Post # 1
I feel horribly guilty for even thinking this, but I’m having major dress regret/doubts. It feels so petty to have problems like this, but I just really can’t stop thinking about it and need to stop obsessing to everyone I know. I got this Martina Liana dress, which is beautiful but every time I look at it now I can’t help but think maybe I should have chosen something a little sleeker and form fitted. They said we can take some of the fluff out but I can’t help but think it still covers up my figure a bit/makes me look bigger. I didn’t think I wanted a fitted dress because I didn’t want to seem conceited thinking I could pull it off, or look too ‘sexy’ in front of my dad/grandparents/etc. but now I don’t know!! It’s not like my bod is perfect by any means, but my hourglass type shape is one of the things that I like most. On the positive side, with a less fitted dresses it seems like you don’t have to worry as much about being in tip top shape or worry about certain picture angles looking less than ideal, which could be nice?
It sounds so weird to ask, but has anyone regretted not showing off their figure more when looking back on your day? And what do you think about my dresses? Does the one I chose flatter me, or not as much as my other favs? It doesn’t look like I’m a big silly princess who lives in a castle right?!
second fav: (seems like it lays flatter on my hips?)
Post # 2
It’s gorgeous! If you’re regretting that you didn’t get a form fitting gown, you can always get a reception dress :)))))
Post # 3
i think you look amazing and pretty sexy you just dont see your bottom figure
Post # 4
Personally, I think you look bangin in your dress! I don’t think you need anything super fitted, you can see your beautiful figure in that dress! The more fitted dress didn’t load, but I see no difference in the first and the second dress (except that the straps are more flattering on the first dress). I think your dress is absolutely beautiful, and you look amazing in it!
Post # 5
The dress is stunning, its a little too low cut for me, I feel like people would just be staring since the girls are on display but i dont think a dress needs to show every curve to be sexy.
Post # 6
It’s awesome that you have a positive self image!
Put this away for a month. Then go do some trial hair and makeup appointments and put the dress back on. I spent a lot of time looking for a second reception dress when really I just needed to up the drama in my makeup and let some hair down. I felt so beautiful at my wedding, even after nearly wanting to burn my dress to ashes.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
mpd80 : I adore your purchased dress and though you may think it doesnt show off your hips enough, it makes your waist literally the smallest thing I have ever seen. Thats one of the biggest ebenfits of ballgowns! Though they may not show your wheel form like mermaid or trumpet, they do show off your stunning teeny tiny waist!
Dont have regrets bee! You look totally and utterly gorgeous and so so so far from ‘large’!!!!!!!! In fact I thinky our waist looks at LEAST 2 sizes smaller in your purchased gown as opposed to the other. I think it shows off your figure extremely well!
Post # 8
mpd80 : I think the dress you got is showing off you figure in a really nice way! a dress doesnt need to be a tight mermaid gown to do that and the dress you got it STUNNING , sexy at the top but still taseful and classy with the tulle skirt
Post # 9
Girl, that dress is hella flattering on you. Yes, it’s got a full skirt, but it doesn’t make you look big at all, because the top is form fitted, it has a cinched in waist affect and all the lace components are daring and sexy. Keep your dress! It’s gorgeous, and it’s gorgeous on you!
Post # 10
A dress doesn’t need to be skin right to be sexy. This one is already low cut, sheer at the waist and very fitted around your waist, I think if it had a fitted bottom as well then it would be too much.
Post # 11
realweddinganxiety : That’s so true! I’m on the hunt for one, and maybe as long as I have pictures in it as well, I’ll be satisfied to have the best of both worlds!
readyforthering : I kind of thought the second dress made the boobs the focus moreso than the first, but I’m glad you said that because the sexy element was what I wasn’t sure about (and kind of want a little of 🙂
rockclimberbride : That’s a good idea! I really need to stop looking at the pictures. Lol I’m so glad to hear you loved it after hating your dress for a while. That’s what I really hope!!
gunnabamissus : Thank you so much!! That seriously makes me feel so much better! It’s hard to be objective when looking at it yourself or hearing opinions from your close friends.
anatheanalyst : Yay, thank you!! That’s what I’m really hoping is the impression others get! Just a touch of sexy along with the classy.
You are all so helpful!!
Post # 12
Sunshine024 : thank you so much! I’m glad you said that about the straps, I was so torn between the two so it makes me feel better to hear that. Here is the pic that didn’t load:
Post # 13
mpd80 : tbh, i don’t love the fitted dress on you. while you have a tiny waist and your waist-to-hip ratio lends itself to a fitted gown, i don’t think that your boobs do. your chest is large compared with your hips; in a fully fitted gown, i think it makes your figure look unbalanced and top-heavy. i think you actually benefit from a skirt with a lot of fullness in order to balance out your top half. i wouldn’t remove any of the fullness from the skirt on the dress you purchased.
Post # 14
I agree with the poster before me – you have been gifted in the chest area (LUCKY) and I think having some fullnes at the bottom helps to balance it. The dress is gorgeous!
Post # 15
I had the same concern when I bought my dress. My consultant helped me with my decision by asking “is a fitted, figure hugging, deep V a style you would wear any other time?” and my answer was yes so she said I have my entire life to wear a fitted dress with a deep V whereas I have only one day to dress like a princess.
I might get a reception dress so I have no regrets but I keep going back to that question and then look at my dress and think “this is my one chance to wear something like this.”
You’re going to look stunning either way.