(Closed) Major Dress Regret

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I risk trying to have it altered or just go for a new dress?

    Stick with this dress and have the seamstress make it more of what I want.

    Go try on dresses and see if there is a better option before making a decision.

    Sell it and cross my fingers on finding a dream dress.

  • Post # 2
    275 posts
    Helper bee

    That is a gorgeous dress (actually it looks a lot like mine!) and a steal for $200. But if you aren’t feeling great about it, I’m sure you could sell it and get your $200 back easily!

    Post # 3
    158 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I think that dress looks amazing on you! It has a very classic look/feel and hits you in all the right places. But I agree with PP, I’m sure you could get your $200 back easily if you’re not feeling like it’s your dress. 

    This being said, I wonder if your seamstress could add at tulle overskirt to your gown to give you that floaty, ethereal look you want? 

    Post # 4
    798 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2016 - Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

    I think that dress is gorgeous on you!  and for $200?!!  WOW!!!  But I def agree with PP, you can probably sell it and get your $200 back.  Alternatively, you can probably find something pre-owned at your $1200 budget? 

    Post # 5
    1641 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think that dress is gorgeous! But what matters is how you feel in it. You could totally get your money back I’m sure.

    Finding an affordable dress in the Boston area can be hard – I highly recommend Dream Bridal in Sudbury, I got my dress there 🙂 They have some less expensive gowns, and stock a lot of beautiful, unique, flowy dresses.

    Post # 6
    1739 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    It looks so good on you.. I’m sorry you aren’t in love with it. Maybe you could add a big bow to the back? I’m not sure what you can do about the heavy, clunky-ness, I think that’s from the material maybe? Gosh you’re in a tough spot. $200 is a steal! haha I didn’t help at all, sorry bee.

    Post # 7
    1231 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    Amazing dress, OP!

    Post # 9
    821 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    That dress looks great on you and I would have never guessed that it was $200.00.

    That said, you need to love your dress. You should feel beautiful and amazing – yes, you wear the dress once, but how many times do you plan on getting married? You should not buy a dress becuase you are hot and it is inexpensive. I think you should continue to shop.

    Post # 10
    6345 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2016

    That dress is seriously GORGEOUS on you! And for $200?! You can’t beat that!

    That said, all that really matters is how YOU feel in the dress. I think you could easily sell it and get your $200 back if you wanted. But I really think that dress is wonderful. 

    Post # 11
    1347 posts
    Bumble bee

    $200?!? That’s amazing!! It’s a beautiful dress and it looks great on you. But…if you’re not feeling it, you’re not feeling it. I think you could easily sell it back for that amount and find something more in keeping with your vision. Maybe find a new dress first though!

    Post # 12
    430 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    That dress is FABULOUS!  For 200 dollars, well done!

    Seriously, you can hold on to that and keep looking and you know you have a great dress no matter what.  

    IF I were you Id go in to Jcrew and BHLDN and see what they have, and if they dont have something that you feel suits better, at least you got to try them on and you have a fabulous fallback.

    I spent 2k on my dress and while I loved it, its hanging on my wardrobe and will never be worn again.  If I looked that good in a 200 dollar dress, Id take it and run with it. 


    Post # 13
    168 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    I personally think you look beautiful in this dress. However, what matters is what you feel and if you dont feel like you like this dress then sell it and buy another one. Seamstresses however can do wonders for dresses so you may think of that as an option. Good luck girl!

    Post # 14
    1354 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’d buy a tulle overlay skirt and talk to a seamstress about replacing the existing skirt with something lighter. This looks like it would be a relatively easy and less expensive than selling and buying a whole new dress. I know BHLDN and probably several pre-owned wedding sites have skirts for sale.


    Post # 15
    67 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2016 - California

    I LOVE that dress and you look gorgeous in it!! I actually feel like it fits your venue better than the floaty ones…you need to feel comfortable but if I were at your wedding I would think “how beautiful!!”

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