Would *you* wear it?

I usually have strong opinions where ‘things’ on gowns are concerned, and those opinions usually don’t tend toward the positive. Too much embellishment can leave a bride looking like a cake…or worse. And here Lady Roi is not doing a good job of convincing me otherwise.


But even though I think icing flowers look just a tad odd on a blushing bride who is standing in a hotel lobby desperately wishing her relatives would stop taking so many freakin’ snapshots, you may feel that this confection of a gown is just the end-all and be-all of matrimonial attire. Hey, I’ve been outvoted before. I want to know whether you’d wear it…or if you’d prefer to see it on your worst enemy so you could have a nice chuckle at their expense.

The Day’s Aside:

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22 Responses to “Would *you* wear it?”

  1. mkb says:

    Looks too much like that whipped cream bikini from Varsity Blues.

  2. lazydaisy says:

    it even makes the skinny model look enormous, so i don’t even want to imagine what it would do to stumpy little me…

  3. Pencils says:

    If that were the winner of the annual Toilet Paper Wedding Gown Contest, I’d be impressed. As an actual wedding gown made of fabric, it’s hideous. And that off-kilter lamp in the background is driving me batty. The shade is straight, while the base is skewed..aaaaahhhh!

  4. C* says:

    She looks like she’s covered in whipped cream…a little too kinky if you ask me. 🙂

  5. Twistie says:

    I once saw an episode of Changing Rooms where a designer tried to tart up a lamp by spraying this foam stuff over the base. It came out looking like a deformed poodlerump covered in whipped cream. This gown reminds me of that lamp.

    The designer had a good laugh at himself and left the lamp out of the room.

    It’s a shame the designer of this gown didn’t have equal sense.

  6. Dianasaur says:

    Hmmmm, perhaps she was trying to coordinate with her cake? What’s with the brides in hotel lobby photos? I’d prefer a bride on the hotel landscaping photo. Or maybe a bride in the hotel pool photo!

  7. Anonymous says:

    At 4’9″, I’m pretty sure it would look like a giant bouquet of flowers had eaten me.

  8. in la says:

    Can’t decide!! On the one hand, so ridiculously overdone… on the other hand, so almost-fabulous! I’m a tall girl — on me, that dress would be walking a fine line between striking/dramatic and frightening the guests away. 🙂

    (Pencils — argh, now I can’t stop looking at that lamp!)

  9. Melissa says:

    Hideous. She looks like she was attacked by a deranged baker and frosted to within an inch of her life, poor girl.

  10. Sarah says:

    Yeah, I’m hopping on the ridiculous-and-adds-way-too-much-unnecessary-bulk bandwagon. Maybe a tall person could carry it off, if everything else was kept simple… maybe… but the flowers (which remind me of the cheap lard icing flowers on crappy mass-produced birthday cake) completely ruin the line of the dress.

  11. Cassie says:

    It reminds me of a chenille bedspread my great aunt had when I was little. Nice for keeping you warm at night, but nothing I’d want to wear as clothing for anything at all, let along a wedding.

  12. HamiHarri says:

    I think it looks like whipped cream too…love to eat it – wouldn’t want to wear it – in public that is 😉

    PS I am making my own wedding stationary…and love it so far!

  13. mkb, I think its an illusion helped by the fact that this girl even looks a bit like Ali Larter (is that her name?) with dark hair….

    And no, sorry, hideous, I would possibly burst out laughing if I saw a bride actually walking down the aisle in that. Its for show and bridal expo catwalks only…..

  14. and is that BOOB you can see under the arm???

  15. Rebecca says:

    @Pencils: Right on!! I first saw this photo and thought – “Oh, is this the winner of the TP gown contest? Fabulous!” Then i read the caption and just thought “Oh dear, thats for real.” Its a toss up – she’s either overly frosted, or she’s been spit-wadded to death!

  16. lazydaisy says:

    @Dataceptionist….unfortunately, I think you’re right…

  17. MediaLady says:

    Yuck – Yuck – Yuck! It’s horrible!

    I know that’s pretty blunt, but there is nothing fabulous going on in that dress! The model even looks like she’s cursing the people that made her wear it. Poor girl.

  18. La BellaDonna says:

    For the very tall, slender bride, it could be very striking – or for the petite bride, if someone shrinks the roses! Yes, it does have a lot of drah-mah going on, but to my way of thinking – better on the dress than during preparations for the wedding – or the wedding itself. The gown’s base is actually very well cut and fitted, it has decent support, the train is not out of proportion – I have, in fact, seen uglier gowns – in fact, I believe there was a Kennedy family wedding gown, with some tragic shamrocks, that out-uglied this seven days a week. And I love me some shamrocks – and would, in fact, make AND wear a shamrock gown, including a shamrockin’ wedding gown. It was just that particular gown which was unattractive. Would I wear this one? No – but there are a lot of gowns that have been posted here I wouldn’t wear, starting with the majority of the strapless ones; they just don’t suit my shape. Would I wear an elaborate confection? Heck, I’d wear a shamrock gown with shamrock lace! Shamrock lace with pearls! But I can see the potential here, and the temptation, say, for a girl named Rose – or the man who’d like to pluck one. 🙂

  19. Gina says:

    I think it would be nice if the roses were a bit smaller on a very tall and skinny bride. 🙂 I’d have fun wearing it on a slumber party when its dressing-up time 🙂

  20. Susan says:

    I would wear it if I had to be in a body cast: I can’t begin to imagine sitting down – you’d crush the roses, wouldn’t you? It very much appeals to the 12 year old in me; it’s just that much over-the-top for the only day you’re really allowed to be so.

  21. Suzanne says:

    Oh dear. I love this gown! I want to get married so that I can wear it. Most gowns are dull and interchangeable, plain statin sheaths or grownup Cinderella costumes. Most gowns just say “look at my body!”, which is rough on us non-models and inappropriate in church. This one is Pop Art. It’s fun. It’s exuberant. It’s about flowers!