(Closed) I am having major dress regret

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll:

    Keep the dress you have

    Order the other dress

  • Post # 17
    Member
    2409 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @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
    Member
    183 posts
    Blushing bee
    • 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?

    Post # 20
    Hostess
    7103 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @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 # 23
    Hostess
    7103 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @S0InL0v3: The mermaid shape does suit you.

    Post # 24
    Hostess
    7103 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @S0InL0v3:  Compared to the fit n flare, the mermaid looks nicer as it accentuates your shape 🙂

    Post # 25
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    7439 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    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 # 27
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    302 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    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
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    479 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I like the dress you have a lot better than the one you want, for what it’s worth:)

    Post # 29
    Member
    649 posts
    Busy bee

    The dress you have is gorgeous! I love the lace. 🙂

    Post # 30
    Member
    112 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    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
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    2037 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @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.

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