(Closed) Anxiety about looking beautiful in the dress

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1102 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I bought my dress in September. It was a sample, Maggie Sottero and I got it for $200. It was kind of a rushed decision, I was by myself, tried on a bunch of dresses and then said ‘wow, I kinda like this one’ and the girl said ‘and you can’t beat the price, only $200’ and then I kinda felt like I had to buy it.

I bought it and am now having dress regret. I brought the dress home to my parents house and tried it on around Christmas (had not seen it since I bought it) and after looking at the pics taken I def don’t feel ‘wow’ in it.

It’s funny because when I first, first tried on dresses she put me in everything.. and I am self concious about my body, HATED the fitted dresses and refused to try on any more like that. I stuck to A-line.

The dress I bought is A-line and honestly the biggest thing I wish is that its more fitted and more intricate.

I feel your pain!

I am going to look at more dresses… this doesn’t mean that you have to!

Post # 5
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@LedeLady:  I think you are being to critical of yourself! We all are! When it’s the big day and you have all your hair and make up done it will all come together. I’m sure it’s beautiful on you!

Post # 6
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@LedeLady:  Cell phone pictures are almost never flattering. I doubted my dress a little bit after looking at how I looked in the cell phone pictures. It was even hard to get that image and slight disappointment out of my head when I tried the dress on again. But alas, I know it’s just because the pictures weren’t great. I love my dress and it’s perfect for me. Don’t let a few bad images ruin your dress for you…and if its not just the pictures, then maybe Another shopping trip is in order. 😉

Post # 8
2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

First of all, no one should be judging themselves harshly over a cell phone picture.

Second, lots of people motivated to take care of themselves when they thing about wearing their wedding gown.  

Third, you look beautiful in your gown despite the crappy cell phone photo. Imagine how great you’ll look in pro photos After fittings and with accessories!


Post # 9
3141 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You have nothing to worry about !!! YOU LOOK GORGEOUS!!!! I love the dress that you choose, it’s stunning. Don’t let other people tell you what you should be wearing or what style looks best. All that matters is how you feel in the dress and no one will tell you that you should have worn something different on your wedding day. I think we all have some anxiety when we know all eyes will be on us but everyone Loved my dress and said I looked beautiful and never seen me happier!!! 

Post # 10
4687 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

Wow, that is super sexy and beautiful. Seriously! Do not change your mind!!! I think it’s very flattering.

Post # 11
1102 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Omg that’s beautiful!!! You look gorgeous!

Post # 12
548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

OMG you read so many posts like this but when I saw the pic of you in your dress, my jaw literally dropped.  You made ME have dress regret. 


Who makes your dress?! I simply love it.

Post # 13
1642 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@LedeLady:  First of all, you look absolutely beautiful so there is clearly no reason to worry. But let me tell you, I’ve BEEN THERE, DONE IT, BOUGHT THE T-SHIRT. I showed people a picture of me in my dress before it was fully altered, and they told me I looked wide. I was brooding over it for months. I felt crushed. I thought I made a terrible choice and that I would look bad on the big day.

But after a few trips to the seamstress, I can attest to the skills of a good seamstress.
I don’t have a before picture (I deleted it because I was beating myself up over it), but here’s the after:

Post # 14
17 posts
  • Wedding: January 2013

Seriously, gorgeous!  Your and your mom’s first instincts were spot on.  Your FH’s jaw will fall to the floor.

Drop that dress regret and don’t even think about looking for an A-line gown.

Post # 15
6221 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

that dress looks amazing on you, and it does things for your figure that an Aline couldn’t dream of. Rock it! 

Post # 16
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

What are you talking about?! You look stunning!

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