Post # 17
I love this dress’s proportions on you. I would however add a small crinoline under the skirt to add a little volume and give you a more “feminine” shape (not that there is anything wrong with your current shape), but a crinoline might help with your body-conscious issues.
Yay on a great dress!
Post # 18
first of all, i love the back of the dress! it is so stunning on you. I think once you have your hair and makeup done, and you’ve got all your accessories on, this dress will really make you feel like a bride. right now, it’s just a pretty white dress. it’s hard to imagine everything coming together, but i really like it.
Post # 19
I think it looks wonderful! But you have to feel fantastic in it and you’ll know when you do find that one because you won’t want to take it off!
I honestly think it looks gorgeous and so I wouldn’t worry about it too much – but if you are keen to find something else then why not just have a look around other places and just see what you can find, without putting too much pressure on yourself as this gown looks perfect…perhaps don’t take anyone with you this time so you are just buying what you want!
Post # 20
first of all, you do NOT look masculine at all. you have a very feminine shape and your shoulders are not broad at all.
second of all the dress looks lovely on you…BUT…in your poll choices i was a little hesitant with “no, thats fine” as an option. you should LOVE your dress…if it was a people pleasing choice and was “close to what you want” then it isn’t what you want.
so i would say unless you love it, and can afford to, please look a bit more, you should feel as beautiful as you are!!!
Post # 21
I like the way you put this and I feel the same about the dress.
I also think it’s lovely but understated so it depends on whether this is what you were looking for. If you can afford to keep looking, then there’s no harm in doing so. At the very least if you find nothing you like more then you can feel assured that you picked the right dress.
Post # 22
it does not look masculine at all. the dress is very delicate. I really like it.
I also have stronger shoulders that I am self consious about. I think something like this would look beautiful to tie everything together and soften things up:
(sorry the website is being weird for me with uploading pics)
Post # 23
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Well, I think it makes your boobs looks fabulous, so that’s far from masculine! 😉
But my opinion doesn’t matter on this, so I didn’t vote. If *YOU* don’t feel fabulous in the dress, then I think you need to keep looking. When I bought my wedding dress, I didn’t want to take it off, and kept wanting to check myself out in the mirror (and I’m not normally like that.)
I agree with PPs- go shopping by yourself, or with just one friend. Find photos of dress styles you like, and bring them to the sales consultant. AliveWithLove has a really good point about accessorizing it- can make a big difference. I hope whatever you end up with makes you feel beautiful! 🙂
Post # 24
The dress is definitely flattering. I’ll be honest here though: I dont’ like it. But that is just my opinion! I would NEVER have said that in a million years, but you’re asking. It’s not that I dont’ like it on YOU, I just don’t like the style. If you like the style, then I think you should sit on it a while. If you think it is your selfconciousness/body issues, then you’re probably not going to feel better in another dress. Incidentally, if you do keep that dress, make sure you get it cinched TIGHT at the top. My cousin had a very similar dress and it was falling down all night long because there is no real bodice to keep it up! Finally, what is your venue? Mermaids are figure flattering to almost EVERYONE! (Certainly to you! You have a great figure!)
Post # 25
I think it’s beautiful and shows off your great figure! You didn’t say where you’re getting married but I think it’s perfect for many venues. If you want to bling it up you can add to the band under the bust and add crinoline. It’s a perfect dress for a beach through formal wedding. You can make yourself crazy with rethinking this. I like your dress a lot better than so many I’ve seen lately that I think are very trendy and yet all look the same to me(i.e. the heavily ruffled skirts that are so popular)
Post # 26
I like it on you — I think it looks great!! But, if you can afford another dress and you think you’d be happier in another style I’d get one. You wanna feel great on your wedding day!
Post # 27
I think you look better than fine! You look great! Give yourself a bit more time for the dress to grow on you and during that time start thinking about what you will look like with your hair done and your veil and jewelry on. Your finished look may change your mind.
Post # 28
I think the dress looks good on you and I think you have a great figure but the dress isn’t really wowing me…..from what you are saying it sounds like the people you were with were a huge influence on your decision and you have to love it!! I say if you aren’t in love with it which sounds like you aren’t then keep looking until you are! Especially since you said you can afford another.
Post # 29
This dress is beautiful. I especially like the back. It is very romantic and beautiful.
Post # 30
I think it looks beautiful. But what matters is if you like it. I’d say wait a day or so and if you still don’t like it get another dress. Hope that helps.
Post # 31
I agree with all! You have a great body, I would love to be comfortable enough to try on a strapless!
As Ted Mosby would say: “Pulling it OFF!”