(Closed) Dress Regret- Removable overskirt or second dress (or am I just crazy)?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What would you do if you were having my case of dress regret?
    Try to have your cake and eat it too- inquire if a removable skirt can be made to fit over the dress : (15 votes)
    19 %
    Start looking for a second dress. Considering putting another skirt over a ballgown is ridiculous : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Ban yourself from thinking about dresses or looking at pics until the dress comes in and then decide : (38 votes)
    47 %
    Stop being crazy . Almost every bride has dress regret. Wear the dress and get over it : (27 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
    6741 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I picked banning yourself from looking at pictures until your dress comes in, but that’s not exactly my only option.  What I think you should do is wait until your dress comes in and if you still feel dress regret (it usually goes away once you try it on the first time, I’ve noticed from other bees here) then inquire about the overskirt option.  I don’t think it’s a crazy idea, since I’ve seen something similar before (see below). Thing is, you might really need a lot of tulle to cover the rosettes and then maybe you can make up for the lack of poof in your rosette dress by taking the tulle off and adding a crinoline skirt underneath.  I am not a seamstress, but this doesn’t sound impossible to do.  The only thing is, I really love your dress and think it’s beautiful.  I don’t think it’s ridiculous to have 2 similar dresses, I’ve seen it done before, and I’m also a fan of the 2 dresses b/c in my culture, lot’s of women do 2 dresses and why not have two?  Why limit yourself to 1!?  lol.. Anyway, so my answer is – wait til the dress comes in and see how you feel, if you still miss the tulle, talk to a seamstress.  If it’s impossible, then consider which dress you like more and go with that, although the one you picked is really, really beautiful!!



    Post # 4
    2556 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Your dress is goreous!!  I picked ban yourself from looking at more dresses until the dress comes in.  Then decide.

    Post # 5
    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    The dress you bought is just stunning! I like the other dress, but I think it really lacks that wow-factor. Do you know what I mean? I love dresses that are plain and simple and classic and chic, as long as they have that one thing (be it small or large, or an accessory) that sets them apart and gives them an identity. I feel like the second dress doesn’t have that. I think you should wait and see what happens when your dress comes in, that way if you STILL feel like it’s not your dress and it doesn’t make you feel beautiful, then maybe think about adding the overskirt (without losing that gorgeous beaded waist!).

    Post # 6
    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    omg the one you bought is amazing!



    Post # 8
    3588 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2000

    @LittleMissHelpful:  I’m going to act like your mom. You look stunning in that dress that you bought!


    I do like you dream dress, though.

    Post # 9
    411 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    you look great in your dress! i voted ban yourself from looking!

    Post # 10
    506 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I think the dress looks gorgeous on you. Maybe because the size is a little bit big so I would wait until your dress comes in. It’s a really beautiful dress, and has much more wow factor and more beautiful than the dress you consider. 

    Post # 11
    1934 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Omg the dress you already bought is AMAZING.  I love it.  The other one, In My Humble Opinion, is a little “forgettable”.  Leave it as it is and stop looking at others!

    Post # 12
    11422 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    The dress you purchased is GORGEOUS!!!! As a prior poster noted, IT really has that “WOW!!!” factor, much more than the one to which you’re referring as your “dream dress.”  I also love the neckline and the bling at the waist, and the textured skirt is stunning, and so fun!!

    I totally understand your love for tulle! However, it is possible that what you’re feeling MAY be able to be resolved simply by seeing yourself in the gown you and your mother ordered, along with a cathedral-length, tulle veil.  THAT may add some of the additional softness and drama you’ve been dreaming to have.

    Just as an example, here are two pics of my silk, taffeta gown along with my cathedral-length tulle veil, just to give you an idea of what I mean:

    Post # 13
    6110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Your dress is gorgeous!! The skirt reminds me of my dress. Like you, I never thought I would fall in love with a dress like mine. (I always thought I’d be in an all lace dress.) But when “the one” comes along, you just know! Don’t change a thing 🙂

    Just curious…who designs your dress? I’ve never seen it before.

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