Already have a dress but saw this one

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

It depends on your budget, and if you think you could get some money back for the first…after you make this decision, I would stop looking. I had to force myself to do that!

 

Post # 3
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1094 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

jenrebmol:  I don’t know what your original dress looks like, but personally I’m not a fan of this one. The lace stops too abruptly after the bodice and it looks like 2 separate dresses.

Having said that, I bought my dress a year in advance and though I kept looking, I never found one I liked as much as mine. Maybe you didn’t buy the right one in the first place. Only you can decide.

Post # 5
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245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Don’t drive yourself crazy. i would watch the wedsing dress shows on tv and be like wow that dress is way prettier then mine, but it will never stop. I say stick with what you have it will be beautiful on your day. 

Post # 6
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6204 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I LOVE this one, honestly. I hate telling people to try on a new dress, but I really, really like it.

I like that it’s SUPPOSED to look like it could be a bodice and a skirt- it’s not like some we see on here that look like an accident.

Post # 7
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1478 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

MeiFrancis:  Me too, I love it!  

I think you just need to decide if it’s worth the stress and risk of getting a different dress.  If it’s not, you just need to completely stop looking!

Post # 8
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560 posts
Busy bee

jenrebmol:  Your own dress is great. It really suits you! All you need is a lace bolero and it will start to resemble the first dress just enough.

Also if you are wavering, experiment with different belts (even different color sashes and bling belts) and you could even tie your belt higher – I notice the first tier of ruching on the new dress you’re considering does not start right on the waist but a little higher.

Seriously, a lacy bolero and some belt experimentation is all you need.

Post # 9
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560 posts
Busy bee

jenrebmol:  Out of curiosity, is there a type of bodice-boning in the 2nd dress? And where does it end? At the waist or lower? Sometimes bodice-boning can actually take away from structure and shape if the bride is quite slender. Does the boning result in less fit right under the bust? Can you pull the dress in there – is there any give? Maybe a dressmaker could look at the structure of the bodice if so, perhaps take out the boning and put in some simple darts. That could give you even more fit – I notice the first dress is very hugging.

Post # 10
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1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

jenrebmol:  Are you unhappy with your dress selection? Stop looking – there was probably a reason that you loved the first dress. You are only going to drive yourself crazy at this point …

For what it’s worth your original dress that you have purchased is much prettier and more romantic, IMHO. The dress you posted, to me, is not nice-looking at all. I do not like the top with the rest of it. However, to each their own …

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  laceydoilies.
Post # 11
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1905 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

No. Stop looking at dresses. There will always be another beautiful dress. You already have one. 

Post # 12
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535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

No. Just…no.

Post # 13
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1321 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

dont like that dress. your original dress looks wayyyyyy better.

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