(Closed) I think I made a huge mistake. This dress just isn’t for me :(

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

the first dress is LOVELY!! it looks perfect for an outdoor ceremony. you have a great shape for this dress. 🙂

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

First dress is way better! 

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Your dress is gorgeous. I understand your pear concerns (I am a pear too) but it’s clear from the pictures that the sample just doesn’t fit right. Once you have the right size it will look wonderful. I’d switch out the belt for something blingy, and add a big statement necklace or earrings too. Plenty of bling!

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I like your’s SOOOOOO much better than the Adorae.  Its a nice dress but EVERYONE has it! Yours is so romantic and you look incredible in it!! But it’s most important that you love the dress so I understand if you want to switch it.  Although I don’t think you should!!!!

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i dont like it either………you should have went with mermaid or so i think..keep looking.

Post # 37
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Newbee

I agree with the other Bees. You look fabulous! Accessorize for more of a bling effect.

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

your dress is beautiful…and PLEASE tell me where this pear shape you speak of is? You said it like its a bad thing!! I don’t see anything but gorgeous!

Post # 39
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Busy bee

that’s actually a great shape on you, and there’s plenty of ways you can add some sparkles in the jewelry and accesories

Post # 40
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Sugar bee

Your dress is significantly better than the Adorae. Stop stressing about it, and you’ll look great on your big day 🙂 

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I really like ur dress alot. I’m a pear and chose a mikealla with the same type of silloutette. I thought I wanted bling too….but I added a blingy belt…and I’m going to have some bling in the viel and some jewelry…and blingy shoes. 

 

 

Post # 42
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

LOVE this gown. I actually clicked on your post to find out the desgner. LOVE IT!

 

Post # 43
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I love it and think you should swap the sash for something much more ornate.

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I like the dress you have much better – it fits an outdoor ceremony much better than the other dress.

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Pear shaped?? I wouldn’t have picked it!
You have a gorgeous figure and both of those dresses look hot!

Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I like your dress better than Adorae, and I agree that it’ll be more appropriate for an outdoor wedding.

Bling is easy to add. The sash can change- what I did with the sash on my dress was cut off the applique that was on it (that was some weird fabric and pearls situation) and added these brooches I found on sale at Macy’s for next to nothing. That small change altered the entire look of the dress, and took it from something bleh to something totally me.  I also have bling on my shoes and while my veil is very plain, after I take the veil off I’m going to have more bling in my hair.

Still want more? Think jewelry or a pretty headband.  Or even talk to a seamstress about adding some rhinestone strips to the edges of the pleats or something.  What kind of back does the dress have? Maybe add rhinestone buttons- it’s a relatively simple change that can alter the whole look of the dress from behind.  And consider a blingier veil.

The nice part about a not-blingy dress is that it won’t overpower you. You can add as much sparkle as you want without going overboard.  Adorae doesn’t have a whole heck of a lot of glitter, either, it’s really just the sash, and that poor dress has been worn and worn and worn- it’s going to be really dated in 10 years just by virtue of being so popular.

I think you made 100% the right choice. No question. Now just talk to a seamstress and a friend with an eye for fashion and go make the dress your own.

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