Two weeks out and I hate my dress!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1104 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You should post a picture so we can reassure you! Or give suggestions. I totally understand this. As someone who’s top heavy, I’ve cursed wedding dresses I’ve tried on because they look too cleavagey, I feel uncomfortable, etc. Remember you loved it once and remember it will work out. I’m sure it will all come together when you are all set up! And your FI and family will find you beautiful no matter what.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Meee:  Post a picture! I think it would help to have bees tell you what they think of the dress

Plus, what you see in the mirror, and how it photographs after you’ve been all done up and the photographer edits things, may be two completely different things

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Meee:  Yeah, post a pic. It’s probably just pre-wedding jitters and stress. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Of course it will come together.  My sister got her hair done for her confirmation – we were both being confirmed, so we went to the salon together.  She got her hair done and I thought it looked absolutely ridiculous.  Like… ridiculous.  My older sister agreed, I later found out.  I thought it was big, and poofy, and stupid.   I didn’t say anything, of course, and my sister was beaming, so what difference did it make if I liked it?  Anyway, when she put on her dress, suddenly her hair looked fantastic!  It was a matter of all the parts coming together.

Another example – Here is an early picture wen I was assembling my wedding fit, and trying different things.  Several pieces are substtutes for the ones I had not acquired yet:

And here are several different ties with my wedding fit.  You’ll see what a difference one detail makes.

And here is how I looked on the day, with everything assembled properly, including how nicely my barber combed my hair:
 

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

That dress is very pretty. The beaded lace is fantastic and it shows you’re waist going in beautifully. The neckline makes you look like you have the most perfect bust.

But.. what matters most is you loving it and feeling beautiful. Any chance you can go dress shopping asap and find another sample to buy? My friend changed her dress 4 days before her wedding.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

When I made my last post, your picture wasn’t up yet.  You look beautiful.  Since I’m on the subject of neckwear, I think a necklace would be lovely (but not necessary) with that dress.  You are correct that the hasty pony tail isn’t the best look with that dress 😉

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Your dress looks beautiful on you and others are right that when it all comes together on the day (hair, makeup, accessories) you’ll feel different.  Also, have you thought about adding a slip or crinoline to the dress to poof out the bottom? That will also make a difference and balance out top to bottom. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Meee:  That is a lovely dress and it does so flatter you. Have you tried putting a little crinoline underneath to see if a little poof would make you love it more? 2 weeks out, I’m not sure there’s anything you can do in terms of getting a new dress, but you certainly do not look horrible in that dress.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

you don’t look horrible! I think it just needs to be taken in a bit more at the waist. But you look great! Its an overwhemling feeling planning everything and you are probably just stressed.

Post # 12
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107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Meee:  Dress looks great! I would consider a thicker, plain sash but around your waistline-accentuate your curves!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Meee:  I think it is beautiful, it does look slightly big on you though, does the corset go any tighter?

 

 

 

 

 

I had dress regret…and I don’t reccomend it especiallynot that close to your big day unless you can find a cheap alternative.  Granted I loved my second dress even more , but I spent a lot of $ on it that I think I could have saved had I just altered the first one (possibly as I never actualy asked a seamstress).

 

 

 

ETA: I do think if it was more fitted around your mid section it would look better though.  If a dress does not fit properly it will MAKE you feel yucky/frumpy…I would take it to a seamstress and have the side seams taken in to show your curves a little more 😉

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Meee:  is there any chance you could remove the belt? I think a sash or belt at the natural waist, instead of the empire waist where it is now, would be so much more flattering.

I also feel that lowering the neckline so it’s more of a sweetheart would help, as would poofing out the skirt slightly more. And I agree with the others that it still looks like it needs to be altered more, as it’s still a bit too big for you.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I agree with PP about the dress looking like it doesn’t fit as snug as it should. And with removing the belt and replacing it with something else lower down. The dress is beautiful but it does need a little work to get it working for you. Simple things though, not a complete overhaul. 🙂

It’s a very beautiful dress and I think that taking it in a little bit and finding a complementary belt at your natural waist line will completely change how you see yourself in the dress.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

See if your seamstress can add some crinoline to give it more shape at the bottom. I’ve noticed that even dresses with a slight flare at the bottom (not even a crazy mermaid) look more flattering and just seem to give the wearer more of a shape. And you mention it being strapless- why not add some lovely lace cap sleevse or off-the-shoulder sleeves? It would look so romantic!

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