Does this dress look cheap?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

What parts of this dress do you love? Just the shape? The lace?

Maybe if you tell us the parts you really love we can help you find something similar.

Post # 18
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Honey bee

It looks lovely. Does not look at all cheap to my eye.

Post # 19
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Busy bee

I like the neckline the way it is! Personally sweatheart necklines are not my favorite.  I don’t think the dress looks cheap at all. I suppose you could get a price quote on what it would take to change the hem of lace to match the hem of the rest of it if you really wanted to.

If it was me I would change the sash as well, but that is all I would change. I think the hem is something that may bother you now, but on your wedding day I bet you wouldn’t give it a thought.

In no way does the dress look cheap to me, and I would leave it alone other than maybe change the sash. Have you tried it on with a veil and accessories? Maybe that will help you decide. I hope you stay with this dress, I really like it.

Post # 20
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Helper bee

Have to sent the pictures to your FSIL? Tell her you aren’t sure like how far the lace goes out past the underskirt and ask for her opinion on how to make it look better! I’m sure she would have some great ideas.

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

moz89 :  sooo beautiful on you not cheap!

Post # 22
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Newbee

You can get it to look a lot more expensive by changing the belt and by hemming the lace to almost match the inner dress layer. Otherwise it really isn’t that bad, just a regular bridal gown.

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Gloucestershire, UK

The lace on your skin does look cheaper… I think it’s just the design of the lace, combined with the jewels, it reminds me a bit of a white prom dress.

Is your budget quite limited? Have you tried WED2B? I was super sceptical about their £400-600 price range and assumed they’d all be awful, but we went in to have a peek and I was so impressed in the quality and look. 

Post # 24
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Bumble Beekeeper

moz89 :  

It has a 40/50’s retro look to  it somehow. Is that what you want ?

If so, then  all I would do is change the belt/sash( I see people  saying to ‘change the belt up’ but I wouldn’t  put it any higher, though I would  make it a tad wider I think )

Othewise I would widen the illusion neckline, but keep its nice bateau  shape. I’d leave the actual neckline alone , it would not be improved by being made into the ubiquitous deep sweetheart  shape.

I like the way the lace is longer than the undergown , but is it just  a cut hem to the lace ?  That can make a dress look less upmarket – I’d have it narowly hemmed it if it is just cut. 

Post # 25
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Bumble Beekeeper

moz89 :  

It has a 40/50’s retro look to  it somehow. Is that what you want ?

If so, then  all I would do is change the belt/sash( I see people  saying to ‘change the belt up’ but I wouldn’t  put it any higher, though I would  make it a tad wider I think )

Othewise I would widen the illusion neckline, but keep its nice bateau  shape. I’d leave the actual neckline alone , it would not be improved by being made into the ubiquitous deep sweetheart  shape.

I like the way the lace is longer than the undergown , but is it just  a cut hem to the lace ?  Is that wht you mean by “not flowing naturally” ? That can make a dress look less upmarket – I’d have it narowly hemmed it if it is just cut. 

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