Post # 1
I just picked my dress up earlier this week. I was loving it, but the more I look at the pictures and compare it to other dresses, I am becoming more unsure of it. It is an Ella 5466. I have hips from hell, and while I am 5’11”, dress size 8 and 145 lbs (I am wanting to get down to 135-140 for the big day), I feel that I look huge in it. I am contemplating trying on other dresses, but with just four months left til the big day, I think I may be going against the clock. Help, bees! Should I look for a dress of the rack or just stick with my purchase? Thank you all.
Post # 3
I don’t see huge at all! You look gorgeous and your waist looks so tiny! I wouldn’t change anything.
Post # 4
Well at 5ft 11 and 145, I’m not really sure why you want to lose weight. I think you look great in the dress. I would stick to it
Post # 5
I agree with MissAsB you do not look huge at all. That dress looks fabulous on you!
Post # 6
You look beautiful!! I love your dress and you look itty bitty in it! Do NOT look for other dresses! I know how you feel, though. I look at everyone’s pics on the bee, other blogs and say yes to the dress and I get worried that maybe I don’t like my dress anymore. There are so many pretty dresses out there so you just need to stop looking at others’ posts! I know it’s hard and clearly I can’t stop myself because I had to see your dress, but honestly it will be a long 4 months if you keep agonizing over it! Seriously, you look GORGEOUS!
Post # 7
That dress is stunning on you! Seriously!
Post # 8
Please don’t change a thing you look gorgeous in your dress
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn
You definitely do NOT look huge in that dress. I think you’re just having a bit of panic. I totally did this right after I bought my dress. Just try to relax and think about something else for a week. Once you’re in a calmer state of mind, look at it again and see if you can see yourself through our eyes. 🙂
Post # 11
Thank you, ladies! I will try to come to terms with my dress. I will probably cancel the trunk show appt I have set for tomorrow too lol. I hate the idea of dropping more dough on a dress I will wear for just one day. However, if I find a good deal on a dress, I’m in trouble! 😛 I am totally guilty of comparing myself to the rest of the bees in your gorgeous dresses. I get major dress envy!
Post # 12
I changed my mind about my dress w/ 4 months to go.
Even if the first one is gorgeous, if you don’t love, love, love it as much as you hoped you would, you can still find another one that you do and not loose too much money.
Depending on your budget, some designers can accommodate that time frame. The ones that I found that could do it t
hat fast w/ time for rushed alterations were DB, Claire Petitbone, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta (some), Ulla-Maija, and Jin Wang.
I ended up getting the same OdlR dress that I had seen in the store on preownedweddingdresses.com from a local girl for almost half off of what the store was charging. I was able to try it on and leave with my dress the same day. I’m SO happy. I loved my original dress and still do, but I changed my mind for several reasons about wanting it to be THE dress. I’m thrilled to be wearing the dress that I bought.
I’m selling the dress that didn’t make the cut now. I’m psyched that it’s being feature as one of the “dresses they love” and have had an inquiry already. I’ll be selling the other one after the wedding too. I hope to not loose more than the cost of my original dress.
Post # 13
Huge?? What are you talking about, girl? You look tiny! The dress is very flattering on you.
I wouldn’t change a thing. That dress is beautiful!!
Post # 14
I love it, you look amazing!
Post # 15
I would never ever ever guess you had wide hips given this photo and that dress. Seriously, no one with a waist that small could have large hips! I wouldn’t worry about that you look stunning!
Post # 16
You look STUNNING. 145 lbs is a great weight for 5’11, honestly!!