Post # 1
Hi all… my apologize to anyone who has already commented on my (multiple) dress threads. Feel free to not read. 🙂
Short version is I fell in love with a dress waaaay out of my price range (hoped to spend about $1200 with some wiggle room) – the Monique L’Hullier Bliss collection ($2600 before tax or alterations). The dress I ended up buying was $900 (including tax!), but now I am fixated on the pattern of the lace and am having second thoughts. It’s distracting me by how it looks like repeating diamonds. I love the shape of the gown (it’s pinned in the back so will need to be altered) and I’m not sure if I want to start shopping all over again because of something that might not be noticeable. For the record, I didn’t see the pattern in person (neither did my friend), it was only later when looking at the photos did it become more obvious. I bought a sample so I’d have to try to sell it 🙁
I’m attaching two photos of my dress in different lights, as well as the Monique for comparison’s sake (ignore how scary she looks).
What do you think?
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Post # 3
I think your dress looks great! I would never notice the diamond effect!
Post # 4
Hah I think you’re being silly! I didn’t even notice until you pointed it out! The dress looks great on you plus you saved a fortune so I think you have a win win situation here. Everyone always obsses over minor details when it comes to their wedding dress….I know I did. Stop stressing 🙂
Post # 5
I think it looks beautiful on you, but if you will be worried about it I suggest going and trying on different dresses. You never know you may end up falling in love with your original dress all over again.
Post # 6
Love it Love it Love it!! Then I noticed the repeat pattern – but that’s only because you pointed out. It’s lovely on you though!
Post # 7
It’s a beautiful dress, and I only noticed the subtle pattern after you pointed it out.
Post # 8
Lace is supposed to have a pattern, lol. If it didn’t, then it would just look like cotton or some other fluffy material. You can see the pattern in the Monique L’Hullier dress too. I think yours actually looks nicer (especially with the belt).
Your dress is lovely, stop worrying! 🙂
Post # 9
What would I do without you guys? THANKS. I’m so weird, I’m not being like this about any other aspect of the wedding (decor, food, Rehearsal Dinner, anything).. but am just *fixated* on this! Time to take a chill pill and move on!!
I heart you all!
Post # 10
i voted for this dres in your previous thread and i still love it…i think it’s a great version of that ML dress for a fraction of the price. i don’t think the “pattern” of the lace takes away from it – tons of lace dresses have a pattern like that, and honestly no one is ever even going to notice it. i can’t even see it in the second picture, only a little in the first.
Post # 11
@pb and j: Thanks! I tried on so many lace dresses and noticed the lower-end ones (less than $1000) tend to have a more obvious pattern like this than the super high-end gowns. I don’t know if it’s because they are made in China or what (mine is) but I think my threshold for noticing is really low now that I’ve seen soo many lace dresses. I need to go back to starting-shopping brain where I don’t see these things. 🙂
Amazing how confused I used to be at all the ‘dress regret’ posts until now..
Post # 12
I like a little texture/pattern in lace. If it bothers you sooo much, it looks like you’re going to have to hem the dress. You could ask if little bits of the extra lace could be worked into the ‘spaces’ to interrupt the repeating pattern. I don’t think you need to go that far though, the dress already looks lovely on you.
Also, I have to close this screen now because I’m afraid the ML model is going steal my soul with her stare…maybe she just has you in a trance “buuuyyyy meeee”
Post # 13
It looks GORGEOUS!!! I actually don’t mind the pattern very much at all either. The dress looks great on you.
Post # 14
I actually love the pattern! I think it’s unique for lace. But if it bothers YOU..then that is something to think about. But I love it!!
Post # 15
@MsHangry: Okay my cubicle-mate just said “WHAT??” because I laughed so loud at your post about the model stealing your soul! HA! The dress is such a new release, there are no photos of it anywhere on a real bride. Trust me, I looked!
@hilsy85: @MsChaCha: Thanks ladies!
Post # 16
Did you get married? If so, which dress did you wear? What size are you and would you consider selling your dress if you still have it?