Help me love my dress again!

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
722 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think it’s a really pretty dress and you look great!  I think a sparkly sash would help make the dress perfect for you.  It will also help to define your shrinking waist!

Post # 4
559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

stargazer102706:  FIRST FITTING IS THE WORST!

Next time will be so much better!  It’s just not perfected yet, it’s a work-in-progress!  I promise that’s all it is!  You look amazing!

Post # 5
2151 posts
Buzzing bee

I think your dress is gorgeous! I’m a tiny little lady, and I can tell you that when stuff is too big, it absoultely can feel frumpy and plain. Once it’s all fitted properly you will be able to see the payoff of all your hard work (congrats, by the way, quite an achievement!). 

If you really want to add more details there are a couple of options: an intricate veil/headpiece, you could add lacy straps or cap sleeves, you could add a belt. You also don’t have your hair done and aren’t wearing jewelry in the picture, I think once you have all that you’ll feel more “bridal”. 

If I were you, I probably would add a necklace, something with some weight to it, but that’s short (ALMOST like a choker, but not quite). I’d also add a long veil trimmed in classic lace. 

Post # 6
163 posts
Blushing bee

stargazer102706:  i think the dress is lovely and once you are all made up with your bridal hair make up and accessories you will look fabulous! 

Post # 7
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

i feel like no one talks about this… HOW TERRIBLE FIRST FITTINGS ARE! you fo in sooo excited and expect to love your dress even more, but it never fits and you leave feeling really worried. i totally went through this, and needed my dress taken in about 2 sizes as well, and i fell back in love at my second fitting!  plus, when i got my veil and jewelry i fell even more in love!

that being said, i think this dress looks great on you.  i can see that it’s too big around the bustline and probably waist, but i still think it’s the perfect dress for you! i think that a sparkly necklace would be great, MAYBE a belt, although i like the pattern of the lace so much that it may not be necessary.

Post # 8
249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

stargazer102706:  It’s a gorgeous dress! It’s just not made to fit you like a glove yet, but it will! I second the comment above about a belt or sash. Every dress I tried on – when I added a belt it was like night and day – it just made the dress pop. It also, conveniently, will draw the eye to the smalled part of your waist if you have it at your natural waist (totally what I’m doing!)

Don’t second guess yourself – you got this!

Post # 10
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

stargazer102706:  I think you look fantastic in that dress. A sash/belt will really help as will taking in the bust a bit. First fittings can suck, but don’t let it get you down. You already look great in it!

Post # 11
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

stargazer102706:  I bought Lorie too and it is beautiful. I ultimately ended up buying another dress that fit my vision more closely and am trying to sell my Lorie but I do think you will love it! I love the bling. With hair, makeup, jewelry, belt, it will all be exquisite!

Post # 12
736 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

stargazer102706:  nooooo! Your dress is beautiful! No matter what dress you have on, if it fits poorly it will make you feel frumpy and gross. This isn’t my first kick at the can (so to speak) and I have had that problem both times! And the hideous green-ish lighting in the salons never helps. Next time you go, do some nice makeup, maybe get a spray tan, and by then the dress would have been taken in as it should be. You’ll have a much better idea of the actual look then. Just put your pics away and don’t even think about it until then. Once everything is good to go, you’ll love it!!!

Post # 13
8818 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I think you’re crazy! The dress is absolutely beautiful and you look great!

Post # 15
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I think the dress is really pretty!  I second the idea of (if you want “more”) adding some type or belt or sash?  Something blingy or colored?  I didn’t fall in love with my dress until the belt was added.

Plus, fit is CRUCIAL!  I am hoping you re-fall in love after it gets altered.


Congrats on losing 25 lbs by the way, that’s awesome!

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