Dress regret (pics)

posted 8 months ago in Dress
  • poll: Dress 1 or 2
    Dress 1 : (84 votes)
    86 %
    Dress 2 : (14 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 16
    617 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2018 - City, State

    I don’t think I would use “simple” or “understated” to describe either one of them! But they’re both elegant and will fit your form nicely. I’d probably go with #2, if only because the blush skirt (is it my monitor or is it a kind of cotton candy color?) in #1 is just too much on top of all the other frilly elements. 

    Post # 17
    2497 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Dress #1 definitely looks like it fits you better (based on the photos) but it’s an unfair comparison since dress #2 is definitely too big.

    I voted to keep Dress #2. The lace details on the tulle skirt are spaced out in a very pleasing way on dress #2. Dress 1 has the arrow of lace on the front tulle and the long lace “tail” on back, neither of which I find particularly pleasing. Also, this is just personal perference, but I’m not a fan of sheer or nude-colored lining on wedidng dresses, so again I like Dress #2 better. My only concern with dress #2 is the lack of support, since it’s backless. 

    But with your killer figure, you can’t go wrong with either dress! Good luck! 

    Post # 18
    2469 posts
    Buzzing bee

    They’re fairly similar, so I don’t know it would be worth the hassle or possible financial impact to switch dresses.

    I also would not describe either one as simple, plain, or understated.

    Post # 19
    902 posts
    Busy bee

    Lol they are basically the same dress. I was expecting two totally different dresses. You’ll look great when your dress is fitted to your body.

    Post # 20
    2265 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

    kristynb :  Though these are indeed pretty similar I prefer #1

    First, I think the extra details on the back bodice of the 2nd dress do end up looking a bit busy. It’s hard to see, because it’s clipped in so hard, but the draped straps on the back of the top of the 2nd dress just seems to add unnecessary distraction from a dress that already has a lot of detail. 

    Second. – and I know this is a personal preference thing – I don’t care for the way the transition at the skirt rises in the 2nd dress. I like the softer/straighter line on the first dress, and feel the lace detail is more consistent and elegantly distributed. 

    All that said, if it’s a huge hassle, I wouldn’t bother making the change. These details are ultimately very minor and not going to change the overall impression of your look much at all. Once the 2nd dress fits you properly, it’s going to look amazing. 

    Post # 21
    4607 posts
    Honey bee

    I must have misread – I thought you already had dress #1 and you were questioning it to go buy dress #2, not the other way around.

    I still prefer dress #1, but honestly, the differences in them are not great enough to warrant losing out money (unless you can return it outright, resale even on unworn dresses are almost never going to be close to getting your money back).  I certainly wouldn’t describe it as over-the-top.  Honestly, if I was scrolling I probably wouldn’t have even realized they were two different dresses unless you said something.  It’s pretty much where the skirt starts and detailing on #1 is more delicate where it feels a bit heavy-handed on #2.  But certainly not to the point where I would describe #1 as understated or #2 as over the top.

    Post # 22
    1009 posts
    Bumble bee

    Dress 1 wins for me hands down! 

    Post # 23
    236 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2019

    Dress 1 is not simple (or understated). I do prefer it to the 2nd one, but maybe only because it appears to be closer to the correct size 

    Post # 24
    323 posts
    Helper bee

    I like dress 1. Dress 2 looks bulky in front. 

    Post # 25
    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015 - City, State

    Sorry, bee. Dress 2 is pretty but dress 1 took my breath away! kristynb :  

    Post # 26
    175 posts
    Blushing bee

    Dress #2 is my favorite!!

    Post # 27
    421 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    I think the lighting of picture 2 makes me prefer dress #1, not so much because of the dress. They both look gorgeous on you!

    Post # 28
    8580 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    kristynb :  

    Of these 2 very similar  ( and neither is remotely  simple or understated lol  l) dresses, I think 1. As pps have noted though, it may be because 2 is obviously too big.  

    Post # 29
    1607 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

    wander :  if I’m not mistaken that’s Maggie Sottero Alistaire!

    OP, I prefer dress #1, but they are both lovely on you. 

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