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

posted 5 months ago in Dress
Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

 

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sweetbee1616 :  I agree with everyone else the first dress is beautiful!! the second two are dated and matronly 🙁…i say stick with the first and jazz it up with a belt and some jewellery if you want…

Post # 32
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

I like the first dress the most. The other two look a bit frumpy.  I agree with adding a sparkly belt.

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

#1 all the way.  The other two are not flattering at all.

Post # 34
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Busy bee

Personally, I like #2 best. It’s more structured than the first one, which makes it look more formal. I wouldn’t worry about it looking dated; trends come and go in cycles. The first one will look dated in 5 years, when tulle skirts go out of style as brides decide they don’t want to look like ballerinas on their wedding day, haha. Remember, gowns with big puffy sleeves were considered modern and stylish in 1985, but now everyone who got married in the 80’s cringe when they look at their wedding albums. Just because a dress is currently trendy doesn’t mean it’s beautiful. Go with a dress that makes you feel beautiful, even if it’s a style that was more popular 5 years ago.

Post # 35
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Honey bee

I think if you lined the top on dress 1 with an ivory lining you would love it.

Post # 36
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I prefer the first one. The other two look like my mom’s wedding dress (at her 2nd wedding) in the early 90’s. I think #1 is very flattering. 

 

Post # 37
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Worker bee

I like dress #1 as well! Looks beautiful on you 🙂 Maybe you could add something to give you the fuller look on the bottom? I think a belt would look nice. 

Post # 41
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Helper bee

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sweetbee1616 :  Love the straight sparkle belt and the veil. Number 1 is hands down the best. I know you said you’re self conscious but number 1 makes your figure look INCREDIBLE! 2 and 3 are old, dated and honestly unflattering.

Post # 42
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Buzzing bee

I think the trouble here is finding something that gives you the definition to your waist that is suitable to you body style.  I notice that you have a very short torso.  So while you have a lovely narrow waist, it can get looked over, blending in with your bust line and hips.  My waistline gets looked over because it almost doesn’t exist.  I have one inch between the end of my ribcage and the top of my pelvic bone.  Waist….where are you…?  So, different body style but similar need/solution with clothing.

So the two ballgowns give the least definition to your waist.  Number three is not giving the attention to your waist line that would suit your figure.  It just does nothing for you.  I like modest gowns and mine was way more modest than these so that’s not affecting my reasoning.  

Dress number two does have a lengthening effect that is good.  It doesn’t specifically draw attention to the waist as much as I think a different style might, but it does give the illusion of lengthening your torso and that compliments your figure in its own way.  Overall, I think it looks good on you.  I like the shoulder straps and the details around the hem.

The Rebecca Ingram dress is tricky.  I want to like it, but it just seems awkward.  I think the nude underlay is distracting.  I would recommend lining it with an opaque ivory to match the dress.  Hemming with a rolled hem instead of a flat hem would encourage rippling along the hemline that would be graceful.  A belt would help but maybe not so silvery.  Can you try maybe sparkly with pearl detail?  I think it could be nice with those details seen to.

If you’re willing to consider buying a new dress, however, I would recommend trying something with a very defined waist.  Try something with a broad sash waist.  That can really visually draw in and lengthen the waist at the same time.

If you want to be done looking and want the least complicated alterations, go with dress number two.  It’s a lovely dress and it does look good on you.  I’d recommend wearing your hair up with trailing curls.  Having your hair up will lengthen your neck and add to the lengthening trend through the torso with this dress.  Go with a gentle lip color, with at least a little shine.  Harsh colors or matte may be too much for a dress that you’re trying to wrestle down.  It’s got a strong fabric.  You want to look relaxed in it, not tense, or it will look like it’s wearing you.  It’s all about the lipstick sometimes.

Post # 44
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Sugar bee

I liked dress #3 in your first set of photos, and like it even better in the second set. The straps are beautiful and your waist looks tiny. It’s modest but not overly so, and has a nice modern twist. Really great!

Dress #1 just looks meh to me. Pretty, but nothing special. I don’t like #2 at all.

It seems to me that you are trying to fix dress #1 to make it something it will never be.

Post # 45
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Busy bee

Dress #1, 100%.. it’s perfect!! Love everything about it and fits you perfectly ! You have great taste

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