(Closed) Having second thoughts on my dress…I need your opinion!

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Is this dress a keeper?
    Yes--definitely keep it. It's gorgeous. : (10 votes)
    38 %
    Eh...keep it to save the money. It's an okay dress. : (1 votes)
    4 %
    No--look for something else : (12 votes)
    46 %
    Do what you want--but I don't like the dress : (3 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
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    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    First of all, congrats on your weight loss! Amazing! Second, your dress is very beautiful but if you don’t feel sexy and happy in it, it doesn’t matter how beautiful the dress is. If you think you can sell it privately, go for it. And I think you might have an easier time selling it than you think. When I was first looking for a wedding gown, I was having trouble finding plus size gowns on ebay, oncewed, etc. There just aren’t that many out there.

    Otherwise, if you truly love the gown, talk to whoever is going to do your alterations. They may be able to customize it a little bit for you. Good luck with whatever you choose!

    Post # 4
    Member
    368 posts
    Helper bee

    That dress will look beautiful, especially taken in to show your shape. I’ve also lost weight and am still wearing a fuller dress, but the bodice shows off my curves and my weight loss (and have yet to get it altered for my wedding, which is still a year away)!! Congrats on losing the weight!! Your dress is AMAZING and you are going to make a BEAUTIFUL bride!!! 🙂

    Post # 5
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    7082 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    @beachwedding- Congratulations on the weight loss!  What an accomplishment!

    With the amazing work that you’ve done, I kind of feel like you should treat yourself to a dress that you feel amazing in.  How about trying on some other dresses to see if there is a style that perhaps calls to you more.

    I think the dress you have is just fine and will look good, but any time things are altered more than two sizes, they start to lose some of their structural integrity.

    Go indulge yourself, try on some different dresses and see if you can find something in your price range that you love!  You can always re-sell this dress.

    Post # 6
    Member
    665 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’d say get a new dress simply b/c it looks like the dress is wearing you and it does not show off your weight loss. You worked realllllly hard to lose that weight and should show off your new curves w/ a dress more flattering to your figure!

    Post # 7
    Member
    7053 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Congrats on your awesome weight loss!  And yes, your dress is gorgeous.  My concern echos doctorgirl in that altering a dress that much might make the dress lose some of its "oomph" factor and change it far too much.

    If it were me, I’d resell the dress.

    I’m into wearing whatever makes you FEEL beautiful on your day, but with your new glam curves and the thought you might be a beach bride, I think possibly another dress might make you look even more beautiful!  I think this dress is a bit too ball gown-esque for the beach.

    Post # 8
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    1044 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think that alterations cost quite a bit.  If you can sell it, I would and use that amount you get from the dress you sell towards your new dress.

    Post # 9
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    1 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Congrates. I meet you at the Bridal store. The dress looks GEORGOUS! How did you lose that much weight. Iam still struggling. Help me with the weight loss. You look nice!      LaShonda

    Post # 10
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    13 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I agree with doctorgirl.  You should try on some other dresses for fun and see if anything else sparks your interest.  The dress you have is very pretty, you probably won’t have any trouble re-selling if you find something else that you love!

    Post # 12
    Member
    495 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Wow, what a deal! Congrats-sounds like you found a good solution! 🙂

    Post # 13
    Member
    1044 posts
    Bumble bee

    So which dress did you end up choosing out of curiosity?

    Post # 15
    Member
    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Only $35 for alterations?!?!?!  I paid $25 just to have cups sewn into mine–I want your seamstress!

     When I read your post, what came through is that you LOVE your dress already, so yay for keeping it.  I offer just one suggestion, to address a specific concern of yours (boob size)—I think sweetheart necklines are more flattering on us more-endowed women (on me, straight cut strapless tends to give me a uni-boob look).  Dunno if it’s the same with you, but you may consider having the seamstress pin a sweetheart neckline and see if that looks better to you!

     Congrats!  Have a lovely wedding–sounds like it’s close!

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