(Closed) Is my dress too similar to my FSIL’s?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@cherrylicious:  I don’t think it’s that similar! I think most people wouldn’t notice, and I think, even with my discerning girl eyes, I wouldn’t notice unless it was the same exact dress and styled the same.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t think that they are all that similar, and no one at your wedding is going to be saying “Oh my gosh, she’s wearing the same dress that her SIL wore so many months ago”. Your waistline is different and your skirt looks a lot fuller than hers was. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Oh no, very different dresses, both beautiful but defo noticeablily different

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Not at all too similar. She should be thrilled you picked a dress you like!

Post # 7
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Honey bee

I think a a lot of dresses look the same, but if you are questioning it- so may she. There are lots of posts of SILs, friends etc “copying” such and such about weddings so just be aware that she may think this of you.  

It may be best to hedge your bets and tell your SIL your story. That you found the dress you love after all this shopping but came home and realized it has some similarities, but its not the same dress. Ask her if she would be upset if you wore it. Emphasize that you are not trying to copy at all.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Do not open that link. He is a troll, and is going to be blocked shortly!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

DO NOT open yoaglo’s link potential virus.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think they have a similar feel to them but are essentially different.  I would to your Future Sister-In-Law about it though, just to be sure.  Unless she’s crazy, she’ll hopefully be understanding.  Also, I think that pop of color you want to add will really make the dress different.  

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think they’re quite different dresses – hers is a very full ballgown whereas yours is more of an a-line cut.   I think the only similarities really (just upon looking at it in the pictures briefly) is a sweetheart neckline and a bit of ruching….which are two thing that about 90% of dresses out there now have.  

Also, your weddings are going to be several months apart and I’d be willing to bet no one is going to remember what her dress looked like anyway.   

As a courtesy you can run it by your Future Sister-In-Law but I don’t think it’s necessary – they’re not that similar and will look completely different on you both….unless of course you look bizarrely similar and are doing the same hair/makeup/accessories!  🙂

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Bah, they are different styles. Wear what you love x

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I see a sweetheart neck and ruching that are similar, but SOOOO many dresses have those features that she should have a tough time saying you copied her.

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