(Closed) Feeling like the ugliest bride ever

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

you most definitely do not look like a house! you look lovely. don’t worry, your dress looks lovely on you.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

awwww i’m sorry you feel that way! you certainly do NOT look ugly or anything negative in your dress. your body looks AMAZING and the dress is stunning!!! such a classic dress!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You look lovely and slim!!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Have you had it altered yet?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think you look awesome in it. If you want it to look even more slimming, however, try belting it with something like this. It would actually look interesting to have it crossing with the sparkles going down the front of your bodice!

 

 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I honestly think you look lovely! But if you really don’t feel pretty in it maybe you should try some other dresses? You could always sell that one if you find something else. I felt the same way about my dress. I thought I was going to be an ugly bride, had dreams about my dress and how ugly it looked on me (it’s a gorgeous dress honestly I just freaking out). I had a dream that my sweet fiance saw me in my dress. I asked him what he thought and he said, “well, i’m sure it’ll look good in professional photographs!” haha AWFUL! So I went and tried more on again TWICE. I ended up sticking with the original dress but I felt a lot better after I had tried on a few more styles and realized it really was the best one for me. I think a LOT of brides go through dress regret.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I agree that the waist should be lifted because I feel like it sits at a weird spot. It’s in that awkward “too long, too short” area IMO. Other than that I think it looks great.

 

And we are date twins, hooray! 🙂

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

@missjewels:  If you’re a house, then I want to live there!

Ugh…that sounded far less creepy and much more complimentary in my head. Nevertheless, I think you look lovely, BUT I strongly agree with your mum. You see that indent where your natural waist is? That’s where the dress should sit to flatter your curves to the maximum (and to accentuate that tiny waist). 

Since raising it that much probably won’t work (because it’ll lift the hem too much), I suggest raising the waist as much as possible without lifting the skirt hem off of the ground. Do NOT hem it!

I would recommend adding a sash/belt at your natural waist, but that would likely look ridiculous with the beaded detail trailing down the front. My best suggestion is to raise the skirt to your natural waist. How much does it need hemming?

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee

@MlleFabuleux: +1

 

@missjewels:  OK… if you need a 6″ hem, then I definitely think you might be able to fix this dress. 

Here is the problem.  This dress is a drop waist dress with a big ball gown skirt.  If this dress had more of a MERMAID shape, then it would be FINE.  But with the ball gown skirt, you really need the waist to be AT your natural waist.

If the seamstress can take the PINK LINE up to where the RED LINE is, I think it would be WAY more flattering.  That looks like about six inches to me.  Discuss with your seamstress for sure!

 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

@missjewels:  You’re welcome. 🙂 Medicine weight gain sucks, but if it helps, you are carrying that extra weight quite well, love. 

Ok…so I am now so very excited since you said it needs about 4-6″ of hemming. I repeat: do NOT hem it (sorry for all of the e-yelling)! Have your seamstress raise it from a basque waist (current) to your natural waist (goal). It will make such a huge, wonderful difference, I promise. 😀

          Raise to natural waist             +          add crinoline     =     Gorgeous dress!

      

ETA: So, I used my superior photoshop skills to give you an idea of how it’d look (minus about 6-inches of your legs (sorry about that).

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