Post # 1
When I bought the dress, I felt amazing in it and was thinking there couldn’t be anything better. So I put in my order and walked off in my dress bubble of happiness. Now I have serious regrets. I always saw myself in a ballgown or at least a dress with a fuller skirt. This one is a lovely a line, but isn’t what I wanted for myself. I keep thinking there is a ballgown out there for me, but the ones I’ve tried on so far aren’t as flattering on me. Plus, this is the one day in my life I’ll probably be able to wear a ballgown. The dress consultant told me that instead of picking a dress that might just look okay on me but has things I want in a dress, I should pick a dress that looks incredible, even if it might not have what I want in it. This was my entire dress budget, so I don’t really have anywhere to go from here. Really depressed. This was nothing like what I had dreamed of for my wedding dress. Should I suck it up or take a loss?
Post # 3
Post a picture…maybe we can form an opinion from seeing it on you.
Post # 4
Is there any way you could get one of those ballgown crinolines from David’s Bridal (via Ebay!) and make your A-line poufier?
Post # 5
My SIL had this problem. When we went dress shopping she said that her FI told her he wanted her in the a ballgown dress something fitted and than pouf out. So when she was trying on dresses she only tried those on. You could tell it wasnt what she wanted but she wanted to make him happy. She found one that was way out of budget but it was the only one she loved. She settled for a different dress that wasnt a ballgown but the day of the wedding she wasnt that happy about it. She told everyone she thought her dress was plain however it looked amazing on her and it was a gorgeous dress. I think you should follow your heart. Its the only day you get to really play dress up.
Post # 6
I just got off the phone with the consultant who helped me and she said that I can add something to make it fuller so that can help! I have tiny cell phone pics that don’t show very well on here but here is the dress (only in ivory)
Post # 7
Ooooh, that is cute! I totally understand about you love for ballgowns, though, I have the same feelings. 🙂 That will look great with a fuller skirt!
Post # 9
wow-great dress! hopefully the crinoline will help you get the effect you want!
Post # 10
Here I am in it
I’m a bigger girl so I thought this was a bit more flattering on me than some of the ones I’ve tried on in the past. The consultant was so nice and said I can try on some of the ball gowns as well as try this on with crinoline and freeze the order until I was 100% sure. I feel so much better! I just want to be positive about it. Thank you bees for your support!
Post # 11
Don’t forget, when your dress arrives, it will be a bit bigger than the sample you tried on because it hasn’t been tried on and hasn’t been handled as much.
Adding a crinoline or something to make it fuller will be gorgeous on that dress! You should definately go with the one that makes you feel incredible because adding volume to the bottom won’t change how you look and feel in the top. So…you don’t have to settle! You just need to make a few tweaks and voila! You’ve got your dream dress 🙂
Post # 12
I love your dress! I think it’s beautiful. Sometimes choosing a dress is like that. Sometimes “the one” isn’t quite what you always expected.
Post # 13
I have had dress regret as well. My dress is A-line without a train. I bought the dress because it came with a lace jacket you wear over it, and that jacket had a train. However when I received it, the lace jacket was atrocious and I didn’t want to wear it anymore. So now I’m left with a plain dress that I never would have bought if I didn’t have the lace jacket to wear with it.
For months I kept thinking I must have a dress with a train. I obsessed about it. I cried about it. A few weeks ago I was looking online to see if there is a dress I can order and have it shipped quickly. Have I mentioned I’m getting married next week? 😉
But I fixed it up. I bought a wrap. I bought the poofiest crinoline I could find (which sounds like what you need). I’m wearing a sash. I bought a long veil. So what if my dress doesn’t have a train. I’m marrying the man of my dreams next week and my dress looks great. I don’t need fabric to drag the floor for me to be happy.
Your dress is beautiful!
Post # 14
That dress is GORGEOUS. And seriously, it’s not like you’d have occasion other than your wedding to wear that, just as you said you’d never have occasion to wear a ballgown.
I had an idea of what I wanted when I started looking for dresses. I imagined myself in a cute tea length gown with a birdcage veil and all retro looking….but I came out with a romantic flowy chiffon gown becasue I felt beautiful in it and it flattered me more. It was hard to let go of the idea of the retro look at first, but I’m over it now. I just want to feel and look my best.
Post # 15
That dress is incredible. IMO, you don’t need to make the skirt fuller as it is a very dramatic dress. Of course it is nice to know that you have the option of adding volume if you need to.
Post # 16
That’s a really incredible dress! It’s unique in a really good way. I think if it looks flattering on you, you can’t go wrong with that choice. Hopefully with some more time you’ll start feeling better about it, once you wrap your head around it being a little different than your mental image of “the dress.”