(Closed) Have you ever felt the dress you chose may not be the most flattering?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yup, I felt that way about my dress. It didn’t help that no one the day of the wedding complimented the dress.

Post a photo, I’ll bet it’s not as bad as you think.

Post # 4
726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

AAAAH and these are the things I’m afraid of happening to me…

Post # 5
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I have MAJOR dress regret. I think I got caught up in the moment because a bride next to me in the salon said how good it looked on me, and my entourage agreed. Looking back at the pictures I took of my appointments, I can see the one that was OBVIOUS that I should have chosen. *sigh* I wish I would have taken more time to evaluate my decision to pick the dress that would make me look best. I am plus size, so finding that dress (that I didn’t buy) that was so flattering was a miracle. And I didn’t get it. Booo.

Post # 7
3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Wait, so did you just try the dress on and didn’t like it? Or did you try it on, buy it, and now don’t like it?

If it’s the first, I have a similar experience. I really liked a certain dress I saw in a magazine. I tried it on and immediately knew it would be an awful dress on me! Good thing I had a great bridal consultant, because she made me try on a few different types of dresses. I found the type I liked and eventually (took about an hour) found the dress of my dreams that looked good on ME 🙂

Post # 11
852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

wait – that’s your dress?? HOLY CANOLLI – you look AMAZING in it! Mine was a similar style, and I felt the same way, but when I expressed concern to my friends, they told me it was all in my head.

Which is what I’m telling you right now. Even though dresses like that are designed to fit more in the hips, it doesn’t make them look big – it’s just that you’re noticing them more. Please trust me when I say that your dress has so much style/sparkle/wow that it won’t be the only thing your guests focus on. You look damn good.

Post # 12
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think it looks great on you, and you shouldn’t be worrying, but I know what you mean.  I tried on a dress in a store, fell in love with it while it was on me, and then got home to look at the pictures, and kept on seeing different ways that it just wasn’t flattering on me.  Luckily, I hadn’t purchased it yet, and ended up going with a different dress. 

But again, I think you look amazing in your dress, and you should stop worrying! 

Post # 13
28 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

It’s a gorgous dress and you look amazing in it. I don’t see hips! It’s beautiful.

Post # 14
660 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You’re right, it’s NOT flattering on you…. It’s absolutely drop dead GORGEOUS!!!! Do not doubt for 1 minute it’s not flattering, it’s beautiful on you. And you DO NOT need to lose a single LB.  I think in way way or another all go through it. When I picked up my gown after waiting 5 months, I HATED it on me and was SO close to searching for a new dress. I kept my dress and am SO happy I did!

Post # 16
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think you look amazing in your dress… my arms and shoulders look awful in my dress but I love the dress so I’ll just learn to live with it… lol

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