Post # 1
Hi Ladies! So I recently went dress shopping for the first time. I’m quite picky, and I generally need to do my due diligence before I make any commitments, so I didn’t anticipate buying a dress the first day. However, I purchased my dress (after trying on about 25!!!), and was absolutely ecstatic about it! However, when I showed my sister (who was unable to attend), she was less than thrilled and said “it’s ok”. I tried on a number of dresses that were stunning, and I could have totally seen myself wearing them if we were having a very different type of wedding. However, we’re having a very informal, outdoor wedding, and not only do I think the dress is beautiful, I think it’s elegant and delicate without being too formal. But now, of course, I’m having doubts. So I thought I would open up the floor to you all… Do we think this dress is flattering, or is it “just ok”? By the way, the dress is too big and is being clipped, we are altering it to have a sweetheart neckline as well as bringing it in around the waist to make me look like a have curves (I have no hips!). Thanks girls 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I think it’s great. Who cares what your sister thinks?
Post # 4
I really like it. The sweetheart neckline will look great on you too.
Post # 5
Gosh, I never understand family and friends who give a less than enthusiastic response when a bride shows the dress she has ALREADY purchased! Unless it’s truly heinous they should be more supportive!
I think this dress is lovely and I think changing it to sweetheart is a good idea. I really like the bottom. It looks so soft and flowy!
Post # 6
missgeegee: 1. Girl you look fab. 2. Is your sister blind?
Post # 7
I think it looks really pretty on you, I also like the lace on the bottom!
Post # 8
missgeegee: it looks way better than okay! The hard thing with friends and family is that they have a specific picture of what they see you in and sometimes don’t know how to react when the dress you love is way different.
I think this dess even clipped in fits you beautifully and is perfect for the wedding you are having.
Post # 9
Love it, creating a sweetheart neckline is a good idea. I think it could look even better with a slightly bigger belt, but not too big, it does suit a smaller one, like this Maggie Sottero belt
Post # 10
BTW my family was similar with enthusiasm factor but slightly better with THE dress. I went with my twin sister, younger sister, and mom. They were so tired from the day already and just wanted to go home and eat dinner. No one looked enthusiastic when I tried on the Giovanna Marie dress that I had already decided on previously. However, this helped encourage me to try on others and I ended up choosing a similar but different dress. Funnily enough my mom picked it out it but ONLY because it was white and not ivory. They all said it was nice but no one was very enthusastic, but I knew I liked it and it looked good on me. So I went back by myself the a few days later so I would be unbiased and decided on my own. I think the dress looks great on you, you don’t need rave reviews from your family members, like the others said they have a pre-determined idea and will be more fussy than you. Good idea to get opinions from the bees, we’ll help you out un-biasedly!
haha and sorry for the long rant.
Post # 11
missgeegee: gorgeous! Your sister is jealous or blind or both!!! 🙂
Post # 12
I think it’s very pretty love the lace and the belt
Post # 13
When it’s fitted properly it will look much better!
Post # 14
Honestly, it’s just ‘ok’ for me as well. You have a great figure and I just don’t think it does anything special for you. I don’t like the random no-lace part in the middle. I’m sorry that’s not what you want to hear though.
Post # 15
I like it, I wouldn’t wear a belt though, to me belts usually cut up the dress and just look odd.