Am I crazy ? Dress regret, for an almost identical dress.

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@NauticalDisaster:  First off, you’re not crazy. Not even a little bit. It’s a BIG decision, and as a bride, if it’s one that you can see yourself looking back on and regretting, it might be something you need to rethink. I actually really love the first dress on you. It is incredibly flattering and it looks beautiful. However, that second dress is beautiful too! Perhaps you should go in and try it on and then after you have tried it, it might make your decision a little easier? At the end of the day, YOU need to be happy with it, and you need to feel beautiful in it. I am sure whatever you choose you will look beautiful! Good luck!! <3 

Post # 4
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think those dresses look TOTALLY different!

I’d go ahead and try on the DB dress–you can always wait for it to go on sale and sell the dress you have now!

Post # 5
620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

um, I totally thought went your wrote $200 on kijiji that I was going to hate it, but damn girl! You look stunning in your dress!!!!!!! I like the original dress better.

Post # 6
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@NauticalDisaster:  Other than the silhouettes behing similar, I think the two dresses are totally different.  But, I think the first dress (th one you already have) is much nicer than the one from David’s Bridal!!

Post # 8
224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I don’t think you’re crazy – I am having major dress regret, and i’m finding that i like dresses I hated when i first started looking…my issue was a totally different experience, but one thing keeping me sane is that like you, there is no way i could get my dress, or a similar dress for a better price than I paid. 

While I, too,  prefer the DB dress…it wasn’t in your budget to begin with….so you can always thing of it as you got a deal for a similar dress for $400 less!! I think the dresses are strikingly similar, and I think your current dress will fit more like the DB dress once you get it altered. Perhaps you could have lace embellishments added onto the skirt of the dress you already have?? 


Post # 9
249 posts
Helper bee

@NauticalDisaster:  Oh my, that is a hard decision you have to make. Personally, I don’t like bling on dresses, but love lace….out of the two dresses you posted, I’d choose the 2nd. It is gorgeous and so different to most other dresses out there. The first a bit boring… When you say, you were more excited for lingerie than the dress you bought, I believe it says it all. You will need to feel comfortable and like “you” on your wedding day, so I guess the dress you bought isn’t your dress. Can you return it and get the money back? Or do you have to try and sell it?

I really hope you will find a solution that you are happy with. Fingers crossed!

Post # 10
11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@NauticalDisaster:  those dresses are not identical or even close imo.  they are both beautiful though. 

you do look amazing in your current dress.  i would like to see it without the straps though.  i think it would look better sans straps.

Post # 13
1590 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I like your dress better. I’ve been through/am going through the same thing. I didn’t feel a ton of excitement. I liked my dress and felt comfortable. I saw another dress on here several times but I only wanted to try it on at my shop bc it wasn’t worth losing the deposit over.

I never got around to it but another bee said it was really heavy. That’s a big no-no for me.

Post # 16
6812 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

While I also really want lace in my dress (so I get you), I really prefer your first one. You look stunning in it and I don’t think the second one is that great, but I do think it’s completely different – really, the only similarity is the silhouette and even that isn’t exactly the same.

I second a PP’s suggestion – perhaps add a beaded lace to the bottom of your skirt. I’m not sure it will match, but I’m sure if you go to a seamstress for alterations, she can pin it to the skirt so you can get the idea before you make the decision. And, I say beaded lace, bc I think the lace still needs to have a bit of bling to match the top.

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