(Closed) Scared friend is choosing an awful dress

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Has she tried any dresses on? I wouldn’t say anything if she already has a dress she loves. But if she has yet to try anything she may think she wants one thing but realize it doesn’t work for her once she tries some on.

Go with her when she buys her gown because I’m sure she’d love honest feedback but let her try whatever she wants before telling her something doesn’t work for her.

Post # 4
5786 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’d encourage her to try on a wide variety of styles just to see what they’d look like on her. Ultimately if she decides to go for a poofy ballgown thats her choice and you should be supportive. 

Post # 6
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Don’t say anything yet — I was thinking exactly what others have said. The first time you try dresses on, a lot changes.

And ultimately, if she does end up wanting a ballgown, don’t assume she can’t pull it off! I’ve seen a lot of petite brides here on the Bee who pull them off and look amazing! Tailoring helps a lot. 🙂

Post # 7
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would just encourage her to try on lots and lots of dresses and tell her when one looks especially flattering.  My bestie had an awful, ginormous ballgown on her “final five” list and I just let her know that some of her other options were better, instead of denigrating the dress I didn’t like.

Post # 8
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I agree with what the others said, but I also have to ask how you would know better what would look silly on her than she would know for herself? I just sold the dress that everyone I know loved for me, and I’m still shopping for the one I want for myself… I understand that your motivation here is concern for your friend, but I think it is her dress to choose and you don’t have to like or agree with it, as long as she is happy.

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