(Closed) Dress Regret? What can I do?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
6943 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

I think it’s a beautiful dress! I see what you’re saying about from afar it looks plain, but it’s NOT! You also have to think of all the lights from cameras and whatnot at your wedding. They’ll make those beads sparkle and it’ll look fantastic. I love the more clear/iridescent beading. I have the same type on my dress. 

Post # 4
1294 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

You could totally do a sash. I’d personally do a wide satin one, maybe 6-8 inches, folded in half. I think it’s a gorgeous dress, but it could do with some improvements like you mentioned.

Post # 5
2134 posts
Buzzing bee

Looks great as it is

Post # 6
23 posts

I think it looks great and compliments you very well.

Post # 7
893 posts
Busy bee

I think it’s beautiful! The corset lacing is pretty and the shape is great on you. I guess the question is what would make you more excited about it? Do you want a different shape? More details? Lace?Because it is so simple, you could look into getting some appliques to add, maybe around the neckline, or add a pick up with an embellishment in the skirt…I’m not a seamstress, so I have no idea, but you could probably add something to it if that would make you happier, not that I think it needs anything (other than alterations and crinoline 🙂 )

Post # 8
471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Drury Lane Oakbrook

Do you have the dress at home?  I find that pulling the dress out at loking at it in real life or trying it on helps me love my dress again.  Cell phone photos really don’t do wedding gowns much justice. 

Post # 9
2539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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svnnh09:  First of all, there’s nothing wrong with that dress at all, it’s lovely. You could try a sash, or what about a statement necklace? Something to pop a wow factor?

Post # 11
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I would accessorize, but now with a sash. Since the back is a corset, it would look weird to add a sash and cut it in half. Look for a statement necklace or a lace veil to add something extra. Like other bees said, with different lighting it will sparkle more. Good luck bee!

Post # 12
1576 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

1) I think it’s just the way you’re standing in the first pic that’s not very flattering. The second and third pics have a very defined waist! As PP mentioned, you should try it on again in person. Pictures can really play tricks on us! No dress or sash will overcome bad posture, so start practicing for your pictures. 🙂 Has it been altered to fit you yet? That makes a huge difference too.

2) Just because there’s lots of beading, doesn’t mean you can’t have a sash. If it enhances the look to you, do it! It’s your one wedding dress! You don’t have to follow anyone else’s rules. I agree with PP that you might like a wide satin sash, but just try a few different ones and see if any work for you. My dress had a lot of beading and I saw lots of other brides choose to wear it with a sash. People cover beading all the time.

Post # 14
1198 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

i think the dress is amazing! you just need to get it altered a bit, and figure out hair, makeup, etc and you’ll feel much better!! 

Post # 15
221 posts
Helper bee

I really love all of the sparkle details.  If I did suggest anything – and that is a big if – I would suggest adding trim ateither the top of the dress or maybe at the waist.  A few shops told me that you would add a sash that could be sewn into the dress such that the sparkle would fit around the front and side of the dress and would not interfere with the beautiful corset back.  Just a thought.  Love it so much on you – very sparkly and beautiful! 

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