Simple dress dilemma

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I find a new dress or stick with this one?
    Stick with the J Crew dress : (8 votes)
    30 %
    Find a new one : (19 votes)
    70 %
  • Post # 2
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    279 posts
    Helper bee

    It looks lovely. Maybe a chantilly veil or something? If you really don’t love it, it might be worth going to try on some other dresses… at least you didn’t spend thousands on it. But I had a very simple dress with out beading or lace and thought it was perfect. It really depends on your ceremony and vision for yourself. I think you may regret settling.

    Post # 4
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    132 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    That is a really flattering, simple dress, which should be comfortable to wear (so many wedding dresses are uncomfortable). And, because it is plain satin, you can add to it however you wish. You can wear a lace bolero, or a lace veil, or add a lace sash to the waist. Or you could go crazy with jewellery and have a statement neckace and bracelet. 

    I’m going to be an encore bride, and I am wearing a satin tea length dress. I have very ornately beaded shoes as a feature. The dress comes with a wide, satin sash, but I may wear a beaded sash, instead.

    Post # 6
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    132 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    I think it would depend upon how tight the bolero is around the shoulder / sleeve. 

    Was your dream dress entirely lace? Because, you could add some feature to the dress in lace. Maybe a lace, detatchable train. Or lace edge to the sleeves.

    Post # 7
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    1749 posts
    Bumble bee

    It sounds like you really want a lace dress, so I think you should get one.

    There isn’t any good reason to not have a lace dress if that’s what you like. There are so many beautiful, well priced dresses out there. I think you could find one that you love.

    Why settle? 

    Post # 8
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    405 posts
    Helper bee

    Sorry, but I really don’t think that is flattering on you.  It also way too plain, IMO.

    Post # 10
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    535 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I agreIt sorte with PPs that it doesn’t seem like a flattering silhouette on you. It sort of looks like a vintage nurses uniform. I think, if you want lace, youc should get lace. 

    Post # 12
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    450 posts
    Helper bee

    jameyjam:  I am in your situation of being unsure about my dress and I think you have made a very valid point about feeling ridiculous now instead of regretful on the day!

    You have helped me make my decision that I shall sell mine and carry on looking for ‘the one’!  I may   never find it and have to settle in six months time but at least I will feel that I tried!

    Good luck with whatever you decide to do!

    Post # 15
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    Wannabee

    My dress was also quite simple, but when I tried it on it made my figure look so good I had to have it.  I bought a crystal bridle sash to go round the waist and it looks just about right now.  You could have some applique added to it if you wanted to jazz it up a bit, but I think it looks lovely.

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