Post # 1
Hello Bees! So it seems I’ve become victim to the infamous wedding dress regret that some brides experience. I purchased an a-line Rebecca Ingram gown (see my previous post about adding a petticoat to it) a few months ago and I’ve been feeling more and more like it isn’t the dress I want to wear on my wedding day. It’s very simple, understated, beachy/summery. I originally wanted something with more volume and structure such as a ballgown to fit my fall/castle wedding but changed my mind. After trying on numerous gowns this was the first one I tried on with any shapewear underneath and I decided that was it! Done! I liked it and wanted to put the dress search behind me. But now I’m feeling more of a desire for something with lace, sparkle, embelishment…something a little more bridal, if you will. Someone even said my current dress looked like a prom dress, haha. I decided if I could find something else that won’t break the bank I’ll try selling my current dress. So last night I went and tried on dresses that fit the criteria I’ve been thinking about and fell in love with two dresses!
I would love some input and opinions about which of the 3 suits me best. Are they too much? Is my old one fine? Or do you think I’m taking a step in the right direction?
Dress #1 (Rebecca Ingram)
Post # 2
I much prefer the first one over the other two. It looks amazing on you and the other two are pretty, but I think #1 shines.
Post # 3
I also prefer dress 1. The other two look dated and matronly to me.
Post # 5
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Wow I really thought nobody would like the first one! Thank you. 🙂 So my worries aside from it being ‘plain’ are that it shows too much skin and that I’m going to be super self-concious the whole day. I think that’s why I gravitated towards those other two after the fact, because they’re a bit more modest especially in the front. I thought about altering my current dress with a modesty panel, adding a sparkly belt, and maybe adding cold shoulder sleeves or something to jazz it up…idk
Post # 6
I think a belt with your current dress would look nice. I also think it flatters you, and more than the other two.
I also don’t find your current dress immodest at all, but you are the one who has to enjoy wearing it!
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2021 - Beaver Creek, CO
First one for SURE! I bet a sparkley belt would look great with it too.
Post # 9
I love the first dress, but I get it when it comes to the venue. You want your ceremony to reflect the more provencial feel of a ballgown. So, in my opinion, the third dress is gorgeous — love the work, the fit and the beading is just divine. With the right accessories you will shine. I would wear it until dinner is over and then change to the Rebeca. It looks sensuous and you will be able to dance and have the time of your life. So princess to diva. That’s a winning combination!
Post # 10
The first one is much more flattering. Something about the second one seems very 80s to me. If you have your heart set on a ballgown perhaps try some more contemporary styles?
You don’t need sleeves or a modesty panel, the dress you purchased looks beautiful on you as it is. Have you tried it with a crinoline? Remember–people should see you first and the dress second!
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2020 - Austin, TX
the first one blows the other two out of the water!!
Post # 12
I like the first one best.
I feel like you really want a ballgown though, so out of the two you posted, I like the last one better (but I think you can find something better).
Post # 13
The first one is my favourite. The second and third seem kind of dated and matronly? Maybe cheap? Im not quite sure, I can’t put my finger on it. I really dont like them as much.
Post # 14
The first one is the nicest by a long shot. The other two I really dislike for the reasons everyone else has listed. The first one also looks way more expensive.
Post # 15
Have you tried something with a dropped waist? I feel like all of them are cutting you wrong.