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Which BM dress?

Which dress do you like more?

  • #2: Bill Levkoff 453 (Mermaid''ish/ shown with ivory band at waist but will be black)

    Votes: 1 100.0%
  • #3: Jenny Yoo Chloe (Shown in red)

    Votes: 1 100.0%

  • Total voters
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meresal

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You all will be so proud of me. I''ve hunted and hunted and hunted, and I''ve found 2 dresses under $200 that I like.

So which is your favorite? (The entire dress will be all black, whichever is chosen.) I am putting the high priced one in as well, just for reference.
 

Jena17

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My favorite is #1, I love it and it will flatter most body types. Mermaid styles are great, but not everyone can wear them well. It depends on your bridesmaids. But I really like #1
 

geckodani

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I think that the first dress is the most wearable. If you have multiple body types, I think it''s the most forgiving! The mermaid style doesn''t look good on everyone.
 

musey

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I voted for #1. I think it''s the most beautiful by far... while the others are lovely, next to #1 they look a little "meh."

Of course, at your wedding they won''t be next to anything else, so they will look just beautiful. The comparison just doesn''t do them any favors!
 

luvthemstrawberries

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I searched back for a picture of your dress. Sooooooo pretty!!!!


After seeing that, added to the fact that I just like this one the best, I picked #1. I think the bow compliments your dress the best, plus I think it''s the most interesting of the 3.
 

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I am going to go against the crowd and say 2 or 3 over 1. While that dress looks great on the model, it has a ton of ruching and I don''t think it will look great on anyone who has a larger chest or is anything other than stick skinny. In my opinion, ruching, especially the all over ruching on that dress, tends to make everyone look heavier. I''m not sure what your girl''s body types are, but I''d make sure they all try that dress before rodering because it is not going to flatter most body types, IMHO. I also personally prefer the more polished look of the satin dresses over the tulle.
 

mayachel

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number 1 by a long shot. I''d imagine the dress has a good structure to it, making it appropriate for a woman with more curves than the model. The other two just blend into the background.
 

summertime

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I picked #2, because I love the bow in the back! I also prefer the more streamlined style. It was a tough choice - all three are gorgeous.
 

meresal

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Thanks for your input everyone!! My MOH and one of my bridesmaids tried on #1 and #2 and liked both of them, with #1 being the favorite. MOH is about 5-6 athletic build but slender, BM is about 5-2 short, petit but curvy. All of the other BM's are between 5-5 and 5-10, very slender and average to small busts.

I've tried on all 3. However, only have pics from #2 and #3. I forgot to save the picture of #1 before I closed my phone.

I have pretty much ruled out #3. It is $317 and if every single one of you didn't chose it, then there is not sense in me picking that one. So it's down to #1 or #2.

#1: I tried on, and luckily the top of the dress comes up pretty high and makes a larger bust seem much less than it actually is. I didn't get to see a picture of the dress on the BM that is 5-2, but she said it looked great.
Novemberbride: My mom had the same opinion about the tule adding weight, but it actually doesn't at all, and I even tried it on in ivory. The a-line skirt is still the overpowering factor. The salon is just down the street from my building so I am going to go tomorrow at lunch to get another picture it.

#2: I LOVE from the side. With the bow popping out just a little bit, it is super flattering.
However, from the front it really likes to add weight around the hips. Here are the two pictures I took. Does anyone else see the lines on the front being a problem?

ETA: The BM that is 5-2 is the shortest of all th bridal party, by about 4 inches. I worry that the #2 will make her look even shorter?

me.levkoff453.front.jpg
 

meresal

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For reference purposes I am 5-8, slender/athletic build with slight curves.

me.levkoff453.side.jpg
 

meresal

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Date: 2/18/2009 12:46:41 PM
Author: luvthemstrawberries
I searched back for a picture of your dress. Sooooooo pretty!!!!


After seeing that, added to the fact that I just like this one the best, I picked #1. I think the bow compliments your dress the best, plus I think it''s the most interesting of the 3.
Thank you. I don''t get to see it very often, and I fall in love all over again each time I do!!
 

Definitely. Maybe

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I love #1!! It is so pretty! The others to me are more average BM looking dresses. #1 had more of a wow factor for me.
 

tlh

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I vote #1, I think it will go great with your dress... but that said, I really like #3 and how it speaks for itself. BUT, think about your girls bodies, the A-line does tend to be the most universally flattering... but if your girls have rockin'' bodies... I would go w/ #3...
The bow on #2 competes too much visually... and IMHO doesn''t go with your dress.
OOO this is fun!
 

kama_s

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#1 is absolutely beautiful!
 

Dreamgirl

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I voted for #1 but I also like #3 too!
 

doodle

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I''m 5''2" and very curvy (although much heavier than your bridesmaid!), but if it were me wearing it, I''d go with number 1. I''m thinking that on a shorter person, the band across the middle of #2 might wind up taking up the entire torso, and on a curvy girl, that could have the effect of making the slimmest part of her body look heavier, thus making her look heavier in general, and who wants that, right? I also think that the a-lines tend to be more flattering and elongating whereas a mermaid cut on someone short can make them look like an upside down lightbulb unless they''re very very thin (I hope that doesn''t sound offensive! I think they''re beautiful, but they''re a silhouette that typically works better on women who are either taller or extremely thin). As for the ruching, I think it depends entirely on how it lays--if it stays pretty flat and is bunched into very thin sections, it can be extremely slimming whereas larger pleating can make you look larger. Ha, that was a lot of blahblahblah just to say I like #1 the best, huh?
 

audball

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Definitely #1 speaking as a 5''2" curvy and not terribly slender girl myself. If all but one of your bridesmaids are tall and thin, any of them will look great. I''d pick #1 for cost and for flattery on your shortest BM. #2 is lovely, but with someone short, I think the wide bow will take up her whole waist and make her look shorter and NOT accentuate her smallest part.
 

jstarfireb

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I like 2, but make sure your girls are comfortable with a mermaid style first. While it''s true that 1 is more universally wearable, I don''t like the ruching. My real favorite is actually 3, but I wouldn''t pay Jenny Yoo''s prices either!
 

musey

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Date: 2/18/2009 12:32:52 PM
Author:meresal
So which is your favorite? (The entire dress will be all black, whichever is chosen.) I am putting the high priced one in as well, just for reference.
Which one is this? The last one?
 
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