Post # 1
Title says it all, i’m not feeling my wedding dress, my arms look big in it and I haven’t gotten the ‘wow’ factor from it that I thought i’d get. The waist has to be taken in but I don’t think that’s going to magically transform the dress. What are your opinions of the dress? Is there anything I could do to it to make it look better on me? I’ve lost 7lbs and am aiming to lose more, I feel like my arms and back are giving me a bad overall look as well.
Post # 2
- 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
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
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 DH.
Post # 5
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
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
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
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
Honest opinion- stop being silly.
Post # 10
ah yes. These observations. I agree!!
Post # 12
Thanks MrsY – think i’ll stick with the satin though I do love a bit of tulle, I’m a plain girl at heart and think this might be a bit too much x
Post # 13
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!
Post # 14
Thanks B, theses are the only ones i have, i’ll be back in three weeks after my next fitting!
Post # 15
Claire, you’ve been really helpful in verbalising what i’m seeing. Def going to consider moving the waist up a bit and maybe halfing the belt? I’ve also just received the Jillian michaels dvd and hope to tone up with that. x