Samantha
Savvy September 2022

Torn between two dresses!

Samantha, on June 10, 2021 at 1:56 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 1 65
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Help! I can’t decide between two dresses. I will be 32 when my wedding happens on September 17th, 2022. My venue is an adorable flower farm in Colorado with a brand new barn and a big lawn where we will have long farm tables set out under string lights for a garden party/dinner party vibe for dinner. I’m only 4’11” and curvy, so most dresses make me look shorter and heavier than I actually am. I have found that fitted gowns with minimal seams at the waist/knees elongate me best. I’m also about 20 pounds heavier than I have ever been right now, so I anticipate losing this pandemic weight before the wedding! Both dresses have gorgeous trains - the photos don’t do them justice! A lot of the photos are actually screenshots from videos, so I apologize if the resolution isn’t the best.


THE DRESSESOption 1: Grace Loves Lace Clo gown. This dress is under budget, SO stretchy and comfy, minimal alterations needed, and there aren’t any major seams in front making me look short or heavy. Shown in nude or ivory lining (nude sample was the correct size, ivory was too small but I wanted to see it in white). I would order the ivory with the back piece. My fiancé would lose his mind over this dress because I never wear anything fitted, but I would need to lose the weight I want to lose to feel comfortable with the way my back & arms look in this dress. I also think this dress feels more like the venue (I’m envisioning some white cowgirl booties or block heels, and maybe a white leather jacket for my getaway!)
Option 2: Rish bridal Carolina gown. Over budget, would order it in ivory instead of champagne, and the skirt would have to be switched with a different skirt style to eliminate the V shaped seam in front so that it would just be one continuous piece of fabric in the same shape & the same lace, which is so much more flattering for my height. My mom also wants the V neckline to close a bit higher than my waist, so I’m worried about all the alterations on top of the higher price point. HOWEVER, this gown is more elegant and I think it is more flattering in the upper body if I don’t lose all the weight I want to lose. It also has some subtle sparkle throughout the dress that will look amazing under the string lights! My mom told me this dress feels more age-appropriate and she prefers the sparkle, so I really don’t know which one to choose.

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  • CountryBride
    Super April 2022
    CountryBride ·
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    Hello fellow Colorado bride I love number one on you it makes you glow

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  • Samantha
    Savvy September 2022
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    Thanks girl!! So far the feedback has been to go with number one 💕
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  • Jessi
    Dedicated October 2022
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    The first one looks GORGEOUS on you! I know we each have things we see about ourselves that we don't like, but I honestly can't tell what weight you think you would need to lose to wear it.

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  • Grace
    Rockstar February 2022
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    Dress 1 in Ivory is so gorgeous on you! Definitely has my vote!
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  • L
    Lady ·
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    I much prefer #1!!!

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  • SHY
    VIP January 2022
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    Um...ma'am...number 1 hands down!! It literally looks like it was made for you!

    I'm 4'11" as well and curvy, so I def. feel you when it comes to how dresses fit, but number one is just so flattering on you!!

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  • Natalie
    Expert November 2020
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    #1 looks killer!
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  • AJ
    Rockstar October 2022
    AJ ·
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    I'll be in the minority, I say two all the way but they both look gorgeous - you can't go wrong whichever you pick!!

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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    I like the third picture the best! (whichever dress that is)

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  • M
    Devoted September 2021
    Marianne ·
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    Both look amazing, but the first one with the spaghetti straps looks SO good! I love it in the ivory with the back piece and think it fits really well with your flower farm garden party vibe! And age ain't nothin' but a number - def don't think it's too "young" for you or something!

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  • Maddie
    Dedicated February 2022
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    I am partial to Grace Loves Lace because I wish I could afford one Dx.

    That being said, Number 1 looks amazing on you

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    Dedicated August 2021
    Gianna ·
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    Number 1 looks stunning!
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  • JM Sunshine
    JM Sunshine ·
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    Definitely #1 and I love the back piece as well!!
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  • Samantha
    Savvy September 2022
    Samantha ·
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    Aww thanks love! That makes me so happy 💕
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  • Samantha
    Savvy September 2022
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    Thanks lady!!! Us shorties can definitely be a tough fit, but I do love how perfect #1 fits 💕
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  • Samantha
    Savvy September 2022
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    That’s dress #1 in ivory with the back piece! Thanks so much!! 💕
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  • Samantha
    Savvy September 2022
    Samantha ·
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    Thank you so much 💕
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  • Samantha
    Savvy September 2022
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    Thank you so much!! I was worried it was too “young” (I definitely felt that way in A-lines and ballgowns), so I really appreciate that feedback! And yes, it really fits the vibe ☺️💕
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  • SHY
    VIP January 2022
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    You're welcome! My reception dress is fitted as well, and I never thought I'd go for that style based on my body type. It really does look amazing on you! Smiley love

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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
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    Love the first one on you the best!
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