(Closed) Major Dress Regret

posted 4 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. : (64 votes)
    59 %
    Go try on dresses and see if there is a better option before making a decision. : (40 votes)
    37 %
    Sell it and cross my fingers on finding a dream dress. : (5 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 32
    282 posts
    Helper bee

    UK-bee:  haha, that’s my dress I tried on! (but didn’t buy). I have no idea the style/designer, but I know it was around 1,100 dollars!


    And to the OP, I TRULY think you look stunning in that dress. Seriously. But, *you* have to feel it!

    Post # 33
    358 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    It really is beautiful, but if you don’t love it you don’t love it!

    I live in Boston and got my dress from Party Dress Express in Fall River. I would highly recommend them, and your budget would be totally fine there. my favorite dresses there were both under 1k

    Post # 34
    3948 posts
    Honey bee


    ferncully:  My god it’s gorgeous on you! It may not be at all what you want but it certainly looks beautiful. It’s a timeless dress. Cast your mind back to the 1950s ( 60 years ago) that dress would have not been at all out of place and my guess is that 60 years from now the same will be true. I adore the pleated waistline. Best thave a good look at some alternatives though if your dress is failing to excite you.

    Post # 35
    3948 posts
    Honey bee

    Must add that of the alternative dresses you’ve posted I’m a bit besotted with the middle one with the petals on the skirt…to die for!

    Post # 37
    865 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I panicked and bought a sample that was on clearance, then cried my eyes out for two days realizing I’d made a huge mistake. Finding a new dress was absolutely the best decision I could have made, and I’m so glad I did, so hugs and support if you end up taking that path! 

    That being said, I think the dress looks great on you. Changing it dramatically could end up costing nearly as much as buying a new dress, and the result may not be what you had in mind, so make sure you explore that option thoroughly before starting down that path. Do you think you could add some accessories to play up the dress as is and turn it into something you love? I realized that even though my first dress objectively looked good on me, I had so many negative emotions wrapped up in it that there was no going back, and that’s when I realized I just needed to start from scratch. Good luck whatever path you choose to take! 

    Post # 38
    9579 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I think you look absolutely gorgeous in that dress. And for $200?!  Jealous!

    Post # 39
    99 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    It looks so much more expensive, it is truly beautiful on you!!

    Post # 40
    220 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I love your Dress it looks beautiful and your figure is perfect for it….. Like a glove!!! The buttons down the back and the back are gorgeous … I have dress envy AND you have saved a fortune !! Stick with that its YOUR dress is stunning on you xx

    Post # 41
    2120 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Honestly, I think that dress is perfect. It will glow with the dramatic lighting you have planned for your reception. It looks more formal than the other gowns as well.

    Post # 42
    2109 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I adore that dress and it sounds perfect for your venue!

    Post # 43
    2092 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I think you look incredible in that gown and what a steal! And as a PP said, try talking to the seamstress about options. It may be far more affordable to work with what you got instead of going for something completely different.

    Also, that dress is very flattering and classic. You could dress it up with jewelry, hair pieces, cute shoes, hair accessories, etc. I would play with accessories first personally and see if you just need to jazz it up a little to love it more. 

    Post # 44
    331 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    if you don’t love it and already know that, GET A DIFFERENT DRESS WHILE YOU HAVE TIME. i had such bad dress regret and wouldnt commit to getting another one and once i bit the bullet and just said yes to MY real dream dress, i didnt have any more anxiety or worries and life is so much better. BUT i am kinda cutting it close on time, so i would say absolutely get another dress if you dont feel like this one is the one. 

    Post # 45
    166 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    How about buy a tulle dress overlay and add it to your skirt. It would create a whimsical feel.

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