Post # 1
Hi bees! I have been on here a lot lately reading about dress regret…. well, because I’ve been having it. I bought my dress last July (as in 7 months ago) and pretty much forgot about it. My dress is really beautiful… shown here:
And this is me in the dress, although for some reason I decided to try it on and take a picture with a different belt, which obviously isn’t as nice as the one it comes with. The thicker belt doesn’t really do my figure any favors. The bridal store also placed the train oddly for this picture.
Despite watching a million TLC wedding shows, I didn’t find anything that I thought was even remotely close to my dress. Until…
I just love this dress and wish I had seen it earlier 🙁 But in all honesty, I don’t think this Allure dress is as nice as my Lazaro, because the Lazaro just has amazing details that can’t be beat. However… I love the fit and flare shape of the Allure dress and I think it is much, much more flattering on my body type than the simple A-line of the Lazaro. At first I thought about selling my first dress for the second, but then my mom said she thought the Lazaro could be altered.
What do you guys think? I’m skeptical that my original dress can be altered to the same fit and flare shape as the second one because it is tulle covered in english netting. There is also a lot of beading. Has anyone altered their dress like this or tried to?
Thanks, and thanks for everyone’s posts about “dress regret” for calming me down from my extreme I’m-ready-to-sell-the-dress-I-don’t-have-yet mode that I was in circa yesterday 🙂
Post # 3
i think your original dress is lovely. as a lazaro bride, i cannot imagine changing the shape so drastically of one of his dresses. allure are lovely, but honestly, lazaro is a better quality.
Post # 4
Find a good independant seamstress who has experience in altering or custom making wedding gowns. I’m sure it can be done but I don’t think it will have the same effect as the allure since the lazaro material looks a lot more flowy & probably won’t lay the same as the allure. It’s worth talking to a professional though if its what you really want!
Post # 6
Your Lazaro is a zillion times better than that Allure! Your dress is just a dream, the fabric and details are so luxe and I love it just the way it is. But, like the PP said, no harm in taking it to a really experienced seamstress for their option.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I love your dress the way it is. I think you just need a better picture
Post # 8
@MissJK: I don’t think the Lazaro can be easily altered to a fit and flare because of the gathering at the waist. I think it looks beautiful as is, and I like it way better than the Allure!
Post # 9
@MissJK: the one you are salivating over isn’t much different from the one you’ve got, which is beautifl.
I say try a thinner belt with it and stop looking at dresses. Seriously, cut it out.
Post # 10
Your dress is gorgeous….I like it much better than the Allure, and I think it is fine the way it is! That said, if you REAAAALLy want a more fit and flare shape, could you try a mermaid crinoline under your dress to get the same sort of shape as the Allure? Or would that not work? I have no understanding of dress mechanics.
Post # 11
@LilacViolet: I think the crinoline idea sounds good… I will have to ask about that at my first fitting!
Thanks for the suggestions– at this point I am just going to wait until I try it on to freak out any more 🙂
Post # 12
@MissJK: A good idea I think! I bet you will fall in love with all over again.