Post # 1
I’m suffering from a terrible case of dress regret — for the second time.
The first time I went dress shopping I purchased a dress, got home, and cried. I hated it. Luckily, I was able to sell it and not lose out on anything. However, the next dress I bought I was sure I loved in the salon. I haven’t been back for alterations yet, and it’s been 7 months since I’ve seen it in person but I just can’t help feeling like there’s something better out there. Before dress shopping, I had recently gained about 30 lbs and was feeling very self conscious. I now feel like I chose this dress because it will hide my extra weight well. Please look at the picture and give me your honest opinions about the dress.
Post # 3
Its a good dress.
Honestly can’t judge it off the model.
Wait till you try it on again. I had regrets while my dress was getting altered the day i got it back I spent all day in it having a fashion shoot of awful pictures in my house while FI was gone ha.
You’ll love it.
Post # 4
@caiteliz23: I think it’s a nice dress, but all dresses can look so different depending on your body type. Do you have a picture of yourself in the dress?
Post # 5
I think it is a very cute dress!! But I agree with everyone..do you have a picture of you in the dress?
Post # 6
@caiteliz23: I tried this dress on and hated it because I felt like it ate my petite frame. However, it could and probably does look completely different on you! Pictures of you in it are necessary!
Post # 7
@caiteliz23: It’s so pretty- post a pic of you in it so we can give realistic advice!
Post # 8
The dress is gorgeous and elegant! It doesn’t matter how it looks on someone else, it matters how it looks on you and if it is flattering to your figure. Also, after alterations it will look and feel even better. That being said, just about any bride, big-small-tall-short, looks amazing on her wedding day!! Don’t overthink it. You’ve picked a dress, now you can focus on the next detail.
Post # 10
There is me in the dress. Sorry it’s so big and blurry. I am also petite so I worry about the dress making me look shorter. Also, it isn’t clipped so the top looks too big.
Post # 11
@caiteliz23: You look great! Put aside the regret and love that gorgeous dress.
Post # 12
@caiteliz23: I think you look great 🙂
Post # 14
I’ll be honest. I don’t think it does anything for you, but its hard to tell without the top being fitted. If you were pulled in at the top, and had a different veil (I think that short veil looks too busy with the sash and ruffles), then I might feel differently. Overall I’m not a fan. I just think its too much going on. I prefer simpler dresses.
Post # 15
@caiteliz23: I’ll be honest with you – one petite girl to another. I don’t think this dress does you justice. It’s simply too much dress for you, it completely swallows you up. It’s wearing you instead of the other way around!
I completely understand trying to hide extra weight but I don’t think this skirt is doing you any favours. The shape is wonderful and you can afford to go strapless because your arms look great but a plainer skirt would look better on you I think. It can still have lace or beading if you’re afraid of it being boring but those ruffles take the attention away from you which is never a good thing! Despite having gained some weight you’re still petite and I really feel this type of dress should only be worn by someone quite tall.
If you can sell this dress too I honestly think you’ll thank yourself later. Maybe go and try on something a little more like this?
Post # 16
Thanks for the honest advice. I was just so frustrated shopping for dresses. I tried on at least 30 in all different styles and this natural waist type was the only one I felt comfortable in. In fact, I tried on this dress near the end and this is the only dress I even smiled while wearing. The other pictures I have I looked so unhappy. My wedding is in 6 months, though, and I won’t even get this dress for another 3 so I’m wondering if it is too late to find another. I definitely can’t afford another dress unless I would sell this one.