June 22nd, 2012

Dress Me

One of my besties is getting married in August. And I will ACTUALLY BE IN ATTENDANCE! And as long as his time off is approved, so will B. This is huge. Thus, a dress is needed.

The wedding is a church wedding with a nice reception. I want to order a dress online from eShakti due to my great experiences with them thus far. But I can’t decide which one to order, so you all are going to help me. Oh and this is not sponsored or promoted or anything… I just want to buy a dress from there and happen to be the most indecisive person in Florida.

Cream/Orange Ruffle Cascade Dress

This was my original choice. I love the bright color and think it would compliment me. I would pair it with turquoise and gold nails and some exciting bright earrings, and some gold strappy shoes I have. But I worry about it being possibly too casual? And since I have larger hips, would this shape work on me? Why did I have to overthink this?

To make it more formal, I could get the same dress in Royal Blue:

Royal Blue Ruffle Cascade Dress

It’s only pro is that it’s more formal. I don’t think the color would be as flattering, and it’s not as fun.

If I wanted to stick with orange…

Orange Converging Pleats Dress

I LOVE this dress, but it’s a huge risk. Not only is it more shapely, but it’s a jersey fabric, which can be unforgiving on a larger middle and thunderous thighs.

To totally throw off the results, I’m also considering:

Multi/Navy Spring Foliage Dress

I know this shape would be more flattering, but with my wide hips I wonder if the skirt would be too full for my liking. I think if the colors were more fun/vibrant I’d probably snatch this up. I don’t know how this color combination would look on me, or what to wear with it.

Friends, what do you think? Which dress would look best on me? And how should I accessorize? The dresses are all pretty much the same price, so it does not factor in. Thanks for helping me look my best for the wedding of the year!

17 comments to Dress Me

  • Sunny

    Go with your gut! Get the first one, it should be formal enough and you like it. :)

  • Stacy Marie

    I agree 100% with Sunny, go with your gut! That orange ruffly print is by far the cutest, and I don’t think you have to worry about the larger hips issue. I also think as it is its probably too casual, but the things you mentioned to jazz it up would take it to dressy land. Go for it!

  • Nichole

    Does eShakti have a good return policy? If so, buy all 3, try them on, then return the 2 you don’t like! Since you don’t need it until August, then you should have plenty of time.

    • kjpugs

      Hi Nichole! They do have a good policy but I like to get the dresses custom (fit GREAT!) which means return is for store credit only… and I don’t really need to be spending that much. Plus I want to wait a bit since I’ve been losing weight. If I can’t decide by late July though I may need to just order non-custom sizes of two of them last minute!

  • I love the first one! With the right accessories and shoes it would be perfect for a church wedding/reception. I think you’ll get the most use out of it too – it would be a great dress for more casual events too. I like the style of the orange jersey dress, but I’m with you on the jersey fabric bit. I stay far away from jersey fabric!

  • I love the first one! Definitely dress it up with the accessories you mentioned. Maybe even add a wrap to make it even more formal (which could be nice if the church is chilly, or once the sun goes down later).

  • One of the first two FOR SURE. I’m not feeling the second two options, and I think we’re built similarly. More specificaly, I KNOW the last two wouldn’t work for me. So, I’ve decided they won’t be your faves either.

  • I would go with either #1 or #4. I think any of them would look fab on you, but I think you should do a print! The first one is my favorite and you can totally dress it up. I would do a really awesome necklace, some cute bangles (maybe like all gold) and some strappy gold sandals. And a metallic clutch to match. I think orange would look great with gold and would look really good with your coloring!

  • My favorite is the second one!

  • i LOVEEEE the first one! you can totally dress it up with your accessories!

  • I’m also voting for number one, love the print, color and shape!

  • Kelly

    The first one is my favorite and second choice would have to be the last one. I think the first one looks more formal and wedding-like though.

  • Judy Kelley

    Hi, I love the dresses on that website! so here’s my 2 cents – I like the ruffle dress, #1. The print is pretty and formal enough. You didn’t say what time of day the wedding was, you only need to be really formal at night.

    I do think the fit of the last dress, with the waistband and the a-line skirt would look better on you. it emphasizes your slimming waist and de-emphasizes the hips. The orange dress, solid color, has all of it’s embellishment right at the hips…

    I liked this dress – http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0023894/Summer-garden-picnic-dress

    this one has a lovely shape – http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0023699/Spanish-hacienda-sundress

    this one has the same shape, just in a pretty print – http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0023660/Birds-in-bamboo-porcelain-dress

    Thanks for the fun, and no matter what you wear you will be beautiful!

  • Emily

    I am in love with this site! Pure genius! I also love dress one AND they have matching tops :) heart!

  • Loving the new layout! It is super cute. As for the dresses, I definitely like the two that are printed. #1 seems a little more formal to me though but I adore the print on #4. Not that that was much help but I agree with all the other commenters, go with your gut!

  • Kelly

    I LOVE the first one!

  • I love the first dress. The color and the ruffles goodness, so pretty! I hope everyone is helping you find the perfect dress for your friends wedding. I’m really glad you posted this bc now I have some new clothing sites to visit :)

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