Post # 1
I look absolutely AWEFUL in it! My brother helped me get into it after it arrived and…I cried and cried and I’m STILL crying! The dress itself isn’t exactly what I was picturing, but its still beautiful and I’m sure on the right person it’d be stunning. On me, however, its just terrible. I couldn’t even take any pictures it was just so bad. My brother, the sweetheart that he is, said I looked fine, but all I could think was “no, I don’t! I look like the ugliest bride EVER!” and then cry some more. My FI doesn’t know what to do. He feels bad knowing I am crying, but he hasn’t seen the dress on or off me (He was showering while I recieved it and tried it on) and doesn’t quite get why I’m so upset. He’s making me tea though.
I was SO SO excited when I went to get the box from my porch! And now I feel devestated! My wedding is in a month and we don’t have any money for a new dress. *goes back to crying some more*
Post # 3
Did you try it on before or order it online? Does it fit you properly or does it need alterations? If it still needs to be fitted, it will probably look much better once it is. And is there anything you could add or take away from it to make it better for you (adding a sash, removing some sort of detailing, etc.)
If you attached a picture of the dress, not even necessarily on you (though that would be better) that would help a lot!
Post # 4
aw im so sorry, I sort of know how you feel. I ordered a dress and hated it luckly i had time and my mom bought me a new one.
What about checking DB online they have quite a few under $200
Post a pic maybe we can help!
Post # 5
Aww…what exactly about the dress do you think is making you feel this way? Maybe it’s not as bad as you are thinking. Like you said, you probably had a certain expectation in your mind and it’s just turning out to be different than that. Different doesn’t always mean awful!
Post # 6
Awe I am so sorry!
Can I ask what is wrong with the dress?
Is it too small?, too big? Something that can be altered to fit better?
Where did you order it from?
Post # 7
Oh, hon, that sucks. Do post a pic of the dress and we can try to think of something. OR head to your local mall and look at the sales racks, prom season has ended and there MIGHT be something classy enough for a ceremony lurking among the sparkly neons.
Post # 8
I feel terrible for you. I remember your wedding invites (i LOVED them) so i know you have great taste! I hope it’s something that just needs to be altered.
Post # 9
What did you like so much about the dress that made you purchase it in the first place? Maybe you are focusing on something small and not on the reason you loved it so much originally.
Post # 10
OH no, I’m so sorry! Do you think its hopeless? Or maybe alterations can help? You said you don’t have money for a dress but there are tons of ways to find a dress that isn’t as expensive as you’d think. DB has $100 sales all of the time, there are trunk shoes, etc. If you can’t fix this dress, I’d try my hardest to find some money for another one. You want to feel beautiful in your dress so maybe you can scratch something off of your budget to be able to afford a new one? Good luck.
Post # 11
Ditto on posting the pic. These girls are so helpful!
Post # 12
I’ll post a picture of what it looks like on the “rack.” I ordered this dress custom-made after failing to fall in love with anything else, seeing this dress and being head-over-heels for it. I tried on similar dresses in stores and I liked how they looked- I was going for super curvy sexy but with some modesty (it has a higher neckline)- kind of classic? The dress is about a size too small (?) and instead of being super curvy…I look like an ivory sausage roll. I also feel like my stomach sticks up too much in it (even with super spanx under it), I look like I have no breats (despite being a DD!) and my brother was unable to get the privacy panel in the back to snap together. I just looked AWEFUL.
I have no idea if its salvageable. I feel that on someone else- thinner, prettier- the dress would be stunning. On me? The opposite. :_(
Also- the bottom of the top (the slash of material of the upper piece) seems really low. I was expecting it to hit about my knees, instead it hits my ankles, so instead of a beautiful full skirt like in the picture, its more scrunched looking?
Post # 13
That is a beautiful dress and I’m sure you can salvage it, you just have to take a deep breath and get a woman to help you get into it, lol. I don’t think most men would be able to properly work a corset (and they shouldn’t be expected to, lol). I’m sure your brother did his best, but having someone with more experience lace you up probably will help. It sounds as though at this point you’re stressing hardcore so before you go anywhere near the dress again you need to calm down. And I promise, there is no way a DD woman would look flat!
Post # 14
I agree with the above posters. You need to find a seamstress and have her alter it for you. I am sure once it fits you properly, you will feel much better about it. The fitting issues that you are describing seem like they would be an easy fix. I am also a DD and I know some things, if they are too small will make you look flat. Your seamstress can sew in some cups for you to give you some extra support or you can get a nice bra that fits properly and you will see a huge difference.
Post # 15
Awww Rabbit I am so sorry you’re not happy! I remember PMing you about your dress cause it was soooo gorgeous!!! Definitely agree, make an appointment with a great steamstress! They can sew in cups, let out where it needs to be, add fabric whatever! They can do amazing things! Definitely you can have the dream dress you want!!! hugs!
Post # 16
We really could use a picture of you in it. I am guessing it is not nearly as bad as you think. Also, nothing you mentioned isn’t salvagable.
1 – check the measurements on the dress with the measurements you ordered. If they don’t match, get in touch with the company immediately. They should rush you a new dress. At the very least, send you a bigger modesty panel and pay for your alterations. If you tried on similar dresses and liked how they look, this shouldn’t have been that much different.
2 – get it to a good seamstress immeditely. She can ascertain if it can be let out, how much, etc. To MandaMack’s point, she probably has more experience with corsets than your brother. Unless your brother is Randy from Say Yes to the Dress…
3 – have a back up plan just in case. As others noted, DB might be a good option. They have a similar dress that is strapless. A local salon also may have samples in the same price range. Depending on the cost of alterations, this may actually be cheaper.
4 – if your dress isn’t what you ordered and the company won’t do anything about it, nail them on every wedding board in the free world and the BBB. Just make sure you have your facts straight and are unemotional when you ask for compensation.