Post # 1
I bought my dress early this year. Thought the skirt was dreamy (chiffon) and pretty for an early autumn outdoor wedding of about 80 guests.
Now we’re moving indoors (change of venue because our original venue closed down) at a small local hotel, downsizing to just 10 guests. I’m having dress regret and it doesn’t help that some people who saw it had commented that it looked a lot like a typical bridesmaid dress especially the skirt.
I haven’t picked out any accessories yet, but I don’t think I’m going to wear a veil because I feel that having a train is already quite overkill for our new plans. How do I accessorize and style my hair so I look more formal and less like a bridesmaid?
The stress of everything is getting on me 🙁
Post # 2
hugs bee❤️ Eff those people who think otherwise of your beautiful dress. Want to casual it down? Wear cute sandals and floral head thing?
I have a friend who did a backyard wedding a few weeks ago w a dress she got online. Actually had two dresses one to get married in and one to be even more causal in her home. I believe she also had about 10 people in attendance.
anywho, you can be your own bridesmaid and bride at once. People always have something to say. Shrug it off cuz no one else thinks like you and wear the crap out of your dress ❤️
Post # 3
thank you. I typically don’t feel bothered by negative opinions but the current situation is somehow making me oversensitive!
But I’m trying to formalize (less casual) my look though, to look more bridal but not have a veil. Although I think adding a veil is probably the easiest way to go.
Post # 4
The people who tell you it looks like a bridesmaid’s dress need a slap! Who do they think they are? If you love the dress (and it’s gorgeous, I can totally see why you would) that’s all that matters, and you don’t need ignorant, negative comments.
Unless you are having bridesmaids (in long white dresses) I seriously doubt anyone is going to mistake you for a bridesmaid. I think your dress is just perfect, especially for a smaller wedding. Wearing your hair up will make you look more formal, and you could also go for some kind of sparkly headband, but I think it will be lovely whatever you wear. And seriously, in a wedding with just 10 guests, unless those guests are way overdressed, you are going to be stand-out amazing even with no accessories and your hair down.
Post # 5
Are you against wearing enormous earrings like the ones she’s got on? I wouldn’t wear a necklace with that – the designer had the right idea with making it look more formal with big earrings, though I would go silver like below. Add a nice pair of sparkly heels and a bracelet! And PP was right – wearing your hair up with finish formalization.
The dress is GORGEOUS. Eff those people!
Post # 6
First off, it’s a beautiful dress. Secondly, I just wanted to comment to say that if you want a veil, there’s no such thing as the bride being overdressed for her wedding. I’ve known plenty of people who wear formal dresses to the courthouse to get married because by god it’s their wedding day, and who says they can’t? Veils come in so many different lengths that I would at least try some different ones on if you want one. If you still don’t want a veil after trying some on, there are plenty of other head pieces you could try depending on your hairstyle like a blingy comb, headband, or even a beaded or flowery crown type accessory.
Post # 7
Your dress is stunning and absolutely does not look like a bridesmaid dress! If you want a veil I would still wear one, the venue and guest list doesn’t matter and you are the bride. That would be my main suggestion to make it look more “formal”, besides heels and pro hair/makeup if possible. I would still keep the jewelry to a minimum, maybe simple drop earrings.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2019 - City, State
I love it!! A veil on a bride is always appropriate. I think it would fix your fears too.
Post # 9
I’m terrible at accessorizing so won’t even try, but, I felt a strong need to comment and say that dress is gorgeous. Unless you have a bunch of bridesmaids running around in the exact same dress, I’m pretty positive no one is going to think you’re wearing a bridesmaid dress. People need to keep their nonsense to themselves sometimes!
Post # 10
I think your dress is gorgeous and not bridesmaid at all. I also say if you want to wear a veil on your wedding day then you should, even if your event isn’t as big as you originally planned. You’re the bride and you can do whatever you like and I highly doubt its ever gone through anyones mind ever that a bride shouldn’t wear a veil because the wedding event was less formal or under a certain number of guests.
I recommend you wear what you love that makes you feel special on the day. It’s a classic dress and lovely dress. Enjoy it and wear it with happiness! Personally I’d add a crinoline and puff out that amazing skirt even more! Also please do a few twirls in it too on the day because that dress is designed to be twirled! 😉
Great choice on dress and you’ll look fabulous on the day!
Post # 11
Your dress is definitely bridal and very beautiful. And I say yes to the veil! There are not many occasions when you’re permitted to wear one, so go for it!!
Post # 12
I love that dress. I don’t think it looks like a bridesmaid dress at all. Since the bodice has a lot of activity in the lace, I’d go with a simple necklace and earrings. I’d go with a finger length veil or a decorative hair accessory and no veil.
Post # 13
That dress is beautiful! It doesn’t look like a bridesmaid dress at all; it’s all white! You can’t get any more bridal than that. My dress has a chiffon skirt too; I love how light and flowy that fabric is! You could wear an elegant diamond pendant to add a little sparkle. I don’t think you need to add much, honestly. The dress is already stunning.
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Post # 15
How silly of people to say it looks like a bridesmaid dress. In fact if a bridesmaid wore it l’d be thinking ‘goodness, does she think she is the bride!’
It is a very pretty dress indeed, l love the flowy chiffon skirt. I’d try a few veils to see what you think, but as pps have said, with hair up and a nice headpiece,( or flower crown ) and earrings it will look just the perfect level of formal.