Post # 17
That dress is gorgeous on you! And it doesn’t scream “ballgown” to me; the pleating in the underskirt and the draping in the overlay makes it look more structured than the usual “poof” you see in a ballgown.
I agree with the other posters in going back and trying it on when it’s just you; it might just be that the whole experience felt strange/overwhelming, not the dress itself. If that really wasn’t your dress, I think you would have had a more visceral reaction against buying it at the time.
Post # 18
@Maddybug: I think the dress is very pretty! I agree with what someone else said, go back and try it on yourself. I went with 5 people when I went shopping and it overwhelmed me. Sometimes I wish I had waited to purchase my dress (it made everyone cry) and tried on more.
I do love my dress and think I made the right decision now that it came in. When I went back to pick it up/try it on, I was only with my step mom and we picked out the veil/headpiece and it was SO NICE not to have a million opinions!
Post # 19
I honestly would not attempt in any way to modify the fullness of your beautiful dress. It looks stunning on you, and you will have the rest of your life to choose to wear form-fitting dresses on all kinds of special occasions.
Your Fiance is going to think you look amazing on your wedding day. I would not worry at all about this.
Post # 20
You look STUNNING in this dress… beyond GORGEOUS !!
As an Encore Bride I will say that it is important that YOU LOVE the dress no one else tho.
As for pouffy vs form fitting.
I have to agree 100% with @Brielle: this is not what I`d consider to be a BIG Pouffy Wedding Dress by any means. It is a ballgown shape tho.
And ya, there will be a ton of other opportunities in life to wear other dresses… but Your Wedding is truly the once in a lifetime occasion that you`ll get to do a full gown
And as for your Fiancé… lol, trust me men don
t have a clue when it comes to Womens Fashion.
You look BEAUTIFUL in this dress, and if it is what you wear (or anything else) he will ONLY SEE YOU and not the dress.
t worry too much about what hes said to date in regards to a Wedding Dress… unless his name is Randy or Monte and he`s on Tv weekly making tons of money as a Presenter… chances are slim that he has any idea what a Ballgown vs a Fit & Flare even means, lol.
(( HUGS ))
Post # 21
@Maddybug: I think it looks nice, but I agree with your partner – you have a fantastic body, lady! You’d look awesome in a mermaid or something less “poofy.” My partner’s preference was my main concern because his opinion is the only one that counts. I don’t care if my mom likes it, but he has to!
Post # 22
@This Time Round Thank you so much for your kind words! And you cracked me up because you are so right about men and fashion!
Post # 23
Thank you EVERYONE who commented! You encouragement immediately made me feel better! I thinik it was just hard to adjust the image I had in my head of me on my wedding day to one fo me in a ballgown on my wedding day =)
Post # 24
@Maddybug: I wonder if you could remove the top layer of tulle, the one that drapes across diagonally. To me, that is making the dress look a bit dated and is adding bulk in a weird place. I think the dress would be more flattering – and more of the streamlined look you want – without that top layer.
Post # 25
You look great in the dress. I hope you are as happy with it as your mom and relatives who have already seen you in it?
Post # 26
You look absolutely beautiful! 🙂