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« on: April 07, 2008 01:13:16 PM »

So I was browsing the DisneyBridal website because I love pretty much anything to do with Disney princesses, and I stumbled upon a dress that I love...

http://disneybridal.com/fall2008/princessblossoms/princessblossomsindex.html?princess=jasmine

Style KB-J2874, the thumbnail on the right side.

It's one of the flower girl dresses, but I lovelovelove it!  I would probably make it to wear to someone's wedding as a guest.  However, I'm worried that this style of dress might look sort of little-girlish (never good) or overly formal (bad at weddings, esp with brides you're not familiar with).  Can anyone offer advice on avoiding these two pitfalls?  The wedding won't be until mid-July, so I've got time to make this OR look for something else.  Thanks!

ETA:  If I make this dress for the wedding, I'll most likely do it in green or a light brown/rust.  Wearing white to someone else's wedding is asking for trouble!
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2008 01:35:32 PM »

I think to solve both problems I'd shorten the hem to just below the knee, and reduce the amount of fabric in the skirt to make it less poofy.  And good call on the colors: no white, and no black!, unless otherwise approved, or at a ridiculously fancy-shmancy evening wedding (I was livid when a friend of my husband's wore a black dress to our garden wedding!).  Also, making sure the ribbon is just under your bust to accentuate the fact that you aren't, hrm, a little girl, will help.  You could actually even fit the underskirt into a pencil or A-line shape (A-line will be less formal).  Overall, though, I think that dress is rather grownup to begin with, and in not-white would be appropriate for either an afternoon or evening summer wedding.

Oh, to "dress it down", too, wear your hair down, or back simply, not in an elaborate updo, wear ballet flats or sandals, and keep jewelry to a subtle minimum. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2008 07:36:42 PM »

Awright---thanks for teh insight!    Do you think I should try a practice dress before attempting the real deal?
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2008 05:36:55 AM »

Absolutely!  And post pictures! Wink
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