Dress Regret. Am I being too picky? Can I get this altered to a better shape?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1287 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

misskshoe:  That dress is gorgeous.  I love that it is different, vintage, classic and stunning.  The ‘issue’ I am seeing is that the color is washing you out.  I am not sure if I would get a whole new dress because of that fact, or if maybe you utilize strong make-up techniques, or maybe a spray tan to change that effect.  Also, pull the belt tighter.  This dress is not defining any one area, but certainly can be ‘taken in’ via the belt or alterations at the waist to give further enhance your gorgeous features!!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  OUgal0004.
Post # 4
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I hate to say it, but honestly, I think you are very pretty and you could do a lot better than this dress. The color doesn’t look right, you have a nice shape and the dress does nothing for it (the placement of the ruffles/tiers seems off, like the top one is too high up), and overall, it just doesn’t seem special enough for your wedding dress. 

Post # 5
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Drury Lane

I think it’s gorgeous and I love the color.  Personally though, I don’t like the belt.  It seems a little too modern for the vintage dress.  I’d go with a ribbon belt that matches your dress color and maybe has some lace accent to it.    But that’s just me.  I don’t think it makes you look shapeless at all.  You look very tall and lean.

Post # 6
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

It’s gorgeous; the only issue I’m having is with the illusion neckline. I’m not really understanding it’s purpose. It looks weird from the back. I think you should have spaghetti straps made instead. 

Post # 7
2916 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Hmm, I hate to say it but I am also not loving the illusion back. I think it makes it look unfinished (maybe because it is?) but I think it would look much more elegant with a different strap.  I also feel like the illusion fabric isn’t really matching up with the fabric of the dress too well.  Again, the only solution I can think of would be to change the straps. I hope this helps, sorry :/

Post # 8
3331 posts
Sugar bee

What a beautiful dress! I think it looks lovely and is definitely special enough for a wedding- not everyone wants to wear a ballgown or something with a ton of beads/sparkle.

I will agree that the weird illusion neckline/back looks really weird. I would get that taken off and maybe add some straps if you want- either plain or with some rhinestones like the belt?

Post # 9
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999


misskshoe:  If the color is more like the ad, it will be lovely on you. Under the fluorescent lighting it is washing you out so if your venue has the same lighting you will want to make sure your makeup is adjusted for that.

The belt seems to be cutting you in half. The dress in the ad has a longer leaner look and the model is not wearing such a noticeable belt.

Post # 10
7135 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

It seems like it needs to be brought up half an inch or so in front to hit you in the right spots re waist and breasts. I love the belt and the color, and with the right make up and hair it will pop. 

Post # 11
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Yea, I’m sorry but you have a beautiful body shape and this dress isn’t admiring it. The color is very dull and does not compliment your skin tone at all. Maybe its just me but I can just tell by the way you are standing that you dont look happy in it. And I can’t even see your face. Just my honest opinion.

Post # 12
1716 posts
Bumble bee

sjhanddab2014:  I agree.

I don’t think the dress looks good. The proportions are off. It doesn’t make your shape look awful, but it doesn’t do it any favors. The illusion neckline doesn’t add anything to the dress. The color doesn’t work, either; it’s kind of drab and muddy.  

Your idea is great, but this dress isn’t. I think you can find a much better dress. 

Post # 13
884 posts
Busy bee

I love your dress! I think its beautiful and very unique! 

Post # 14
998 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

misskshoe:  the dress is gorgeous, the only thing I dont like is the see through mesh like top,that dress looks like it should have straps and not the mesh thing. But it looks lovely on you and the colour is gorgeous.

Post # 15
1417 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

agree with pps. Belt is wrong- u need something vintage and gold toned. 

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