(Closed) I don't love my dress at all and don't know what to do…..

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I get a new dress?

    Yes - Pronovias Epico

    Yes - Pronovias Uncia

    Yes - Pronovias Finisterre

    No - stay with it!

  • Post # 17
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    754 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @msong:  I think you look beautiful and elegant in the first one, but after seeing the second picture you posted, i see where you are coming from. 

    From an objective person – you are gorgeous in your dress. But as far as personalities go, i see where they reflect very different feelings, emotions and personalities. 

    :-/

    Post # 18
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    1106 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @FoxyBride14:  My thoughts exactly. The dress looks like if you removed the straps it would have a sweetheart neckline. I think the dress is beautiful as is but I would talk to your seamstress about an alteration.

    Post # 19
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    629 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

    Normally I’d stay stick with it, but I really think the dress you can’t get out of your head looks nicer and willl be much better for a beach wedding. 

    The v-neck lacey one looks like it belongs in a church. 

    Post # 20
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    938 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I think the dress is gorgeous and you do not have broad shoulders/back or any of that, you have a great body. I do agree with you that there are some aspects of it that are not flattering comparing it to the other dress you posted, however they are NOT the straps, which I prefer on you! I think the other dress fit you better around the hips, while your current one seems a bit big on that aspect, it’s also more of a mermaid than the other dresses you posted which makes it sexier (IMO) it just needs to fit better! It really does seem a bit big tbh

    I think the dress is more classic and timeless. I don’t know if it’s possible but have you considered lowering the back V? Have it come to around your mid back, it should give the illusion of your back being slimmer (not that its broad AT all) and emphasize your waist if the tip ends right there or slightly above. You could also lower the buttons to have them finish at the “hump of your bum” emphasizing the curves 😉 

    I can tell the dress has an inner corset, you could swap it out for one that has a low back to give you the support and make the above alterations possible 😉 

    The dress is gorgeous and you look beautiful in it, the lower back and also, maybe not lowering, but widening the front, so that the straps are more off the shoulder than where they are now, would make the dress unique, modern, sexy, fun and still classic and timeless. Also, tighten it! Its a bit big sweety 😉

    Post # 21
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    105 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I really think your dress looks better than the strapless ones.

    Post # 22
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    1559 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Could u not just remove the straps from your dress if theyre the part you hate? Looks like the dress has the proper structure and would be easy enough to do.

    Post # 23
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I don’t think your gown is unflattering by any means, but I agree that it’s not the best for a beach wedding. There is the option to have it altered to strapless and also put an overskirt (in chiffon or tulle) to make it more like the Finisterre, but I would question how much that would cost versus buying a new dress.

    You can definitely try and sell it on a site like preownedweddingdresses.com or oncewed.com.

    Post # 24
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    641 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    they are all gorgeous but the Uncia is breathtaking. one life one wedding pick what you really want.

    Post # 27
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    2287 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @msong:  I think you should take your dress – or at least photos of it – to a different dressmaker for a second opinion before you do anything.

    Certainly making the straps thinner, the v-neck deeper, the back lower and adding more poof to the skirt via a slip would make quite a bit of a difference.

    But I don’t think you should switch dresses. I will generally support a bride changing her dress when it doesn’t suit her and the options are clearly better. But that is not the case here. You look stunning and the dress is gorgeous.

    Plus I feel your dress is going to stand the test of time a bit more than the others. The European designers (of which Pronovias is one) are moving away from strapless dresses and towards dresses that are more like yours.  I’m also seeing a lot fewer strapless dresses from the high end designers this season as well. (Not to say that strapless dresses are dated yet – but they might be in future.)

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