Feeling a bit costumy

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
2505 posts
Sugar bee

Can you share a pic, either of you in your dress or even your dress on a hanger?  How are you accessorizing it?


Post # 5
660 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Following because I took pictures at my last fitting and, in looking back on them, I feel like I look like I’m wearing a “costume.” But, in thinking about it, my dress alterations aren’t finished, and it’s not really like whenever I’m trying it on for the seamstress I’m getting the full effect. On my wedding day I’ll be wearing different jewelry, my hair and makeup will be done, etc. All of these factors kind of contribute to the look feeling more complete, which I think is what is missing in those pictures I’m looking at. I’m only getting glimpses of the full picture, and I can see how that might contribute to feeling like you’re wearing a costume. Maybe this is partly where your issue is stemming from? 

Post # 6
2860 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I think your dress looks beautiful! I struggled with feeling like I was wearing a costume while dress shopping also. It just never felt like any of the dresses were “me” until I found my dress. I ended up going for something very plain and flowy with no embellishments, tulle, or lace. Have you thought about taking out a layer of poof or doing without the veil or belt? 

Post # 7
11533 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

ctbee818 :  not costumey at all! Your dress is so pretty! You look exactly like a bride:-)

Post # 9
1196 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

hmmm would you be more comfortable in something more simple? 

Post # 10
1840 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

It doesn’t look like a costume at all; you look like a beautiful bride! 

Post # 11
171 posts
Blushing bee

ctbee818 :  I feel the same way for slightly different reasons – I am usually fastidious about not being overdressed or underdressed for an occasion, so even though it’s ridiculous I can’t shake the feeling that I’ll look over the top, just because obviously no-one else will be wearing a wedding dress…

Post # 13
37 posts
  • Wedding: December 2018

You look beautiful!!! Not like a costume or prom dress at all. You will be stunning on your wedding day 🙂 I have the same feelings at times, but mine stems from a poor self esteem. This is your day and you picked a great dress!! I try to remember that I picked said dress for a reason. 

Post # 14
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Well…If you think about it, a Wedding is actually a performance: two people are getting married, and all the guests are the as an audience to it. So I think it is normal to feel like you’re wearing a costume 🙂 although in this situation wearing a costome is required.

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