Fallen out of love with my dress, how to make it work?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I do?
    Don't bother with alterations : (0 votes)
    Get the sides taken in, leave it as zipper back : (14 votes)
    11 %
    Put in a corset (will cost the same as taking in sides) : (6 votes)
    5 %
    Wear dress 2 instead and try to sell dress 1! : (110 votes)
    84 %
    Other - please let me know in comments : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 31
    1552 posts
    Bumble bee

    I was going to say the dress 1 looks better with you pulling it tight so alter it and keep the zipper. But then I saw dress 2 and honestly its stunning! Why not wear dress 2 for the day and ceremony and dress1 after food for the dancing part (if youre having a dancing part). Dress1 is floaty and might dance better and that way you can still wear both. If you have to pick between dresses I would go with Dress2!

    Post # 33
    2477 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    dw4518 :  dress 2 looks amazing for your figure.  I think they both look nice on you tho. I think a cinched waist would help dress if you’re leaning more towards it for cost.  And also remember you are going to be completely glammed up on your wedding day so the look and feel is going to be much different.  You will feel beautiful and probably won’t dilike the dress with the accessories, hair, and make up done.  Good luck! 

    Post # 34
    5048 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Dress #2 is so much more flattering to your figure.

    Post # 35
    143 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    dw4518 :  Have you tried a slip/petticoat type thing underneath dress 1? Maybe giving it slightly more volume in the skirt would help? I do agree that cinching in the waist helps. 

    Post # 36
    2013 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    dw4518 :  That might be why I like it. My dress is a EOA in a blush color. I think it would be lovely for a photoshoot. even full body. 


    Post # 38
    25 posts

    You look stunning in dress #2! I think it is just more flattering. If I may ask, what designer and style number is that dress?

    Post # 40
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I love your first dress and I think you should wear it. It’s beautiful than the first one. You look better in the first one. But it’s your day, wear what you want. 

    Post # 42
    25 posts

    Thanks for letting me know! And you’re right, it’s very generic. Honestly, it sounds like you’re in love with your first dress. I hope by taking the sides in it ends up fitting better and you fall in love with it all over again!! I mean it is your big day…of course you want to wear the dress of your dreams! I’m sure whatever you pick will look amazing.

    Post # 43
    502 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    i prefer dress 2 in every way – style, details and how it fits you.

    Post # 44
    8327 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    dw4518 :  

    I just wanted to say nobody, absolutely nobody  ‘hated’ dress 1 as you say they did . Its just that most thought 2 more flattering . I agree, though I’m no  lace-strapless-mermaid fan . I love 1, it just needed some alterations.  

    Post # 45
    62 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    I like dress number 1 better, but I agree that dress number 2 makes your body look better. But it all depends on what you want to look like on your wedding day. I would have never worn a mermaid dress, even though they looked great on me when I tried them on, simply because they are not my style and they don’t feel like “me”. 

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