Post # 17
@S0InL0v3: i didn’t realize you were in Canada. Silly me!
I just found the entire dress to be awkward and heavy. I’m not even 5ft tall though, so it mermaid was all off on my body and the whole dress would need to be rebuilt.
you look normal height so it might work better on you!
Post # 18
- Wedding: October 2012 - Prairie Production- Chicago (loft)
Before you do anything…can you try on a dress with a similar silhouette to see if you like that style on you?
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Post # 20
@S0InL0v3: Your dress is gorgeous and the lace looks so pretty on you. I’d go for what other PPs have suggested and look into getting your dress altered to a mermaid shape. Another bee did this with her lace dress and it looked fantastic, she got the dress of her dreams.
Post # 21
This is a horrible example as this dress was 4 sizes too big but this is me with a loose mermaid.
Post # 22
I loved the skirt on this dress I tried on maybe I can just ask the girl to alter my dress like this? A fit and flare.
Post # 23
@S0InL0v3: The mermaid shape does suit you.
Post # 24
@S0InL0v3: Compared to the fit n flare, the mermaid looks nicer as it accentuates your shape 🙂
Post # 25
Before anything else… let me say that the dress you have chosen is GORGEOUS !!
It looks FANTASTIC on your body (and you have a GREAT body)
That said, not every dress shape suits everybody…
And having now seen more pics that you are sharing… I am not a fan of the Mermaid shape on you (looks too snug)
And ya it will probably prove problematic for a walk into the woods…
A “flowy” type dress definitely looks more at home in that sort of environment as well… a more natural shape vs constructed.
I get that Mermaid is an EXTREMELY popular shape right now (and probably part of the reason you are having Dress Regret)
BUT don’t go that route
Either stay with the Dress you have as is, or alter ever so slightly from an A-Line to a Fit & Flare (so it is more like 3rd & 4th Photo you posted)
Hope this helps
Post # 26
@This Time Round: Thanks for your honesty! One of the sales consultants was convinced that mermaid was my dress shape so I guess that part of me has felt that I had chosen the wrong shape of dress for my body. I have to agree that the dress I currently have will work better for the type of wedding that I am having rather than the mermaid, that is once the train is shortened.
Post # 27
I love the dress you already have! It looks very high quality. The BHLDN dress looks like it may have some crazy noticable seams?? maybe it’s just me seeing that?
Post # 28
I like the dress you have a lot better than the one you want, for what it’s worth:)
Post # 29
The dress you have is gorgeous! I love the lace. 🙂
Post # 30
They are very different dresses.
Personally, I prefer the one you have. And, if it were me, I’d stick with that one for several reasons:
- It looks beautiful on you
- The shape is timeless. The trumpet shape is very popular now and “current”.
- It is easy to walk in, especially in the woods. It will also be easy to sit in for the reception.
- You already know it fits and suits you
Perhaps, if you want something to show off your figure a bit more, you could get a fitted reception dress.
Post # 31
@S0InL0v3: If it’s not a problem financially, then go with a dress that you love. If it’s going over budget, then take a step back, realize that the first dress is beautiful, and try to let it go.