(Closed) Dress regret got me down – long and whiny!

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
  • poll: Should it stay or should it go?
    You're ridiculous, just stick with what you have : (63 votes)
    61 %
    Order the other dress and try to sell the first one : (41 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 3
    11233 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I actually really like the second dress on you.

    Post # 4
    1575 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Well looking at all three, I definitely like the one you bought! Really good undergarments can really help. My problem is some back fat and the Sassybax bras and slips really work wonders for me. The detailing is really so lovely. Add a  nice necklace and you will look stunning!

    Post # 5
    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I personally like the second one more. I think it’s beautiful and fits your shape more. If you decide to go for that dress, I would focus more on jewerly. The last one I think it won’t be as flattering on you. 

    Post # 7
    1141 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Honestly I love the one you bought. It’s very romantic looking and does great things for your figure. Honestly all brides get the dress regret at some point. It really does look beautiful.

    Post # 8
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I really like the dress you have, maybe you could add a beaded sash at your waist or under the bust to de-emphasize the line at your hips if it bothers you, although I don’t think it is necessary! I really think it is more flattering on you than the second dress!

    Post # 9
    3220 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I don’t think the Simply Bridal dress will fit just like the 2nd dress– it looks like it’s got more tulle in the ballgown, so it will be fluffier and bigger.  I love the 2nd dress on you (yes, I realize you can’t afford it) but I don’t think the 3rd dress will look as good.  I’d say either keep the one you have or see if you can find a used 2nd dress online.

    Post # 10
    5800 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011


    agreed. I prefer the second dress to your first dress but I don’t think the third dress is that similar to the second dress. The skirt bells out more.

    Post # 11
    11 posts

    No.2 fits you better, hunny.

    Post # 12
    2454 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    The second dress looks amazing, and the Simply Bridal dress won’t fit like that does.

    The reason the second dress looks SO GOOD is because it’s an empire waist and hits you just under your bust, where you’re tiniest.

    The Simply Bridal dress has a natural waist and will cut across your body, maybe a couple inches above where the dress you already purchased begins to cut across.

    Would there be any way to get the second dress somewhere used, or perhaps find a sample in your size at a different DB? That looks like the Oleg Cassini unless I’m mistaken. It’s a pretty popular dress, I bet there are a lot of used ones floating around.

    If not, and if you’re REALLY unhappy with your dress (though personally I think it looks fine), I would look for empire-waisted gowns in your price range.

    Post # 14
    1636 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think yes, try to exchange it for the 2nd dress… However, the 1st dress doesn’t look as aweful as you think it does.  My attention wasn’t drawn to the hips so much as how much it sinches in your waist.  I agree with the PP that said undergarments are fantastic!  What is your venue and theme? 


    Good Luck and let us know what happens!

    Post # 15
    168 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2018

    Can you get your dress altered to a sweet heart neckline like the second dress you tried on? Maybe that would draw eyes up from the diagonal line you don’t like?

    Post # 16
    20 posts
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @MardiGrasMambo:  I persoanlly like your original dress. It is very “bride” and romantic just like you said. I also tried on the second dress, the one you really like, and if I remeber it does not have a train. While I didn’t hate the dress, I actually liked it, it just wasn’t so much “bride” as it was “princess”. Don’t get me wrong, the second dress looks great on you and is very flattering. But your original one is so pretty and gives you a nice shape.

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