(Closed) Dress Regret Dilemma & Guilt

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The first dress looks heavy. The second dress looks crepe papery.

YOUR dress is beautiful. The pleats at the top, the detail on the bodice, the beautiful skirt… oh man. It’s gorgeous. You’ve just spent too long looking at the photos and second-guessing yourself!

My advice? Delete the photos. They don’t help. It’s so easy to stare at a photo of a dress that isn’t fitted to you, with no accessories, and convince yourself it doesn’t suit. And they’re not great photos – they haven’t been set up or composed very nicely.

Here’s my advice. See if you can go try the sample on again. Ask your dress shop or, if you think they won’t let you, go to another stockist. Do your hair, make-up and nails all glam before you go, or have them done; take some pretty things to wear (maybe see if you can borrow a necklace and tiara, if you don’t have them, or see if the shop has some you could try on) and take someone who is good at photography. And don’t stand on that block thing – I don’t get what that’s for?

I think some decent photos would help alot. Good luck!


Post # 18
2575 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Your dress is absolutely beautiful.

I think it suits you better than the others, truly.


Post # 19
8880 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

You look amazing in ALL of those dresses.  You still have a while until the wedding. Can you sell your dress and buy a new one?

Post # 21
2437 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@csteen85:  you look great in all of them, i like the dress you picked the best :).

Post # 22
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I love the dress you picked!  Remember that your dress will be brand new and likely more poofy than the sample.  Sounds like you have a good plan and you have plenty of time to make decisions 🙂

Post # 23
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think the dress you picked is gorgeous! It is super flattering and timeless. I really think putting it on again with the right accessories will make all the difference in the world. Good luck!

Post # 24
1621 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@csteen85:  You can always add crinoline or a hoop skirt to give more fullness! 🙂

Post # 25
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think the dress you bought is gorgeous and absolutely flattering to your figure! The other two, though pretty dresses, do not do you the same justice the third one does.

That being said, and as someone who has gone through dress regret myself, regardless of what anyone else’s opinion is, you have to be happy with your choice for your wedding day. So if after going back to the store and trying on the sample again you’re still not convinced it is the dress for you, then you should keep looking for something that makes you very happy.

Post # 26
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I know this may not be any help to you, and I’m not saying this just to try to make you feel better, but your dress is one that sticks out for me as one of my favorite dresses I’ve seen posted on the Bee.

I think it looks incredible on you, and I can just picture the gasps as you walk down the aisle if you stick with this dress.

All the best to you. Hope everything works out. 


Post # 27
3680 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You look great in all three, it just comes down to preference in style. All three are completely different from each other. Don’t worry, you look beautiful in your dress!

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