(Closed) Dress I don't love + Pricey Alterations – Should I just get a new dress???

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What's the best dress option?
    Stick with the current dress and get it altered! : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Get the Jenna! : (9 votes)
    29 %
    Get another dress! : (20 votes)
    65 %
  • Post # 3
    4350 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think that dress is reasonably flattering on you. You might be more comfortable in a dress with a corset back since they are easier to adjust. I would go try on other dresses and see if there is something you like better since the alterations for the dress you already have are so expensive.

    Post # 4
    5004 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2018

    If you don’t love your dress and can afford another, go for it! You can try to sell the current one on preownedweddingdresses.com or recycledbride. 

    Post # 5
    452 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Just a thought – don’t forget that the new dress might require some alterations as well, so don’t forget to work that into the cost when trying to decide what to do!

    Post # 6
    3367 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Don’t get a dress because it “works”, get a dress because you love it. I think you could find something MUCH more flattering and that you love with sparkle on it! Just list that one on RecycledBride or on OnceWed and get your money back. Go shopping, buy yourself a dress that you LOVE! Honestly, I would steer away from the drop waist shilouette (which the jenna also has) and go for something with a pretty belt around your natural waist. I think it’ll compliment you a lot better. 

    Don’t think aobut what “works” on the beach, get something that you feel beautiful in! 

    Post # 7
    115 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    You can always sell your first dress. If i’m really honest, its not for you. I dont really think Jenna is either. Its similar in shape to your first dress. Like you said, a sparkly a line dress which kicks out at the natural waist, not a drop waist. That will fit you better. A lace up back is much more flattering. Good luck though x 

    Post # 8
    1257 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Michellejane:  I second this.


    I personally do not think that the current dress does anything for your figure. I think you may want to reassess the shape that best works for your body type. I agree with other PPs that you need to take into consideration that additional alterations may need to be done to a new dress. 

    Post # 9
    11268 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    if you don’t love it, maybe you should look for something more of what you are looking for and expecting.

    i think an a-line dress with beaded bodice and corset back would be best for you.

    Post # 10
    240 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’d take your time making your decision.  Dress #1 to be honest, is not as flattering as i think it could be and your description of it being so tight that you split the back does not seem like it would be very comfortable to wear. Have you gotten a second opinion on how much alterations cost?  I think this would be my first mode of action.  If the alterations are done well, your dress I think would look a lot more flattering than it does right now.  Why were the alterations so expensive in the first place? Also, have you factored in the cost of alterations into dress #2?  The cost is what would make me hesitate to say yes right away. 

    Post # 11
    1083 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My friend wore Jenna for her wedding – it’s a beautiful dress – but it’s about what YOU feel comfortable in. You’re obviously not in love with the dress you bought. I say go shopping again!

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