Should I change my dress? (Poll)

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which Dress should I wear?
    Casablanca 2004 - keep the one I have : (15 votes)
    21 %
    Mori Lee 1965 - but in blush color : (43 votes)
    61 %
    Other - suggest below with pic : (13 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 2
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    65 posts
    Worker bee

    I would do what will make you happiest on your wedding day! Without seeing you in a ball gown it’s hard to say which looks better! What you have now is beautiful but if you aren’t confident and happy in it you won’t feel beautiful on your special day! I went through the same thing and kept the dress… I never once looked in a mirror on my wedding day and am dreading getting our photos back. So I suggest following your heart and doing what makes you happy!

    Post # 3
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    277 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    As a curvy girl, I like the FEEL of a corset type gown. Makes me feel supported and I have great posture. haha 

    but I would do WHATEVER MAKES YOU HAPPY! You will be stunning on your wedding day no matter what. You will be with people who love you and are there to see you get married. You will feel amazin in whatever you wear. 

    Post # 4
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    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I really like the Casablanca — I love the boatneck neckline and the back is so unique. If you’ve lost 25 pounds, I’m sure that will change how the dress hangs on you. Is there a way to let it out at all? And if you’re not comfortable with the dress by the time your wedding approaches, perhaps you could get the back lined? You should totally go with what is comfortable, but really, the dress looks gorgeous to me.

    Post # 5
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    671 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Um… Maybe you could go dress shopping and find somewhere you could buy off the rack? Like a sample or something – that’s what I did and couldn’t be happier. That way you know what you’re buying. I’d be worried about ordering online from somewhere dodgy – although it has worked out for some I hear. Also, since you plan to lose more weight, you might be able to alter your dress? You’d have to alter anything you bought now. You want to be happy on your wedding day, and if that means buying a new dress, so be it!

    Post # 7
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    65 posts
    Worker bee

    Did you try it with some shape wear? I think we are kinda the same body type and I also had a slim a-line dress but mine had a corset back! if you are that depressed about it look on pre-owned wedding dresses they have lots for less! You will be beautiful and your FI will love you no matter what you do! But make yourself happy it’s a special day you deserve to feel your best!

    Post # 8
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    1130 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    MrsTtoB:  I think the dress you have is very beautiful – I particularly love the lace and the neck line on you. That said, I do see that an A-line silhouette might be more flattering on you (I looooved my A-line – no holding in the stomach for me!!). 

    How long is there until your wedding? Even a small change in weight (especially given what you’ve already lost – congrats!) could make quite a difference to how it fits. Rather than taking a risk with a brand new dress (especially a replica) I would be tempted to talk to a seamstress about what could be done to change the fit of the bottom half. If you loose weight, could they use the extra fabric/room to make it more A-line? Or would it be possible to make a matching over-skirt sort of thing (I’ve seen a couple of these from Jim Hjelm and Halo and they’re an awesome way to change up a dress and make them more ball gowny).

    The good news is you can’t really go wrong either way – the dress you have is gorgeous and you look great. It’s just about making sure you feel great as well. Good luck! 🙂

    Post # 10
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    4474 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I voted that you should get a new dress. It’s actually very interesting that you got the Casablanca 2004 because that happened to also be the dress I got (2 years ago). I had wanted a ball gown/full a-line, plus I needed sleeves and a higher neckline, so Casablanca custom-made the dress. Funny, even though I got a different silhouette (and I see that you dislike your silhouette), I still wasn’t in love with the 2004 when it came in with all the custom changes. I ended up wearing it (even though like you I wanted a 2nd dress), and I am overall happy with how it came out. But if I had the time and money (I only had a 4 month engagement so by the time my dress came in I only had about 4-6 weeks until my wedding), I would have gotten the dress that truly made me smile. So that’s my advice to you too. I am happy to post pictures of what my dress looked like, but I don’t want to hijack your thread. I know you’ll make the right choice! 

    Post # 11
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    671 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    What if you got a dress made from scratch? Just an idea, that’s probably really expensive. I second the PP that said talk to a seamstress about making your dress more A-Line. 🙂 I know how you feel, I bought a dress on the net and when it got here it looked bad on me (other people thought it looked ok, but I felt awful), so I get it. You’ll find a solution!

    Post # 12
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    671 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    star_dust:  Oh, can I request you post pics? OP is that ok? I’d like to see this dress with some alterations! Maybe you could use some of the alterations Star Dust did?

    Post # 13
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    1130 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    MrsTtoB:  You know what? You’re right. I think the dress is gorgeous and so close to being a perfect fit but if I’m being really honest and think about how I would feel if I were in your shoes, I’d be thinking the same thing. As lovely as it is, a different style/construction of dress could probably give you more support and flatter you curves more. 

    I would be really hesitant about going for a replica though, I’m afraid. I think you’ll have a hard time getting one that would live up to the beauty of your current dress, even if you were able to get the corset style that you are keen on. Have you tried anything on in a store that you really warmed to that you might be able to find second hand?

    I think you will look gorgeous if you end up sticking with your current dress, but fully agree with everyone else that as a bride you should feel absolutely happy and comfortable and if going for something different does that, you should. Sending you all my good luck dress finding vibes!!

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