(Closed) Dress Regret on Watters Norma

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

A picture would help immensely!  🙂

Post # 4
1841 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Post # 5
1841 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

It’s a lovely dress! You’ll feel better after it is altered to fit you. 

Post # 6
57 posts
Worker bee

Wow, the Watters Norma was always one of my favorite dresses! It’s such a lovely silhouette and it seems like a pretty universally flattering dress. If I were you I’d wait to pass judgment on it until you got it altered. Alterations can make a world of difference and when it’s tailored to your body, you’ll probably fall in love with it all over again.

If you’re still unhappy with it after you get it altered, there are lots of possibilites. I’d say to wait to cross that bridge until you come to it, though!

Post # 7
23785 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

That’s a beautiful dress!

Post # 10
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

This dress looks very beautiful on you.

I worked as a dressmaker to put myself through university, I would say that it does need a little tailoring, a couple of darts in the bodice, so that it fit better accross the chest area.

But also a really good steam press, to get rid of all those wrinkles.

It is so flowing, and beautiful- It is a beautiful choice for you!!!!

Post # 11
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think the dress is beautiful and I really love the layering. The dress definitely needs to be tailored but you look lovely in it.

Post # 12
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I also think that thick belt is too much. But maybe a really thin belt would help. About a quarter inch. 

Post # 13
2589 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@dec2013bride:  I think you’re right on the belt – it looks a bit too thick, and doesn’t cinch you in the way it needs to to be worthwhile. Maybe a little belt, perhaps with a bigger central applique of some kind, might be better?


You look beautiful in it though, and that back view is so pretty, very delicate and airy and elegant. Once it’s altered to fit it will be perfect!

Post # 14
928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The dress itself is gorgeous & will look amazing after it’s altered to you! But the belt is def overwhelming. I’d go with a thin sparkly belt instead.

Post # 15
758 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I agree with everyone else, it is a gorgeous dress! It definitely needs to be brought in a little bit in the waist, and a thinner belt would be a better fit.

Post # 16
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@dec2013bride:  Agree its beautiful but it def needs a belt of some sort or it looks a plain at least to me it does.

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