(Closed) A Unique dress.. too different?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think a lot of brides will look back and find their dresses embarassingly out of style (just some sooner than others). If you like it and it makes you feel good to wear it, then its the right dress for you. The day isn’t about the dress and thats what you will always remember about your wedding day when you look back.

Post # 4
36 posts

I don’t think there is one set "look" for your wedding, it should just be whatever makes you look and feel beautiful.  With that said, if you don’t like the dress maybe you can  get money back (or not 🙁 ) but if not maybe you can do alterations. Personally I think its great, my only concern would be can you walk well, dance, and be comfortable… if its all that don’t worry just enjoy your day, what matters is that you are married to your love at the end.

Post # 5
39 posts

the dress is great!  and besides, people are at the wedding to celebrate you and your marriage…not to criticize your gown of choice.  besides, i am similar to you in trying to do things a little unconventionally.  so no regrets!

Post # 6
5 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

I had the same nervousness right after I put the deposit on my dress.  I wanted something that didn’t look like the other 15 weddings I’ve been to this year.  I’ve finally convinced myself, after tons of time staring at pictures online, that I’m going to be so happy when I look back that I chose something unique.  Stick with your gut….first choices are the right one 99.9% of the time 🙂

Post # 7
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I like it a lot. If you like the way it looks on you, who cares if you are not wearing the bridal uniform strapless ballgown.  I LOOOOVE Rosa Clara and have been drooling over some of their 2009 designs. We’ll see if it’s in the budget.

Buy it!

Post # 8
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

All of those dresses are amazing! I like the dress your have picked and it sounds like you have the right body type to pull it off. 

I agree that the tiered trumpet is not "traditional" but I think the lace is a very traditional classic bridal fabric. It seems to me like the dress represents a mix of the tradional with a modern twist.  I also like you are making it strapless, I like that neck line much better. 

Good Luck! 


Post # 9
6 posts

This is your day! Wear what makes you feel beautiful! That’s what I did. I wore a gold gown- not the most traditional color. It turned out that eveyone loved my dress and several people wanted to borrow it! You will be a chic couture bride for sure!



Post # 10
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

You probably will look back and wonder, as will most of us as well. Styles change and therefore things will eventually become outdated.

If you’re not feeling comfortable about it NOW then that is another story…. just go with your gut. If you love the dress now and think it suits you well, which is sounds like it does, then go with it and don’t worry about becoming outdated later on!

Post # 11
5 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

Oh, honey, that dress is gorgeous, and if you love it, go for it!! All anyone will notice is how happy and beautiful you look!

Post # 12
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am extremely jealous that you got a Rosa Clara dress!  I can’t find it here in the states and I love, love, love their styles (and Two by Rosa Clara).  You’ll look gorgeous.

Post # 13
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

The dress is beautiful!  My stepdaughter is also tall and slim, and had a dress similar to that as a Bridesmaid or Best Man last year – and it was gorgeous on her.  I also think that you should pick something that makes you feel gorgeous, and that you feel represents your sense of style.  If that’s not a ballgown with crinolines, more power to you for having a personal style that transcends the stereotype!  My dress was also very elegant and simple compared to most wedding dresses, but it felt very right to me.  The main comment I have gotten – at the wedding and on the photos – is "Wow, what a gorgeous dress – It’s so you!"  Which I think is really the best complement you can get.  Plus I think your dress really is elegant in a fairly timeless way, so I really don’t think that you’re going to look back at the photos and wonder what you were thinking.  

Post # 14
26 posts

If you’re having doubts, look at where they’re coming from- from you or others/stereotypes about what a bride should look like/etc. If you love it now, go with it! Ignore any outside influences (mom/friends/sister) and if the dress is for you, you’ve made your decision and the good thing for those who like to criticize is that THEY WON’T BE WEARING the dress. Right? 

All dresses will go out of style at some point, as has already been pointed out. HOWEVER, if you feel serious regret and it’s too late, alter it to a point that you feel is more neutral. What’s done is done, but it doesn’t mean you can’t make it more "you"! You’ll look amazing if you go with your heart.

Post # 16
33 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008

I know that I have struggled with making choices based on what I like and want versus what I think people expect.  It takes guts to "think outside of the box".  I think that if your wedding doesn’t express your individuality and personality you’ll get lost in the planning and it won’t feel like your own party. 

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