(Closed) trying to avoid dress regret – thoughts on my dress please!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The dresses look very similar aside from the top and a little bit of the bottom – but to be honest I like yours better. I think what is throwing you off is the sash. Both sashes are beautiful, so maybe that is what you’re looking at first? Maybe you like the idea of a sash with a thicker band?  Sashes change up a dress so much, so maybe you could try on other ones with your dress?


I also like the top of your dress better and I always think sweetheart necklines look beautiful. Also, alterations would be able to take care of the bottom that you are worried about. Don’t stress, there are so many pretty dresses out there but you picked yours for a reason! πŸ™‚

Post # 4
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Your dress is beuatiful and looks fabulous on you! I love it with the sash and flower. Alterations will fix the top so it fits perfectly and I’m sure they can fix the seam thing too (although if you hadn’t pointed it out I woudl not have noticed it at all). 

Post # 5
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think the dress looks great on you!!!!

I had a slight case of dress regret. I got a Maggie and it took the normal 6 months to come in. A few weeks ago I had a total breakdown because I forgot what it looked like in person and thought that the color in the picture looked pinkish brown, it was too poofy, etc. etc.

Ultimately when my dress came in and I went to try it on…I took my 3 most supportive bridesmaids and I felt MUCH better!

The things that you are unsure or with the dress…once you get alterations done so that the dress fits YOU like a glove, you will be happy with it! I need to get alterations done to the hem and the neckline as well. plus if you get the right bra to put under the dress you might “fill out” that dress better than you think! πŸ™‚

You’ll look wonderful!




Post # 6
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@floridajenn:   Sooo I LOVE this dress on you!! If you want to change a few minor things with the way it fits, I would find a great tailor near you. Also, if you’re worried about not filling it out “up top” you can try some “chicken cutlets” – I got mine from Victoria’s Secret. And the sweetheart neckline looks great on you. Lastly, I love it with the sash (I love it without too) so if you want to add one, go for it! It’s your dress and your wedding πŸ™‚ I bet you can find a ton of sashes that would work online.

So basically, remain calm – you look great! And any concerns you have can easily be adjusted πŸ™‚

Post # 7
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t see any of the things you’re worried about. I think the deeper sweetheart is stunning! And if you’re worried about filling it out – that’ll be taken care of when you get it altered (or just get a padded bra! I think it looks great with and without the sash. it looks STUNNING on you!

Post # 8
1429 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Your dress is beautiful! Don’t have dress regret at all! It is the perfect mix of lace but light and flowy for a beach wedding.

I like your ideas for a sash. A wider sash would look good like the one on the Maggie. Also, don’t worry about filling out the top. Your seamstress could sew in cups or u could add gel thingies.

It really does look beautuful on you.


Post # 9
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

your dress is beautiful on you! i LOVE LOVE LOVE the sash, its a great add and would look lovely in ivory. The sweetheart neckline is perfect and once it is fitted correctly you will fill it out perfectly. don’t worry hun you picked a great dress!

Post # 10
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I love it!!! And the sash!! You look gorgeous πŸ™‚

Post # 11
1279 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Your dress is gorgeous~and you look stunning in it! It has such a romantic look! I think it’s even prettier with the sash.

Post # 12
1095 posts
Bumble bee

You look great! Don’t regret!! Although I don’t think the “bust issue” is visible, the sash definately helps in camoflaging it!

Post # 13
764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love it WITH the sash! Wouldn’t change anything!

Post # 14
21 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

Your dress looks fantastic on you! The sweetheart neckline is flattering and if the bust issue is really bothering you it’s nothing a great bra won’t fix πŸ˜‰ If you really have your heart set on a sash Etsy has some fantastic ones. Like PP alterations will help it fit like a glove. The dress really looks fab on you and for an outdoor wedding it pays to be comfortable!

Post # 16
23636 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

You look beautiful in your dress!  Once you get through alterations, it’s going to be perfect! I also agree with making a thicker sash.  As for finding a good alterations place, what about asking around on the boards here?

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