Bought a dress, changed wedding to winter = hate dress

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 5
592 posts
Busy bee

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 # 7
2785 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@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 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 # 9
6953 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Maybe you could find a swiss dot bolero to wear outside?

Post # 10
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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
2785 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@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
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

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.


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