Spent my budget on the WRONG dress, what to do?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I think you’re nuts. The dress looks great on you. Honestly, if you had a different neckline it would make you look bigger. I can see from the pics that you have broad shoulders. The sweetheart necklin and straps do a nice job of drawing attention from shoulders to the bust; they create balance. Furthermore, while in general I’m not a fan of rouching, on this dress I like it. I like the way they hit your waist and again give balance to your upper body. That waist line also hits you at the best part.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Gorgeous fit! gorgeous neckline ! Gorgeous straps! Gorgeous belt! Gorgeous rouching!! What’s not to love? You look gorgeous! 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

wear it. it’s great.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I love that dress on you!  I think you look amazing in it, and it doesn’t look like it has too much going on.  It has elegant, special touches but by no means is “busy.”  Gorgeous.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I don’t understand how there is any question about this dress.  Sure, it needs alterations, but as another poster noted above I really think this style works much better than others would.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

jaimie.kwiecien:  I agree with PP. The dress looks good on you. All it’s missing is a few minor alterations, it seems, to make it fit like a glove. 

Also: ” The only person in my party who had gotten married before was my grandmother (a long, long time ago) so I didn’t necessarily have quality input.” Really? I was not aware that only people who have gotten married previously could have input on whether or not a dress looks good on you.  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

I also agree that the dress is extremely beautiful on you and I think the neckline is way more flattering than a round would be. If you prefer more simplicity (though tbh it’s not over the top or “glam”), is the belt perhaps removable? And perhaps pearing it with pearls might give you more of an understated, classic look you might feel more comfortable in?

If you’re really not feeling it, might I suggest looking at Modcloth for dresses? They do actually sell some wedding dresses, or beautiful white dresses that some ladies have worn as their wedding gowns. I think the most expensive would be a couple hundred and they’ll be on the simpler, but still very pretty, side of things.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think that you are a bit fixated on the dress’s problems of not matching expectations, rather than on how gorgeous it simply is on you. There are many other tasks for you to do for your wedding- I recommend turning to those and keeping busy! Maybe you are shocked by how fast it happened? I love the hair flower by the way. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

jaimie.kwiecien:  Omg are you serious? You are stunning in this dress. Your upper body looks fantastic. All it needs is a few tweaks here and there.

 

I agree you dont have to be a former bride in order to say what is nice or not.

 

 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Tuscan Farmhouse

I think it looks lovely on you and I’m not saying that just to make you feel good. Was it a very recent purchase so you’re just panicked a little?

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I agree with the pp, this dress is very flattering on you. I undertand if you don’t like it, you won’t be comfortable on your wedding day.

Would you be able to sell it? Using that money toward a dress you like better? I would post it on any website you trust, and start looking for a dress you like. Ask for samples the store is selling as those are usually discounted somewhat and you can take it home as soon as you’ve paid it off.

once you know what you are looking for you can also look at craigslist for sales as well. Good luck!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I think the dress looks great.

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