Good evening all,
I'm not getting married until next June, but I have been dress shopping for a little while and been to five shops now. I haven't even firmed up my decision on the silhouette yet Of all the dresses I have tried, I have really loved wearing two of them and they are so different!!
The first is an Essense of Australia off-shoulder fit and flare: https://www.essensedesigns.com/essense-of-australia/wedding-dresses/d1617/
I'm not yet as slim as I would like to be but this dress makes my figure look so much better tha I dreamed any dress could. It is, however, quite modern and not what I had quite imagined. My wedding is very traditional and classic and this dress, whilst beautiful, I'm not 100% sure reflects the style of the wedding. The train is amazing though, so detailed.
The second dress is a Stella York ball gown: https://www.essensedesigns.com/stella-york/wedding-dresses/6303/
This dress made me look and feel very bridal but I worry that it is maybe just a tiny bit predicatable and more sort of sweet and innocent, rather than wow. That said, when am I ever going to get another opportunity to wear a ballgown? The back of this dress is very pretty.
Luckily I am tall so I suit both silhouettes, the larger shape doesn't look like it is wearing me rather than the other way round. I know that no one can make a decision for me: my sister favours the first dress, while my mum says she can't choose between them because they are so different! I would appreciate any advice or comments from anyone!