Post # 1
I never thought this would happen. Well, I feel like it’s bordering on happening… I got my dress months ago and was totally in love. Originally I had wanted a full skirted dress, tulle and princessy with sleeves or straps but after trying quite a few on, they just didnt suit my figure. They made me look a lot bigger than I was and just didn’t flatter me. So, that was fine I tried on every other style imaginble and then found the one. I knew the minute I put it on. I adored it.
Recently my mum (who my FI and I live with, we’re saving for a place to move into when we get married) keeps forgetting my FI is nearby, in the next room etc and keeps talking about my dress. I know he has heard that it is lace and mermaid style. I know she doesnt mean it, and right away she apologises once he has left the room but still… Then his sister was begging to see the dress so I reluctantly said ok, took her into another room away from my FI and asked her not to say anything once she’s looked at it on my phone. The first thing she LOUDLY said was “Oh its a MERMAID dress…” I shushed her but he probably heard again. Then we went back into the room with everyone and she was saying to my FI ‘Oh the dress is SO big, she won’t be able to fit out the door!’ in a jokey way and her daughter joined in. So he knows its fitted. She also didn’t seem to like it that much, and her daughter was looking too and made no comment. I’m starting to worry the dress just isn’t as showstopping as I think it is to other people… I dont normally care what people think so I dont know why I am over thinking this. I guess I thought I’d get better reactions.
I don’t really know what i’m asking… I suppose I want to know if you guys think it is the dress for me, or is I should look for something else. I am going to have some kind of strap added, i’m debating capped sleeves or a thin strap… I don’t know… Advice on either issue is very welcome!
Post # 2
- Wedding: September 2015 - Contemporary Art Center of Peoria
Wow, I love it! I think it’s gorgeous and it really looks fabulous on you! I’m sorry that FIs family isn’t supportive; but really try not to think about them. You look killer in this dress!
Post # 3
I think it’s gorgeous and shows off your figure very well.
Post # 4
OMG! That is so stunning!!! Show stopper for sure!!
Post # 5
I love it too! You look absolutely gorgeous and if you like the dress, that’s all that matters. I don’t see how anyone could look at you in that and have anything negative to say. Stick with it.
Post # 6
It looks wonderful on you and shows off your curves very well. I wouldn’t worry too much about FIs sister’s opinion/reaction. Maybe she has a preference to ballgown/a line/you name it silhouettes – it doesn’t matter. What matters is how you feel in the dress!
Post # 7
That dress looks stunning on you!
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
I think it looks great on you! Your FI will probably love it more than a pouffy one!
Post # 9
You fell in love with it for a reason! It looks so stunning on you! If you still find the dress gorgeous and you genuinely like it,then it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks 🙂
Post # 10
I think it looks great and adding anything else too it may be too much… so don’t fret. Also, men can be so dense … I doubt that he knows what mermaid/lace all that means and if he does has even remembered it. We women tend to fret so much more than men.
Post # 11
This is a beautiful dress and looks fantastic on you!
Post # 12
You look gorgeous in your dress!
Try not to worry, it’s a showstopper for sure!
You are going to make him cry when he sees you in it!
Post # 14
You look amazing!!!! Please don’t have any regrets. You look beautiful and as long as you love it that’s all that should matter.
Post # 15
Proinceas: I LOVE it! Sparkle sparkle! If you were to add sleeves, I vote cap! I’m not a fan of thin straps, cap sleevs are more dressy to me.
I wouldn’t be too worried about your FI knowing about the dress! Really how much does he know about dresses? If my FI heard ‘mermaid style’ he would have NO IDEA, then immediately put it out of his head… because he’s a guy and doesn’t care too much.
Recap: Love the dress! Love you in the dress! Keep it! Cap sleeve vote!