- Aug 31, 2005
Absolutely, positively #1. I''ll be curious to see if anything else you post even comes CLOSE!
Thanks, Gypsy! Since I''ve tried it on twice, it''s obviously one of my favorites!Date: 2/18/2008 1:16:21 AM
Number one is kicking serious bridal booty so far. I''m really loving it on you now that we can see ALL of you, instead of fractured pieces in wierd mirrored reflections... bring on the rest babe!
Hi MINIMS (aka my Partner in Dress Shopping Crime)!Date: 2/18/2008 1:56:28 AM
Hi Harleigh!Glad to see that you got some V''day bling and -- since we know how much you love this wedding dress shopping stuff -- had a chance to indulge in your favorite activity!
The first dress in this latest batch looks a lot like the Casablanca from last week''s excursion... maybe in a size closer to yours? Anyhow, that style seems to be made to compliment your figure. It would also look a bit softer, in a good way, if you get it in ivory or off-white.
It could just be the picture, but... I''m not so crazy about the strapless dress on you.
I liked how the drop waist style, like the Mori Lee, looked on you... it''s too bad nobody nearby carries the Maggie so you can try it on!
Hope you feel better tomorrow!
Hi FrekeChild! Thanks for the scores again! LOL...your DKS comment just about had me rolling, even thought the words "booty-rouching" were nowhere nearby! I actually thought of DKS when I saw that rear shot, too...is that a bad thing??? That I am worrying what she''ll think of my booty in these dresses??? I swear I''m going to need therapy after this whole experience!Date: 2/18/2008 2:19:37 AM
5.75, 5.25, 6
Dress #1- front view: I think this style suits you and I think I''ve said that from the beginning. The rouching makes your tiny waist look even tinier, while the neckline give the ladies a nice look without being too revealing. The A-line gives you an hourglass shape. I think that you are very much a no frills kind of lady and this also plays that up. Having said that, I think that sometimes the no frills thing can be sacrificed for wedding day, and I think you look really lovely with lace and sparkles. Anyway, marching on! Side view: This is where I''m coming into the only problem I can find with this dress, how it pulls away from your shoulder/top of the ladies. That little detail is what I''ve always had problems with buying dresses myself, I''m always afraid that the strap will slide off or something else will pop out. However, from the front you can''t see anything, and I''m sure that it would be helped by having the dress in your size, and getting it fitted to your body. Back view: Very pretty. I''m guessing this sample was much smaller than the other ones you''ve tried on...It really looks nice from the back. Back view 2: Bustle-meh...nothing incredibly special, but I do love the buttons that go all the way down.
Dress #2- Something about the front of this emphasizes the size of your chest. It almost seems to make you look top heavy, which the other ones don''t. I don''t think that the halter does anything for you on this one. Ok, I think what''s bothering me on this one is that if it were in any other color it could pass for a prom dress. It just doesn''t say ''wedding'' to me. The back view doesn''t do anything for me either. It''s just not special enough. And I think you know that and probably agree since there are only 2 pics of this one.
Dress #3- This one gives you a killer hourglass figure. It has just enough sparkle to give it a little zing, and it definitely looks bridal. I love the shape of the sweetheart neckline, it gives you just enough coverage without looking skanky (not like you would, but strapless on large chested ladies can do that! As I''m sure you know.)and could probably have some straps added easily. The shape is very flattering to you, and this one makes you look taller for some reason. I''m assuming that''s because of the thinner silhouette. Side view: It shows off your butt. DKS will approve. Back view: I think this is a gorgeous shape in the back with the corset, and the train and the delicate beading on the train, and the shape and drama you get from it. This dress fits you like a glove. Besides being a little bit too long. I love the mermaid shape, I think it does some pretty amazing things for your figure, and incredibly enough seems to deemphasize your ladies, as well as looks really stunning from the back. And the thing about the beading is that it''s just enough to add some sparkle without being so much as to overwhelm you. I just don''t see any major or minor problems with this one at all...
So it''s a toss up between 1 and 3. They are totally different styles, and have totally different things going for them. I think I''m leaning towards 3 because of the back. I really think it looks amazing on you.
Which did you like the most? Did you have the ''this is it'' moment at all? And were you wearing heels?
Ah...ImpatientOne...I think I should have your name, because I just want this wedding dress decision done NOW!!!Date: 2/18/2008 12:29:04 PM
In the original pics #4The back of that dress is to die for!!!
LMAO, happy! Thanks for the chuckle, and for understanding how much I have detested this process!Date: 2/18/2008 2:06:26 PM
Author: happy in love
Oh Harleigh!!!! I thought I hated dress shopping, but man, it was a walk in the park compared to your go at it!
I like the first one from the last set you posted hands down. I love it! Actually, I think I tried it on, were you at that little place in Roseville?
Anyway, that is not important, what is important though is that I love that dress on you
Oh, my, DKS, I am never going to live this bling thing down, am I??? No matter, you''ll always be my "Stone Twinkie" to me...or your stone''s new mommy...same same...no matter what you call it, you''re stuck with me!Date: 2/18/2008 4:22:27 PM
Author: door knob solitaire
What is Freaky is freke babe read my thoughts...you may be my stone twinkie...( er I mean my stones new mommie) but she and I have some how exchanged some brain cells-brain twinkie. She is right...I lurve the back Booty detail of the third one. It is accentuating that hourglass figure that I want you to showcase. Mermaidy...is right!
I see how your interest lies in the simple non complicated details of the other two, though...and how the folds of material are well suited for your personality and style. WHY WHY WHY can''t they just give me some booty folds? Those have a timeless look...don''t cha think? I see what it is that you like about them...over the glitter and sparkle. These samples were closer in your size, right? So you really look closer to what you will look in them. And as always, makeup or not, you look smashing. The folds at the waist are most complementary.
The top issues freke mentioned can be remedied with sticky tape can''t they? Or duct tape? Just kidding...making sure you are paying attention.
Which one felt right to you this time? Are you still pinning for one you tried on before...or have you moved on? What are your favorite contenders? The posts that came after Frekes made me want to go back and review all others...they made me insecure about which is my favorite. I really think your waist, your chest and your booty...are so feminine I hope your choice allows them all to shine...and not outshine the other.
Now I have divided you into body parts...sorry. Better post this before I keep rambling. You are a beauty, Harleigh!
LOL, Lauren...you are just too funny! Thanks for the definite vote of confidence!Date: 2/18/2008 5:53:30 PM
Holy crap, Harleigh! Number ONE!
Your body looks rockin'' in it, and it''s different than the bevy of strapless dresses out there. The fabric looks rich, and WOW does your . . . ummmm . . . cleavage . . .. . . look great!
Number one for sure!
Hi Zoe!Date: 2/18/2008 5:58:26 PM
Hi Harleigh! Wow, seven pages? I can''t remember if I voted for a dress yet but if not, I LOVE the first one!
#1, #1, #1, #1, #1......
Thanks, Octavia! I''m glad I picked this one, too!Date: 2/18/2008 8:16:49 PM
Yay! I''m here too late to vote, but IIRC, that''s the one I liked before and it looks even BETTER on you in the new photos! I''m glad you''re feelin'' it!