Mild Dress Regret…Alter the dress I have? long and Pic Heavy.

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I do?
    Keep my dress as is, leave it alone : (40 votes)
    68 %
    Modify the dress-silk flowers, lace, sleeves : (10 votes)
    17 %
    Sell the dress I have, and keep looking for a new one : (5 votes)
    8 %
    Something else, explain below : (4 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    1175 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @MrsCaribou:  I like your dress, it is very pretty.  I dont think I would take the scissors to it just yet.  Maybe take it to a seamstress and see if they can help you get the look you desire?

    Your dress is beautiful!!  It is simple but very classy.

    Post # 4
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    5932 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @MrsCaribou:  I think the dress you have is enchanting, and that if you don’t like the flower, take it off…but wedding dresses today have a lot to live up to…and its difficult to put so much pressure and emphasis on something that doesn’t have a pulse….there’s still a lot of other components to this look that maybe leave some room for additional details that will satisfy your vision.

    Don’t discount what a skilled tailor might be able to come up with for you as far as a wrap or light jacket that maybe incorporates the little flowers and sheer quality of the last photo.

    Before you cut into anything, make sure you’ve found THE look you want, because adding is fine, but taking away is permanent in garment land…I wonder if an overskirt, polonaise or detachable train in a more elaborate fabric might boost the entire effect up a little without costing you a whole new dress.

    I guess my point is, the dress as it stands is lovely, and if you want to add some personalized things to it, I can’t imagine a more perfect garment for such embellishment, so you’re in a good spot and have lots of time to decide!

    Post # 5
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    626 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Oh my GOSH!!!!

     

    YOU ARE MY DRESS TWIN!!!!

     

    I’m getting the straps cut off to look more like this:

     

    I LOVE Love LOVE my Dress!!! Smile

     

    I think though for your style of Wedding it would be too much, I like the 3rd dress.

    Either way if your mom already bought it woudln’t you end up paying more overall!?

    Post # 6
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    3250 posts
    Sugar bee
    Post # 7
    Member
    626 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m also getting the seamstress to tone down the poofing so it falls more natural versus triangular like in the pic.

    Post # 8
    Member
    5445 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Don’t cut your dress! There are tons of things you can do. But let me first suggest lace sleeves since that’s what you originally wanted. Here’s a dress from syttd, and the lace is a bolero type thing. What about adding something like that?

    Post # 9
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    155 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @MrsCaribou:  With one year to go, you appear extremely unsure of what you want.  And for a wedding at a camp in the forest, it seems like sticking with somethiing simple like what you chose would make the most sense.  The more embellished the dress is the less likely it is to fit with your surroundings.

    So based on your budget decide if you want a more formal wedding, if so then get a more formal dress.  But if you’re sticking with the camp in the forest, then keep the dress you have and get a fancy embellished veil and perhaps a fancier bejeweled belt.  Add some beautiful earrings and you’ll have enough sparkle.

    Post # 10
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    866 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @MrsCaribou:  I really think this dress is perfect for your venue and look.  If I changed anything it would only be to remove the flower and replace it with a sash.  That way, you add more embellishment without it costing a fortune or having to redo the whole dress.

    Post # 11
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    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @MrsCaribou:  Keep the dress you have, add a blingy sash, and you’re golden.  You can also add some lace cap sleeves, or little cardigan, but I don’t think it needs it.  Don’t start cutting it up unless you’re ok with it not looking as good as it originally did! 

    Post # 12
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    1773 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @BlondeMissMolly:  I loved that episode! 15K Pinana Tornai dress..love it!

    Post # 13
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    1662 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I LOVE your chosen dress. I do agree with you on the flower though. I think if you detach it, and put on a pretty sparkley belt it will look amazing! I wouldn’t change anything else, the shape of it is so so pretty as is.

    Post # 16
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    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Your dress is SO lovely… that I would Love to know who the designer is?? It is simple, yet feminine, elegant, and soft… not too over-embelished, and so very ROMANTIC!! DEF the most gorg between all the pics!!

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