Post # 1
I am really disappointed with my wedding dress purchase. I ordered the dress because I love the designer and my mom really loved the dress on me. I had also tried on just about every dress in the area, and had still not found one I liked. I also felt a little pressured because my mom kept asking me if I found “THE ONE.” It’s Pettibone’s Willow dress, and I think I could have found something much more flattering for my body shape. I’m 5’2, AA chest, bottom heavy. Going to add some padding!
At this point, I got a great deal on the dress, but have still spent my dress budget and need to just be confident, I guess. What makes it worse, is that the pics I took at the shop are bad – the sample was a larger size and had to be pulled and clipped everywhere, so the pics are not good. What was I thinking? I think I just wanted to be done dress shopping. What’s done is done, so here’s hoping it looks good when it’s in my size.
need some encouragement! thanks.
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
I wore Claire Pettibone and I absolutely LOVE all of her designs! I think your dress is SO unique and stunning, fare more interesting to me than the standard “wedding dress”…
Also, I bought mine as a sample and it was huge so I worried a bit as well but once you try the dress on in your size and altered, it makes a world of difference!
When is your dress supposed to come in? I’m sorry you’re feeling disappointed but I was pretty surprise to read that you had chosen a CP and weren’t happy, since I think they are some of the absolute prettiest dresses out there!
Post # 4
Wow, that dress is fantastic! I wish I could wear something like that.
Post # 5
@trailmix: I am surprising myself too, and you’re right, it is a beautiful dress. I think it will be about 4-5 months before it comes in. I feel stupid even saying that I’m not completely happy with it. I’m usually pretty laid back about these types of things. I need to stop looking at those pics.
Post # 6
That’s a pretty remarkable dress. I’m pear shaped too, and I think you’ll be fine. I’d be a little more hesitant if the dress was a strapless, but since it’s a boatneck, the increased distance between the straps will help balance out any excess wideness on the bottom.
Post # 7
yeah i was going through a phase where i looked at my dress too much. i had to stop looking at it for a week and then revisit it and then i was like oh yeah i love this dress. but if it turns out you don’t love it and have more in the budget then try on some more dresses