(Closed) Dress came, gorgeous but it doesn’t look right on me :(

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You need a birdcage veil, your hair off your shoulders and a pair of knock-out shoes. You will be fine, and look stunning. You picked the dress for a reason, and its really cute. Just remember to stay light on the top half of your body, because although the dress is adorable it could look too weighted down with too much jewelry or if you left your hair down. Own it, and you will be so happy! Good luck!

Post # 4
Member
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

maybe if you took out some layers of tulle and made more flowy it would look right… i think its just a little over done… and maybe thin out the straps a bit… looks like you are hiding behind all that fabric but its a beautiful dress with lots of potential with a good seamstress

Post # 5
Member
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I know this isnt what you want to hear but I like the pichure of the other dress better.  I think the dress your wearing is cute; but for some reason it just doesnt look elegant and feminine enough.  It could be it is too puffy like you said.  in the end its you that has to be happy with it, so experiment and have fun doing it πŸ™‚

Post # 6
Member
532 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would go talk to a tailor today and see what they can do. I agree that you should ditch your current veil and go for a strappy heel. I would have a few layers of tulle taken out and possbly shorten the dress by an inch or so. I think if it hits right above your knee, it won’t be taking over your petite frame as much. You can totally make it work! You just need a great tailor. Good luck!

Post # 7
Member
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think you need to either go with a birdcage veil like Stormala suggested or lost it completely. Definitely wear your hair up but I’m not sure if you need a necklace. Maybe different earrings, something a little more striking? I don’t think it looks too poofy and I can definitely see your waist. 

Post # 8
Member
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Personally, I love how poofy it is, its SO vintage couture, I LOVE IT!!!!! Don’t change!!

I think the idea with this dress is keep everything simple. The dres is so awesome, you don’t want anything competing with it. Your choices you listed are def in the right direction, I would go no veil, or do simple flowers or simple headband. You could do colored shoes, but I would go with a much bolder color that makes a statment. Def hair up, and I would go with no necklace, just small earings.

Take a look at this bride; her hair, jewlrey, and shoes are simple, and she looks STUNNING!

[attachment=928634,114759]

Post # 9
Member
532 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Also, instead of a veil you could do a hair flower. It would match your dress really well!

Post # 10
Member
450 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think the real problem is you need to situate that tulle. Did you steam it yet?? Steaming can really make all the difference.

 

Honestly, I think its a great dress. So sweet and sophisticated. Just perfect for going to Vegas.

 

I agree with what everyone else has said… get a smaller, bircage veil, do something with that beautiful red hair of your’s, and the shoes need to be lighter, and softer. Try a kitten heel peep toe. I think they have some great ones at shoes.com

I think because there is a lot going on on the dress, you need to simplify your other accessories.

Seriously, its so cute.

Post # 11
Member
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Wait a min, I think that pic I posted is YOUR dress minus the staps!!! LOL! Or its darn close πŸ™‚

Post # 12
Member
205 posts
Helper bee

I agree with the other posts above. It might be too late or not even an option but have you considered making the dress strapless? I’m sure a seamstress could do it. It kinda looks like your hiding underneath all that fabric. You look very petite and those straps seem a little wide for you. I would consider not doing a necklace and do some simple earings. Definitly wear your hair back in a low-do. You’ll look amazing Don’t stress so much!!!

Post # 13
Member
2634 posts
Sugar bee

I agree with steaming the tulle and possibly removing some of it.  I think it’s a great dress personally and it DOES look great on you.  I also am not loving the veil you’re wearing in that pic – I say skip the veil (you already have a lot of tulle) and go for a hair flower.

Post # 14
Member
324 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

honestly..I would not wear it…wear the other dress, its cute..sell the short one…it makes you look like your smuggling something under it. I dunno. sorry. 

Post # 15
Member
2249 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

i love the length! and I second a birdcage veil!

The topic ‘Dress came, gorgeous but it doesn’t look right on me :(’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors