(Closed) Dress Doubts?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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944 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I just purchased my dress on Saturday.  While it’s far from what I thought I would get and initially loved—it looks great on me and I still feel fantastic in the dress.  I wanted lace, maybe a little beading, a little pouf in the skirt but not ballroom type poufy. Instead I found an all ivory no lace, no beading, no fancy stitching and it has a corset back with v-neck off the shoulder straps. I have thought about what I could do to make the dress “mine”. Add a colored ribbon for the corset back instead of just ivory. Add some colored shoes. Add a great accessory for the hair. Jewelry can really change things up a bit too.

Is there something you can do to make the dress “yours” and not just a dress you picked?  What does it look like?  Do you think you set yourself up with pretty high expectations to love the dress so much it’s not living up to your dream?

Remember, the day you were that dress you will be so giddy on emotions the dress will make it even better because you will be the bride.  You will be the one in the fancy dress, carrying a bouquet, maybe a veil, etc and you will look fabulous ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m sorry you feel that way. Was there another dress you loved and would make you happier? You may try looking at samples and used dresses that may still work in your budget, if there’s something you absolutely want. Otherwise maybe you can work with the dress you got and invest in some extra alterations to make it more like what you want? Play with the silhouette, neckline etc, or accessorize it with lace/beading/sash etc? At least your dress came in early so you have enough time to get creative with it. It might be easier once you’ve identified whis aspect of the dress you’re not crazy about. If you want to post some pics maybe we can give you some ideas too. Good luck.

Post # 6
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10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

((HUGS)) I totally understand the feeling.  What is it about your dress that you dislike?

Post # 7
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268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think it looks great. & as for picturing yourself; I picture your hair back in a loose updo with loos spiral curls. Something like this….. [attachment=693075,89927] [attachment=693075,89928]

Post # 8
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944 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree with LacyLust those hairstyles would look awesome–but do your hair the way you feel best is for you. I’m not a high updo kinda gal so I actually just saved the photo of Eva for my inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚  I had a hard time finding a dress too so I know your pain.  Have you thought about trying to sell the dress?  But then if you do is there even a dress you are confident you would pick and want to wear.  That’s the question.  Also, how much time until the wedding?

Post # 9
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3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@cakey110 – I just got finally got to look at your photos. I know it’s your opinion that counts and not mine, but I think you look lovely in your dress. Really lovely. That dress has everything I wanted and didn’t get: the corset top, the drop waist, the full skirt, and the lace…And I spent thousands on my dress! Could it be that you’re looking at yourself at a overly critical light, and possibly reflecting other wedding worries onto this too?

You still have months before the wedding…Do you have the finances to go for a professional hair and make-up trial? They usually try on several different looks and you might just love what you see in the mirror, and get a clearer idea of what you want. I agree that it’s difficult to put a complete look from scratch. Also, if the store you bought your dress sells accessories as well, go back and try on some with the dress on? I was very lukewarm about my dress until I went to look at the store sample again a few weeks ago, and tried it on with a necklace, earrings and hair accessory they suggested. I didn’t buy any of them (way too expensive) but suddenly the dress looked much more beautiful to me!

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