(Closed) I need expert dress advice!

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

    Keep the dress. It looks beautiful!

    Keep the dress. It's not worth spending more $$ for a new gown.

    Buy a new dress. You can do better.

    Find a new dress that you like better.

  • Post # 3
    5398 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I honestly think it’s gorgeous and very flattering! But nobody can make you love it but you. Maybe you could try to fix it in some way if you can pinpoint a problem. Like, maybe adding cap sleeves would feel more “you.” Or a different sash. Or the right jewelry. I think it’s beautiful, but I’m a stranger on the Internet so my opinion is not as important as yours!

    Post # 4
    1828 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    You are gorgeous in that dress.

    Post # 6
    48 posts
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think your dress is gorgeous on you! But if you’d like to make it more mermaid, is there anything that alterations can do to pull it in from the hips to the upper thighs to make it more fitted to the shape you prefer? I’m not a seamstress, but it doesn’t seem like it would be too difficult to consider! Gorgeous sash too!

    Post # 7
    116 posts
    Blushing bee

    With that body, you’d look good in anything! Seriously, you look beautiful in the dress, but it sounds like you want a more sexy “wow” look. It looks a little loose on you right now. What would happen if you got it altered to be more form fitting? I think that the dress is beautiful on you, in a very sweet way. 

    Post # 8
    399 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    You shouldn’t cry when you try on your wedding dress, (HUGS). Since your not happy with it buy another dress. You have the time and bridal salons will help you out. Go out and find your dream wedding dress, you deserve to look and feel beauitful on your wedding day.

    Post # 9
    1139 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    It’s beautiful and it looks amazing on you, I think once you have the alterations done maybe you will like it more. Also LOVE that sash!

    Post # 10
    666 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    The dress is beautiful and it doesn’t need any beading to make it more beautiful.  I agree with you that the back should fit a little bitter or a little tighter.  You should try it on with a veil.  Also you get a veil with beading edge I believe and that might make you feel more dressy.  However, if you don’t feel YES to the dress, maybe you can look around for more just in case your dream dress pops up.

    Post # 11
    583 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    The dress looks great on you. so i voted keep it. but saying that its not about what everyone else thinks its about what YOU think so if you dont LOVE it and you have the money find a new one you love

    Post # 12
    3683 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    It looks fantastic on you!

    Post # 13
    4150 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It’s gorgeous on you.  Seriously beautiful.  Can you pinpoint what it is that you hate about it?

    ETA: I just read your comment about not liking it because it’s too A-line.  Alterations can make it more fitted through the hip, which may make you feel a lot differently about it.  It’s worth looking into.  I think when it fits you right, you’ll feel differently, because right now, it’s too big, so it’s not really showing your figure like it should.  I felt the same way when I tried mine – it looked worse than when I put on the sample because at least the sample was clipped so it appeared fitted, but mine did not.  I really think that alterations will make all the difference in the world here.

    Post # 14
    273 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Honestly… I’m kind of INSANELY JEALOUS at how amazing you look! That dress is incredible on you!

    Post # 15
    1623 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I think you look beautiful!! And I love the sash!  But truthfully, I would say at least look at other dresses if you aren’t happy.  I think it would be something that would haunt you if YOU felt you didn’t look beatiful on your wedding day.  I know of someone, and read posts of people, who hated their wedding dress.  And then they hate their pictures, videos, etc. of the day b/c it shows the dress they didn’t feel great in.  Personally, the dress was never too big of a deal for me (I bought a replica from China) but I know if I didn’t love, love  the dress I got I would find another b/c of the other aspects it would hinder for me. 

    But, again, I think you look beautiful and with alterations would maybe love the dress more!  However, if you want to look/buy another, then hold off on the alterations…

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