(Closed) FREAKING OUT! Mom criticizing my dress. What should I do? Is it bad?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I do?
    Remove the built in belt and get a new one. : (66 votes)
    51 %
    Raise the hem. : (6 votes)
    5 %
    More alterations to make it fit better. : (17 votes)
    13 %
    Nothing. It's fine. : (41 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 3
    302 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    It’s a stunning dress – I do understand what you’re Mum is saying though. Maybe if you can, have the band removed? I wouldn’t put a red sash with it – the dress is gorgeous as is. Just remove the band.

    Post # 4
    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I remember the first time I saw this dress I thought the belt had been added separately. It doesn’t seem to go IMO. If you love it though, stand by it.

    I don’t think you should replace it with anything. If you remove it just let the lovely beading stand as the embellishment, it doesn’t need more.

    The length is fine. If anything it’s close to being too short.

    Post # 5
    1145 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Did you already purchase this dress? Is this the floor sample or your dress?

    IMO it almost looks like a skirt and then a top, but my guess is that its not. It cuts you off at the stomach, so its not as flattering as it could be.

    Post # 6
    4682 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    It does cut you off at the stomach. The length is good.

    Post # 7
    146 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @staceynrick:  I don’t see a problem with the belt.  I guess if you wanted a colored one, you could have it replaced, but it’s not necessary.  If you raise the hem up anymore, it will look too short for you, and your shoes will be showing. 

    Do you love the dress the way it is on you?  If you do, then don’t listen to your mom.  Emailed pictures don’t make up for the view in real life.

    Post # 8
    247 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I’d say just remove the sash.

    The length and fit look perfect on you, but the sash kind of interrupts the lines of the dress.

    Post # 9
    1064 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Is this from P of B? I agree with above it fits you fine.. I would remove the sash though.. It just doesn’t do anything for the dress from my perspective. 

    Post # 10
    227 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I agree with all these ladies.  The dress is stunning.  If you do remove the sash do not replace it!  Beautiful dress though, don’t let your mother get you down!

    Post # 11
    1177 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think it’d be perfect without the sash, too! Other than that you look BEAUTIFUL!

    Post # 13
    11343 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I lived about 250 miles away from my mom and could not have her with me when I was dress shopping either, so I know that is difficult.  This dress looks very similar to some Kenneth Pool designs, but, as I recall, his do not have the additional visual element at the waist that the gown in your photos does.  Did you already order the dress?  If not, perhaps you can find another gown that has the similar ornamentation and lines but without the seaming at the middle that is bothering your mom. I definitely would NOT add a sash, especially not a red one, because it would totally compete with the lines of the dress and the beading.  However, if you have already purchased the gown, and you love it, I would not worry.  You look beautiful in the gown, and the existing seaming around the middle will not take away from your beauty on your wedding day. 

    Post # 14
    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I don’t see any problem with the belt or the hem.  I think you look stunning!

    Post # 16
    4682 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @staceynrick: Has anyone you trust actually seen you in the dress (as opposed to pictures) and what do they think?

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