(Closed) Dress regret… I didn't think it would happen to me :(

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

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thunderberry:  I think it looks about the same, though I think your sneaky friend has caught you at a much better angle than in the first photo you posted and your moving instead of standing in a more rigid (maybe a little self-conscious?) pose.

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Your dress looks wonderful on you (wouldn’t say it if I didn’t mean it!) I think the belt cinches in at just the right place to flatter your figure and make sure you don’t look like your drowning in the dress. You pull off the ballgown really well!!

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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thunderberry:  Just my two cents: The second picture def looks better. I think if you are totally unhappy with it you could have the bottom of the dress altered to fit closer to your body around the waist hips. 

Post # 19
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I have to agree, I think the dress looks stunning on you. Months of anticipation and pre-alterations might be messing with you a bit. A pp’s suggestion of getting all dolled up as a sort of dress rehearsal might make you feel better, too. The right undergarments, veil, etc might make a difference. If all else fails, the tweaks you suggested don’t seem too impossible.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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thunderberry:  IMO it’s really pretty.. Although I’m not a fan of the belt. Can u have them remove it or get another belt to cover it?

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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thunderberry:  Okay, but remember… you asked honest.

Honestly.

IT. IS. BEAUTIFUL.

๐Ÿ™‚ You look gorg. Don’t let your brain get in the way ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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thunderberry:  On second look it also appears you have a crinoline on under the first picture and not the second, so I am very sure the fit to your body is what changed. try it on next without the crinoline and see if you get your feeling back. Good luck and keep us all posted with how you make out! I think you will love the dress again, it is beautiful and looks great on!

Post # 25
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i think it looks lovely.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

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thunderberry:  I know what you mean about structured. Mine was like that too. It has sooo much boning. I bought a sample that was about 4 sizes two big. It looked so nice all clipped, but when I got it home I freaked out because it was falling down. Miraculously, seamstress was able to make it fit and make all the lace look like normal even though about 3 inches were cut from of the bodice. They can do amazing things. 

Another option you might have is to replace the zipper with a lace up back, it might give you a bit more flexibility in the fit. 

I personally think broad shoulders look great in a strapless dress! I do get what you mean about off the shoulder straps. If they are not soft and strechy its a pain. I guess you’d have to use stretchy lace for the straps to avoid the arm raising issues. Lol! You might need plenty of arm manoverablility for tossing the bouquet etc!  

Anyway… in the end I think your dress is going to look amazing and you’ve got so many options to make it fit and make it uniquely yours. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

 

 

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think you look gorgeous in it! Belt placement is fine! Believe me, every time I see a post like this, I open it up and brace myself for the worst and when I saw your pic, I was shocked to see you didn’t like it. 

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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AnotherMrsBrown:  +1

OP-  I think you look great in the dress! Your alterations will work wonders on the little things and it will be fitted to your body perfectly when its all said and done!

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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thunderberry:  I think your’e crazy!! I think you look gorgeous! Although, I think you need to feel that yourself. If you dont, you may regret it. I would look into another sash as PP have said too.

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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thunderberry:  You look beautiful and your dress is fantastic! I think you don’t love it because it doesn’t fit you correctly – the top definitely looks a little loose and the sample was way tighter around your hips – but it’s nothing alterations could not fix! <br /><br />The belt placement looks fine to me, it elongates your legs which is always a good thing ๐Ÿ™‚ I agree with your about the straps though, they don’t look right. You hit the nail on the head when you mentioned your broad shoulders, I think the straps are out of proportion with your shoulders, especially because they’re narrower in front where they attach to your dress. Broad shoulders are actually great to go strapless, they’re very high fashion! But if you don’t feel comfortable in strapless, the solution would be to add wider straps. Maybe try photoshopping wider straps to your dress to see if it does the trick for you?<br /><br />

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