Post # 1
Does of you that had dress regret, did you have any success in selling your dress that you no longer loved?
I’m is a situation where I don’t sleep at night because I’m scared I ordered the wrong dress. I just can’t afford to start over unless I can sell the one causing stress. Here is the situation:
In September I purchased Sophia Tolli’s Marielena. I LOVE the dress! I love how it sparkles in the low light and how light it was. The problem is I’m short. 5’1. When I bought my dress the sample size was way too big and I was concerned that the torso came down two low on me making it difficult to walk and dance, also causing me to loose all the flare at the bottom once the dress was hemmed. The girl at the salon was very convincing in telling me that once the dress is in my size it will fit much better in the torso. She also convinved me that her seamstress could fix anything I didn’t like and make it fit perfectly.
Now, after thinking about it I’m terrified that I bought the wrong silhouette for my body. I should have gone for more of an A-line dress.
So my questions are those of you that have tried to sell your dress, have you had any success?
The dress is due in the salon in February. Should I just start looking for something else now for my Sept 28th wedding just incase it doesn’t workout once it’s in my size?
Am I just being silly and I need to relax?
Post # 3
Well February isn’t that far away now. Since you haven’t yet seen your dress, don’t jump to any decisions too quick. And for what it’s worth I think the sample pics look great on you. Hold off on doing anything just yet!
Post # 4
I’m getting married Sept 28. You have plently of time, wait until you get the dress and see it in person. I think the dress looks great on you. Then if you don’t like it go from there, you could always get something off the rack if needed but like I said, you have plently of time.
Post # 5
@Honu: I was able to find my second dress at a consignment store. They took my old dress in for credit against the new dress I was purchasing. My situation is a little different though, because I couldn’t fit into the first dress and the alterations were going to be ridiculously expensive. In the end, it was worth spending the money on the second dress.
Post # 6
it varies, I’ve sold one dress online and bought two dresses online 🙂 some bees sell theirs right away and others, takes months.
I think with the holidays being over now, folks will start thinking wedding again, but I would seriously wait until your dress comes in and try it on, you might just fall right back in love with it.
there are no gaurantees though, someone in your size has to come along and want a USED dress ONLINE…? so if that’s a condition, it might be tougher, since you just have to be patient and dilligent when you are selling a dress.
Post # 7
I recently read a good article about this: http://weddings.gatheringguide.com/ac/all-about-you/what-if-you-hate-your-dress
Even if you hate your dress, you still have options. Good luck!
Post # 8
I had dress regret, unfortunately my original dress is still in my closet. Nobody seems to want to buy it. But it’s a DB dress. I think non-DB dresses would be easier to sell.
Post # 9
@Honu: I tried on this dress! I know what you mean….. It sparkles like crazy 🙂 I did love that about it!
I think we all have somewhat suffered from dress regret bc there are so many dresses out there to choose from! Try to relax and remember what it is you loved about the dress when you tried it on. I felt like on me personally it cut me in half so I didn’t wind up getting it….. I do think it looks much better on you than it did on me!
I only suggest looking if you have it in your budget to buy another dress…. Don’t put yourself thru the stress if it’s not in your budget.Id say try to remain calm til it comes in and then if you are unhappy begin your search!
Post # 10
I agree with everyone who has responded. Wait till your dress gets here in February (which is not far) and see how you feel about your dress. I’m sure you’ve heard this before, you fell in love with it before and there was something about that dress. I’ve had and still have dress regret. I sold my first dress that I bought on preownedweddingdresses.com and just got super lucky and I sold it in two weeks. It depends on the demand of the wedding dress I’m sure.
If it is in your budget I say go for it and find your dream dress!
Post # 11
I know how you feel. If you have the $ and you’re unsure , I don’t think it hurts to go like today and try on some A-lines to see if you in fact like how it looks..if you are already thinking it, go try new dresses on. It may only confirm your decision or confirm the fact that you should have gotten an A-line. I too am 5’1 so I know how you feel, it was hard to find a silhoutee that was proportional. My Mom said ther mermaids silhoutte on me made me look like I would have short legs and a looong torso before and even more so after alterations. @Honu:
Post # 12
Thank you so much for all the replies ladies! It’s almost 1am and yet again I can’t sleep. I will try to put it out of my mind until the dress comes in.
Post # 13
I think once altered that dress is seriously going to look gorgeous..
Post # 14
You might feel different when you put the first dress you fell in love with on again, you have time between getting the dress and the wedding, looking for another dress now wouold just ass more stress and fuel your distress over the one you loved first IMO