Post # 1
Yep, I have it! My reasons:
Most important: I liked the dress in person, but after looking at pictures of myself in it at the store, I don’t like it anymore. It just doesn’t look right in pictures.
Next: I can’t wear my hair down with this dress, and I really want my hair down.
Last reason (not super important): I can’t find shoes that I like that go with it (mainly because I don’t like the dress anymore).
I luckily when I ordered it, I verified with the manager that if the size didn’t work out or if I changed my mind, I could exchange it. So that’s what I’ll be doing.
So how many of you had dress regret?
If so, did you keep your original dress or get something else?
And if you did keep it, did you regret it?
Post # 3
My first dress was supposed to be a replica of a Martin McCrea design — and it turned out horribly! At first we were going to try and salvage it but the more I was around it, the more I hated it! The second dress was a “boho” style that didn’t match my accessories at all but it was better than the first dress! Then I happened upon dress #3 on eBay, I took a chance and got it and I was very pleased with it.
Post # 4
I had it and I bought a new one. My first one was a satin, mermaid that we got at a running of the brides for $300. My new one is a retro, natural-waist, taffeta ballgown. Due to a snafu with the designer, my new dress only ended up costing about $350-400…. so I was still under my dress budget even with 2 dresses.
Post # 5
Can you post of a pic of your dress?
I’m not understanding why you couldn’t wear your hair down with the dress you have.
Post # 6
Here are a couple of pics… my hair down just covers up basically the only part of the dress I like… “the cape”
Post # 7
Yeah you are right…i would wear your hair up for that dress….on another note
I LOVE YOUR DRESS….i have never seen anything like this on wedding bee before, its amazing…so so so gorgeous.
What about doing something loose at yourneck instead, kind of halfway in between type thing
Like this…so its still down, but in the front so it doesnt take away from the back?
Post # 8
I still think you could wear your hair down with no problems.
Post # 9
What about wearing your hair down but off to the side? like a curly side pony or something?
Post # 10
i think you could still wear your hair down. it looks slightly different yeah, but still awesome!
Post # 11
DOESN’T LOOK RIGHT IN PICTURES!?!?!?! This dress gave me my favorite session of all time! I’ll pm you the link. It looks AMAZING in photos!
Post # 12
That’s funny…I loved that same dress in the catalog, and thought it looked great when I tried it on. However, my friend emailed me photos of me in it, and suddenly I hated how I looked and didn’t end up ordering it. I thought it odd that my memory of the dress differed so sharply from the photographic evidence (that didn’t happen with other dresses) and it sounds like you had the same experience.
However, seeing YOUR dress pics, I think that you look great. Honestly! Even with your lovely hair down. You’ve got the height and the figure to pull off this dress well. I like the hairstyle Baileyh suggested — back a little, but not “up.”
The cape part of that dress detaches, as I recall, but it sounds like you don’t want to remove it. Maybe you can find a way to wear that dress that feels right to you. Can you pin hair up and wear cape for ceremony and then remove cape and take hair down for reception? That could be fun!
You’ve got plenty of time and a very resellable dress. If you can’t make peace with it, I say sell it and get something you absolutely love!
Post # 13
Ahh, thank you all so much! And KLP2010, it does look great in those photos. I’m also getting married on a yacht, so the wind will pick it up right… So now I don’t know! More things to think about.. lol.
@Baileyh: Thank you! I was originally thinking of doing my hair like that, but I’ve never really been a side pony-tail kind of girl. But after seeing that pic, it looks great. Maybe when the dress comes in, I’ll have a friend do my hair like that and I’ll see how it looks.
Thanks Bees for all your advice and kind words. I guess I’ll have to wait and see when the dress comes in in the right size what I decide to do.
Post # 14
@JenniMichele: Your dress is so beautiful! I LOVE the cape 🙂
Post # 15
@JenniMichele: If you’re getting married on a yacht and it could be windy, I would wear your hair up, anyway… otherwise, it could get “ugly” real quick 😉 Personally, I think it looks fantastic on you and would be perfect for your setting!
Post # 16
@jadeblue: How funny! I loved it in person too, and when I look at the pics… I don’t know. I just don’t want to feel like this about my wedding pics. I feel like bust is somewhat strange too (the boning in the bust looks weird), so that was adding to my dislike of it.
But I like the idea of pinning my hair up w/ the cape for the ceremony and taking the cape off & hair down afterwards… I’ll ask my hair lady if she can do something like that.