(Closed) Bought a dress and now I dont want it…anyone else?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2836 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

This is a common theme on the hive.  Yes, some bees have sold their first dress to get the second dress. Others have stuck to the first dress they bought. It really all depends on what you can afford. But stop looking at other dresses once you buy a dress! That’s the best advice I can give. Something newer and more beautiful will always come along.

Post # 4
582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@amlou30:  I think they look really similar.. I am sure on your wedding day you will love the first one, after all you picked it!

Post # 6
33 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014

I did so I bought a second dress. I’m going to wear my new dress for the ceremony and pictures and my original dress for the reception.

Post # 7
455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@amlou30:  What is it about the second dress you like more?  If you can’t pinpoint what you like more, you’re just having nerve and will fall back in love with your dress when you try it on again. 

If it is something specific, can you make small changes through tailoring/accessories to bring some of that into your dress? 

Post # 8
3336 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

If you’re not happy, then by all means go find a better dress!

Post # 9
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I did, and am in the process of trying to sell my old dress.  I really just rushed into buying the first one because it was part of a sample sale where you had about 15 minutes to try dresses on and decide, so I didn’t have a chance to really think about it.  I will say that the only reason I bought the second dress is because I found them both as samples and together both dresses were less I had originally budgeted.  If I had needed to double my budget or go well beyond, I think I would have focused more on what I could have done to alter the first dress to fit what I wanted.  

Also, I think your dress is lovely and looks great on you!

Post # 10
554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@howtobeawife:  +1


OP, sleep on it, and maybe try it on again! Women are fickle! Plus it is such an emotional purchase and the stress of finding the “right” one can make you second guess yourself. Good luck to you!

Post # 11
558 posts
Busy bee

Okay, first of all, you can actually get your current dress altered.

(If you can afford it, you could get a second dress, but you might not be able to justify that)

With your current dress, there is a lot you can do!


Ask a dressmaker to make a sweetheart neckline – that takes care of the top half

Get your dress dyed Blush

buy a pink sash / have one made

Get layers added to the bottom, or discuss with a dressmaker what the options are. She may have some good ideas about suitable flouncy skirts. I’m sure it would be no problem to do.

The good thing is, you have the dress in your hands so you don’t need to go through the whole ordering process again and you’ll probably save money by altering the dress and you might end up with something better than both of them, with the guidance of your dressmaker and your own inspiration. 

Post # 12
2495 posts
Buzzing bee

@amlou30:  The Palm Springs is a LOT of dress. It doesn’t look overwhelming on the model, but it’s too much dress for the girls I’ve seen on bridal shows. Have you tried it on yet, or do you just like the idea of it? I think the dress you have is really flattering on you and I think you should keep it!

Post # 15
982 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@amlou30:  I went through dress regret.  And while sometimes its just a matter of getting alterations to make it fit perfectly and flatter your body, my case was that I for some reason picked a style completely different from what I originally wanted.  So, I bought my dream dress and LOVE IT.  However, I’m now going through the hassle of trying to sell my first gown and it’s not easy.  I’m going to lose money but what people are offering is such a severe hit!  Ugh, I haven’t been willing to accept an offer just yet.

Post # 16
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

That just happened to me. I didn’t like the back of my ordinal dress. I bought my dream dress last night and I’m planning on selling dress #1. I was hesitant because my parent bought my original dress. I called my mom and told her how I felt about the dress, she understood and told me to try and sell it so I can use the money towards the new one. I really thought she was going to be upset but she was very understanding. 

I just bought my dress

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