(Closed) Beginning to really dislike my wedding dress – honest opinions with helpful tips

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
2122 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

Honest opinions coming up! Your arms look great, no worries there! But I just don’t like satin, it looks cheap. Could you add a tulle skirt over it and poof it out more with a crinoline?

Post # 3
34 posts
  • Wedding: January 2010

Honest opinion. I think you look great!!!! 

your arms do not look big at all. Looks long and slender. I really love the dress. it’s so elegant and classy. The pleats and the back has just the right amount of sexiness!! So feminine and classic. 

you chose a great dress I think and you Look great in it. Post more pictures!

Post # 4
397 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

first of all, your dress is lovely and you look awesome in it! I’m not really a ballgown kind of gal, but oh my, I LOVE your dress. I know what you mean by not feeling totally happy with your arms, but I can’t really tell. If you want to feel better about them, do some toning exercises for them and do yoga. That will help tone all over with your arms, shoulders and back. When I got married, I had pretty large arms (much bigger than yours!) and found that certain poses would make my arms look smaller than they were. In the end though, only you will be bothered by your arms. No one else will be. I look back at my pictures and while I still see the chubby arm fat, I notice more the love-filled faces of myself and my Darling Husband. 

Post # 5
34 posts
  • Wedding: January 2010

Satin doesn’t look all that great in person but in pictures it looks great. Especially these pictures. It looks so thick and luscious.   Seems like a very expensive satin. 

Post # 6
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

The dress is gorgeous but I don’t think it’s at its best yet. It still looks too big for you around the waist. When it’s altered to fit – and if you lose more weight – it will make a whole lot of difference.

I also feel that the belt is adding a bit of bulk, but it might not look that way once the dress is taken in. If it does, maybe you could look at having it removed and replacing it with a standard belt or sash that fits tightly. 

Also I think the waistline could do with being about an inch higher. I don’t think it’s at your best spot right now.

Nothing wrong with your arms or back at all. When the dress fits you, everyone will be looking at your fab body and won’t even notice your arms. 

Post # 7
461 posts
Helper bee

I actually think you look phenomenal!  I adore your dress and once it is fitted it may make you feel better.  In this situation I often think it helps to try on the dress with nice makeup hair and accessories, when you are feeling good about yourself.

Having said that I so know where you are coming from.  I am second guessing my dress and not for the first time.  There is just so much choice out there.  What I found worked is to tell myself – stuff the money if I am not happy then I will buy another dress.  Having said that to myself I have found that there actually isn’t another dress out there that I would rather have!!  I love yours but I know I want a fitted mermaidy type so I wouldn’t go for that.  I know I don’t want beaded and not keen on lace so it makes me feel much better about the one I have!

Maybe you should try on a few others even if it is to make sure that you have made the right decision.

Post # 8
508 posts
Busy bee

cocopops:  Your arms are not big. Stop that thinking right now! We women are sooooo hard on ourselves. 

If you wanted to jazz up the dress I’d add a blingy belt or add crystals to the existing waistband. The dress is lovely as it is but I’d add some waist bling for extra pop. Even a fine tulle overskirt with crystals might be good.  🙂

Post # 9
8727 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Honest opinion- stop being silly.

Post # 10
34 posts
  • Wedding: January 2010

clairebbbear:  ah yes. These observations. I agree!!

Post # 13
1224 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

cocopops:  OK, honesty time…I love the dress, it’s simple, elegant, classy and I don’t think the material looks cheap at all, it looks really thick and luxurious and falls really well, even though the dress isn’t altered to fit you yet.

However, and this is a big first for me, I think it would look much better without the illusion neckline. I get that the material has to be different, but here I think the contrast between simple and elegant and the blingy straps is just too big. The dress would look amazing strapless with a statement necklace or a more detailed veil.

PS. Your arms are fine!


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