Post # 31
I prefer your first dress, though I like how the other two look on you too. That’s because you have a lovely figure and could wear most things.
What do you mean by the first dress not being comfortable enough?
If it’s just that it’s too tight, that will be fixed when the dress is let out at the hips.
If what you mean is that you don’t like bring constricted through your thighs, well that’s the trumpet style so not much you can do about that. If that’s your issue, then only a less fitted style will be comfortable for you.
But it’s not like your first style is a dramatic low mermaid. You should be able to sit down and walk around fairly freely. You’re just not going to be able to do star jumps in it and stuff.
Maybe look for a cheaper lightweight a-line dress to dance in or something? It would be a shame not to wear the first dress altogether though. It’s so pretty.
Post # 32
I like the first best. Keep working on your weight loss, get some super Spanx and maybe let it out a smudge if you have to. You can do this Bee!
Post # 33
Your original dress is the best. Can you have it steamed so that the bottom flattens a bit? I think because it is new the ruffles/skirt sticks out too much. But it is a gorgeous dress and you don’t need to lose any weight. You look awesome.
Post # 34
punkybrewster : exactly! I agree that the 3rd one looks like wrinkled doilies stuck on her boobs! The first dress is awesome – I can’t believe you’d consider # 2 or 3
Post # 35
Dress 1 … the other 2 don’t compare. You have a great figure..stop being so critical & analytical of yourself. You look awesome. Plus, if you didn’t have hips your dress wouldn’t look as good as it does..in my opinion. You need hips to have fitted dresses look right. Trust me, you don’t want to have small hips. It makes your stomach/waist appear larger than it is. Please stay where you are & be happy. Life is way too short to even bother thinking about that…especially because of how attractive your figure is (Im not saying Im attracted to you, I don’t know another way to say it haha)! Keep your dress. It’s perfect.
Post # 36
novbride16 : Can I ask why you wouldn’t try letting out the dress to see if it’ll fit before trying on other dresses?
Post # 37
The first dress is so. Much. Better. Stick with it.
Post # 38
novbride16 : I love the first one and the third one but the big question here is:
Alterations aside, which one seems the most like you?
If it’s dress 1, don’t worry, it’s a very simple fix to let out the hips, I had the same problem with my dress (only I had it taken in too much at the beginning and started eating whatever I wanted after my first fitting haha). Have it taken out to the point where you can sit comfortably.
If however you’re feeling self conscious about the lines of the dress, you could choose something with the A-line gown but IMO you have the figure to work the trumpet – the dress just needs to fit right and you’ll be good to go!
Lastly – take it from me, I was stressing so much the last two weeks before the wedding about losing weight and was just so busy in the days leading up to the wedding that I shed everything and then some before the day.
Post # 39
- Wedding: November 2016 - Garden
novbride16 : all three dresses are beautiful. Its hard to choose. Haha. I would go for the 3rd dress if not the first one.
Post # 40
Seems like you have changed your mind about what you want for your wedding day. FYI a comfortable mermaid style dress doesn’t exist. My stylist explained that women that choose mermaids do it for style not comfort because I couldn’t find a comfortable one. She was right. If comfort is now at the top of your priorities for the dress you will have to buy another dress. Letting out the hips in your current dress will change the fit.
Post # 41
Dress one definitely. Have you tried it on with shapewear just to smoothen the lines?
Post # 42
they’re all stunning dresses. I like the 1st and 3rd one equally (even though I voted 3rd). The second is beautful as well but not as unique 🙂
Post # 43
Thanks for all the input! I think I’m just having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that once it’s let out the dress will FEEL much better. It’s so tight in the hips it’s making it bunch at my stomach and I can’t sit down. I’ve talked to the seamstress and she says there is plenty of room in the dress so I shouldn’t worry. And I didn’t want to alter it if I was going to end up getting a new dress; that would make it harder to sell this one. Anyhow I’m going to keep it and alter it and get some Spanx!! Thank you everyone for all the advice – especially to the person who pointed out I might regret not wearing my first choice – good point!
Up until now I thought I was doing a good job of not being a crazy bride lol! Is it just me or does it seem really easy to go a little bit nuts over the dress?! I never thought I’d get like this, but it is probably the most important dress you’ll ever wear, with everyone you know staring at you in it…eek!
Post # 44
November is still a while away. You should be fine
Post # 45
novbride16 : Remember that the more layers you wear under the dress the snugger it will fit! If you insist on wearing spanx, which might really not be necessary with the dress’ structure make sure that the seamstress alters the dress with that in mind, otherwise it will still fit tightly.