Post # 1
I bought my dress a couple months ago, but I’ve been having doubts about it, mainly because people don’t seem to have an enthuasiastic response when I show them pics.
My dream dress for a long time was a Melissa Sweet one. I kept comparing every other dress to it, and I could definitely picture myself wearing it at my wedding. But as much as loved it, there was something off. I couldn’t put my finger on it. Also, at $4000+, the price was way over what I had initially thought I would spend. But my bridesmaids all loved it (in pics), it was my favorite thus far, and I was set to order it.
But then when I went back to try it on, I saw this other dress (from the Priscilla of Boston Jewel line) that looked pretty on the rack and had to try it on. And when I did, I immediately felt like the dress popped. I don’t know if it was the color (this one’s a much lighter ivory) or the silver beading in the middle, but it just seemed to brighten me up more than the Melissa sweet did. My mom and dad (I decided to bring my dad for this one!) both loved it, and while they also loved Melissa Sweet, they thought the Jewel one made me glow. I agreed, and at half the price of Melissa Sweet, I excitedly put a deposit down.
Fast forward a couple months – I finally got around to showing people my Jewel pics, and they don’t seem to have the same positive response as they did to the Melissa Sweet. And now I’m starting to wonder if there’s something strange about the dress that I’m not picking up. Is it the silver beading? Or is it too princessy? I think the Jewel definitely needs to be tailored more, especially on top. I attached some pics of both below.
Did I make the wrong decision? What do you think?
Post # 3
having trouble uploading the pics – will post soon!
Post # 4
I don’t see a pic!? Remember it is YOUR day, you should wear the dress YOU like!
Post # 5
I’d love to see a photo if you can get it uploaded. 🙂
You know I started to regret my dress choice after I ordered, mostly because it was so different than the original idea I had in my head. Some of my friend/family members weren’t exactly estatic when I showed them the photo of my actual dress–I think because they were expecting something else. I worried a lot about it, but when my dress finally came in, I was so relieved, because I knew it was the right choice. Once everyone saw me in it, they agreed too. Maybe that’s why everyone’s reacting the way they are? they just had a different idea in their head originally? that doesn’t mean your dress isn’t fantastic.
Post # 6
ok got the pics uploaded :] just a note – on the Jewel, there should be another strap on the other side (but straps are detachable).
yeah, I’m thinking it’s because they didn’t really picture me in that kind of dress too.. I hope I’m reassured when it comes in and I get to try it on again!
Post # 7
If you are showing people those pics, I am SURE it is because the top of the Jewel dress is not tailored at all. It just doesn’t fit you yet, and has strange looking boobies.
I think the Jewel is is GORGEOUS, and different. The Melissa Sweet is pretty too, but I think the Jewel is absolutely stunning. I really think that once the Jewel is tailored it will be a completely different story.
Post # 8
I personally LOVE the Jewel. It is really unique and it looks great on you! Once you have the correct size in it,I don’t think you should have any doubts at all. So refreshing to see a different style! Great choice!!
Post # 9
I think both dresses are fab but I actually prefer the Jewel one more. However, it really should just matter how YOU feel about the dress. Don’t worry about other people’s reactions or opinions. You are going to be the one wearing it and you should wear whatever makes you feel beautiful. I agree that it probably doesn’t help that the Jewel dress is so big on you, so it is probably difficult for people to understand how it will look when it’s fitted to you properly. I had to choose between two dresses I really liked too and I know it’s not easy. I still really like the other dress that I didn’t end up choosing, but sometimes you just have to make a decision and realize that there are probably many dresses that would look great on you but you can only have one. You didn’t make the wrong decision as long as you love the dress you picked!
Post # 10
I think the jewel one is GORGEOUS!!! I love how simply beautiful it is! I think it was a good buy 🙂
Post # 11
They both look great on you. Maybe people are just a little less excited with the Jewel because it’s not the first time they’re seeing you in a dress?
Post # 12
I think the “off” reaction you got is purely because the dress hasn’t been altered. As it is it looks boxy due to the poor fit and it’s a big leap from what is there now to how it will really look on the wedding day. Once you get it altered it will be amazing! I think you made the right choice.
Post # 13
I like the Jewel better as well! I know that I found it hard to imagine how my dress would look on me when I had those huge clips in the back pulling it in. It really does change the way that the dress fits you completely. It will be gorgeous once it is tailored to you!
Post # 14
The Jewel dress is beautiful! I think once it’s tailored you’ll feel a lot better about it! Of course the Melissa Sweet is beautiful too–really it comes down to whatever you like! I don’t think you can go wrong with either dress! =)
Post # 15
I LOVE the Jewel, it is so sophisticated and elegant. The straps, the waistline beading, the neckline, and the fabric are amazing! It just needs to be tailored. I also think it is a much more unique dress than the Melissa Sweet, which looks to me more like the type of dress you could find similar in almost any dress line.
Go with what you want! You are the one who needs to be happy! Either way you are going to be BEAUTIFUL!
Post # 16
You made the right choice by ordering the Jewel dress. It is gorgeous! So unique
I prefer it over the Melissa Sweet dress.
Please do not stress over what others think. It is your day!
I stressed over my dress also bc all my friends spent thousands on their wedding gowns and mine was only $1200. But in the end, I loved it. It looked great & fit me perfectly.
best of luck !