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Post by Telynor » Fri May 6th, 2011, 1:00 am

It's interesting to see the debate between strapless vs. sleeved gowns for a wedding. I think that the strapless gown is not nearly as elegant as a sleeved gown, and sadly, so many women who chose one, really ought not to be wearing it. Off the shoulder slightly is one thing, but just a bodice and skirt -- well...

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Post by Divia » Fri May 6th, 2011, 1:56 am

[quote=""Telynor""]....and sadly, so many women who chose one, really ought not to be wearing it. Off the shoulder slightly is one thing, but just a bodice and skirt -- well...[/quote]

Amen! This is what I have been saying for YEARS. Good gravy my friend went to a wedding where her soon to be sister in law got married and she was falling otu of her dress even with the appropriate undergarments. I think thats when you need to tell someone. No, that looks bad. Find another dress!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri May 6th, 2011, 2:01 am

Franklin Mint has their doll up now:
http://www.franklinmint.com/

And they're on the cover of the US TV Guide.

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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Fri May 6th, 2011, 2:41 am

I'm a bit sad that everyone keeps saying how much they hate strapless gowns. I wore one for my wedding BUT I am a very small person(no important items falling out) and I was married outside in Tennessee in June. It was just about 1 billion degrees that day! All the same, I also loved Kate's dress. So delicate and tasteful. Thanks for the link, SonjaMarie!

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Post by Madeleine » Fri May 6th, 2011, 9:12 am

Another mistake is bigger ladies wearing huge dresses ie the full skirt and those massive sleeves (called leg of mutton in the UK) - I saw a work colleague's wedding photo from years ago, his bride was a large lady and wore this style of dress, and just looked like a ship in full sail....maybe it was the fashion back then (late 80s) but looked horrendous. Still if she liked it......
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Post by Michy » Fri May 6th, 2011, 2:59 pm

[quote=""Telynor""]Ok, here's another US company that has a nice gardenia scent --

http://www.caswellmassey.com/gardenia-s ... scent.aspx

Image[/quote] Thanks for the tip, I may have to check this one out. The price is certainly right. :) I have some gardenia perfume right now that I really like, but it doesn't last as long as I would like, especially considering that it's quite expensive. One of my requirements for perfume is that it last, and the more it costs the longer I expect it to last.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri May 6th, 2011, 5:37 pm

[quote=""Alisha Marie Klapheke""]Thanks for the link, SonjaMarie![/quote]

You're very welcome!

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Post by Telynor » Fri May 6th, 2011, 11:30 pm

[quote=""Alisha Marie Klapheke""]I'm a bit sad that everyone keeps saying how much they hate strapless gowns. I wore one for my wedding BUT I am a very small person(no important items falling out) and I was married outside in Tennessee in June. It was just about 1 billion degrees that day! All the same, I also loved Kate's dress. So delicate and tasteful. Thanks for the link, SonjaMarie![/quote]

Aha. And there's the difference -- you dressed appropriately for the weather and you could carry off that sort of dress. That's what makes the difference between a really fabulous looking gown and one that well, doesn't work so well. And you were outside -- if it had been a church or shul, then I'd say you may want to cover up a bit.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat May 7th, 2011, 2:24 am

Anotehr doll here:
http://paradisegalleries.com/

This is one of the worst of the dolls in terms of accuracy, those earrings and tiara do not look remotely like the ones she wore and over all I think it's lacking. But if you don't care about that, it is beautiful as just a regular wedding doll.

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Post by LoveHistory » Sat May 7th, 2011, 4:31 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Anotehr doll here:
http://paradisegalleries.com/

This is one of the worst of the dolls in terms of accuaracy, those ears and tiara do not look remotely like the ones she wore and over all I think it's lacking. But if you don't care about that, it is beautiful as just a regular wedding doll.

SM[/quote]

Doesn't look like her. Not just the tiara is wrong but the earrings too. They did a fair job on the dress, it would be very difficult to recreate the lace accurately in miniature. Ashton Drake did a better job overall.

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