Post # 1
So we originally planned our wedding for August 31st and we were going to have our reception in our backyard so I went shopping with my step mom and found A beautiful strapless dress. I cant seem to upload pictures or attach links from my iPad but if you google Swiss dot tulle dress from David’s bridal you’ll find it.
Anyway there was a beautiful moment of crying with my daughter telling me I looked like a princess, my dad tearing up, my step mom taking pictures… I was in love with the dress.
Then we decided to change the wedding date. Which is great, a winter wedding is so much more us! We’re thrilled, buuuut I now just hate my dress. I always my whole life wanted a long sleeve dress and now I’m stuck with a strapless thing. And it’s Swiss dotted tulle so it’s not like I can buy a pretty lace coverup, and I refuse to wear fur. I’m trying to convince myself I’ll be hot in the church so heels and a strapless dress will be fine but I still feel all disappointed inside.
And I don’t want to sell it because I’ll lose that moment I had with my family, and don’t want to lose money either. So I’m trying to find a way to love it again. I’m pretty offbeat and am hoping to wear tights and high heeled boots under the dress, I have pearls from my step moms mother and I have no other accessories or plans. Our colors are black and white with some silver and gold.
Anyone had a problem like this?Anyone have any ideas? Oh and we’re in Michigan so it very well could be below zero on March 2nd.
Thank you all!
Post # 5
First of all, I absolutely loved that dress and it was one of my initial picks when I was planning my March wedding. I actually though that it fits my winter/early spring vision – it reminds me of a snow flake. So I think you made a great choice. I eventually went with a different strapless dress. We were inside most of the time so I did not at all feel cold which all the dancing and moving around.
Post # 6
Did you do anything to keep warm? Leggings, coat, etc?
Post # 7
@welikebikes: Humm this one is a toughy…I think first the dress is beautiful but too summery, I really don’t think it would work for winter.
I think you may need to let go of the sentimantal value, I am positive you can get the same reaction again with another dress …especially a dress with sleeves, I am positive your daughter will think you look even more like a princess (que Grace Kelly, Kate Middleton, Princess Anne and Princess Margaret…atually almost every princess has a dress with sleeves).
I think you are correct, it would be hard to find lace coverup that works with it..it is possible though, don’t get me wrong, but you may need to get a custom one done. Is there a possibility you can try to sell it at all?
Post # 8
Thanks for your reply, I think I wanted someone to tell me to sell it 😛
I could try to put iton Craigslist or eBay and see what happens. I had to order the right size and never had it altered.
Post # 9
Maybe you could find a swiss dot bolero to wear outside?
Post # 10
I dont know how formal your wedding is, but for my october/november outdoor wedding that i will most likely get chilly at, im wearing a nice light knitted cover up that will go with our colors 🙂 Always an option!
Post # 11
I agree that the fabric looks like snowflakes 🙂 I kinda think a long-sleeve bolero/cover up might not fit with the style of the dress? Normally long sleeves are on more rigid, structured designs, whereas yours is so lovely and floaty.
Don’t know what kind of look you’re going for, but would you consider a full length, long sleeve jacket? Get it custom made and you can ditch the fur trims and the bling . Would make for some awesome snow-photos too.
Post # 12
@welikebikes: Don’t loose hope, if you resell you may get a pretty good price for it.
@Westwood: I like the swiss dot idea!
Post # 13
If you love the dress, how about adding an angora cardigan? I heard its supposed to be really warm and soft and fuzzy, and I think it would look cute with your dress. You could also wear white leggings or thermals under your dress so you don’t freeze, and close-toed flats or heels.
If your dream dress has always had long sleeves, and you think you will regret not getting one, you should sell this dress. Or, if you can afford it, you could keep this dress and have it taken up to knee length as a nice dressy summer dress.