Dress Regret part 3.. Is THIS my dress? :)

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Is this new dress better than my current dress?
    Yes, much better! : (90 votes)
    60 %
    A little better. : (17 votes)
    11 %
    They're about equal. : (5 votes)
    3 %
    The dress you own is better. : (29 votes)
    19 %
    Neither dress is right. : (9 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    3934 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I love the top and middle, the skirt seems to have a lot of heavy folds…  does the dress feel heavy?  It looks so pretty on you!! I love the edging on the bottom.

    Post # 4
    Member
    261 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    They are both very pretty and very different! The new dress you found is more my style, but it’s really a very personal decision. My advice would be to try to sell your current one and then buy the next dress (whether this one or another one you find). You still have time before next July. Good luck!

    Post # 5
    Member
    1168 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    the new dress is definitely better. It has more style and designe elements that say “I HAVE A PERSONALITY!” where as the other one is pretty, but very simple and bland. I also think the mori lee will be more flattering. The bead work and fabric on the new dress is superb! 

    Post # 6
    Member
    9226 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2018

    The new dress is so much better and you look so much happier! Go for it 🙂

    Post # 8
    Member
    2189 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I love the new one! It’s very beautiful and memorable. I think the original one although pretty isn’t going to WOW like the new one. 🙂 I think it’s worth it!

    Post # 9
    Member
    2880 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    @Kayten:  That new dress is seriously STUNNING. It’s really unique were as the other dress is just so plain. New dress gets my vote:))))

    Post # 11
    Member
    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Kayten:  The new one has too much going on for my taste. I do like the shape of it though.

    Post # 12
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    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @Kayten:  I’m going to give you some REALLY sucky news. You will not get anywhere close to $900 for your dress.

    I sold my Pronovias dress (brand new, with tags, unaltered, size 12) online and it took me a YEAR. My dress retailed for $2900 and I sold it for $250. Not kidding. I was just glad to be done with it.

    For the record, it was a very current style (2012 season), strapless, satin, fit & flare with beading. People just don’t want to pay retail for a “used” dress, even if it’s not actually used.

    Post # 13
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    7075 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I tried on that first dress as well and really loved it – except for the boning in the boob area. If you’re okay with that, I think it’s a lovely dress and more flattering than your current one. However, I don’t think you’ll get as much money as you’re hoping for your original dress unfortunately.

    Post # 14
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    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2000

    @Kayten:  I hate to say this, but it’s unlikely you are going to get $800 for your dress. 30% – 50% you may get–maybe.

    I also hate to say this, but I love your Mori Lee choice, too.

    I don’t like to encourage brides to throw away $$$ in the first dress, but to me, this Mori Lee is infinately better than your first dress. All of the beading and frufru decoration aside that makes it really pretty, an A-line is a better silouette for you, it’s more flattering.

    This is a tough choice, good luck.

    Post # 15
    Member
    629 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    You have a lot of time between now and the big day. My advice would be the following: list your dress for sale, giving yourself a timeframe that if it doesn’t sell in, you either adjust the price or decide to love it. Only when your dress sells would I put more money into another dress. I tell you, it’s crazymaking with all the gorgeous dresses out there, and SO tempting to keep looking, trolling Wedding Bee boards, and think that this is your only opportunity to try on wedding gowns. DO NOT FALL FOR IT. THE CAKE IS A LIE! Decide to love your dress, even if it’s not the mystical magical dress that others seem to have.

    Post # 16
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    317 posts
    Helper bee

    The new dress looks amazing on you!

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