc. Because your wedding has multiple locations and space may be more limited on a boat and at bars, I'd lean towards a more fitted, sleek dress because I think it would be more practical.

    Also, you might want to consider an overskirt for your dress. It can change the look of a dress very quickly without having the hassle of a whole second dress. You could wear a flowy, romantic overskirt for the ceremony and then lose it for the reception and after party. It could be a great way of incorporating two different styles without having two entirely different dresses.

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  • Kaitlin
    Dedicated January 2022
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    Was thinking of you and thought of a dress I tried on that may fit into both worlds. It's got the sexy v neck, back, and mermaid, but also romantic and flowy fabric i cant make up my mind what kind of bride i want to be!!! 1

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  • Kayla
    Devoted May 2020
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    Wow this is gorgeous! Do you know the designer/name of the dress?

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  • Kayla
    Devoted May 2020
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    Thanks everyone for the tips! So much good information and gives me some real perspective! I went yesterday and tried on some more aline dresses with tulle and why I LOVED the way I looked in them they were beyond HOT! Being outdoors in Texas no less for the majority of the day I think going with more a fitted and lighter weight dress is the more practical way to go!

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  • Kaitlin
    Dedicated January 2022
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    I'm not sure, but I'll ask the shop!
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  • Kaitlin
    Dedicated January 2022
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    It's by beautiful bridal!
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  • Kayla
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    Thanks! any idea the price tag? btw I just looked it up and you rock this way better than the model! Just sayin!

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  • Kaitlin
    Dedicated January 2022
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    My budget was $2000 or under and nothing over $2500. And I believe most dresses I tried there were under $2000. So around there lol
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  • Kaitlin
    Dedicated January 2022
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    And thanks! Lol
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