(Closed) Anyone else sorta hate their dress?

posted 12 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I agree with the other posters — if money isn’t a huge issue, take it to someone else.  It sounds like yours isn’t just that you don’t like it, but that it literally fits your body poorly too. 

I’m not crazy about my dress at all either and at times I definitely sorta hate it.  I feel like I let other people influence me too much instead of going with my own gut.  🙁  But eh, what can ya do?  I sort of have gotten over it, bc in my mind it’s just a dress that I’m wearing for one day.  However, even if you’re not crazy about yours, I think the most important part is that you feel so uncomfortable in it that you can’t focus on a conversation!   I really hope you can get this worked out and good luck!

Post # 19
2249 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2021

Just remember- your seamstress works for YOU- not the other way around. You hired her to create a dress you would like. Not whatever she wanted. Also Could you post pics?

Post # 22
275 posts
Helper bee

I think it is very pretty!! I do like it better as a strapless dress than with straps though – Maybe you could find a broach or something to jazz up the front a bit if you feel it is too plain?

Post # 23
898 posts
Busy bee

I really like the idea of a broach on that! I think the dress is beautiful, but you should definately talk to another seamstress. It may just need some minor adjustments to make it more comfortable.

And if it makes you that uncomfortable, don’t do anything way different with your hair and makeup. Maybe just a little foundation to even out skintone for pictures, mascara, and lip gloss. Just do simple stuff.

I feel you on the scrutiny though…I really don’t want to be center stage either, but I guess it kind of comes with the territory.

Post # 24
625 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have worn multiple strapless dresses and they should not be that uncomfortable… or really uncomfortable at all.  I have never worn one with a built in corset so I am assuming that is what is making you uncomfortable.  Is it possible to have it removed and then get a seperate more comfortable corset to wear under you dress?

Based on what you wrote above I would highly suggest you ditch the veil and buy a flower, tiara, barett, or something else that is simpeler to wear in your hair.  If you feel like halloween because its over the top then simplify!  You should be excited about how you look on your wedding day not embarassed!!!

I like the idea of a sash or broach!  I think dressing up the front a little would look great.  It is simple but beautiful.  Maybe a little bolero or shaw would make you feel more comfortable also.. especially for the reception.


Post # 25
2022 posts
Buzzing bee

I think your dress is very pretty – I do like it a bit better as a strapless dress.  I think you should take it to a better seamstress and see what she can do to make it more comfortable for you.

Post # 26
1044 posts
Bumble bee

I think the dress looks great.  It actually looks better without the straps and makes it look more elegant.

Post # 27
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think if you are uncomfortable being the "bride" you will be uncomfortable in anything you wear, but I think your dress is very elegant! Maybe a gusset would give you a little more room to breathe?

Post # 28
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think it’s very pretty! Your crazy to not like it!!

 With that… if you think it’s boring bling it up with awesome jewelry (bracelet, chandelier earrings, necklace) a gorgeous sparkly headband would be fabulous even if you want to wear a veil with it!! And of course you can’t forget to have some fun with your shoes….


I hope that in the end you love it <3 

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