(Closed) dealing with dress regret

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What do you think of the dress?
    looks good : (19 votes)
    35 %
    you need a new dress : (34 votes)
    63 %
    other - explained in comments : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 6
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Aww, I think you look really pretty in your dress! And you definitely do not need to lose any weight. I think the dress needs to be taken in at the waist, it looks like you have a teeny waist and it’s currently being obscured a bit. The style is really whimsical and lovely, you look like a princess but in a totally non-OTT kind of way, almost nonchalant. I love that it has pockets and isn’t a full length gown. You could really do some beautiful shoes and show them off.

    What would be your dream dress, is there any way to add these elements to this dress to make it more you?

    Post # 7
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Do you have pictures of you in another dress? I’m not sure if I dont really like it OR if it’s what another PP suggested…it needs to be altered.

    Post # 8
    145 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Honestly I’m not sure if I’m feeling it. I love the bottom, it is really whimsical and fun but there’s just something off about the top half that I just can’t quite put my finger on. It doesn’t seem especially flattering and there’s something about that plain space between your boobs and the skirt that just doesn’t feel right. It is entirely possible that alterations plus a good bra would make the difference. I agree with gelaine22 that it would be nice to see you in another dress for comparison purposes.

    Post # 11
    23597 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Your dress is beautiful!

    Post # 12
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think it looks amazing from the back and side! The front looks great, except for the sides of the torso – as another poster said, it’s not you needing to lose weight, it just looks like it needs altering (taking in at the waist, perhaps?), because the lines there don’t flow too well.

    If you don’t have any photos of you in other dresses, maybe a photo of you in clothes that show your figure might help? Because I think that’s a fantastic dress, it just looks as if it needs altering!

    Post # 13
    145 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @gatorlovesturtle:  I think you could get a belt to work there without being bulky. My first instinct would be a simple sash/ribbon with some sort of embellishment on the side, middle will probably make it look bulkier and compete too much with the embellishment around the neckline. I do think you need something in that space even if it’s just a ribbon, it just looks kind of empty/unfinished to me. 

    If you want a little sparkle I would do a plain ribbon and buy a larger brooch. Wedding Factory Direct (http://weddingfactorydirect.com/broochs.html) has a big section of brooches if you want to get some ideas and of course there’s always etsy and ebay. Sashes with the embellishment already sewn onto the middle an always be tied to it’s on the side. 

    If you want something more whimsical, there are a lot of options for flower sashes. Maybe one larger flower or a couple small flowers would look cute. Some examples would be: http://www.etsy.com/listing/123228936/bridal-sash-in-blush-ivory-cream-flower or http://www.etsy.com/listing/109777722/romantic-ivory-flower-sash

    Post # 15
    9181 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    @gatorlovesturtle:  Oh I think you look adorable!  With some alterations, it’ll be great.

    Maybe add a blingy sash right over that seam at the waistline?  I think that would look really really good because yeah, the waist part look a little weird if I try to be critical…  I don’t think it would add bulk but it’s hard to say.  Give it a try!

    Post # 16
    3420 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

    When you go dress “looking” you should leave your credit cards at home!

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