(Closed) My name is Ms.Shamrock…and I’m a dress-a-holic

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I wouldn’t say I have dress regret, but I have recently found myself admiring a style of dress that I’d never even thought to try on when I went shopping.  In fact, my BM who is getting married a few months after us tried on several like it, and while I loved them on her, I never thought to try it on myself.  So, the fact that I love seeing it on other brides mixed with the fact that I have no idea if I would have liked it on me or not is really bugging me.  I will not buy a second dress.  I’m on a budget and can’t afford to take a loss on the gown I now have…but gosh, with so many options, it’s almost impossible not to have at least minimal dress regret.

Post # 4
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3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m a 4 dress bride too! I always planned on wearing 2 but I have owned 4 and all new. I ended up exchanging 1, sold another and now down to the 2 I plan on wearing. I still look at dresses and want to buy them ( I leave on Tuesday to get married!)and I still look!

Post # 6
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128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

OMG I sooo feel better that I’m not the ony one! So at my first trip to the bridal salon (at a sample sale), I ended up buying TWO dresses.  I figured that they were cheap enough that if I were to change my mind, it wouldn’t be so bad.  So that was totally a bad idea because later on, I realized that I would look much more flattering in a completely different style dress.  A couple of weeks after buying my first two dresses, I stumbled upon a gorgous reception style dress which I purchased.  Again, the price wasn’t so bad but I knew it was getting kind of out of control since now I had 3 dresses.  And recently, I’m starting to obsess over finding the style ceremony dress that I really want…which would make it 4 dresses!

My wedding isn’t for another year so this worries all my bms and sisters.  I really need to sell the first two that I purchased.  I shouldn’t have bought them to begin with. 

Post # 8
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128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Ms.Shamrock:  Haha I don’t know if I can repurpose these dresses.  Maaaybe if I take out the petticoat underneath?  The firs two are:

 

Dress 1: and I’m actually not sure if I can resell this.  I’d love to find a way to wear it! lol

Dress 2: The fiance already saw me in this so I DEF have to sell it.  I’ve been trying to sell it on preownedwedding dress, oncewed, craigslist, and here.

and finally my rehearsal dress which I loooove:

 

As for what I really want for a ceremony dress. I’d love a strapless ballgown with a natural waist detailing (like bead or sequin work).

 

::sigh::

Post # 10
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3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I bought a dress and immediately regretted it. Sold that.

Bought a used one online, and it arrived but was not as described (condition AND size were completely not what was listed) so I got a full refund.

Bought another dress used, and before she shipped it, she “just happened to notice” scuffs on the hem, so I got a full refund before she ever shipped me the dress. — In my mind, these two don’t even count since I didn’t lose any money on them, even if I did technically buy them…

I also own a lace bolero.

… I am starting to get burned out and frustrated with the whole process. I went shopping again to a store the other day and had a really fun time and came out of it feeling like I have a much more definite direction of what I want… except I can’t find that in my price range. :

Where’s meliss? She’s my multi-dress bride hero.

Post # 11
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648 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have two and will probably buy at least one more. 🙁 When I bought my first dress (because it was an Amsale ballgown at a great price and that’s what I thought I wanted) I didn’t like it when it came in and have thought about re-working it into a style I saw the other day. Dress number two came in and I like it on, but not in pictures. It looks insanely horrible in pictures. I told FI I loved it when I got it and he asked if I loved it enough to sell it?

I should sell both before buying another, I know this, but I kinda want to keep them. Embarassed Maybe I am turning into a wedding dress hoarder.

I think I’m going to wait until last minute to buy another so that I have to wear that one.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@reinab505: “I like it on, but not in pictures” — THIS x1000. And I want to love it in pictures because I’ll be looking at pics for the rest of my life but only wearing it for one day. Also… I thought your sister was going to wear the Amsale?

Post # 13
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648 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Amaryllis: She went looking at bridesmaid dresses with friends and fell in love with an Allure gown! It’s C166 with the one shoulder strap. I was so bummed when she told me. So now I don’t know if I should sell or alter and wear.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Amaryllis: LOL, did you have to call me out? I’ll never live my reputation down 😀

Yes, I wore two, changed my mind on a third, and had a backup fourth that I never really intended to wear. My problem wasn’t indecision between all the beautiful dresses out there, but rather not finding exactly what I was looking for. Thousands of dresses and I didn’t fall in love with a single one!

Post # 16
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3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My problem is that I am very “particular,” as FI says. I have a certain image in my mind, and nothing lives up to it. I did actually find my “dream dress” online, but I can’t afford it, even used. And I actually don’t like the sample version, but it is the closest to what I want. I am sure it would be easy to order with a train and without the ribbon at the waist. You know, if I had a few extra thousand dollars… So everything else false short. If it just had a little more lace, or if the waist just fit a little higher, or… SOMETHING is always not right.

meliss: Awww I just mean that I know you had such a process and hard time during the dress buying process, but in the end you were happy with your dresses, looked gorgeous, and are successfully selling them. So a win all around!

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