Dress regret… I didn't think it would happen to me :(

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

thunderberry:  It is sooooo pretty i love it, i don’t think it makes you look chunky at all. But you have to feel comfortable and beautiful in your dress and if you don’t that is a problem. Try going to try it on when you have all the right underwear and make up on and any accessories you are wearing so you get the full effect before you rush off and buy something else.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by  nearly-mrs-R.
  • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by  nearly-mrs-R.
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

thunderberry:  you look gorgeous in that dress! Stick with the dress, if you don’t like the straps a good seamstress can remove them. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

thunderberry:  I think the dress is beautiful. I agree with you about the straps. Those should be fairly simple for a seamstress to remove. As far as the belt goes, I would consider putting another sash or belt over the top of it or just adding some bling to the middle of the one on your dress to help balance things out a bit.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Seriously, I think it looks gorgeous. I love it! It looks maybe a smidge too tight in the boobies–are you wearing a bra that you could remove? But really, it looks absolutely lovely and romantic. I just don’t post on these type of posts if I don’t think it looks nice, so I promise I am being completely honest.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Well I think it looks stunning on you!!!!  Magical even 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

thunderberry:  I think you look gorgeous, and the dress is beautiful! That said, I completely understand the feeling you are having, so if you’re truly not happy then I would consider trying on a couple of other styles of dresses to find out if you might want to sell this one and try for a second (but I kind of hope you don’t change it!).

I think I have a really similar shape of dress and figure, and one thing I often notice is how completely different my dress looks when I hitch it up a little. Perhaps if you shortened the straps and raised the whole bodice to sit up a couple of centimetres higher on your body, you may prefer it? Then I think your torso would look a touch longer and the belt would really sit at your narrowest point, which might be more flattering. It also can make quite a difference to the way the top of the skirt looks. 

Having said all that, I really want to emphasise that I think you look stunning with the dress as it is, just thought I’d mention what I have found in case it might be relevant to you. I hope you come to a decision that makes you happy soon!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

personally i think you look awesome in it!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

thunderberry:  I don’t think making the dress strapless will look bad on you at all. Are you wearing a veil? If you are not sure about the neckline, the veil will give you some coverage in that area. I’ve noticed a lot of brides on here recently adding this neckline to their dress, as well.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

thunderberry:  Yes, it does look lower on the second one you pictured. The dress also looks more fitted around the hips in the second picture.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

I think your feeling a bit weird about the dress because it’s in need of some alterations to make it fit you perfectly. I am sure they had you all clipped into the sample, so it was fitting your body really well and this one is currently looking a little different from what you remember. 

1. I think the top is actually a little large and it needs some cups and that’s why it’s not flattering your chest. Alterations will pull it into position and get it boosting your assets rather than pulling them down and flattening them like it is now.  

2. I actually think you are right about the straps. I think the dress would look better without them. I think they are actually what is causing your torso to look more boxy as it’s making a square. Remove them and you’ll have more flowing lines at the top and your bare shoulders will add length to your torso. You’ve got good shoulders so you should show them off. If you really want to keep the straps, move them so they are off the shoulder like these:

3. I think the belt is currenly hitting you just slighly lower than the narrowest point, which is why it looks a little off. I think altering the top will help to make it sit right. If you want the effect of a more pulled in waist, you could add a narrow brightly coloured or blingy ribbon over the sewn on belt. 

The last think I notice is you are doing the dreaded arm-to-side clamp. No matter how skinny the arm, this is bound to create a less than flattering look. If you hold your arms a little away from your sides it looks soo much better. I asked our wedding photographer to remind me about this all day and it did wonders in the photos! Haha! 

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