Hi wedding dress regret, how are ya? (Need advice!)

posted 5 months ago in Dress
Post # 17
177 posts
Blushing bee

Honestly I dont like any of these dresses. I dont think the first one flatters your figure at all, the cut isnt sitting properly on your waist plus that halter top style is just not fitting… 

I do like the a line style alot more I just think you need a different dress that fits your body properly

Best of luck bee

Post # 18
2179 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

If you want more modesty, you can always have a piece of fabric matching your dress to be sewn onto the neckline to cover some of the cleavage. I did that and it worked out great.

Post # 19
3343 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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sweetbee1616 :  number 1 most definitely for the win!

Post # 21
1424 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

I love all three, but #1 is a bit more “current” looking, makes you look younger. Very pretty on you. 

Post # 23
1181 posts
Bumble bee

Dress #1, hands down. I don’t consider it understated or beachy at all–quite the opposite, actually–especially with that long, beautiful train. I think once you get all dolled up, you’ll think of it as perfect for your castle wedding. Also, try it with a sparkly belt, like other bees suggested. 

I wanted to add: as for your back tattoo, I once saw a bride who blinged hers up with glitter and rhinestones. It was really pretty, actually. 

Post # 24
9701 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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sweetbee1616 :  

Number 1 by a long way. It is light yet bridal, it fits beautifully and you look lovely in it

The second two ( which l can hardly tell apart tbh) are nice enough but totally lack the fresh appeal of the first on you. 

Post # 25
172 posts
Blushing bee

Out of the three dresses you chose, the first looks best. However, I  don’t think it’s the most flattering style for you. As someone with a short torso (14″) and who identifies their stomach as a problem area, I would suggest a drop waist with ruching and potentially a corset back.  Below is an example of that type of dress (this was from my first marriage). Looking back I really should’ve stuck to my guns and bought the dress in the photo.  I actually wore something similar to you for my wedding and looking back I was disappointed with how I looked in my dress (it was high waisted and it didn’t sit well on my body at all). 

As for your back tattoo have you tried Covermark Leg & Body Magic? It got me through some extremely conservative settings and hid tattoos from my extended family really well. It goes on opaque but literally covers it until it’s no longer visible.

Overall, I wish you the best of luck choosing the right dress. If it’s the one you posted? Awesome! If not, that’s okay, you will find something else that’s better for you. 

Post # 26
2252 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

Of the ones you have on here, I love number 1! Personally I think it looks the best. I know you have tried on a ton (I did as well) but I also have a short torso and think my stomach is the problem and I went with a fit and flare that had lace to hide my stomach a bit. I felt everything else made me look boxy, which is what I think these dresses are doing to you. I actually think we have a very similar build! You could always add a slip underneath to pop it out a bit too (it was an option, I just didn’t want it that poufy). This one is a Stella York, and honestly of all the ones I tried on, this was the only one I felt made me look the best! It has an open back, but you can find something similar that may have more of a covered up back. 


Post # 27
99 posts
Worker bee

I agree with others, my first thought about 2&3 are they feel very dated. #1 is the most fresh and youthful and looks great on you! Not prommy IMO. I do agree with ladyvk that it might look better with the waist lowered. 

Post # 28
1093 posts
Bumble bee

I agree with all the PPs – no question, it’s #1 for the win! 

Post # 29
9084 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

I think dress one looks the best on you by far! 

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