(Closed) Dress regret but won’t buy two. Can I improve this?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Perhaps you could have someone add some more sparkles? Maybe some lace to the bottom edge? What about a ribbon at the top along the bust line?Maybe a flower/brooch at the waist where the sparkles start?

I would take it to someone who does alterations, or even makes dresses custom, and see what they would be willing to do. The above are just a few examples of alterations that I thought of off the top of my head.

Remember – with a simpler dress, you can dress it up with chunky jewelry or a blinging veil/headpiece. You might try it on with some jewelry, and the effect might change drastically.

Post # 4
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Well if your dress isn’t bridal-y enough, then mine isn’t far behind.  The only thing my dress has that yours doesn’t is a train.

I think adding a veil would be a great way to make your “wedding day look” more bridal-y.  In fact, you can simulate a train by wearing a cathedral veil like this:

Post # 5
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

What jewelry/veils/other accessories are you planning on wearing? How will your hair be done? I think with those things you will look lovely in that dress and it is plenty bridal. 

Post # 6
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Have no regrets. Remember the reason you purchased your dress in the first place. All these tv shows on dresses and mags can drive a bride crazy making us second guess already made decisions. Glad to hear you stopped looking at dresses. Look at the parts you love about your dress. Remember how happy you were after you found it. Find some jewelry you like. The great part about a simple dress is you can add sparkly necklace, and earrings, if you want.

Good luck, and remember (as I try to remind myself), it is about getting married to your man, not the actual dress, or any of this other stuff.



Post # 8
35 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

i love your dress..i am doing a beach wedding and am looking at dresses very similar to that..As you are walking down the aisle no one is going to be looking at the “dress” they are going to be looking at you marrying the love of your life.

Post # 9
617 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I think your dress is beautiful and would be perfect for an outdoor wedding. I think a dress covered in glitter and beading would be more at home in a formal indoor setting. I like the veil idea, get a cathedral veil with some rhinestone detailing and I bet that will complete your look 🙂

Post # 10
1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Maybe a flower at the side where the ruching is . . . Honestly, I can’t think of a whole lot you should do.  I think the dress is lovely and looks bridal enough!  Seriously, just pick your accessories and such and I bet you’ll feel like the look is complete!

Post # 11
326 posts
Helper bee

i think it’s very bridal! don’t doubt yourself

Post # 12
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh noooo, Menobride. I am sad you’re second-guessing your lovely dress. You’ve got time to switch it up to something more bridal if you really must, but I second those who suggest wearing a cathedral veil for the ceremony and maybe playing it up with some dramatic jewelry and/or hair accessories for a fancier look.

I’ve had moments of wanting something more formal (like you, I chose an ‘informal’ style with no train and simple details), but at the end of the day I’m happy that I’ll be comfortable and feel like myself at my wedding without having to drag around a heavy, uncomfortable dress.

And, when you’re all dressed on your day with the hair and the makeup and the bouquet, with your Fiance gazing lovingly at you, I guarantee you will feel 100% like a bride!

Post # 13
2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m going to echo the other commenters who’ve said your dress is gorgeous – it is! A veil would look more “bridal” if you want to wear one. Also I think the dress style leaves room for a really sparkly necklace and maybe some dangling earrings?? You can definitely dress it up some, but I love your dress as is.

Post # 14
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

if it counts for anything, i think your dress is gorgeous!  you could def playup your accessories and hair.  its a great canvas!!!

Post # 15
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m wearing almost the exact same dress, but the one with no beads or sparkles! I loooove it though.

i think the benefit is that you can wear pretty much any accessories you want…you don’t have to worry about competing with the dress. So I’d look for a necklace or earrings that you love — I’m doing a two strand pearl necklace with a vintage flower clasp and sticking with simple earrings, but there are soo many options.

your dress is beautiful though, and you will totally look very bridal at your wedding.

Post # 16
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Your dress is very nice!  I am an older first time bride and I, too, felt some things were just too young for me…..  I so know what you mean.  So here’s my scenario…I purchsed a gorgeous dress, I was just “wowed” by it.  In love with it.  Then I go for the fitting (five weeks out)and it’s all wrong.  It’s too much.  I feel unbearbaly uncomfortable.  The dress belongs to the girl I wish I was…the reality is that the dress is wearing me.  It’s not even an over the top dress, it’s just soo not me.  (I ran to Davids and got another cheaper dress, love it, three weeks to go–)  I hated to do it but I decided that more than how I look, if I don’t feel good-what’s the point!  So, I say this, how do you feel in the dress???  People will notice how you feel more than the details of the dress!! Would you tell your best friend to wear a dress she dosen’t feel good in?

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