Post # 1
I need some advice! I went dress shopping – just for fun – with my mom about a month ago. We didn’t plan on buying anything, but of course we did. As I’m looking back at the pictures I don’t feel like it’s that flattering on me and I fear that I just got caught up in the “bridal moment” and made a hasty decision to buy the dress. I remember loving it when I had it on, but then again, it was THE FIRST wedding gown I had ever worn! I contacted the store and I’m going back in to try it on to see if I have the same wow moment, but I think I’m stuck with this dress, or I’m out $1500.
Here’s the dress…
But these are more of what I would like to end up wearing…
What should I do????? Please give this lost bride advice! 🙂
Post # 3
They all look pretty much the same to me…are they different fabrics, or is it the different beading that you’re drawn to on the others? The first dress is lovely and the others will probably look about the same on you.
Post # 4
I think it needs to be taken in around the waist and hips to acheive the effect you want but I very much like the bottom. I think it’s extremely close to the other dresses you posted, but needs work.
Post # 5
@Amberrw: Well, there certainly are many similarities between the gown you purchased and the pictures you’ve posted of gowns that you love. I’ve often seen threads on WB in which brides suggest that a gown with a zippered back (such as yours) could be altered to have a corset back (such as one of the gowns you posted.) Perhaps making an alteration such as that would help you to feel more comfortable about the gown you purchased?
Post # 6
I think it’s the top that I’m the most uncomfortable with. I love the bottom of the dress I bought. I feel like it’s folds look funny on me – espcially since my waist is SO short (my belly button is ridiculously high). I found the overall design I’m interested in, but I worry that it’s not exactly right and that I’ll be uncomfortable on my wedding day. Is there a way to change this in alterations?
I like the idea of the corset change! Thanks!
Post # 7
Those dresses do look very similar but I have to say you look AMAZING in your dress. It’s the prettiest out of all those and it is very flattering!
Post # 8
@Amberrw: This may be an obvious comment, but I’m going to make it anyway just to be sure. Please don’t allow the way that the super skinny, very tall model looks in the other dress to make you feel as if you don’t look beautiful in yours. SHE probably doesn’t even look like that, and those pics of her super tiny, very curved, very long waist are probably even Photoshopped. And, to top it off, she is even posed with her arm covering one side of her waist in the photo showing the back of the dress. Few, if any, of us could actually look like that in any dress! 🙂
Post # 9
@Brielle: couldn’t agree more. Trust me, I don’t think I’ll look like that, but I do want to embrace my curves. I have an hourglass shape that I want to accentuate, but I think I’ve missed the mark. Urghhh I hate doubt and wondering!
Post # 10
The dress looks really nice. Remember that the dress will look different altered and pressed. It’s been tried on and manhandled by different people for weeks, months or longer. Wait until you see the one you ordered until you make any final judgements. You’d have plenty of time to find something new before your wedding if you do decide against it.
(I like your dress better than the photo, although they are very similar).
Post # 11
@Brielle: THIS! That model is so crazily photoshopped!! And in the most obvious, horrible way.
You look beautiful in your dress and I wouldn’t change it at all. If you like the corest I second changing the back of the dress. Doesn’t hurt asking a tailor how much that would cost you.
Post # 12
I think there are some similarities between the two dresses, but IMO the dress you bought is far prettier. If you’re uncomfortable with the dress, then that should be the primary concern. But I honestly, truly think your dress is more classic and romantic, whereas the other dress strikes me as more exaggerated, somewhat like a flamenco dancer look. Again, it all comes down to your preference.
I wonder too if some of your doubts are coming from the fact that you bought the first dress you tried on, and maybe your regret is tied so closely to wishing you’d had the “going to salons and trying on dresses” experience that maybe you’re confusing it with actual dress regret?
I can see how in retrospect you might wish that you hadn’t taken the plunge so quickly. But look at it this way, sometimes you just get lucky on the first try. For example, after a bad break-up I went on an extended hiatus from dating. Then I joined e-Harmony on a lark and boom, the first guy I was matched with ended up being my Darling Husband. I couldn’t believe how lucky I got on my first try either. But, some things were just meant to be.
If you really can’t live with the dress, have it altered or just consider it a $1500 loss. Maybe you could recoup some of the money by selling it. But IMO it is gorgeous and it suits your figure type well.
Post # 13
@Andr0meda: I have admit…I wonder mainly if I made too quick of a decision. If maybe there’s something better “out there”. You’re right! The grass is always greener, huh? Thank you for the response!
Post # 14
I think it looks great on you!!
Post # 15
It looks a whole lot like the ones you’re looking at! I think it makes your torso look long, not high or strange. 🙂