Confused About Dress and Need Some Opinions

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll:
    Dress is great as is : (19 votes)
    26 %
    Dress with alterations : (4 votes)
    5 %
    Keep looking : (51 votes)
    69 %
  • Post # 3
    2124 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @S0InL0v3:  Can I be honest and say maybe this isn’t your dress? It is very pretty but based on all the alterations you would need to make, maybe you should find a dress that fits what you would like more. Maybe something more whimsical and flowy?

    ETA I’m also super jealous of your wedding idea! I would have loved to have our ceremony deep in the forest and go to a nice restaurant for dinner.

    Post # 4
    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @S0InL0v3:  That sounds like a lot of alterations and that tells me this just isn’t the dress for you. Have you tried on anything else that is more similar to what you are envisioning with the alterations? There are so many pretty lace dresses I am sure you would be able to find one that you love just the way it is or with minimal alterations. 


    Post # 5
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Unless that dress is a $200 sample, I would keep looking. All those alterations are going to cost a FORTUNE!

    Post # 6
    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I think the dress is very flattering on you, and the alterations seem reasonable (and not more than what I see many other ladies do to their dresses).  I wouldn’t go over budget for a dress that needs a significant amount of work, but if it’s within your budget comfort zone, I’d say go for it.

    Post # 7
    10886 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Oh my gosh. I LOVE, LOVE this dress — exactly as it is! It looks amazing on you!

    I wouldn’t worry about the rough terrain. If you bustle the dress for your ceremony, you won’t have to worry about it, and you still can have pics taken with the train showing.

    As for the cap sleeves, I am going to be honest, I think they are PERFECT with this dress.  They create an extremely flattering, visual line that results in balancing the top, mid-section, and bottom of the dress perfectly.  

    I truly would not make any of those alterations.

    Post # 8
    47 posts
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think you should keep looking. Just because you continue to look doesn’t mean you cannot go back to that dress. It is very common to go shopping for a dress thinking you know exactly what you want and then finding something completely different. The dress I ended up getting was completely different from anything I thought I wanted.

    Post # 9
    682 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I think the dress is amazing on you, I firmly believe there is a dress for everyone, you shouldn’t have to make a million allterations on a dress, you should fall in love with one! 

    Post # 10
    2474 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Honestly, I would keep looking. The dress is pretty, but it’s not doing much for your figure (which is amazing!)

    Post # 11
    1887 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @S0InL0v3:  I am in the minority so far, but I LOVE that dress and think you look gorgeous! I wouldn’t change anything.  You look fantastic.


    Post # 12
    337 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @S0InL0v3:  I think the dress is stunning and looks amazing on you but I too am of the mindset, if it needs this taken off or that added or it would be perfect only if it had … then it’s not the dress.  Check out some designs on or what about JH8800 – by jim hjelm?  Keep looking before you settle for this dress with alternations!  Plus dress shopping is lots of fun!

    Post # 13
    1881 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I think it looks amazing as is, gorgeous

    Post # 15
    200 posts
    Helper bee

    @S0InL0v3:  I don’t know your budget, but look up Sassi Holford, Mia.

    Post # 16
    565 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think if you have to completely redesign a dress, it isn’t the right dress. I see that all the time on here. I could see changing a neckline or maybe adding sleeves, but I see brides wanting to completely change the structure of a gown. They would be better served buying a gown in the style they really want.

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