(Closed) Dress Questions and Advice? (related to ordering)

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Okay…. so…. I really hate the dress your mom bought. I totally agree that it’s boring and I think it is really unflattering. I dont know…. usually the ruching at the waist like that is really flattering, but that dress is not.

I think the one you like is infinitely better.

As for the Qs:

Yes. The dress will always look far better in a size that fits you. As for Spanx, they are incredible. They really work miracles. The customization depends on the company. I know that Casblanca will do any changes you want, but I’m not really sure about anyone else. You could try calling the company. You can order a dress for your height (it’s called hollow-to-hem) but it usually costs extra, I believe.

In the end, I think your mom has been ridiculous. I remember reading your original posts about your dress saga and the whole situation has been a little over the top. If you hate the dress, get a new one. YOU are the one that has to be happy, not your mom. I ended up as a 2 dress bride too. I got a dress that my mom liked at a running of the brides, but I hated it. It took me a couple months to get up the courage to tell her that I wanted a new dress. In the end, I’m much happier with my new one.

Post # 4
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

oooh, is your new dress a Blue by Enzoani, by any chance? I think I recognise it…

It’s super pretty! Sooo much nicer than your original dress. 

I second the answers above, and regarding moving the waist, I really don’t know. My dress is from there, but I didn’t need any special requests, so I don’t know how it would work. To be honest, I think the waist line looks very pretty on you where it is, I personally wouldn’t worry about changing it. 

And I think it’s worth having the row with your mum to wear something that makes you feel beautiful on your wedding day. It’s such an emotional day, you don’t want to start the day being upset because you feel ugly in your dress. You want to glow!

Have the argument now, she’ll get over it by the time the wedding comes around. 

Post # 6
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had a little bit of the Mom issue too.  Not quite as much drama, but I definitely symphathize.  Your dress will definitely look better in your size–we see this every week on Say Yes to the Dress.  The proper undergarments make a world of difference.  As everyone else noted, customization depends on the designer.  Usually they are way more open to these things during a trunk show–ask your salon when they are having another one, since you have lots of time.

My mother was pretty disappointed when I told her I didn’t want the dress I bought when we were together.  It was a tough phone call to make.  She is over it now and will definitely be happier with my other choice.

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