I bought the dress my mom wanted. Is it hideous?

posted 4 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Busy bee

Usually I love ball gowns but idk there is something about that one I’m not sold on

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

It’s a bit much for me, but I’m not a ballgown person. The biggest problem I see here is that you were pressured into it, and don’t seem to really love it. If that’s the case, keep looking. You said it’s not too late, so I think you should cancel it. You should be happy and confident in your dress on your wedding day.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

I think the main problem with the first dress is that it is poofed out too much by whatever petticoat they paired with it.  Reduce the poof by half and it would be fine.

That being said, if you’re getting the dress to appease your mother but you aren’t happy with it, then that doesn’t seem like a good situation.  It’s your wedding day.  You need to feel good in your dress.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

Its very “my big gypsy wedding” from TLC to me. Not a fan.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

The second dress looks much better on you. There’s something about the first one that…doesn’t look good on you. There are more beautiful ballgowns out there. Don’t give in to other’s opinions and pressure you into something you’re not keen on. You should love what you’re wearing on your wedding day.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

There are some beautiful ball gowns out there but those remind me of cake toppers.  The second is better than the first but I think you can do better.

Post # 10
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Honey bee

I wore a ball gown but it was much less over the top. If it is not you, return it and get something you love. It is your wedding.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

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littlepenguin99 :  oh I don’t like the first one at all, sorry 😔. The second one is better but I still don’t care for how much the hoop poofs out the skirt. It reminds me of those doll cakes that were popular in the 90’s. 

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

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gimmepretty :  This.

The first dress is gorgeous, but it is poufed out WAY too far. Reduce the pouf and see what you think. I think the second dress only looks more flattering because of the hoop/petticoat issue; otherwise it is a fairly nondescript strapless ballgown. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

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littlepenguin99 :  the second one is better. Please remember it’s your wedding so if you do not want a ball gown, go for the silhouette you feel good in. Even if you just wear it to the ceremony and change, there are way more pictures of you before and right after the ceremony than at the reception so your pictures will primarily be in this dress

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

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littlepenguin99 :  it’s YOUR day, do not let them live vicariously through your dress. Pick a dress that you love. FWIW I am wearing a tulle ball gown without a hoop and I absolutely adore it.

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