I'm not so sure about my wedding dress anymore.

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1275 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think the dress is beautiful – truly!  I don’t like the shoes, though. I like the other pair because you can see the top of your foot.  I think slingback is the way to go.  I really, really do think the dress is flattering and that you just didn’t feel so smokin’ today (especially if you’re stressed and you didn’t get ready – no one looks good under those circumstances!) and it was reflected by your body language in the pictures!

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

First off, your posture is killing me in the first photo. I scrolled down and thought, ‘that dress looks much better on that girl’ and then realized it’s YOU! haha. If I were you, I’d get higher heels. I actually love the dress, it’s fun. My issue with the first pair of heels, they make it look costumey like you’re entering a swing dance competition not a bride. I don’t think the veil fits the dress at all, I think that style of dress needs a blusher or a bird cage veil. I think with the right accessories it’d be super glamourous and perfect!

Post # 5
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489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I love your dress!!! I agree though I don’t love the shoes, they make the dress less “bridal”

Post # 6
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865 posts
Busy bee

I love your dress on you!  It’s very pretty and I think it looks flattering.  I never thought I would get dress regret but I did have a couple of days where I would start worrrying I picked the wrong one.  It’s a big decision and there are *so* many options it’s really hard not to wonder if there wasn’t something out there that was “better.”  Your feelings are completely normal, but in my opinion nothing to worry about because you look fantastic!

Post # 7
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3959 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@CakeyP:   The higher heels (and no strap over your foot) look much better.  I don’t like the veil either – would you consider a headpiece?  Some sort of glamorous headband?  The dress is gorgeous.   It suits your body perfectly.

 

Post # 8
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1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@CakeyP:  You look beautiful! That dress is so nice! I also like the shoes O:

Post # 10
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144 posts
Blushing bee

Just going to echo what the other brides have already said.The dress is beautiful and looks fantastic on you!!!

However, since the dress is already not exactly bridal, when you add shoes that look even less bridal than the dress….you get a costume or the feeling that you are just going out to a fancy dinner or something. Is there a reason you chose black shoes? There are plenty of gooorgeous shoes that keep the vintage feel and that might suit the dress a little better.

http://shopruche.com/catherine-satin-heels.html

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/shoes-heels/whispered-walk-heels

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/shoes-heels/betsey-johnson-dancing-gleam-heel-in-white

 

Or if you want to make a statement with your shoes, go with a pop of color!And then echo that color with your lips or hair accessory or in your bouquet.

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/shoes-heels/dynamic-debut-heel-in-burgundy

 

And I also agree with an earlier bee about the veil. That veil is a little too traditional for the dress. You definitely need something with a little more spunk or avoid a veil altogether and go with an awesome headband or comb.

Post # 11
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1881 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

LOVE the second pic. Def keep the high heels, maybe go with a nude color? But high works best for that style dress, so flattering! I don’t like the veil in the first pic, the materials clash. Have you considered a birdcage?

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@CakeyP:  I really like the dress! I agree with what everyone else is saying about the shoes. I think something in a neutral or white colour that are more open (like a slingback or pumps) and higher would look really beautiful 🙂

Post # 13
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330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Whenever I ask DH if an outfit looks alright, he says “yeah, just don’t look miserable.” Your body language does not look happy in the top pics.

I like it with the petticoat, personally, but I think the shoes need to be changed out. You can wear those shoes again, some other time, but I think you need shoes like in the bottom pic. And are you wearing the best bra you can find in the top pics?  It looks like you’re wearing a better one in the bottom pic, but it could be your posture, too.  Good bra + good posture could fix your waist issue before you even talk to a seamstress, which is never out of the question.

It’s a gorgeous dress that looks great on you.  Don’t second guess yourself so much.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think it’s lovely on you.  Also when you have makeup and flowers it’ll go a long way 🙂

I agree maybe a different veil would be better – bird cage perhaps?  I think your mom’s veil would look nice with a long column dress but the two silhouettes are kind of off.

Post # 16
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1468 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@CakeyP:  After reading your response and the veil having sentimental value i would suggest wearing the veil maybe only for the ceremony and getting a blusher/birdcage for the rest of the wedding.

 

I agree with the shoes too. They are cutting you off at the ankle. When you get new shoes get a little higher heel and nothing that crosses the front. I learnt recently its a difficult style to wear especially with shorter dresses!

 

Good luck 🙂

Whoops forgot to mention that the dress looks really lovely on you! I love the style and the waist looks great in the other photo. I also prefer it without the petticoat! But you look beautiful!

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