Post # 17
I actually like your dress. I think the top is very figure flattering, and the skirt is romantic. And speaking of pouf, look at the bride behind you! I wouldn’t call your dress poufy at all compared to a dress like that.
Post # 18
I too agree with noritake22
about the sweetheart neckline. It does look good on you I just think it needs softening with a sweetheart neckline.
Post # 19
I think a crinoline would make all of the difference and dramatically change the shape of that dress. I think you need MORE poof. 🙂
You look beautiful in it, and I think it’s a really pretty dress for you. It just needs to be enhanced a bit with a crinoline and maybe a sweetheart neckline OR a flower or brooch or something a the neckline. Or a statement necklace. So many options!!
Post # 20
I think if YOU love it then thats all that matters. Me personally, would not buy that dress. All for personal reasosns. You said that you didn’t like poofy and you see the girl next to you in the pic? I would totally wear that dress. So obviously me and you have different tastes in dresses. BUT if I were you I would keep the dress but still go and try on lacey ones. I owned a $1200 dress and found my perfect one for $450 because I still felt like I needed to keep looking. If I would of just stopped looking then I would of spent ALOT more on a dress I wasn’t so sure about then saving a big buck and wearing my dream dress.
Don’t fret too much. But theres nothing wrong with still looking around if thats what your heart really wants to do. I wish you luck! I remember debating over my first dress like crazy too!!!
Post # 21
I really like the dress! I bet part of the problem is just that you didn’t get to try on very many, and so you weren’t ready to commit. I’d say go ahead and try more, especially lace ones. Maybe you’ll find a new dress, but maybe you’ll just become more attached to the dress you already have :).
Oh, and I agree about the sweetheart neckline. You can do a modified sweetheart that will just give you a bit of shape up there without letting the girls spill forth :).
Post # 22
I said get a new dress…simply because I also have dress regret and I think about it way too much. If you are having serious doubt, and you are picturing yourself in another dress, I say go for it– look for your dream dress.
Post # 23
i don’t like the top part at all…it looks like there’s a seam or boning going down the middle?
i think you need to try more dresses on, especially if you never even got to try on a lace gown like you’ve been dreaming of! good luck!
Post # 24
You don’t like your dress, its not what you wanted and your rushed into it. I would go try on some other dresses and see what you think. It might make you really hate your dress or remind you why you like it. good luck.
Post # 25
PurpleUnicorn, I wasnt upset over things people were saying specifically… Just that it seems like a strong census against the dress. I got a good price for the dress ($1000 off) but it still took up my whole dress budget so its a guilty thought to get anther one and blow the budget! Some people were voicing my fears on the dress as well! So when I hear someone else say it, it makes me more worried! And I WANT to show my fh but everyone is freaking out about me doing that! I wanted to take him with me dress shopping bc I trust his opinion MOST… I may give in and show him!
Thanks for all the advise and opinions ladies!
Post # 26
I was looking at your dress again. I seriously think all it needs is the sweetheart neckline and it will look very sexy.
Post # 27
I think the dress looks good on you. It really matters what you think, though.
Post # 28
don;t listen to other about traditional stuff that doesnt mean anything. if it means something to them, then thats fine. but its YOUR wedding, YOUR dress, and YOUR fiance! if you want to show it to him, show it to him!
i don’t have my dress yet and when it comes in, i won’t show it to my Fiance, but i showed him TONS of pics when i was trying to decide, and he knows which one i chose and has seen that picture the most! people think i am nuts as well, but do i care? no! i want to make sure he will like it, because on my wedding day, i want HIM staring at me more than anyone else and i want him to like what he sees!
Post # 29
oh and i seriously dare you to have this picture removed, wait a couple of weeks and start another thread that says “I got my dress!” and explain in it you might alter the neckline a bit and add crinoline. and THEN see what responses you get!
i know it sounds like i saying you can’t get valid opinions on wedding bee. but seriously, it is not possible for everyone to like everything. so the way i see it, when i post something, as long as i get some people saying its good, then i know that will likely be the case at the wedding and i was not totally off the wall by whatever it is i was asking about!
Post # 30
PurpleUnicorn, Thanks for the encouragement… and I definitely understand that some people are saying this because of my doubts… and I actually like my dress more than most these other people. I also understand that we all have SUCH different tastes. (my Maid/Matron of Honor is crazy opposite of me, and my mom doesnt agree with anything I say! lol…) My dream dress was this Maggie :
But I also LOVED this dress that Mrs. Buttons tried on:
Im wondering if my mom and I (we both do some sewing, though nothing crazy like wedding dresses) can come up with some alterations that might improve the design and take them to a professional to do…
I like the bottom of my dress a lot (I think it will look a lot better after being cleaned and fluffed up with help) and Ive mostly worried about the top. Though its the only lacy part, I was also thinking it dates the dress.
Im going to talk to my fh when he gets home and see if he’s okay with seeing it first (we are already kinda breaking the tradition by doing a ‘first look’)
Anyways, I hope you learn from my (and many others mistakes) and sleep on any decision!