Post # 17
this dress really looks great on you. do not listen to the other bees or the votes (the girls may be giving their honest opionion BUT we alllll have different tastes and styles so f**k that)
anyway, it fits your body beautifully! i just purchased my dress and have started regretting it a bit, however, im going to knock it off and mentally slap myself across the face because i remember loving it. i remember that feeling well & i know im acting crazy rigt now. im just not going to look at any more pictures and wait until my size comes in and the alterations begin! i know ill love it even more once i try on the right size. there is a lot of pressure picking a wedding dresss its what we’ve been dreaming about ever since we were little girls. plus, there are thousands of dresses to choose from. you have to pick one, and i think you made the right choice. despite the stress, i dont think you would have said yes if you didn’t mean it.
Post # 18
It fits you really well. I like the ruffles, but not the diamond white color, it’s a personal preference but I like ivory/off white better. Which aspects of the dress you dislike? The fabric, the style of top or bottom? It the end it’s up to you, if you can afford it and find something better – go for it, if not, maybe check with the seamstress if it can be altered to fit your taste better?
Post # 19
Thanks for your feedback everyone! My mom is paying for the dress, so I wouldn’t feel right making her pay for ANOTHER dress. I could try to sell this one, but I assume it is kind of difficult to sell a wedding dress?
I can’t place my finger on exaclty what i dislike… but perhaps if I put crinoline under the skirt and puffed it out more it would help. Also, I love the belt itself but I think the bee was right who said it doesn’t go with this dress. Something softer or thinner and more delicate would probably improve things.
I also need to get back into the dress shop and try this on again…
Post # 20
I had a similar experience. I had a dress I liked but didn’t love, my mom had paid for it. Then I fell in love with another dress. I felt so bad but I was honest with my mom, once she saw the new dress on me she fell in love. She even paid for the 2nd dress.
I still am trying to sell the other one but I was so happy to have THE dress.
Your dress is beautiful, you look fantastic I think it’s the belt that throws me off. A smaller more blingy belt would look nice. But if you don’t feel that it’s THE one you should try more on. Good luck! 🙂
Post # 21
@amanda2: I love the top half but i dont like the ruffles on the bottom…at least not that style of ruffles. i also think the sash/belt looks a lil too wide/thick. It doesnt look delicate like the rest of the dress. Can u try on with a thinner belt??
Post # 22
I like the ruffles on the bottom. What I don’t like is the bunching between the waist and the skirt. It looks kinda…wrinkled. Probably just the picture.
But, your body is perfect for this dress. I think I thinner belt would help too.
Post # 23
I think it’s really beautiful and it hugs you in all the right places.
But I can tell that this is making you anxious and unhappy, and because of that I think you should consider getting a new dress.
Post # 24
@amanda2: most times that I view these I just skip to a new post because most times the bride SHOULD ditch the dress.
However, this dress fits your figure beautifully. And it’s a very elegant dress– not too flashy or outdated, but very sweet and romantic. The sash is fine, but if you want a little more romance change it to something more delicate.
Post # 25
The dress is really pretty, but if it’s not “you” and you’re not crazy about it, I’d find a new dress. It’s a once in a lifetime thing to be a bride, so you should feel 110% about how you look imho:)
Post # 26
I personally like the dress and think it looks amazing on you. I like the ruffle trend and think it romantic looking. However, you should love the dress. I think we all experience dress regret, but if we really love the dress when we look at pics of it or remember how we felt the day we got it, the regret should disappear. If its in your budget, you should look for another dress that makes you feel happy…your the bride and should be happy while also feeling like ‘you’! good luck
Post # 27
I’m not over the moon for the dress (I’m biased towards lace when it comes to wedding dresses, so if lace isn’t for you ignore that part) but it definitely does your body justice so I think you should keep it. But that said…you could glam that dress up. Maybe pair it with fashion forward accessories.
Post # 28
The dress is okay. It’s pretty ~boring~ but it still fits you well and flatters your figure. the great news is that boring is NOT bad and can be “stepped up” with the right accessories!
I like your idea of adding a crinoline to poof out the skirt more. As of now, the organza layers are a bit flat and super understated. Nothing says fashion-forward like a “go big or go home” skirt:
Also, replace the current belt you have (if you can or if it won’t cost too much) with one that has more concentrated bling (to better accentuate your waist) or is thinner:
OR with a more daring one altogether:
Or…you can ditch the belt entirely (my choice) and draw the focus back up to your face with killer accessories, like a stunning statement necklace or sparkly earrings:
And of course, your shoes will also be a demonstration of your personality:
Post # 29
This dress is stunning on you, you definitely have a great figure! I don’t agree with some bees who have said the ruffles are “out of style” or that the belt doesn’t go with the dress. I think you may solve your problem if you add more crinoline – this will give the dress more drama to match with that modern straight belt. I think you should keep it! 🙂
Post # 30
@amanda2: I think this dress does look great on you but it is not your dress for the reasons you stated. You need to feel like you’re glowing in it and if this dress doesn’t give you that feeling, I say shop, shop, shop until you find the one that does! 🙂
Post # 31
I went through the dreaded dress regret and eventually I gave in and bought another dress.
ironically the first dress I had was very similar to yours. Gorgeous…but it wasn’t me either. Mine had a tad more ruffles and to me it felt like a prom dress versus something I want to marry my amazing guy in. If you can afford it….do it you won’t regret it lol. I don’t, I ended up getting a dress that was more than I ever imagined. And FTR reselling a dress suuuuuucks, it takes forever, ive’ had very few (count one so far in 4 months) so expect it lol.
Good luck with your decision 🙂