Post # 1
LONGGGGGGGGGGGGG story short…after accidently deleting my post twice this is my final attempt. Bought consigned dress for $900…pricey if you ask me. Alterations will cost another arm and leg. Needs to be taken out, corset put in, halter turned into sweetheart, hemmed. Stupidly jumped the gun and they only buy back dresses for about half off…this dress is going for cheaper online ugh. Ladies in my life either don’t have my style or are critical about my weight. 🙁
It’s an Oleg Cassini and I love the look but the cost of the alterations makes me sad because it’s going to cost more then my “dream dress”.
I love Maggie Sottero dresses!!!!! So much lace!
Tried on so many other dresses but, I need help deciding TWO things. One, what to do about my other dress and two, what style flatters me. At lot of my female friends don’t have much time to go shopping and don’t have much of an opinion one what flatters me. Thanks ladies.
Post # 3
I love that ballgown on you! It makes your figure look amazing!
I don’t think your dress looks bad my any means though- it’s a gorgeous dress and, with the right fit, would also be very flattering on you. Are you asking if you should bite the bullet and do all of the alterations anyway, or sell it back for half cost and get a new dress? I’m of the mind that unless the Oleg is your dream dress, spending that much on alterations is probably not worth it. But know that whatever you choose, you will look beautiful!
Post # 4
@Audrey2_sings: 2nd everything you said
Post # 5
I agree that you look BEAUTIFUL in the ball gown style. Also, the one that you purchased at the consignment shop does not look bad on you. It really just depends on the look you’re going for. YOU have to feel comfortable and beautiful, not worry about what other people think. Like Audrey2 says, if the Oleg is your dream dress, do whatever it takes to get your dress to look like it. BUT, don’t just do it because you’re afraid of losing out on money.
Follow your heart! Good luck!!
Post # 6
Oh and one more thing….your comment about the ladies in your life being critical on your weight…umm hello, what weight? You look awesome and I’m not sure if they are critical saying you’re too fit, or not fit enough? Because they are just crazy. Oh and probably jealous to BOOT!
Post # 7
But I actually LOVE the Oleg Cassini on you! It looks like it might be bunched up underneath, which I think makes it look more ill-fitting than it probably is. It wouldn’t even need to be altered that much, though I do love the idea of making it a sweetheart. You look beautiful!
I’m one to talk though, I’ve had my share of dress regret. I think a lot of brides do.
Post # 8
I really like the Oleg Cassini on you, the lace is beautiful. Think an A-line shape looks best on you
Post # 9
Thanks ladies. I went to four more stores today and called the consignment store to see my options. They would only give me half back what I paid. My mom, sister, and bridesmaid 1 are super duper skinny so I am not in the best shape in their eyes…
I may try and get more quotes on alterations to make me feel a bit more better…or maybe buy a corset to see what it would look like sucked in more ha. The conisgnment place quoted about $200 to hem, $150 for corset/let out, and $75 for halter taken off. So all in all it will cost a lot…ugh so torn. I put the dress on an online wedding resale site but I doubt I will have any takers. My wedding is not until 3/21/14 so I have some time…just trying to get stuff sorted out now.
Did anyone else have dress regrets? Now I am hesistant to make any other final vendor decisions! Going to a huge bridal show soon so will hopefully get a chance to see more.
Post # 10
I had dress regrets, and ended up with THREE wedding dresses. First was a mistake on my part (odered online, it was awful!) Second, bought in haste with an entourage and my final dress, I fell in love with but still…as much as I felt beautiful, it wasn’t my dream dress-a maggie sottero lace dream for 1100.
Can you guess what I spent in alterations and those dresses?
Can you guess what I am going to suggest next?
If you are truly in love with a dress, no other dress will do.
I would try to make it work in the budget somehow-cut back on flowers, decor, fancy pens or nick nacks…those photos are permanent, and all eyes will be on you.
I hope things work out for you.
Post # 11
@misspshiz: I think the dress is the hardest part! So don’t worry about other decisions. I think ultimately you will know what you want!
The dress is beautiful. I think you should gets some other quotes and keep trying online.
Honestly I think most any style will look great on you!
Post # 12
I was going to tell you that I think you should shop around and make it work…but you have a lot of time until your wedding, I think you should try on your dream dress, see if you love it and then hunt it down preowned or whatever you can do.
The dress you have now is quite lovely by the way, and your family is crazy, you are not overweight.
Post # 13
I actually tried on the Maggie dress again today…and didn’t love it anymore. I think trying on so many dresses made me realize what I like and the form fitting stuff isn’t working for me. I hate how weird dress sizes are in comparison to street size. I am going to talk to a friend who had her dress altered a lot and see what she paid.
Post # 14
The first dress looks beautiful on you. Even if you bought a new dress, you would end up paying more and then still have to contend with the cost of alterations. Hemming a dress with any type of lace edge is very tricky so the price you were quoted is very reasonable. Now, if you find another dress and it exceeds your expectations and makes you feel happy, by all means, buy it if the price with alterations is worth it. Personally, I think you look great in your original dress.
Post # 15
- Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
The original looks good on you. But if you are spending an arm an leg on alterations and the only option is to get another dress…then the ballgown style looks good as well. I think you may have same body shape as I did when I started looking and not all those form fitting gowns looked right on me…mermaids nor trumphets. I still wanted something a little form fitting and ended up with a fitted a-line (comparable to a fit-n-flare). Your original also looks sort of like a fitted a-line. Good luck picking…and take your time. I brought two I regretted and tried on over 30 gowns.