(Closed) Need More Opinions Please!!!

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

It’s lovely.  Your smile is so bright in those shots – you can tell how excited you are about the dress in each shot.  Trust your feelings – it doesn’t matter what your friends and family think of the dress, just that you love it. 

See how you feel about it when the dress arrives. If you still feel it is too plain, perhaps add a special detail, such as an antique brooch to add some bling or an accent.  You can also play with accessories and hair to alter the look.  

Ultimitely if you don’t absolutely love it when it comes in, there’s always an option to sell and get another one.  You’ve got time either way. 

Post # 4
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193 posts
Blushing bee

Oh my goodness! That dress is gorgeous! It’s totally not what I was expecting; I love those off-the-shoulder sleeves!

You look really, really happy in the photos, by the way. (Always a good sign.) Plus I think it fits perfectly with your classic theme – it’s the perfect blend of modern and classic style. Very, very pretty.

Sorry, got a little gushy there.  Did I say that I love it?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

Honestly? It’s not my style. I think it looks beautiful on you, but it seems a little dated to me. Does that make sense? If you aren’t happy with it, I would try and sell it and find something you love. 

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think you look beautiful and lovely… and rather than dated, I see it as classic.  I could see this dress in the 50’s, 60’s, 80’s or contemporary.  If you love it, then it’s the dress…. and I have to say, it looks fabulous on you.  Congratulations!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I don’t think your dress is plain at all! I will agree that the sleeves are a little dated- perhaps thats why you didn’t get the reaction you were looking for. It’s not every day that you see that style on a bride. With that said, you look radiant in that dress! You are beaming & this dress made you feel a particular way… like a beaming, beautiful bride! That’s all that matters.

Don’t doubt yourself. It’s a conservative & classic style dress which will fit your theme perfectly.

Post # 8
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193 posts
Blushing bee

I love the sleeves!

Sorry, just thought I’d jump back in there.

Post # 10
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289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I actually have a very similar situation.  When I went to the boutique I picked out about 5 dresses and told the woman what I was looking for.  She picked out this other dress (that I never would have picked) and winked, and said "just try it on." It was dress number 2 and I bought it that day!! My dress too is very simple (some may say plain but I don’t care) but classic/modern at the same time. I felt exactly the same way as you–wanting something that in 10, 20, 50 years I won’t say "Ugh, what was I thinking…that was so 2009 and trendy!!" Also, like you, I see my dress as something for my daughters.  Stick with your gut and ignore the negative vibes!

Post # 11
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898 posts
Busy bee

I think the dress is beautiful. I wouldn’t say that it looks too "dated", though. Yes, it evokes a more ‘Jackie O.’ thought in my mind, but I think that it’s more classic and sophisticated. Plus, you look so happy in it.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

Your smile says it all to me. I can tell you love it, and that is the bottom line! My opinion? It is beautiful and classic. Go for it!

Post # 13
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256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it looks lovely on you.  And it goes well with your vision of a "black-tie affair".

Post # 14
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458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Love! It is formal and classic.  Your smile says it all.  Don’t second guess yourself because of other’s opinions.  Remember, everyone has their own style – that’s why there are 1,000,000,000,000 different wedding dresses out there!

Post # 15
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445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I told my sister this when she was looking for her dress.  She is very pretty and could probably look beautiful in any dress.  She doesn’t really have a "problem area" so it’s not like she was trying to find a dress to camoflage (sp?) some part of her body.  She literally could have gotten ANY dress.  To help her narrow it down, I told her to find a dress that people were not expecting her to wear.  When those doors open and she walks into the church, she wants all her friends and family to be AMAZED at how she looks.  Of course, they were all expecting her to look gorgeous, so she had to take it up a notch.  So I told her to pick a dress that no one was expecting.  So that not only did they get a WOW factor from seeing her in her dress for the first time, but they get a second WOW factor for seeing her in a dress they weren’t expecting.  Does that make sense??

I think your dress is nice, and is a classic look.  PERSONALLY I wouldn’t wear it but I am very large-chested and I tried to stay away from a heavy look up top.  If you like it, that’s all that matters.  Everyone has dress doubts.  It’s a big decision.  

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think it’s GORG! Add some bling with your accessories, and you’ll be totally glam! As everyone else has said, it’s obvious you’re happy in it! I don’t think the formality is an issue at all!

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