Post # 17
Wow thanks guys, you have been very helpful. I keep telling myself that there is a REASON I bought my dress, and I know I am very picky so I wouldn’t buy something that looked terrible on me. I never thought I would be a “dress regret” bride… I always wondered how someone could flip the switch like that?! Now I know, haha.
No wonder you loved that dress, it looks amazing on you!
I guess one thing that has bothered me is that I am pretty petite, and I have read so many things on the Bee lately saying that someone without a full figure can’t pull off the Adorae. I guess that’s what I get for taking unintended advice personally.
Funny that we’re having the opposite problem! Why can’t women just make up their minds?! lol
Pertinent story. Thanks a lot 🙂
Post # 18
I don’t think you have to have a full figure to pull off the Adorae! I actually prefer it on slim girls to be honest, but that is just my opinion. All that matters is you feel beautiful in it!
Post # 19
Me too! Same exact problem. argh.
The adorae is pretty much the exact dress that is giving ME dress regret 😉 your dress is absolutely stunning, and I am sure you look amazing in it! I really dont think you should go try on dresses this weekend, I dont think it will help.
Post # 20
I am having the opposite problem! I just bought the Allure 2101 from a bridal shop. Took it home and freaked out. It is not returnable, but wondering if the shop will take it back if I offer to lose money on it… I can see if I can try it on and take a picture for you to see if you would like the shape better. Gorgeous dress, but a bit disappointed with the fabric. It is polyester, and gets a bit hot… (my face gets red when I dance …)
Post # 21
I bought the Allure 8802 and I love it. I have a few pictures of it around here somewhere but can post a photo if you want to see it.
Post # 22
Can I ask how much you payed and how you feel about the fabric? It may help my freak out 🙂 thank you so much 🙂
Post # 23
I live in Canada so it’s probably a bit more up here, but I paid about $1200. I love the fabric. It’s taffeta so it’s nice and light, plus it’s a little shiny and makes that wooshing sound when I walk around. I went shopping with the idea of getting a dress made of taffeta in mind so it was exactly what I wanted.
Post # 24
The Adorae is an absolutely stunning dress and I’m sure you look fabulous in it because it seems to compliment everyone’s body SO well. I had it on and LOVED it (it was actually the only dress that made my mom cry!) but it just wasn’t what I was looking for. That being said, you bought it in the first place for a reason…try to think back to what that moment was like when you first had it on. However, if you’re really regretting your decision, only you can know when you are really happy. I ended up having dress regret too and buying another dress and am really happy now. So do what feels right in your heart!
Post # 25
I think your dress will look great!
A few weeks ago I ran into trouble with my dress and it looked like I might have to order a new one. I started thinking “Well maybe this is my chance to try on the stuff I didn’t look at the first time. This is when I get to see if I really want to change my dress!”. I went out and looked and although I found others that I really liked, and even loved, nothing really trumped the feeling that I got from my dress. I think you just have to keep some perspective as to why you got the dress in the first place. And try to keep in mind that even though dresses look beautiful on other brides, it doesn’t mean they look any prettier than yours does on you!
Post # 26
When I posted this I think was in the midst of a minor bridal meltdown, because after googling more pictures of other girls in the dress and remembering how I felt when I chose Adorae, I decided to stick with it!
It’s hard when you buy your dress and then wait months and months before you can see it again. It gives you a ton of time to doubt yourself! My Maid/Matron of Honor assured me that she wouldn’t have let me buy anything that wasn’t flattering, and she is super fashion oriented so that put me at ease too.
I guess I broke the cardinal rule… STOP LOOKING AFTER YOU BUY!
Learn from me girls and be happy and confident in your decision!
Post # 27
I bought the Adorae and was TOTALY regretting it – i had no pictures with me in it, and was seeing all these other dresses that were making me drool. More princessesy and airier. But then my dress came in and I had my fitting, and i completely fell in love w/ my dress again! So stick with it at least until you get your first fitting! And try not to look at other dresses.
Post # 28
To quote you: “it’s because I bought my dress a good 8 months before the wedding, haven’t seen it, and have had entirely too much time to stew over it, but I’m thinking of something completely different than what I bought!” There is the answer and the problem for soooo many of us.
I am in the same boat and keep regretting NOT getting the Adorae (my mom loved it, I don’t know how I feel). Do you have photos of yourself in it? Would love to see, it is such a flattering dress.