- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2010
After 4.5 months of agony and second-guessing, the dress is here. It’s pretty. But I’m still not in love 🙁 7 weeks to go before the wedding. I don’t know if I’m just being crazy. Should I just suck it up and be happy, or try to find an immediate plan-B? I have a few alternatives in case this happened (a preowned dress online, a local sample dress etc) but I don’t have photos of me in them so I’m not sure if they are a perfect 10 either. After seeing the final product, here are my thoughts:
1. The dress is still gorgeous on the rack. The detail is simply amazing.
2. The color is good, no worries there, (I’d never tried or seen the dress in white before), though the flowers look more ivory than white.
3. I don’t think it makes me look midget-like, which was a big worry. I don’t know, what do you guys think?
4. Here’s my biggest problem…I think it makes me look thicker than I am. Not fat, just thicker. I’m a size 2 with a tiny waist. But I don’t think the dress shows this at all. The worst thing in my opinion, is tthat the 3-D flowers are built in the worst possible spot hiding the waistline and adding bulk on the stomach. So when I look at the photos I see big boobs on top, big hips on bottom, and not an emphasized waistline. I was hoping this would not be the case when the dress came in my size, but nope, still is. You can see this especially in the last two photos. It looks worse from the front than the back.
It’s a beautiful dress, and I like in some photos, but not all…I think ballgowns with built in corsets cinching in the waist like Eve of Milady’s were much flattering on me.
Ultimately I have to love it of course, but I would like second opinions. PLEASE don’t hold back and be nice just because I purchased the dress, please chime in if you have any negative opinions and be as critical as you’d like. I don’t want to look back on my wedding photos and hate them. Do you also see what I see or I am being crazy? If you were me, would you wear this dress? FYI, I have the cash for a second dress, so as much as I don’t like being wasteful, finances are not an issue. So please don’t say “save the money and use it for something better”, tell me how you think it LOOKS. I want to get the dress perfect, it’s very very important to me. If you have any suggestions on how alterations can improve the dress, I’m open to those as well.
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