(Closed) Dress Remorse

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What do you think of the dress?
    Yes, it's beautiful! : (40 votes)
    65 %
    Quick, burn it and get a new one. : (22 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
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    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think this is a really lovely dress that needs:

    – better lacing (it will make a difference!)

    – perfect posture (makes a huge difference!)

    – the right foundation garments.

     

    Post # 4
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    4520 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    What did you like about it at first, and why are you second-guessing it now?

    I guess what I don’t like is that there’s not much of a waist. Would adding a sash or belt be possible? 

     

    Post # 5
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    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    I don’t know that a sash or belt would work on this dress – I think it would compete with the gathered detail on your left hip. I think tighter lacing and maybe a body shaper underneath will do more to define your waist.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @LauraandBrad915:  I don’t think it needs to be poofier.  Lace that sucker up tighter and it will be good.

    Post # 8
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    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I reckon it WOULD help as that  in turn will make your waist kook smaller. It can work. certainly dont ditch it

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I don’t know, I might at least try a crinoline slip underneath… one you can return if it doesn’t work out. The combination of a slightly poofier skirt + tightly laced bodice could be magic! 

     

    Post # 10
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    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I reckon it WOULD help as that  in turn will make your waist kook smaller. It can work. certainly dont ditch it. but I’d consider a more visible veil

    Post # 12
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    7902 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I think once it is fitted and laced properly, you will love it again.

    Post # 13
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    5475 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    A longline bra, crinoline, and proper lacing will make this dress look awesome 🙂

    Post # 14
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    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I agree, better bra & tighter lacing will help, along with heels & standing up straight!  I would try it with a very simple something around the waist – literally a white satin ribbon could be enough to just draw the eye to your waist rather than to the detail at your hip.  Try it and see if it helps. 

    Post # 15
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    951 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I agree, the proper undergarments work wonders! I am a pretty thin girl but you’d be amazed how much better I look with shapewear because my hip-waist-shoulder ratio is not that great. Also I agree with seeing how a crinoline would look underneath. And it will look much better once it is laced.

    A beautiful wedding dress should give you an hourglass figure.. meaning you have to find the perfect balance from top to bottom with hair, veil, shoulders, breasts, waist, hips, poof.. lol. The narrowest point should ideally be your waist, and then the rest should balance. The reason that we are recommending crinoline is because the way you are standing, your shoulders appear off balance with the bottom of the skirt. Then again it could just be the way you are standing. You have boning in the bodice, and it appears as if once this dress is laced you will have a better waist to bust ratio as well. This is why some bees are suggesting a belt, however with the detailing I think it would be too busy and shapewear would be a better way to go if simply lacing it up doesn’t do the job.

    This looks like a beautiful dress and I would not run to buy a new one without understanding what you’re don’t like about it. There’s a reason you fell in love with it so I vote that you keep it!

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    beautiful dress! i agree, maybe try a crinoline to give it some poof on the bottom 🙂

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