- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2010
I don’t know what to do! I ordered the dress back in October, and I sort of had this nagging feeling that it wasn’t right, but my mom and the owner of the shop seemed to like it so much, and I knew I had to make a decision, so I just sort of went for it. I was hoping that by the time it came in, maybe I would somehow fall in love with it, but that didn’t happen. I tried it on over the weekend and I hate it. But we are less than 4 months away from the wedding, so I’m freaking out. I’ve included some pictures of me in the dress.
Here are the reasons I don’t like it: I don’t feel a single bit sexy in it. (I don’t want to be over the top sexy on my wedding day, but I feel like a 12 year old in this dress.) I think the flower detailing is baby-ish. The dress is not sophisticated at all. I feel like this dress is from the 80s. The back of it makes me look like I have a really big butt or hips, and I don’t. The front accentuates my big bust instead of making it appear smaller.
My wonderful mom has agreed to help me get another dress if that is what I want. But because of how close we are, I’ve got to make a decision this week. The dress I’ve been eyeing from the beginning is Alfred Angelo 1148. (She thinks it’s too plain, but I like the simplicity) The only problem is, I can’t find a sample that fits me, so I don’t have a clear idea of how it would look. I have a really big bust, and I’m not sure if the off-the-shoulder thing would fit weird or look weird. Here is the link to the plus-size version of the dress: http://www.alfredangelo.com/Collections/ProductDisplay.aspx?productID=3d6de46a-4412-4189-97b8-01a56d5237b9&categoryID=1af402e9-205f-4b7b-9d22-6fec77b3d187&pg=1&colorId1=
I recently tried on this other Alfred Angelo, and even though the bling was a little too much for me, the corset back and the fit around the hips was very flattering on me. My mom loved this one on me, but I think it’s a bit too glam for the feel of our wedding. The 1148 also has a corset back, so maybe the general fit would be similar? I don’t know. Here’s the link to the other AA: http://www.alfredangelo.com/Collections/ProductDisplay.aspx?productID=f3280286-b6a8-47fc-bd7b-bc998ff713d7&categoryID=32e5a88c-cbf1-498f-afcf-dbfca138c5d3&pg=1&colorId1=
Basically, I’m just looking for opinions and advice. Should I just suck it up and wear the already purchased dress even though I don’t like it? Or should I gamble and order a dress that I can’t try on? I feel guilty and bratty that I already own a dress and it’s taken me this long to decide it’s not right, and now I want a new one 🙁 I just want to feel pretty on my wedding day. Please help 🙁
Fyi, in the pics the dress is unaltered (prob needs to be hemmed, and definitely pressed/steamed). Thank you in advance for any comments or advice.
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