Major Dress Regret. Where To Now!?

posted 3 years ago in Intercultural
  • poll: What Should I DO??
    What were you thinking? Just cut your losses and get a different one from a salon. : (29 votes)
    30 %
    What are you thinking!? You look great! Keep the dress! : (52 votes)
    54 %
    I really think you can do better. Go with a site like dressilyme to keep costs down. : (16 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
    4138 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think you need to pull your hair back from your face and try removing the glasses. Add dangly earrings. I think the sleeves are a bit loose and some fitting is in order. Move the veil lower on your head. Then I think its perfect. 

    Post # 4
    901 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Can you remove the sleeves? Or make them smaller? Is that just a bolero? I agree about moving the veil lower and pulling your hair back. It is a very pretty dress but I think with the sleeves and the veil together like that it is a bit much. That dress is really pretty, I don’t think you need to find a different one at all. You look good in it. Just change it up a bit 🙂

    Post # 5
    2124 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @lochnessy:  I’m sorry but I think you can do better. First, I think the bolero doesn’t go with the dress. And also I don’t like how the fabric bunches up around the waist and then it transitions to tulle. I think maybe it is just a confusing dress. However, the shape is perfect for you and I think you would beautiful in something similar but just less complicated.

    Post # 6
    830 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @lochnessy:  Just my two cents, but I think you need to take off the bolero. You have the lace, and then the pickups, and then the tulle bottom… it looks a little too much all at once. Can you post a pic of it on without the bolero, maybe?

    Post # 8
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @lochnessy:  dress 2 looks great on you!!!! I’m sorry but I dont care for the original dress AND I think you look GREAT WITHOUT the bolero!!

    Post # 10
    2057 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

    @lochnessy:  You look really good in satin! Not many brides can pull satin off, that I can say for sure!

    It’s a toss-up between Dress 1 and Dress 3. Judging on your smile and basing on the most flattering dress, my vote is Dress 3!! (Unless you still would rather prefer a lot of tulle still)

    ETA: Agreed with PPs about losing the bolero. You’ve got great arms! I don’t know what you were talking about in your OP.

    Post # 11
    830 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @lochnessy:  Wow, they all look great on you! But I kinda like number 2 the most 🙂

    Post # 12
    1237 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

    Guess im the minority…I actually like your look with the dress you already put money down on. I love the bolero with it as well. It gives it a couture/unique look. When it comes to pick-ups I am personally not a fan but the look over all is pretty. Lower the veil as well. 

    However, if you do not stick with the original gown then I would try on other dresses. I do not really care for your other options.

    Post # 13
    805 posts
    Busy bee

    @lochnessy:  Much, much, MUCH prefer your original. It gives you a lovely shape, and it’s just the bolero that needs a bit of adjustment (or go for a slightly plainer one). The other 3 look way cheaper and don’t flatter you as well. Of course though, you have to go with what you feel is the best!

    Post # 14
    918 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I’m a fan of the original dress. I agree about hemming the sleeves so that they’re shorter, however. Of course it’s going to look really clashy when you don’t have your hair or makeup done.

    Oh, it’s a bolero. Whoops. I’d look for a less fussy one.


    Post # 15
    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @lochnessy:  I really love your original dress. But you need to wear what makes YOU happy 🙂

    Post # 16
    2581 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

    @lochnessy:  Dress 3 looks great – I agree with PP, you have got NOTHING to worry about with your arms, you look much better without the bolero (although I think the bolero in the first picture is way too big too, which doesn’t help).


    I think you would look better with a bigger skirt than on dress 2 – you’ve got a lovely waist, and the shape of the dress in your original post does really emphasise that! I think you’d look stunning in a ballgown.


    In fact, looking back at that first post I like it more and more – just lose that bolero, and you’ll look amazing.


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