Post # 1
I tried this dress on months ago and havn’t stopped thinking about it since. However, it’s not at all how I imagined my dress to be. I’ve been offered a really good deal on it if I buy it before the end of August, but I think with me being close to buying a dress I’m freaking out a bit and I’m second guessing myself and looking at loads of other dresses and argghhh!!!
I’m worried it’s an “older bride’s” dress. (I’m 22).
Honest opinions please?
Post # 3
It’s a beautiful dress, but in my opinion the veil, especially the lace on that particular veil looks a bit much and makes it look a little dated. I think that might be what’s making you think it looks older. The dress on its own is gorgeous. My dress is nothing like what I thought I’d end up with, but that’s not always a bad thing… Follow your heart and don’t let anyone rush you.
Post # 4
I honestly…. don’t like it at all. But that’s because it’s not my taste. If you can’t stop thinking about it, revisit it! Who cares what anyone else thinks.
Post # 5
I really like the dress, but the veil/headpiece is too much.
Post # 6
@JustJen_wd: its a very beautiful reserved dress, if you love it get it but you do have time ; )
try on some fun dresses some fit and flares just make sure that this is the dress you want.
how do you feel in this dress?
Post # 7
@JustJen_wd: Totally agree with above post. The dress is GORGEOUS but the headpiece and especially the veil are dating it. Too much going on. Lovely dress though. Have you considered a birdcage or different headpiece to balance out the modern/vintage feeling? My dress is nothing like I had in mind either!
Post # 8
The dress is really pretty. I think the veil is too much for the dress. Also belt makes your dress have a younger feel and is really cute.
Post # 9
I think it could just be the veil as well. Maybe if the neckline was changed to a sweetheart it would look younger. I feel bad but want to be honest. The other day I was at a salon with my daughter and someones mom was with her daughter and was making her get a dress with a bolero that was like something that she would wear. I felt really bad I could tell she was just trying to make her mom happy. Pressure can make you impulsive so take your time.
Post # 10
I love the dress, but think the headpiece/viel takes away from it, I would go with something simpler.
Post # 11
The veil and headpiece need to go for something edgier and more youthful to balance the dress and maybe a change in belt as well. The dress is beautiful but Im not 100% sure about the straps (maybe with change in accesories they would work better). Yay for 22 year old brides.
Post # 12
Normally lace is not my cup of tea but I really like this dress. I love the cut on you and the modest dip in the bodice. You look really lovely and it is definitely flattering and very romantic.
I do agree with the PP that the veil with the lace/flowers is just too much. I almost thought you were wearing a bolero or shawl or something similar.
Post # 13
Thanks everyone! At least if it’s the accessories it’s something I can easily change around to get a more youthfull look 😀
Post # 14
@JustJen_wd: Definitely! The dress is gorgeous but theaccessories (veil and hairpiece) aren’t the right fit for it. Change those upAndy it will be perfect!
Post # 15
If you want a veil with that dress then I’d take the sleeves off and have it made strapless. As another Bee said, making the dress into a sweetheart neckline is also an idea worth considering. Don’t be disheartend, we all have different tastes – if that dress, that veil etc make you feel like a million dollars then who the hell are we??
Post # 16
I think the dress is very sweet but also timeless. I do agree that a different veil is needed. Have you considered a raw edge drop veil?