- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
Pics are below, here’s the background story:
I bought my dress om David’s Bridal last May, a few weeks after FI & I got engaged (I was in grad school 6 hours away from home, & was coming home during Memorial Day weekend & was just SO excited to start wedding planning & it was the only time I’d get to go dress shopping with 2 of my best friends from home along with my mom) I was a bit overeager, but I found a dress I absolutely loved & my 2 BM’s thought it was perfect, too… so I bought it
My consultant had talked about how the dress was way too long & would have to be hemmed; didn’t once mention to me that the dress came in a petite size, so I ordered the regular length (I’m 5’3 & the dresses are made to fit 5’9 I believe). Come October, I went to DB with 1 of my BM’s in my grad program to get her dress, & she wanted to see my wedding dress on me. I apparently had gained weight since the size I ordered no longer fit, which was embarrassing but I had found out through my consultant that the dress came in a petite size & I should take my dress into the DB at home next time I went, & exchange.
Come Christmas, my home store initially wouldnt let me exchange then called me after I left & had changed their minds to tell me now I could. They took my measurements & told me I was measuring 2 sizes bigger than the 1 I initially ordered, despite it being too big when I tried it on, but they didnt have the size below for me to try on. The manager convinced me to order the 14 even though it was too big, but I had been there all day & was tired of arguing with them & having to explain my situation to everyone over & over again (they kept handing me off to different consultants who didn’t know I had already bought a dress)
I get it in January, again it’s too big, & I started WW in Feb & have lost 10-12 pounds. In March I went to the DB in the area where I was going to school since they had always been super helpful to see if we could exchange for a size down. The 12 fit perfectly at that time, but unfortunately there were going to be no 12P’s in my dress in the U.S. until AFTER my wedding.. so I stuck with the 14. Lost a little more weight, took it in about 4 weeks ago to get alterations done, picked it up today, & I just feel like it doesn’t do anything for me & I just completely lost it & started crying on the phone to 1 of my BMs when she called to see how things were going 🙁
Here’s what it looked like when I 1st tried it on last May.. I felt like it hugged my curves, defined my waist, elongated my torso, looked great!
Here’s a pic from today (face is cut off because it was not a good pic at all, haha). I feel like it makes me look wider & doesn’t do much for my shape.. I feel like now my waist isn’t as defined & now my torso looks a lot shorter & I’m just not in love with it at all.. I don’t know if it’s because I don’t have a longline bra on like I did at DB in the 1st pic or what..
but I’m back down to the weight I was when I 1st tried on dresses, so I don’t know that that’d be it either. The dress fits now & isn’t falling off, but I just don’t really feel like it makes me look like anything special.. just kinda blah
I dont know what else I can do besides try on a shaper & see what that does.. but if the dress isn’t super tight, will it really make a difference? IDK, maybe I’m overreacting, but when I compare the 2 pics side by side, I can’t help but be upset over how great it looked the 1st time around vs how it looks now :-