(Closed) Argh dress regret…bought my dress too early :(

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
220 posts
Helper bee

WOW- that dress is stunning on you!  But David’s has so many styles available, I’d go back and try some more formal strapless gowns to get some peace of mind and help your decision.

Post # 4
547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The dress is amazing on you!  The fit is wonderful and it shows off your figure just perfectly.  I would say that it would be fine for an indoor fancier wedding.  Just accessorize it with beautiful jewelry and a fancy veil.  It’s honestly really a stunning dress.

Post # 5
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

That dress looks like it’s made for you!  It’s beautiful!

We all tend to second guess our decisions, especially with dresses.  I wouldn’t stress yourself about it.  I have read that most ladies wind up buying the first dress they tried on.  This one is a keeper πŸ™‚

Post # 6
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I also tried that one! It’s so nice on you! I don’t think it’s too informal. Maybe add drama with a viel? I think you should try to go back and see the other dresses of they can exchange it if you really don’t think this suits the venue. I also bought a dress there that was The One. But we changed plans. so I have the dress at home now amd it wont be worn lol. Depending on your time frame I would not stress it. The look is complete wjen you do hair makeup FORMAL…You look amazing!

Post # 8
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Wow!! That dress looks AMAZING on you, your body is perfect for that dress! Rock it, girl! Cool I think it would be perfect for a more formal wedding. Some suggestions I have would be to pair it with a sophisticated, sleek updo or low side-bun or ponytail (on opposite side of the strap) and some old Hollywood make-up. Whatever direction you take, you will look phenomenal on your big day!! 

Post # 9
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Wow, it’s stunning! If I were a guest at a wedding and saw a friend or family member wearing this, I would be impressed at their taste. Lovely dress! Trust your initial decision


Post # 10
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I know exactly how you feel! I felt the same way for a little while…I think if you try on more dresses you will probably realize how much you still love your dress…and if not, then I am sure you will find the one πŸ™‚ Either way, good luck, but dont feel bad, it’s a normal feeling πŸ™‚

Post # 11
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I empathize. I tried on dresses on a Sunday and again on a tuesday and bought mine that tuesday. It’s on layaway, and I have been trying to hard to be confident I bought the right dress. It’s a replica of Justin Alexander 8483. It’s beautiful, but doesn’t have as detailed 3D lacing on it. 

I have memorized the Justin dress and I think that’s causing me issues, because I know the differences in them. However, I don’t want to afford the JA dress, and this replica, which was made by Anya Bridal, is beautiful. Really it is. I was floored when I saw it and the price. I did want it and I was grinning so big in my try-on pics.

I just felt I chose too quickly or something. I look at the pics everyday and I’m thinking of going to the shop and seeing it again, but really, I’m that kind of person to second guess myself, so I just told myself to be happy with it and let it go.

I don’t know if you can exchange or return the dress you have, but yeah, trying on more might make you love your dress more or it might let you definitely know you need to change dresses.

Post # 12
34 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

@petitcupcake:  “destination section” means nothing! That dress is gorgeous and NO ONE will know that its listed under destination. Whether you decide to exchange is up to you, but I wouldn’t worry about the dress. I think it is fancy enough for a more formal wedding and I guarantee no one will criticize you. It’s lovely!

Post # 13
641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Hey girl im going thru the same thing right now lol. trust me trying on more dresses will only confuse you more!! thats what I did and drove myself crazy πŸ˜› I got a very simple gown too, that even my consultant said looked too “destination” but really your the one who sets the rules for your wedding πŸ™‚ if that dress is the one you love it doesnt matter how fancy it is!

Post # 14
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

You look beautiful!  I am not a fan of the one strap because I think it’s too trendy, but if you keep it, you will look gorgeous on your wedding day.

It took me almost 100 dresses to find the one.

Post # 15
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

if you can exchange at DB, then go back and try on more. But I disagree with you- I think this dress is formal enough.

i also agree with the above poster who said the one-strap is really trendy right now. you might want a more timeless, classic look?

good luck!

Post # 16
1070 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

A friend of mine had the SAME problem. She went from having a beach wedding in Hawaii with a mermaid cut dress to a mountain wedding in Washington and was totally screwed. She did NOT want her mermaid dress up in the Cascades.

She went back to David’s and the exchanged it for one of equal or greater value! She got a BEAUTIFUL a-line Vera Wang White with oak-like details for only $200 more.

You can exchange it. Venue shift happens.

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