Post # 1
Its 6 months before the wedding and once again I’m having 2nd thoughts about my Priscilla of Boston dress. This is such a horrible feeling. When I initially purchased the dress I was having 2nd thoughts, but everyone reassured me that I made the right choice & wouldn’t find everythinig I was looking for in another dress. I probably tried on over 50 dresses at 5 different salons (including Klienfelds) before I chose this one.
I was online searching for bustles when I came across this thread:
Now I’m feeling like my dress isn’t that great & I’mm kinda wishing I chose something else, maybe something more simple… idk. The fact that everyone in the thread hates the band makes me feel like everyone was just being polite about how much they love this dress. Am I being crazy?? Do you hate the band?? Please be honest, does this look good on me?? Keep in mind this dress is not tailored to me either, it fits my thighs but the waist & bust is big. My measurements are something like 32 26 40, so once it is altered I will probably look curvier. I could cry right now… this is stressing me out. My dress is hidden at FI’s parent’s house, I think I’ll visit her tomorrow… maybe that will make me feel better. ughhhh!
Post # 3
You asked for honestly. The dress is beautiful but I’m not a fan of the band at all. If you retry it on tomorrow and you don’t love don’t feel guilty about going out and finding another dress you truely love. You only get married once so it should be in the dress of your dreams. Best of luck.
Post # 4
I agree with PP about the band, I feel like it’s hitting you in an odd place. If you don’t love it, look for something else.
Post # 5
I have to agree with the others. xoxox Good luck tomorrow! if you are having 2nd thoughts, do yourself a favor and get a dress you wont have 2nd thoughts about!
Post # 6
@bridetobe7844: @GeekChic: Thank you for being honest. This was an expensive dress that my mom paid for and it would be terrible of me to let her money go down the drain. The way the dress is constructed I don’t even think the band can be removed. This is aweful!
Post # 7
Have you thought of trying to sell it to recoup some of the money? It’s a gorgeous dress but I don’t think it’s for you. Maybe its perfect for another bride out there who will take it off your hands.
Post # 8
It’s a gorgeous dress, but it would take alot of confidence to pull it off…I don’t have anything against the detail/band thingy but I notice brides who wear this style aren’t nearly tall enough or thin enough to pull it off, not that I am tall enough or thin enough because I’m NOT. You have a fantastic figure and you wear the dress quite well compared to other real brides I’ve seen with similar styles.
Having said that, I dont think I could wear a dress if something about it really bothered me to the point of not being able to stand looking at it anymore.
And yeah, u gotta be careful on those threads. I did find one of my dress, no one said anything bad about it but no one voted for it so it made me kidna sad….but then I found another and people made comments about how much they liked it, and it got the win on votes. So, It depends on who’s wearing it, if they appear to be pulling it off with confidence. You gotta keep that in mind.
But I’m sure you’ve made up your mind at this point. If I were you I’d make a last ditch effort to fall in love with my dress again, but If I couldn’t, I’d apologize to anyone who might be hurt, and I’d move forward with selling my dress/looking for a new one.
Post # 9
Love the dress but I don’t like the band. Can it be taken off? I love how it fits to your body and with alterations for a perfect fit I think it will be amazing. Having said all that, if you don’t feel comfortable in the dress your gonna be worried all the up to your wedding and on that day. Can you try to sell it start with like about $250 off and include shipping. I’m sure you’ll get some responses
Post # 10
@BlissfulMrs: Oh no it can’t be removed. I really feel for you. Your in such a tough spot.
Post # 11
I think your dress is just beautiful & I like the band. I honestly think the band just needs to be tightened up the dress will look amazing. Your dress is elegant and unique and how beautiful that your mum bought it for you.
I was having major second thoughts about my wedding dress right up until the last time I tried it on. On the day, with my hair and make-up on + a killer pair of heels, I felt amazing. It was wonderful to stand there with my mum and dad, knowing that they bought me this beautiful gown.
You loved the dress when you bought it. Don’t second guess yourself.
Post # 12
I think the dress is pretty and that you could definitely pull it off no problem. Even the band is fine. I think the only real problem is that it looks a bit big for you so try o get it fitted according to your body. Once that’s done, it will be gorgeous:)
Post # 13
I think that once it’s altered to fit you, it’ll be great. My friend wore a very similar dress in her wedding last month, amd while it may not be everyone’s style (it wasn’t my personal preference), she looked gorgeous and got A TON of compliments on her dress. People still make comments to her about it. The key is that it needs to fit properly, and as you said, it doesn’t right now. I think the finished product will be gorgeous!
Post # 14
This thread inspired me to finally create a WeddingBee account, after being a lurker for awhile.What’s throwing me off about the dress is the ruching around your waist and the fit of it. Once you get the dress tailored to your body, it will make all the difference in the world. Once any piece of clothing is measured to fit your figure, you can’t help but look great in it. I quite like the band around the hips, but it’s just the rouching that’s throwing me off. That being said, I can really overlook the ruching and still see that it’s a beautiful dress. You’ve got the figure to pull it off, and it’s a very fashion forward, yet classy dress.
Post # 15
I think the dress is beautiful on you! You definitely have the curves to pull off this style. Once it’s altered to fit, it will be perfect.
Take a deep breath, and try not to think about the dress until you can try it on again. (Easier said than done, I know!) When you put it on, you will remember why you chose it.
Post # 16
I actually (honestly) really love it on you. It’s simple and sophisticated and unusual. I think, as others have pointed out, that the problem right now is that it’s not tailored to you. It’s bunching in the waist and hips, which throws everything off.