Post # 1
I need honest opinions about my dress!! I bought this dress as a discontinued sample with the intention of removing the flower but then I changed my mind after everyone said it would look to plain! I was second guessing the dress from the moment I bought it because I loved the lace and the style of the dress but was always unsure about the flower detail and it was the closest thing I could find to what I wanted. Of course now there are plenty out there that I see that I like! But the wedding is in 2 and a half months! What do you honestly think? Should I leave it alone or try and have it removed or maybe try to put something smaller there? It is the Maggie Sottero Barcelona. And I’m also secong guessing my veil, if I should go with just a plain one with no bling!Thanks!!
Post # 3
The veil looks great to me. I like the little bit of sparkle.
With the flower, I don’t think the dress would look plain without it, but I do think that having something there gives you a little more definition than you’d have otherwise. You could easily replace it with some other kind of sash though if you didn’t like how the dress looks without a decoration there.
I think your dress is lovely and there is no need to find a whole new dress.
Post # 4
You look gorgeous in that dress! Please don’t have any regrets
Post # 5
Your dress is beautiful and very flattering. I don’t think the dress would look plain without the flower, and I actually do think maybe you should remove it. But I don’t think you should just leave it plain if you don’t like it that way – maybe add something beaded to match the appliques, or add some thin rhinestones or crystals along the belt so it looks like a beaded/blingy belt.
Post # 6
I think it looks great personally but if the flowers really bother you, you could have them removed and add some simple beading on the empire waist to replace it. That way it adds a little extra to the dress, but I don’t think you could go wrong keeping or removing the flowers the dress looks fantastic on you!
Post # 7
I think you look very sweet and lovely. Your veil goes beautifully with your dress (but you could also rock a longer veil, as well). Also, you have a wonderful neckline, which the dress does well to show off.
I don’t like the flower, though. I think it’s really distracting, and is overshadowing your lovely figure. I don’t think you should remove it without replacing it with something else, though (since the sash looks sewn onto the dress).
Instead of 1 splayed flower, you can try
Grouped: One chic flower:
A preppy bow sash (really goes with the overall feel of your look):
Or some sparkle!
Also, has it already been altered? It looks like it might be big in the bust/torso area.
Post # 8
@MlleFabuleux: agreed, the flower doesnt do much for me either. A beaded belt or a plain sash would be more flattering IMO
Post # 9
I think it’s really pretty and you look beautiful!! I don’t know your personality though… are you typically indecisive or have trouble committing to big decisions? (I do!) If so, then I say trust your initial love of the dress and go for it. However, you know yourself best, if you KNOW deep down it’s not what you want to wear on your wedding day, then change it.
Only you can decide what’s right for you! If 100 bees said they love it but you aren’t convinced, then don’t listen to us bees! lol. My mom and sister both preferred a dress I tried on to the one I’m going with, but whatever, it’s not what I want on my day so it doesn’t matter if they liked it better. I am the one who needs to feel like a bride and I only get one day to be the bride, so it has to be MY dream dress!
Same for you!! If you love it but are just having some committment phobia, it’ll pass. If you have serious trepidation, then keep looking!
Post # 10
wait… maybe that’s not what you were asking? Lol were you just asking about the flower? If so, I like it, but I could also imagine a crystal-ly kind of brooch or something there that would look stunning! I think there’s a lot of options for what you could put there, or you could just have nothing at all. the dress has such beautiful details, flower or not it’s gorg!
Post # 11
Girl you rock that dress! I love the shape on you and the lace is beautiful. The flower? I could take it or leave it, but you look absolutely stunning!
I like the idea from the PP of adding a brooch or something in place of the flower. I think it probably needs something there if you ditch the flower.
Post # 12
Your dress looks beautiful on you, but I’m not a great fan of the flower sash and think a blig belt would look much better:)
Post # 13
Love the dress! Personally, I am not a fan of the flower. It just seems too….unstructured (?) to me. I think it would look fine without!
Post # 14
i love the flower, I would leave it. I think its a pretty flower…some dresses have hideous flowers, this one is not imho 😉
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015
The dress is beautiful and it looks good on you. The flower seems a bit too much, perhaps adding a smaller one or some beeding might do.
Post # 16
Is it possible to move the sash down lower to your natural waist? If so, I would do that…and maybe replace it with a different floral sash (love the first one that @MlleFabuleux suggested) or a blingy sash.
And I love the veil, it’s beautiful on you and adds just the right dose of sparkle.