(Closed) Immediate Dress Regret

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I get a new dress?
    No, this one's fine : (56 votes)
    55 %
    Yes, get a new dress : (45 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 3
    1595 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think you are absolutely crazy, this dress looks gorgeous on you, and my initial thought was “wow she has a great body!”

    Post # 4
    1239 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @SquidWeds:  your wedding will be 3 days after mine! you still have plenty of time to look around if u do decide to get another dress. i think it looks lovely, only you know what you really want. i wish i hadnt bought the one i did either now. maybe i will like it when i try it on again.

    Post # 5
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think it’s beautiful!  The fabric is so pretty and flowy and that middle really cinches you in.  I love that back too!  I would wait a little bit before you rush out to buy something else.  You have plenty of time before your wedding.  Let it settle a bit and see how you feel in a month.  

    Post # 6
    804 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    That looks beautiful on you!  But if you can afford to get another one, keep an open mind.  Maybe go try something on by yourself but resist the urge to buy until you can bring in a friend or relative to see you in it; that way you force yourself into taking time to consider it, and you get some time to have your reflection on it BEFORE they give you their input on it, and maybe that will separate out the feelings for you.

    But please don’t take that as me trying to nicely say, “That looks terrible, get another dress.”  Because you look fantastic.  I just find that, being a people pleaser, I need to force myself to get my own opinion and then someone else’s before I make a big purchase or else I’ll impulse buy.  And, bonus, you won’t buy a second dress that you aren’t in love with because you already have one that looks great but you aren’t entirely in love with!

    Post # 7
    584 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    It looks stunning on you… but You have to love the dress! If you hav the time and money and want to go out and getone you truely love then get the dress you love…

    Post # 8
    23609 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think it’s totally gorgeous on you, but if you’re not feeling this one, I think you still have the time to go back and hunt for a one you really love!

    Post # 9
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @SquidWeds:  This was my runner-up dress, I still sometimes wish I had chosen this dress instead of the one I did choose.

    I think the dress is very flattering on you, I love the flowy-ness and the way the dress looks bustled. But if you truely are not happy with the dress, David’s Bridal should let you exchange it for something of equal or greater value.

    Post # 10
    11349 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Speaking as someone who was on a tight time deadline and literally purchased the first dress that she finally did not dislike (vs. having chosen “the one” out of many dresses that she liked), and seeing that you are not on a time crunch to have your dress ordered by now, I am going to say that dress regret is a painful feeling. I often still feel it when I see myself in many of my wedding pics.

    Because you do have the time, and because you do have the money to keep looking (two very important factors!), I am going to encourage you to continue your search to see if you are able to find your dream dress. I usually do not encourage brides to purchase multiple dresses, unless I truly do not think that the one they have chosen is at all flattering. I do not feel that way about your dress. I think it IS flattering, and I think it looks beautiful on you.

    However, I think you owe it to yourself to at least look to see if there is something that you love. If you don’t find anything that you love more, then I think you will be much more happy with your decision to have purchased this gown.

    Post # 11
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I think it looks good on you but I do not think it’s the one.

    I had serious dress regret and ended up exchaning. I am very happy I did. I am the type of person that when I start having negative feelings about a piece of clothing I can never wear it again. The same was true for my wedding dress.

    Post # 12
    80 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Beautiful!  I say keep it!

    Post # 13
    807 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I don’t think you look masculine at all. The dress is beautiful on you! But, if you don’t feel happy with it, find something else–it’s important that you feel comfortable and happy.

    Post # 14
    14440 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think it looks great on you and is quite flattering for your body.  I’m not crazy about the dress and think you could do better though, but that could just be personal taste since it sort of  reminds me of a bm dress I have 


    Post # 15
    3772 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I like it! BUT if you really don’t like it and can afford to get a different one.. I don’t see the harm in maybe setting up an appointment by yourself so that you can truly find something that you LOVE

    Post # 16
    11272 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @SquidWeds:  i think you look lovely but you don’t want to feel any regret.  you still have time to look around.  will the salon do an exchange for you?  i think you have a great figure, so don’t worry.  is your wedding on the beach?  your dress looks beachy to me.

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