How to KEEP yourself from trying on a dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

So the first pic is the dress you bought, and the second is the one you think you want? No offense, but the 2nd is quite hideous. That style was popular back in the late 90s, and even then it was questionable.

Your first dress is beautiful and looks lovely on you. The 2nd is nothing short of tacky, in my opinion.

Post # 4
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104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@mdcmod:  Ouch.

I wouldn’t use the word tacky, but I agree that the first dress is much more modern. If you really like the idea of color, could you add a blue sash to the dress you bought?

Post # 6
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296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@mdcmod:  +1

My cousin recently got married in a dress that was the same as the second dress (but with a purple accent). She is a very big girl and the panel of colour only made her look bigger, and the style was really ummm…. dated. In the 4 months since their wedding, I haven’t hears one single positive comment about her dress (a lot of “what was she thinking!”).

Normally, I’m all about brides choosing anything they want, but please don’t pick the second dress. Yours is lovely! Add a flower crown and some pretty jewellery and you will look AMAZING!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

@renwoman:  Agreed, the 2nd dress is a very dated look.  I think your dress is MUCH prettier than that one and to be honest, the AA dress makes me think of a whole lot of things I won’t say on here because I know they’ll get me flamed.  

It’s an old style that (like puffy sleeve) should go away.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I don’t like that 2nd dress either. It looks like a costume for the queen of hearts. I love your dress. It’s bridal, it fits you beautifully, and it’s perfect for your outdoor wedding.  If you need to try it on to get it out of your system then do it…but then read our comments about it so that you will be happy with your dress. Have you ever seen the front of it? It truly looks like the queen of hearts costume. 

Post # 10
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624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Have a big meal before going dress shopping with your BM that day. Don’t know about everyone else but I never want to try on any clothes after that. 🙂

Post # 11
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602 posts
Busy bee

Wow, ouch. I really like the second dress, and everyone in here is calling it ugly.

Post # 12
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6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@renwoman:  You are right- your dress fits an outdoor summer ceremony perfectly! The other one would be SO HOT outside in the summer! You need YOUR dress- light and flowy. Don’t be swayed!! Your dress is perfect. Just focus on your BM dresses while at AA. In fact… go with another “AA” method… go in say “Hi. My name is renwoman and I already have a wedding gown.” Then ONLY look at BM dresses!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@renwoman: The dress you purchased is so much nicer than the second one you posted. Not only does that one scream “winter/holiday” wedding to me, as other bees have noted, it really looks dated. I was never a fan of those dresses even when they were “in,” so I’m a little biased; I guess I just think they’re kinda cheesy/costumey looking.

The dress you bought, on the other hand, is classic elegance! Keep it!

Post # 14
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901 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

The second dress isn’t for everyone (it’s def not for me) but if you like it you can’t help what you like.

As for adding a bit of color – why not a fancy sash/belt? Look on etsy, they have some fantastic belts and that will satisfy your craving for color!

Post # 15
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385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

If you want to infuse some colour into your dress why not add a coloured belt or sash? Or even change the crinoline under your dress to coloured crinoline? 

I agree with everyone else… Keep your dress! it is beautiful! The second dress reminds me of my grad dress that I wore over 10 years ago.. 

Post # 16
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6204 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

If you really want to add some color, how about colorful flowers, jewelry, hair accessories, and/or shoes? or a colored crinoline?

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