Serious Dress Regret

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1024 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think the dress is unique and stunning.

I think you could explain your dislikes to an alterations person and see what they have to say, but you bought it because you liked it…right? 

Post # 4
3836 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@ashleydevitt:   Can you fold over the top and the bottom of the sash just a bit to see what it would look like if it were narrower?  Just a thought….  For what it’s worth I think the dress is stunning as is – but you have to love it….  

Post # 5
1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think the dress definitely shows your lovely waist! Could you have the entire taffeta sash removed and put another one there in its place that you prefer?

Post # 6
209 posts
Helper bee

I think your dress looks gorgeous on you! I agree with the pps who suggested making the sash a bit thinner, it might help with emphasising your waist.

If you think the beading looks a little too out there, it can’t hurt to ask your seamstress right? See what she thinks first.

Post # 7
4762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

OMG I love it!! I’m super picky about dresses and usually don’t like any bling, but this is beautiful! I do agree that it may look better with a thinner sash, but that should be doable.

Post # 8
10899 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think your dress is absolutely stunning.

What I would recommend is that you allow the dress alone to be the statement and forgo the necklace and beaded-edged veil (which I think compete with the details of your gorgeous gown) in favor of beautiful earrings and bracelet alone and a plain-edged veil.

Post # 9
1836 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i think the dress is gorgeous and unique and it compliments your figure! i agree that the belt doesn’t work all that well, however. any idea if the dress embelishment continues underneath the sash?

if so, i’m sure it can be removed and you can wear the dress without it.

if not, i think it would look REALLY nice if a seamstress removed what she could of the tafetta and extra beading and you covered it in a big, beautful silky sash with a bow in the back!

sort of like this:

or if you don’t like bows:

Post # 10
2052 posts
Buzzing bee

I love your dress and I think it DOES show off your waist.

But you could either:

1) Find a different sash perhaps in a different color, put it over the dress and tie in the back as tight as you can to make your waist seems smaller and give your dress some ‘oumph’


2) You have almost two years until your wedding…sell it and buy another ASAP!

Post # 11
1506 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@ashleydevitt:  I think your dress is stunning. But you aren’t standing with a posture that would show that you are confident in it.

Post # 12
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I had my own spout of dress regret. It was the hardest thing to go through. But I followed my gut and found myself a new dress. I could not be more happy.  so if it makes you feel better,  can be dress regret success stories.

Post # 13
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@ashleydevitt:  I think you look beautiful and tiny! But if you don’t like it speak to a seamstress and see what can be done to make it the dress you prefer, I am sure they can help you. Sometimes we second guess ourselves too often, spend some time away from the dress to clear your head.

Post # 14
649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

That dress is a stunner. Don’t give it up, remove/alter the sash to your liking….you have the time to have it worked on…it’ll be perfection!

Post # 15
767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

REALLY? omg I think it’s amazing! 🙂 Talk to alterations though if it is bugging you that much.

Post # 16
3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

The dress is beautiful, and looks beautiful on you. However, I’m with you that the sash doesn’t do much for it – I would look into getting it removed, hopefully the beading continues underneath it.

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