Post # 1
My mom got me the idea that I should wear something conservative & covers up a bit, so I got a v-neck, rather medium/thick straps style Pronovias Diango for my wedding. I actually don’t love how it looks on me any more, and alteration to fit my body has made it worse, as now its’s too tight around my shoulder/chest.
My back looks way too broad with this dress, and I can’t really lose much weight (my body weight doesn’t change that much, and dramatic diet is not good for health, right??)
My dream gowns are (also Pronovias) Uncia, or Finisterre, or Epico – strapless, more distinctly mermaid (except for Finisterre, as it has outer lace layer…)……. which are all expensive for me to get as a second dres…..What do you think I should do?
Post # 3
I think it is beautiful. What are you most concerned about?
Post # 4
@msong: I think that dress looks beautiful on you! Could you alter it to take away the straps to make it more to your liking?
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre
@msong: I think your dress is very elegant. Soft, romantic. Very pretty.
Post # 6
I think it looks very elegant and timeless…and fits you perfectly. I’d say stay with it, except you wouldn’t feel confident in it..and every bride should LOVE their dress on their wedding day!
Post # 7
@msong: I adore this dress on you and now I’m wishing this was my dress haha 🙂 you look amazing! I think you are overanalyzing. No one knows your “flaws” like you do. You look beautiful so don’t worry about that. If the dream dress is in your top 3 list of wedding things, maybe it’s worth going for one of them, but if it’s not in that list I would consider keeping the dress you have. Because you’ve already got the most important thing- your future life partner.
Post # 8
I think you look gorgeous.
Post # 9
I just think strapless designs were more flattering & suits my beach wedding better………..
This is a blurry shot of me wearing Uncia… I can’t get that dress out of my head 🙁 (yes, you may wonder then why I got the other dress instead then, but v-neck dress was cheaper & my mom thought was better………..)
Post # 10
@msong: Pics for those who don’t know what those dresses look like off the top of your head…
Post # 11
I actually prefer the v-neck on you over the last dress you posted. You’re stunning in it and your back doesn’t look too broad at all IMO.
Post # 12
@ceebree Thank you!!
Argh thanks everyone in the thread who’s made kind comments…. yes the dress is indeed beautiful & timeless for sure… maybe just not “the right dress” for me sigh. I bought it too early on in my planning…. Advice to all future brides is probably to wait for a while before buying your dress!!!!
Has anyone ever successfuly exchanged thier bought gowns before wearing it on wedding day, with another dress at your bridal shop, or another secondhand shop??? =( Any tips on how you can do that? (I’ve already asked, and the answer was no…)
Post # 13
I think the dress you have is beautiful, but so is the strapless, and I think you should have what you want. do you have enough $ to buy the new dress and then sell the first?
Post # 14
@msong: OMG, first of all, please don’t feel like you need to lose weight to fit that dress! At the sake of sounding like a total creeper for commenting on your body, you don’t really look like you have much weight to lose! 🙂
I second what a PP said–would it be possible to alter the straps so they’re thinner/more delicate? Or maybe lower the neckline or the back of the dress so it’s less conservative?
Post # 15
While I think you look great on the dress you have, I have to admit that you look gorgeous with the Uncia… If you like it better, I say go for it. Perhaps you can sell the first one?
Post # 16
@msong: can you make the dress strapless?