Help!! Budget Dress vs. Style I like!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I do?!
    Sell it and buy the one you like. : (6 votes)
    9 %
    Keep that dress (and don't add anything) : (16 votes)
    23 %
    Keep that dress (and add a belt) : (27 votes)
    39 %
    Keep that dress (and add a petticoat) : (6 votes)
    9 %
    Keep that dress (add a belt AND petticoat) : (13 votes)
    19 %
    I have a better idea! (please explain) : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    42082 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @fuzzyslipper:  I LOVE the dress on you! You have a beautiful female figure and your hips are NOT huge. I suggest you get the alterations done before you make your decision.

    Post # 4
    5533 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    You look great i. That dress! Alterations will makea world of difference and you could try different accesories to finish the looK. 

    Post # 5
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @julies1949:  I agree! I dont see huge hips. I see a nice shape in a beautiful dress!


    Post # 6
    938 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    You look amazing in that dress! Your hips are not huge. You are very proportionate and the dress is gorgeous! I think you made a very good choice.

    Post # 7
    1431 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

    That dress looks amazing on your figure! If you don’t like your hips so much, why not try adding a belt or sash to emphasise your tiny waist and draw attention away from them?

    Post # 8
    264 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @fuzzyslipper:  I am in a similar situation, I have a young child and am on one income. I found the dress I love as a sample for only £400, I was so happy but then a few months later I found a dress I like a bit more so had a bit of dress regret. My reason wasn’t because of shape though but because the dress I got is diamond white and one I like a bit more is silver and I do love silver more than any other colour.

    My option was to try sell my dress and buy the other one or to keep my dress and forget about the other one because I do love it. In the end I decided that because I love my dress I should just forget about the other one… it would have meant spending money that could otherwise be much better spent on other things and at the end of the day I have to put my son first. And I do love my dress, I may look back on and wish it was silver but at the end of the day, as our wedding is a destination wedding, the money I would have spent on the other dress can now be spent on awesome excursions whcih will provide us with the most amazing memories and that is more important to me.

    I think your dress looks amazing on you… it simply has not yet been altered yet and that will make all the difference. And guys if they are honest prefer fitted dresses… you have a great shape so show it off. You just have to stop looking at other dresses, get it altered and remember why you love your dress, plus you only paid 400$ for it. You dont want to look back at the more expensive dress and see it as a bit of a selfish choice.

    Post # 9
    2051 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I honestly think you look gorgeous in that dress!! It gives you a lovely figure. I wouldn’t add a belt – I think it would detract from the lace.

    Would I would do is buy an amazing floor length veil that will give you that bit of extra “volume” and “brideness” that you seem to be looking for. I also think a petticoat is a good idea (I would do either big veil or big petticoat, not both).

    Post # 10
    1102 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @fuzzyslipper:  i think it looks beautiful you should keep it and try out the different things you think might make it perfect and play with the look a lil just for fun to see what feels best on you 🙂

    Post # 11
    293 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I agree with PPs – that dress looks amazing on you. If you’re self-conscious about your hips (which I don’t think look big at all – they’re in the perfect hourglass proportion to your body) then you can definitely add a sash/belt and a petticoat to emphasize your waist.

    Post # 12
    9856 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @fuzzyslipper:  love that dress on you.  From a fellow hippy girl – I call myself a bottom heavy hourglass – i know how you feel.  I have recently learned to love my hips and embrace them.  They’re not going anywhere.  I’ve found that fitted clothes – wedding dress included – tend to be more flattering and make me look smaller.

    You look STUNNING in your dress, but if you don’t feel amazing in it, you should switch it for something that you feel amazing in.  If you don’t feel like a rockstar on your wedding day you’re going to be worried all day about the dress.  Find a style that you love.

    Post # 13
    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    You look gorgeous! The dress is beautiful. I also think alterations would make a world of difference here and you’d start to see then how great you look!

    Post # 14
    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @fuzzyslipper:  I really really really love that dress on you!  I also have pretty big hips and thought for sure theer would be no way I would choose a mermaid…but I did!  I am looking into getting a mermaid style petti-coat from davids bridal just to give me a little more volume on the bottom. I believe they are about $100.

    It’s really beautiful on you!

    Post # 16
    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @fuzzyslipper: Seriously, you look amazing in that dress. I’m kind of jealous that you were able to snag such an amazing deal! 

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