Post # 16
I think the dress is lovely! I LOVE the lace detail on the skirt. It’s gorgeous! You can always accesorize if you feel that something is missing. Maybe a bolero jacket or some statement jewellery? If you feel like the dress regret is deep then you could try to buy a new one. Honestly I love your dress. Timeless and classic. What did you have in mind?
Post # 17
mnbride16: Some shops sell crinolines and some don’t. Your best bet is to talk with them or the seamstress for their recommendations. There are a lot of bees on this site that added it to their mermaid or fit and flare dresses! You should do a search and see if you like the look.
Yup! They essentially do what hoops do. I remember seeing one bee who used a modified hoop instead of a crinoline on her fit and flare style bc she found crinolines to be too hot for her. It looked great. They are especially nice if you’re planning on having a summer wedding.
Regardless, it’s absolutely normal to be nervous about your dress before alterations. Just know you look beautiful the dress and the dress is lovely 🙂
Post # 18
mnbride16: I am so sorry you had a bad experance dress shopping. It really should be lot of fun like dressup. Yous should relax and enjoy every monent because you only do this once in your life.
Post # 19
Same experiemce for me and my dress. Wish I would have gone with the other one but I’m trying to temind myself of the positive things I like about it, it’s only a dress, in the end were getting arrows to someone we love, they don’t care what we wear, and no one else will know the other opens we had and if they looked better.
Post # 20
Just wanted to extend my gratitude and thanks to all the responses! I gave myself some time to consider if this dress was “the one”, and keep defaulting back to “if you have to second it guess it this early on, you will second guess it for the rest of your wedding” (something the boutique employee told me when I hesitated). I will be trying the dress on in January, but will still consider posting it to sell.
Thanks so much again for all the insight!
Post # 21
If this is the dress I think it is, I tried this one on too! I loved the back with the pretty lace detailing, but the front was underwhelming to me :/
Post # 22
I feel the same way about the front, and actually about the back. I kick myself so often for being so “hung up” on all the details, but even though the train is lovely, I am also underwhelmed with the front and revert back to my dislike of “ruffles” of any kind in a dress, and the train iteslf, though detailed and lovely, is not as full in body as I was looking for. It more seems like an afterthought in the weight it carries, and I am looking for a train that is not necessarily “heavy”, but more full in body and volume.
That is way too much scrutiny for a dress, I know!
Post # 23
Your dress is stunning. But it needs to be fitted appropriately. Btw, a good cheap crinoline can be found on eBay, so don’t sweat the pricing in stores. Get a hoopless one made of stiff tulle. It will elevate the skirt a bit and give more volume to the train without looking costumey. Honestly your dress is gorgeous, that skirt is to die for!
Post # 24
Hi- I’m not that into wedding dresses and rarely see one that really stands out to me, but I just had to comment to say that I really, really love that dress. It is a little vintage feeling, but it is so unique and I love the bottom. I would not add a belt…it’s really lovely the way it is. Keep it!!
Post # 25
mnbride16: I totally get it! My mom was obsessed with this one, and it was a close runner up. The train is pretty, just a bit too gauzy and not substantial enough for me. I think my exact words were that it wasn’t enough dress for me
I ended up with a dress with a back I liked slightly less, but a train and front I liked much more:
Post # 26
liaeona: Oh I LOVE what you picked. PERFECT!