Jaeden
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Rehearsal dinner dress

Jaeden, on June 24, 2021 at 5:15 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 20
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So I think I have narrowed it down to two options for my rehersal dinner dress. Which one do you guys like better? (I haven't ordered them, I'm trying to decide first.) Rehearsal dinner dress 1

Rehearsal dinner dress 2


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Latest activity by Jaeden, on June 26, 2021 at 12:05 AM
  • Rebelle Fleur
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    Rebelle Fleur
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    I love the satin slip dress.
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  • Jaeden
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    Jaeden
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    Its so chic. I love it too! 馃枻
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    Amanda
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    I vote the second satin dress!
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  • Jaeden
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    Jaeden
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    Thats 2 for the satin slip 馃槈馃枻
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  • Rosie
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    I agree, I really like the second dress. The only thing that would give me pause on that one, is that you can't easily wear a bra. I have a dress like that and because the material is quite thin it can also be hard to wear a bra underneath. If that is going to bother you, maybe go for the first dress. They're both beautiful so you really can't go wrong!

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  • Jaeden
    Dedicated August 2021
    Jaeden
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    Oh! Thats a good point. Maybe I will try boob tape with it? True. They are both beautiful. I think I am agreeing with everyone and am thinking about going with the satin slip.
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  • Rosie
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    Yes, boob tape or those adhesive creepy silicone things held together in the middle might work! But some are so sheer that you can see even that - and the neckline means they can open pretty deeply when you're moving around.

    (I realise in my first post I forgot to say 'can't even wear a strapless bra')

    I'm pretty large in that area and I wore one on New Years' Eve with no problem, but it just depends on if you are having all your conservative family at this dinner, you know? No one wants to accidentally flash Great Uncle Frederick or whatever, haha!

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  • Jaeden
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    Jaeden
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    Haha! Great point. I really appreciate it and for the tip.
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  • E
    Devoted July 2021
    Emily
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    I personally love the first one but either would be a great choice! You could always order both and return the one you like the least once you try them on.
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  • Michelle
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    Speaking as a very top heavy person, I would prefer #1. I would never wear the 2nd one in public because it doesn鈥檛 allow for a bra but that鈥檚 just me.

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  • Jaeden
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    Jaeden
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    I understand that. It only gives me something to think about. Thank you.
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  • Jaeden
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    Jaeden
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    Thats a great idea too!!
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  • Kari
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    I like the first one a bit better. IMO the satin slinky dresses sometimes just look a little cheap (particularly when the fabric is too shiny, which is often the case with satin polyester) and they really need to be accessorized well to not look too much like lingerie. I do think with the right jewelry, shoes, and hairstyle it would look gorgeous though. But they way they are styled and modeled, I definitely think the first dress appears a bit more chic and is my preference!

    I'll second that slip dresses also don't take to undergarments well because the fabric tends to be thin and shows everything, and bias cut dresses are designed to cling to your curves, which mean that they are even less forgiving with undergarments than the typical straight cut dress. I wore a silk slip dress as my reception dress and had to use boob tape and wore nudeseamless panties that were still barely visible some of the time. It was fine, but just something worth considering.

    I'd also consider the neckline. I have broad shoulders and a muscular build and anything that is straight across at the top (square neckline or strapless tube top style) tends to make me look even wider, so I always prefer v-neck or sweetheart style necklines because I find they are much more flattering on me.

    Both dresses are beautiful though and if the store has a good return policy, I would just purchase both, try them on, pick the one you like best, and return the other. They are different enough that your body type alone could make one an obvious winner once you try them on.

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  • Melle
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    I love the second one.

    but if i were you i'd think more about what you would wear AGAIN. like which one you think is more likely to be re-wearable to you

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  • Jaeden
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    Jaeden
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    Ohhh! That is a great way to look at it.
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  • Jaeden
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    Jaeden
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    I didnt even think about the shoulders part. I have board shoulders too. Thats a great point. I dont want to look wide.
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  • Kari
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    I definitely think try them both on if you can. Every dress fits every body a bit differently!

    If you cannot try on the exact dress, maybe see if you can go to a local store and try on dresses or tops that have similar features to see how you feel about them. Like try on a top or dress with a square neckline and thick straps and one with a cowl neckline and spaghetti straps, and a dress with a slit and without, and something that is midi length. And white crepe vs silver satin (or similar). I don't even know if stores near you are letting people use fitting rooms yet, but I think you would get some sense of "this looks good on me" or "this isn't flattering."

    I have a muscular, athletic but hourglass build (as in I have a distinct waist) and fair skin and if I just bought dresses based on how they looked on the model I'd probably have a closet full of shift dresses that make me look like a box and soft colors that absolutely wash me out. There is no substitute to getting to try something on if you can!

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
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    Oooh they're both really pretty!! 馃槏 I'm personally drawn to dress #1 because it's a little more structured, but I might be projecting based on my body type! 馃槅

    I second Kari's suggestion - if they have a good return policy I'd order both and try them on!!

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  • Jaeden
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    Oh man! I keep going back and forth haha. But everyone is right I might as well order both and see which one I like best and return the other.
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  • Jaeden
    Dedicated August 2021
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    This is the best idea ever!
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