(Closed) Too many dresses and spending too much money!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I would keep both straps! You look great πŸ™‚

Since the other dress is from Vera’s Spring 2011 collection, I don’t know if it would even be available for you to wear for a Feb 2011 wedding! My advice is to stop looking at dresses altogether. It can only lead to regrets and spending more money! And approx $5,000 is a lot to have spent already, remember that sometimes dresses do NOT sell!

PS Ask your seamstress/alterations girl to bustle your dress… then you can dance in it! πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think the Kleinfield dress looks amazing on you. And I would agree with the PP, stop looking! There are so many gorgeous dresses out there and once you’ve made a choice you always end up doubting yourself when you see other weddings (I know, I did it lots before my wedding too). You need to trust your gut, you bought that dress for a reason, remember what that reason is and don’t keep spending all your cash! 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

That Kleinfeld’s dress is great just like it is and it looks good on you. The shape is classic (and slimming at the waist), while the design lends interest. With a bustle it should be fine for dancing. Enjoy it!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The Kelinfeld’s dress is beautiful, and you look great in it! I am also a multi-dress bride, and it is very stressful. I plan to stop looking immediately upon purchasing my final dress, if ever I can find it! I sold my first one because it didn’t make me feel right — it was beautiful but not my style, and I picked it more because everyone else loved it than I did. You know how the dresses make you feel. I agree with a previous poster, the Vera may not even be available in time for you, or you may have to order it sight unseen. Good luck!

Can we see the Pronovias, too?

Edited to answer the question — As for the styles, I prefer the Kleinfeld’s to the Vera, but then, I love lace and classic straps. The Vera is lovely and very “now” if that is your style. I’m not a trendy dresser. I do think the Kleinfeld’s dress will sell if you are willing to take a loss. I have been online dress shopping for months, and it is so aggravating to see people ask for almost the selling price on a dress they bought. Yes, it is new with tags, but it may not be the right size or color, and those of us shopping used are trying to find a deal. If I could afford $3500 for the used one, I may as well pay the $3800 for it new, you know what I mean? I sold my new with tags first dress for 60% of its purchase price, and when you factor in my shipping and paypal costs (which I absorbed to make the sale), it was more like 50%. So it was not at all the best choice financially, but I knew I had to do it.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Vera Wang always makes beautiful dresses. I’m not a huge fan of that one – the bust seems a little odd, and there’s a line below the bust and one at the low waist that seems like it would work best if you were straight slim and not trying to show curves and look slimmer in the middle. But there are tons on dresses on here that look great on other women that I either don’t like on the model, aren’t my style, or wouldn’t fit me well, so it’s hard to judge.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree; stop looking.  That dress looks beautiful you and there will always be something “better” out there!  If, as you say, you are worried about being a “fat” bride (and you ALREADY look lovely in this dress; I DO NOT think you look fat in that dress at all), why not amp up visits to the gym rather than spending more money on another dress?  You’ll probably feel more confident that way, anyway, and be healthier!!!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The other thing I am noticing is that these are all very different styles — the Pronovias, the Kelinfeld’s, and the Vera. I have two styles I go back and forth between even now while I am shopping, and I think my deciding factor will be whichever I can find for a better deal, but they are still similarly defined by lace. Yours have lace, ruffles, straps, a crumbcather neckline, a sweetheart neckline…  what is your style? What is your wedding style? Which matches your personality?

If you are really into the ruffles, I actually think the Pronovias Hebra would be a good compromise from the Vera, though the Kleinfeld’s would be better if you are set on a “designer” dress.

re pricing: I would probably list it at something like 3500 (which is half its original value) but be willing to negotiate down. No matter what the dress originally sold for (which I do think would be worth mentioning in the write up) you only paid 4k for it, which means your buyer could have gotten a similarly good deal elsewhere. Also… are you selling it with the veil? If not, that is more you have to knock off since the veil was included in that 4k. And of course everyone’s mileage may vary. Style and demand influence how much you can get for your dress, too. Honestly, I love the Kleinfeld’s one and would buy it off you in a heartbeat, but my budget is closer to $500!

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