Post # 1
I have to preface this by saying that I am definitely not changing my dress. I’ve paid £1000 for the deposit, had my measurements taken, and it’s now being made for me. The wedding is in less than three months, so I’m committed.
I do love my dress, and I’m excited that it’s a bit different from the norm. Originally, I wanted a lace fit and flare with a keyhole back. I found one and loved it, but I really felt like my dress was perfect. My issues are as follows:
1) I feel like my dress lacks a bit of sex appeal. The neckline and a-line shape don’t have the same va va voom effect of the fit and flare, and I worry that my fiancé won’t like that.
2) I’m worried that I’ll regret the tea length. When I try the dress on I love it and it feels fun, vi tags and perfect, but should I have chosen something more elegant, perhaps with a train?
3) Will it look like I’m in a costume? I already feel like a wedding dress is kind of a costume anyway. Will I look like I’m dressing up as someone from the 1950s? And what if other people don’t like my dress?
Anyway, any reassurance would be gratefully received.
Post # 3
I am VERY glad that you are not changing your dress, because it ia AMAZING! You look stunning in it, and it fits your face very well, if that makes any sense. As for sex appeal, the bodice shows off your waist and figure wonderfully, and you could do a hair-down vintage movie star style if you want to sex up the overall look a bit 🙂
I am sure your fiance will be blown away by how lovely you look, and it does not look costumey at all! Great choice!
Post # 4
I adore your dress!!
Wear some beautiful heels and some red lipstick and voila: sex appeal.
You look absolutely lovely in that dress though and I think once you’re all made up and it’s your wedding day, you won’t have any sort of uncertainty about it.
Post # 5
You’re dress is BEAUTIFUL! I absolutely love it! And I disagree with your sex appeal comment. How are you doing your hair? The right hair and makeup look can make that dress incredibly sexy! I’m with PP, the vintage movie star look would seal the deal. Love it!
Post # 6
Is that stephanie allin/lyn ashworth/sassi per chance? I loved those designers but just couldnt justify the cost- I have serious dress envy.
I actually picked my dress from 2 because it was less sexy than the other- I’m not aiming to be sexy, I’m aiming to be beautiful which you are in your dress 🙂
Post # 7
LOVE your dress and you look gorgeous! It suits you perfectly 🙂
Post # 8
Your dress is gorgeous!!! Please don’t have any uncertainty about it. You look amazing in it, and pull it off in a way few brides could!
Post # 9
Thanks for all your reassurance. I’m planning to wear my hair in a low, loose up-do with a birdcage veil and a gorgeous comb. I haven’t really identified make-up inspiration yet, but I think I’ll try to play up my eyes and go for something subtly smokey. My shoes are pale pink, peep-toe sling backs with a 4.5 inch heel, and I love them, even though I might be crippled by the end of the night!
I think beautiful is probably a better aim for me than sexy, so I’ll keep that in mind. Thanks so much for all your thoughts.
Post # 10
Your dress is VERY unique, never seen one like it, so thats awesome. I agree with another fellow bee, wear some red lipstick along with a subtle smokey eye and you’ll be looking very sexy! Congrats on picking your dress!
Post # 11
I feel like this style really fits your face. It looks amazing on you. I’m glad you went with this because everyone does the fit and flare and it takes balls to be different. You have balls! (That’s a good thing)
Post # 12
Oh wow, I am in love with your dress. I think it totally has sex appeal. It’s not overt and in-your-face about it, but it feels kind of pin-up girl to me. It looks fabulous on you.
Post # 13
awww..i love your dress, it just looks splendid on you, I mean that…
Now…the age old question, to look like princess grace or marilyn monroe on your wedding day…ahhhh. So hard to chose! But you can only do one..typically…and it’s all about how you want to look and feel on your wedding day.
You should have no regrets, you will be glad you chose it.
Post # 14
WOW! Your dress is beautiful. And no, it doesn’t have the sex appeal of: Wow, you can see every curve of her body. What it does have is elegance and class. The sex appeal comes from the sophistication and slight mystery, yet flirty fun of the shorter length. Plus it does show off your tiny waist.
I really doubt that you will regret the tea length, now you can dance and show off your shoes and your dress won’t get dirty!!
Your dress is so beautiful, I’m sure that your FI will love you in it.
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
Your dress is beautiful, and you look stunning! I particularly love that Empire-line ribbon detail. I’m looking for something like that with any dress I get, so it’s great seeing it! 🙂
Post # 16
@NearlyWife: If you’re worried about not looking sexy enough, get some awesome lingerie and save it all for the wedding night! You look classy and sophisticated in your tea-length dress, and I think that’s the vibe you’d want to give off on your wedding day.
As for your other two points, it doesn’t look like a costume and I don’t think you’ll regret not having a train. In fact, I think you’ll mentally high-five yourself for not having one! Trains are a pain to deal with, especially since they inevitably get dirty and bustles often break.