Post # 1
I’m not sure that I really love my dress. I think it looks ok, but not super amazing or special. I bought it the first and only time I went dress shopping! It’s champaign with ivory lace overlay, but it’s not as soft as I wanted and now I’m questioning the color as well. I also really regret not trying on any mermaid or fit & flare styles due to my mom mentioning my hips! I don’t feel extremely bridal in it, but maybe that will change with alterations and accessories? It has a chapel length train and low back! Please excuse the photo as I had to take it by myself. Sorry the pictures are so large!
Post # 3
@ILuv2TeachPreK: tell us about your venue and what type of wedding you are having! Also, do you have pictures of the back? There is a reason why you liked and bought your dress.
It isnt my style but it definitely does not look bad on you.
Post # 4
I think it looks beautiful! I would also try it with a belt! I had the same dress freak out after I bought mine. (And I also unintentionally bought it at my 1st and only dress appointment!) I really do love it on you – very flattering. Sometimes the right underwear also helps with the fit. I say give it another chance!
Post # 5
FWIW, I think you have a lovely figure and, to be honest, I switched dresses like three times.
Pro: The champagne is great with your skin.
Con: You don’t like your dress.
There’s nothing wrong with changing your mind. How long until your wedding?
I have curves like you and, not sure if this is the case for you, but I have kind of a big butt. I found a drop waist gown that I thought, because of my hips, I could never pull off. But I was wrong.
Don’t listen to your mom.
Honestly, why hide?
I don’t think feeling “bridal” is the main thing. You should feel beautiful. So much so that when you get the dress, you can try on another dress and still say ‘nope, my dress is better.’
If you can’t say that, take this one back or sell it on ebay (I did that twice!).
Sue Wong makes some beautiful champagne gowns that are really affordable.
Post # 6
We are having a small intimate wedding (50 guest), with a beach ceremony followed by a dinner reception! The second picture is the reception venue, it’s a covered courtyard.
Post # 7
If that is your actual dress, I don’t think it fits properly. I’m pretty sure that the beaded line should be under your bust, but it looks like it’s going across the bottom your bust. Under your bust it would emphasize your waist and make you look smaller with a nice hourglass, where it is now is not doing great things for your rib area. I think with some alterations your figure could look way better in this dress than it does now. I don’t know if that would help with your ‘meh’ feelings or not, but I think it could look better on you and I agree with pp that a sparkly belt might add some of the specialness that you are looking for.
Post # 8
@ILuv2TeachPreK: I agree that the bust area of the dress looks too small. I too think that having that fixed would make the dress muuuuch prettier.
I also think that your dress is quite lovely for a beach wedding and for the dinner venue. It’s not too over the top, it’s not plain and boring — I think it’s just right. With some jewelery and a fun headpiece or a veil, it will look really pretty and plenty bridal for a beach wedding.
(Sidenote: I have hips similar to yours and I ended up purchasing a mermaid gown … which I am kind of regretting. All it does is highlight their width, honestly. A few dropped waist gowns I tried were more flattering … you could see I had hips but they weren’t exactly screaming to be seen the way they are now.)
Post # 9
Yes, the bust area is not fitting correctly and I’m also not wearing the correct bra. It’s also really loose in the waist area. I had that issue in every dress I tried on as I’m a 36DDD! Even in other larger sample dresses my chest was an issue 🙁 . They assured me that it can be altered! Have alteration appointments set up for September. I’m also normally 15 pounds lighter, but was unable to exercise for the last 2 months due to having surgery.
Post # 10
I like your dress a lot. My only comment is you should try a bra that hoists the girls up a bit. . I agree about trying sparkly belt and a gorgeous voluminous veil. No regrets! Love yourself and the dress will follow. 🙂
Post # 11
Can I wear a sparkly belt with the low back? I also could not straighten the lace by myself. What kind of bra would you suggest? Would a long line bra show?
Post # 12
Pretty! I love it and think it’s perfect for a beach wedding! I do agree on the bust part, but you’ve already said they’ll be altering that. I think it will make a huge difference in how it looks on you. But I love the dress and it definitely looks special 🙂
Post # 13
I think that it is gorgeous, and perfect for a small, intimate beach wedding. I think a sparkly belt would look really nice, maybe with a big satin bow? (I’ve always been a sucker for bows though.) It would give it some oomph, I think.
Post # 14
- Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
I think the dress will look good for a beach ceremony…it’s pretty. If you are into veils, a chapel veil might make the look more complete for you. Sometimes you have to dress yourself up to make you love the look again. A blingy sash w/bow in the back like some suggested might help as well. However, after you have dressed yourself up if you still have regrets then decide what to do from there.
Post # 15
I think it’s beautiful and you look gorgeous.
Post # 16
I bought my dress the very first time I went shopping too. I also have some “regret” (posted about it) but I am working on learning to love it. In regards to your dress, I think a blingy belt will definately dress this up!! If the sparkle is what you are looking for. 🙂 I think a nice belt will really draw attention to your small waist!!!