(Closed) Friend gave me dress for free

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
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2841 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

The cut of the dress is very flattering and you look fantastic on it. That’s definitely your silhouette.

If you wanted an honest opinion, I think the dress looks a bit dated with the pattern and the waist detail, which isn’t surprising if it’s a few years old. But most dresses will look dated eventually, so that shouldn’t be a dealbreaker. But if you’re already feeling “meh”, it might be why. I mean it’s very tempting to see all the new dresses and be seduced by them.

Post # 17
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318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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erin1231:  My honest opinion – corset back is not for me. I feel like it’s what women get if they gain a bit after they bought a dress initially (no offense to any woman who bought a dress with a corset back to begin with). I just think they look a little old school.

Post # 18
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266 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

I’d be inclined to wear the dress but customise at alterations. If it were me is add a panel under the corset as I dislike open backed corsets like this one, and an embellished illusion bolero/neckline alteration to give a cap sleeve look with some buttons fastening behind the necka nd sweeping into a keyhole back to keep the corset fastening but update the style. I would keep the train, as others have said it really makes the dress and to lose it makes the style a bit meh. 

Post # 19
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10665 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Well, tbh it looks  quite a lot too small , at least from the back. Also I think cutting the train off would  be a mistake – you sound like a girl  who really would like something  less embellished (that ” train  getting in the way ” comment I guess )  

You have  ages yet, and if your friend  isn’t in a hurry to get rid of it, no need to  make a decision yet, particularaly if you haven’t  really looked at dresses.

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