Post # 1
- Wedding: May 2014 - Priestley-Savidge House
I have been having major dress regret. I like the dress I bought, I just don’t think it’s for me. if I try to sell it I’ll probably lose a good amount of money. For any other bees who have felt this way or just wasn’t to comment feel free. Is selling your 1st dress really worth getting the dress you really love? Or is The dress just a minor detail in your overall day?
Post # 3
@mariana17: Do you have photos of what you have versus what you want? There’s a reason why you picked the dress you have. What don’t you like about yours versus the one you would like?
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2014 - Priestley-Savidge House
The first one is the one I have, second the one I can’t get out of my head. I think the second one is more age appropriate. I was going for classy but might have overdone it a bit.
Post # 5
I voted ‘keep what you have’ since your dress is beyond gorgeous and classy and it looks wonderful on you. I love the high neck. I had major dress regret because I went with a slightly different silhouette than I had originally wanted. I was really down until I brought the dress home 2 weeks before the wedding. I felt marginally better then. I also got a really great veil that made me love it a little bit more. On the wedding day I did feel great in my dress, and I have tons of pictures which really make me feel good about my decision. Sometimes I look back and wonder if I would have felt differently on the day wearing a big pouffy princess dress, but I know that what I chose was very classy and elegant and when I look back on pictures 100% what I chose will still be timeless and elegant. So I ended up sticking with my original dress and am happy that I did so. Overall seeing myself on the day of the wedding all dolled up with my veil, makeup, jewelry, hair done and the “bridal glow” made all the difference. *Plus some good alterations.*
ETA: I actually really like your original dress on you better. I find it more flattering.
Post # 6
@mariana17: They are both stunning dresses. I like the second dress the best on you. Did you decide against the second dress because it’s a bit more sexy? Maybe if you added a sash to the first dress and had the lacy part removed to turn it into a sweetheart neckline or just made the neckline like the second one you’d be more pleased with it? Perhaps you’d lose less on alterations than selling it?
Post # 7
@mariana17: i love the one you have!!! you wont regret it 10 years down the road!
Post # 8
I really love the second one!
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Waterville Estate, Trinidad
I love the both dresses. The first one has a timeless look that not every dress has. It’s unique. To me the second has a look that is comparable to others I’ve seen.
greenidlady has a great idea in making alterations to the neckline. Keep the lace and possibly make a v-neck or sweetheart neckline and it would look just beautiful. That should be a simple alteration.
Think back why you loved the dress firstly. You may be surprised that you’ll fall in love with it once more.
Post # 10
I think the high neck, original one is beautiful!! It is unique– I personally feel like I see a lot of dresses that look like the second one. Your first dress is beautiful– you look staqtuesque! Stunning shape!
Post # 11
I like the first one on you. The second one you are definitely pulling off, but it’s sort of shapeless and plain in comparison to the one you already have. I’m sure you could alter it, but the cleavage in the second one is sort of inappropriate for a wedding levels of distracting.
Post # 12
oh no, I LOVE your dress! Please keep it!
Post # 13
Please keep the one you have!! You look beautiful in it. You look great in the second one, too, but I think the one you have is more timeless and classic, while still unique because of the high neck! It’s not typical and overdone 🙂
Post # 14
The first dress is stunning on you and a great fabric. The second dress is nice, but the belt cuts you in half and seems to sell your figure short.
The pictures might be prejudicing me, though. You’re beaming in the photo of the first dress. The other one you’re smiling for the camera.
Post # 15
The one you have is gorgeous, sophisticated, and unique. When I saw the picture I was like, “Oh that’s pry the one she wants now.” Then I realized you wanted the second one, and while you look beautiful in it, I didn’t have the same, “WoW!” when I looked at it.
Post # 16
They’re both beautiful, but I LOVE the first one on you. It is just gorgeous! Have you tried it with a pretty belt like the other one? Maybe that will bring it all together for you
I did end up selling my first dress & getting another one. I sold the dress for less than half of the original, but I do love my new dress. As much as I favor the first one, I think its about what you feel good in more than anything. Although I posted a similar thread and the response went heavily toward the new one. On your thread it looks like a lot of us like the first one for you! Either way, you will look beautiful!