(Closed) Dress Regret Vs. Body Issues

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
28 posts
  • Wedding: March 2012

A.)  Girl, you have a GREAT figure!

B.)  I think that dress is very flattering on you!  The wrap-around (not sure what the technical term is) bodice shows off your waist really nicely.

C.) Don’t mean to end on a *small* criticism, but it looks like you’re slouching a bit in the photo.  Stand up straight!  You’ve got a rocking bod!  Be proud of it!

Post # 4
4014 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Girl, let me say first congrats on your weight loss!! I know it can be hard to get used to how you look now, but everyone is their own worst critic! Let me also say that you look STUNNING in that gown and you felt giddy for a reason, it is PERFECT for you!! You are rockin those new curves and anyone would be crazy not to say you look sexy in that dress! Again congrats on your weight loss and know that your hard work paid off and your body is beautiful! Show it off!!

Post # 5
141 posts
Blushing bee

I Love the top and think it’s very flattering on you. It hugs the curves nicely! The dress itself though. I feel as though the top is very mis matched with the skirt…

Post # 6
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You look gorgeous.  You are going through what so many of us Bees have gone through.  Dress Regret!!!  When I found my Girl, she was my 2nd choice.  I didn’t cry but my Maid/Matron of Honor did.  When I had my first fitting, I kept staring @ myself in amazement and I became teary eyed.  She was everything I wanted and I’m excited to see my Fiance when we have our 1st look.

You look amazing and when you begin the fitting process, you will fill everything you originally felt by 10x.  My only suggestion is to stop dress looking.  It just muddles everything up and brings indecisiveness.  Instead find another obsession.  Shoes, Jewelry, and reception dresses. 

 Hang in there and continue to look for support in your fellow Bees when you feel the regret coming on!!!!

Post # 8
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You look amazing in that dress! I think it is a perfect mix of sexy and classic! That bodice shows your figure beautifully, and still has the ‘bridal’ feel! Love it!

Post # 9
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

The dress is gorgeous. I think a bit of “dress regret” is normal in almost every bride. When you start out, you have ALL the options, but once you’ve made that choice and purchased a gown, you realize how many other dresses never even got a chance…and you wonder….

Then multiply that by body issues that come along with significant weight loss…I’ve been there/am there. I went from a size 22 to 12/14, a lot like you. I’m 6+ years out of the initial weight loss and I’m still not entirely comfortable in my new body…there are tons of things to nitpick…and believe me, I do. You need to get back the perspective of what you’ve accomplished…focus on your achievements, and not the thing imperfections!

Also, you look AMAZING. I’d never guess that you used to be a size 24!

Post # 10
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree that it is normal to have some anxiety about the dress, but as long as you feel great in it thats what matters.

Post # 11
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That dress looks amazing on you ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats and I think if you were to change it out you would regret it because that dress is perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚ It took my breath away on you so your man will love it! I think it’s very femine and flowing and elegant but also the way it wraps and fits you it has that hint of “sexy” that every bride wants for her man. SOO….it’s gorgeous dear! And I agree with faoiltiama , you have a great body so stand up straight, tall, and proud and ROCK IT ๐Ÿ™‚ Congratulations!

Post # 12
1761 posts
Buzzing bee

I know exactly how you feel! But don’t worry. You look amazing. Your waist looks nice and small, and your overall curves are smashing. You look bridal. I hope you can be comfortable in your body soon. You should be.

Post # 13
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Congratulations on your weight loss!  I really think that the last thing to come around after any type of body transformation is your thought process and what you see when you look at yourself in the mirror.  You look beautiful in your dress and you look amazing! 

Do you have a lot of negative thoughts about yourself/your body?  Keep on fighting those thoughts and be proud of the hard work it took to get to where you are now.  You look great!  Believe in yourself and rock that beautiful dress!!!

Post # 14
2320 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You look amazing in this dress! It fits great and shows off your waist! Congrats on the weight loss!

Post # 15
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Congratulations on your weight loss!

Almost everyone who loses weight has trouble adjusting to/believing their new reflection in the mirror.


You look fantastic and the dress is perfect!

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