I dont like my dress

posted 3 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
622 posts
Busy bee

Have you got any pictures? Sometimes all you need is a belt, shawl or jewlery to change the look. 

I am sure you look stunning, we plan and buy things so far out from weddings that it is easy to second guess and change our minds. You may not like the dress now but after your wedding you will look back and be like “Dayum I looked good” as things you like will come in and out often. 

Post # 3
266 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: London

Are there any alterations you could get to make it feel a bit more You? Adding/removing straps, taking layers out if its really full? Its worth looking into x

Post # 4
1024 posts
Bumble bee

Could you post some photos? Maybe we could help you come up with some ways to enhance your look. I bet you’d be surprised at the difference a few simple touches could make!

Post # 5
324 posts
Helper bee

mickeynicki :  OP, I understand how you feel. I also chose a dress that I loved but after it was altered it felt like the wrong dress. I was lucky that I had a semstress who charged me very little so I asked her to do additional alterations to my dress such removing beads etc. I wasn’t sure if I would still like my dress after the alterations, so, I also went to facebook wedding pages and found another wedding dress for a very cheap price. I bought that one, and I love it. 

There are dresses out there that cost less than $100, and they give you peace of mind. It’s very rare but there are people who give away their dresses for free in facebook wedding pages. You can check those out as well.

You can also burrow your friend’s or relative’s wedding dress. You can also ask your close friends for opinions on your dress. May be, you look great in your dress but you need some reassurance.

 If you tell me what you are looking for in a wedding dress, your measurements and your area, I can send you links.  

Post # 6
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

mickeynicki :  Hi Bee! I’m sorry that you feel this way!

I had dress regret they very same day and after a few days I decided to think that it’s the nerves and that I would like it. But after a month or so I began to obsess about it and had even a panic attack because of it. I tried to work with it and came up with alterations which they didn’t real do. On the wedding day I was so concerned about other things and happy that I just had something to wear LOL, but I have to stay that although my wedding was more than two months ago, I still regret it.

But maybe you can put your finger on what it is that you don’t like? Or do you have a specific style in mind that you want instead?

Post # 7
414 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Canada

I felt this way through all my fittings. I ended up adding a sheer bolero that went under the dress and gave the illusion of 3/4 length sleeves. I felt much better with that but still not thrilled.  I looked good and there will always be another dress that could have been better.  The day was beautiful and the dress was just another detail.  I think we just put too much pressure on the wow factor of the dress and that you’re supposed to feel a certain way in it.  

Post # 8
22 posts
  • Wedding: March 2020 - City, State

Post a picture! Maybe we can help. Sometimes things are such a big deal to us that other people’s outlook can provide the insight and confidence we need to see differently <3 sorry you’re having some regret. 

Post # 11
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

mickeynicki :  I think it looks great on you! The neckline is gorgeous. But if you don’t like it maybe try to resell it or just eat the cost of a second dress. 

Post # 12
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

That is a beautiful dress!!!! I love how elegant the bottom is, and how the lace in the veil compliments the top’s detail. If you really don’t like it, it’s your chice to change it/find something new, but I think it looks great on you! 

Post # 13
3736 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

That dress looks beautiful on you! Your waist looks tiny! If you aren’t loving the fullness of the skirt, is there any lining in it that you can have removed to make it more A line shaped?

Post # 14
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

Is it a two piece?

I think that you look stunning in the dress, but in the end you’re the one that needs to feel comfortable wearing it. So is it more some kind of insecurity about yourself and atracting a lot of atention?

Post # 15
1847 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Have you tried the dress with different accessories? A shorter elbow length veil with some pretty details, lovely hair piece hair style and make up can work wonders to make you feel bridal and beautiful regardless of the dress. 


The dress is fairly simple so you can play with quite a bit on accessories. 

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