Post # 1
I just put the deposit down on this dress that I fell in love with. I wasn’t planning on buying it, but it was 15% off if I got it that day, and since I loved it anyway, I just did it. I took one look at myself in in and knew it was “it”. The problem is that now when I look at the pictures of it, I don’t love the look of it from the back. I didn’t spend much time when I had it on looking at the back of the dress because I was more focused on what I could see in the mirror, and also because it has a gorgeous long detachable train that comes off for after the ceremony (you can partially see the train in the reflection in the left pic). I spent most of the time I tried the dress on with the train on, not paying that close attention to how it would look when the train was detached.
I’d love to get your thoughts about how the back of the dress looks. Is it boring or lay too flat? I wish it was gathered or there was some kind of movement in the back so it was as interesting as the front, or maybe that would just look too busy? Maybe that’s just the style of the dress. It’s also is hard to picture because I’m standing on an elevated platform in the sample dress. Maybe when it’s is made to my proportions it will look right. Just wanted to get some other opinions about either how the back of the dress looks or if there are ideas I could suggest in alterations when the time comes to make it better. I don’t think its worth trying to get my deposit back because I adore this dress and feel like a beautiful bride in it. I could be just picking things apart because its not going to be ready until August and all I have to go by are a couple pictures. I’d love to hear you feedback. Thanks!
Post # 3
@LilyMarie: The dress is beautiful and looks great on you. Sample dresses are always a bit crumpled ot whatever, without the bustle it still looks like an elegant tulip drop. Once it is fitted to you and is new and steamed it will be amazing. Plus you got a great deal!
I had the same problem. I love love LOVE my dress, but I was watching SYTTD and thought I would look back at my photos and thought…did I make the right choice? Why does it look so dumpy and blah? But I took some time away, and thought of how I felt WEARING it, not looking at photos. I remember feeling perfect, because it was perfect. I remember how my mom and sister knew before even I did that it was the one, and how they could tell by my face before I even recognized my feelings. I remembered showing my step-mom and MOH and FMIL and they loved it too. I know no one would lie to me. Mostly I know that when I am in the dress, I feel like it is the one I want to marry my FI in. Photos of the crumpled sample do not do the gown I chose justice, because it is perfection.
I think you have chosen a beautiful gown that flatter your amazing figure perfectly. Take some time away from the photos, or from looking at any dresses. Come back to it and you will see you were right the whole time!
Post # 4
@LilyMarie: Looks stunning on you! Which dress is it? I am sure proportions in the back will look right as soon as you get it in your size!!!! Congrats!!!
Post # 5
Amazing dress, it’s so dramatic and looks great on you. I think it’s plenty interesting without the train.
Post # 6
@LilyMarie: wow stunning dress on you its beautiful and i love the way it fits you!
Post # 7
@LilyMarie: What don’t you like about the back of your dress? If it is the zipper or something like that, you could always make it a corset back or if you don’t like the straight back you could make the back a little more v-shaped. 🙂 Otherwise, I think the dress looks absolutely beautiful on you! 🙂
Post # 8
I think the back has plenty of interest, even after the train is detached. You do still want to be able to move freely. Honestly, I think the back is very similar to the front. I get to feeling the same way when I look at crappy try on shots of myself in my dress. It always looks a million times better in person and on the day of. If you felt amazing in it, then you made the right choice!
Post # 9
Thanks! I feel a lot better about it. It does help to remember how it felt to wear and not fixate so much on how it looks from the outside or how I imagine my wedding photos will be. I think I’ve been looking at too many dresses and wedding pictures online, and its all messing with my head 🙂
Oh- and it’s Winnie Couture “Cecilia”.
Post # 11
@LilyMarie: I love the back of the dress! I think you look great!
Post # 12
@lovelylight99: I changed the back to a slight v shape, and added buttons down, so that I’m happy with. It’s the bottom right side, where the lines are more straight up and down in that tulip shape, whereas the rest of the dress has a more interesting a symmetrical flow to it. But I wonder if thats also what balances out the dress, so its growing on me. And maybe when it’s steamed it will look better