Post # 1
I’ve been amazingly indecisive about the entire wedding process (second-guessed pretty much everything but the groom!) but this debate feels like the only one that matters. I bought a wedding dress last month that is awesome (photo on the left) with lots of beading and detail – it’s not anything I ever imagined (and that is how I described it to everyone) and I was excited to not having the same dress you see every week on TLC. However now it’s starting to sink in that I do not have the dream ball gown wedding day princess look I always pictured… and I want to get the other dress (on the right). I will lose the deposit on dress #1 (a hefty chunk of change) so I’m very torn… both dresses are amazing and I know I could be happy in either… would I regret the change? Oh and by the way, my fiance told me the other night how much he loves my shoulders – so of course I’m thinking I need strapless! What to do…
Post # 3
I like dress #1, its unique and fun, dress 2 is beautiful also. Keep dress #1 its the first one you loved!!!!
Post # 4
The dress on the left is much more flattering on your body. I’d keep it!
Post # 5
I really like and prefer #1! There are so many dresses out there, it is hard not to have a little buyers remorse. Many people end up will a different dress than they thought they would. But, there was a reason you chose it the first time.
Post # 6
dress 1 for sure…No hesitation whatsover in saying that. Its more flattering. The second one Im a bit overpowered by the flower… pity, because its still nice. But def no 1!
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2010 - The Pearl S. Buck House
# 1 for sure! It is crazy flattering. I think you’d be nuts to ditch it. But I completely understand and I did the same kind of thing so I know where you’re coming from. I just feel like I’ve seen #2 over and over and I don’t think it looks as good as #1- which is sexy, sophisticated and fun.
Post # 8
I think dress #1 is more flattering on you! I like that it’s different and fun, you should keep it!!! 🙂
Post # 9
I really love dress #1 and agree it is unique and flatters your body (and shoulders) very nicely.
However, I had the same kind of issue with dresses like these. It isn’t often (well besides prom never) that I get to wear a full ball gown dress. I wanted my wedding dress to be unique and something different. I didn’t want to look back and feel like I was just wearing a beaded white evening gown. So I completely understand why you might have remorse about actually buying dress #1.
However, with that being said, now that I have switched to a more standard strapless ballgown, I do sometimes wonder if I will blend into the “strapless fad” (no I don’t think its a fad, but there is sure a lively debate about that here on WB). While I don’t want to remember my dress as just another evening dress, I also don’t really want to feel like “just another strapless ballgown wedding dress”.
Check out my bio for pics of my dress if you are interested.
Post # 10
I agree with you #2 looks very amazing on you! and Could your SO be hinting at a strappless? lol
Maybe you could sell dress #1 for what you paid, but it would be a lil better if you knocked a few bucks off.
I too have buyers remorse! I bought my dress to hastily, and I almost hate it know(story lol).
But the best of luck on your decision!!
Post # 11
Personally, I think your body & figure look amazing in dress one.. but it’s up to you. I’m sure you could find something that was fuller in the skirt that would be flattering as a ballgown! You have to choose if you want that “princess” moment.
Post # 12
Aw no, I LOVE your original dress, keep it!!
Honey, I had all these ideas in my head about my wedding and then when we got engaged and really started planning, it all just about went out the window. I think brides are in love with the idea of a princess ballgown because it just oozes fairytale and bride. I know I was but I went a complete opposite direction with a more fitted dropped waist modified mermaid. I really dont youll regret it if you keep it, its beautiful and its so sweet of your Fiance to say he loves your shoulders but I wouldt change my dress because of it. Its what you like and feel beautiful in and chances are pretty good that hell love it, too and think youre the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen 🙂
Post # 13
First of all, your body looks AMAZING in the dress you bought! I also think that the other dress is not nearly as flattering, and please realize I’m saying this gently, I think it actually makes you look “bigger” than you are. I also think that the neckline and straps are perfect and very flattering for your shoulders! Like, really… YOU LOOK REALLY FREAKING AMAZING IN THE DRESS YOU CHOSE!
I do totally understand your regret though! I too REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted a ball gown. All my other “close calls” are full ball gowns… And, I bought a mermaid! lol There have been a lot of times where I think, shoot, did I make the right call? I see ball gowns and swoon and I get tempted to be a two dress bride 🙂 in the end though, the one I chose WAS the best for me. And, in your case, I think it is great for you too!
If you do decide to ditch the dress you have for a ball gown, I would keep looking though. There are many other ball gowns out there that will compliment your body like the first dress….
Post # 14
I LOVE that first dress!
Seriously. L.O.V.E. it. Who is it by? Do you want to donate it to me if you don’t wear it? 😉 just teasing.
It is way better than the ballgown. The ballgown is pretty too, but like many others have said – it just doesn’t flatter your figure the way the first one does. You look like a million bucks in the first one.
Post # 15
Dress #1 is so much more flattering on you! I really think you should keep it – it’s gorgeous!
Post # 16
The one on the left (your original dress) is AMAZINGLY gorgeous and I do not think you should change a thing. I like it better than the strapless one.