(Closed) Afraid to try on dress months after ordering …has anyone ever felt this way?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hi! Yes! I actually had a post a couple months back about how I knew I loved my dress on me but when I saw pictures I was like oh no!! But I went back and I tried on the dress when it came in and I still loved it. You will too!

Post # 5
1761 posts
Buzzing bee

I know what you mean! I bought mine off the rack, so I can put it on whenever I like (although it’s being stored at my SIL’s house). I am totally scared to put it on again though. I keep looking at the pictures of me in it and looking at other people in their dresses and thinking I made a horrible mistake.


I think if you felt good about yourself in it though, you will be fine.

Post # 7
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yes, I go through this a lot and am getting so anxious about my dress coming in.  I did recently go back and look at the pictures of the 15 dresses I tried, and after being removed from all the pictures for a while, I realized that my dress was definitely THE dress! 🙂  So hopefully when she gets here, I’ll still feel the same way!

Post # 8
49 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think most of us feel this way

I feel apprehensive cause I am afraid it wont fit. I have gained like 5 lbs and its a corset so it will be fine but I want to feel pretty motba heffer

Post # 9
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve lost about 15 pounds since I last tried the dress on. When I was measured, they put me a few sizes too big for my midsection because of my very abundant chest. I’m really worried that the corset-like top won’t look right once it’s altered or that the lines on it will be super far apart because I had to buy it so large. Eeek! 

I’m excited for it to come in, I’m just super nervous too. The sample I tried on was a 12 and it was way too small for my upper half, and I’m wondering what the 16 will look like! The stupid thing was supposed to come in around February, and it’s still not in! Uggh.

Post # 10
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had my first fitting last Saturday, and I’m still nervous! It’s hard to picture yourself in a dress that doesn’t really fit.  It scares me everytime I think about it.  You’re totally not alone!

Post # 11
3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I’m just afraid that my dress is going to look different new and not beaten up by thousands of brides trying it on. I saw the model in my dress afterwards and I was like… hmm, that looks different. It was much more pouffy, and just not what I wanted. So I’m hoping I can either beat it back down, or they made it pouffy for the model. Eeeh!

Post # 12
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I just bought my dress yesterday, and today I deleted all the pictures off my computer! I still have them on the phone, but I’m more likely to keep looking at the pics over and over again if it’s on my laptop. I find that I usually start thinking “oh I wish it was like this…” or “what if the dropped waist was a little higher”… etc if I keep looking at the pictures over and over again. I am sure I will love the dress once it comes in, in the right size! 

Post # 14
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

YES YES and YES! I was so worried about my dress! When I went to try it on for the first time when it finally came in it didn’t look right on me and the organza was all stiff. I was so upset because I thought the dress was made in a different material than the sample that I had tried on. I thought that the dress was made for someone with a different body than me. Also the dress was hemmed so I had  to wear flats which isn’t a big deal, thank goodness because my fiance is not too much taller than me. My second fitting was today. I was not looking forward to it at all but alterations did wonders! The dress seemed to have the shape it had when I tried on the sample that was clipped to me and my shape. Although I am still making changes: putting organza straps on and will have the belt fixed next time because I realized in the pictures we took today that it was crooked (which was probably done in alterations when they made the dress smaller.)

I am definitely like one of those Say Yes to the Dress brides who freaked out because they thought they got something that wasn’t exactly what they ordered. I do have to say though that the boutique did make a mistake about the length because I had told them I didn’t order my shoes yet and might wear up to 2 inch heels and that would be impossible with the way the dress came in.

BUT hold out your expectations/final opinion until the 2nd alterations fitting. I am in love with my dress again after today, as anyone can tell b/c I am on weddingbee at 1:30am b/c I can’t sleep b/c I am that excited! 😛

Post # 15
5106 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Um yeah. My dress isn’t due to arrive until JULY. Ugh.

To make it worse I have no pictures of me in it. Only one on MOH’s phone and it’s pretty crappy quality.

To say I’m freaking would be an understatement.

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