Post # 1
So, up until now, i have been sincerely looking foward to wearing my dress.
I never had any pictures of MYSELF in the dress, so decide to take a few. When I uploaded the photos on my computer, I was completely shocked.
THE DRESS LOOKS TERRIBLE ON!!!!!!
I don’t think I realized this while purchasing the dress, cause I felt so “in love with it.” However, I didn’t realize how horribly the dress would photograph.
Granted, the dress is still 2-3 sizes too big, but it is completely unflattering.
I feel that it makes me look like I do not have a waist whatsoever. It poofs out WAY too high, and makes me look like a giant cupcake.
I need your honest opinions and honest advice. Do you think that getting the dress altered to fit me better in wasit/bust area will improve anything? Or should i be on the lookout for another dress?
When you look at the picture of the dress on the model, it does not look nearly as poofy, and the waist is a natural waistline. I feel like the waist on me is more of an empire waist that is POOFY!
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p.s. i don’t know why it photographed so shiny… it doesn’t really look like that in real life.
Post # 3
I think you look lovely in the gown that you chose. And I think it will look a lot better once it has been altered to fit you and you are wearing shoes to bring it up off of the floor. As far as the shine, it could have been the flash of the camera and/or the lighting in the room where you took the picture.
Post # 4
the dress is beautiful! Look unnder neath, see if you can remove some of the drinoline that is high up so it doesn’t puff out as high up. Do you have your bra for that dress on? I think maybe the bust area needs some taking n, but put right bra on first. I wouldn’t look for another dress ubless you really don’t feel beautiful in it. I think it looks great, only fitting bust area for a sexier look on top. What ultimately matter is how you fel in it. Put your shoes on, ur headpieces, the whole get up BEFORE you make a decision to get another dress.
Post # 5
your dress is gorgeous…I wouldn’t change a thing except what the other bee suggested which is to remove the upper layer of crinoline if you want it lay flatter on top!
Post # 6
You look great, but I think the belt might look better removed and replaced with a sash. I think it kinda photographs wierd in your picture, super shiny! The dress itself is amazing, but the belt… not as much. I love the bodice on the dress and the one shoulder strap. Once it is altered it will be even better.
Post # 7
A good steaming will also bring down the poofiness. It will relax the fabric.
Post # 8
Oh wow dude, seriously, you are jumping the gun, a) you look gorgeous, even with it unaltered, and that’s saying something. also, that flash bounce is really unflattering and not helping. Try doing this:
-Go somewhere with plenty of indoor, ambient, natural light
-Get two friends, one to take the photo from eye level (not looking even slightly looking up at you)
-Get the other one to stand behind you and pull the dress tight to give you an idea of what it will look like once it’s altered to your shape.
There, much better!
Post # 9
I think the dress looks beautiful and I love the belt….so different.
I think what you need is a better bra underneath the dress. If the girls were lifted up and well supported….your waist would then become more defined. make sense?
Post # 10
Can you remove the petticoat underneath, which may allow the dress to lay more fluid on the bottom? Looks like the model is wearing just the dress, no petticoat.
Post # 11
I like the dress on you and I think you should wait until its altered to make your decision. Before the seamstress pinned my dress, it was huge and I couldn’t really see how beautiful it actually was. But I think that your dress is beautiful and you shouldn’t give up on it yet.
Post # 12
(echoing wellykiwi here)
Sweet Jesus–no one would look good in that photograph.
WHY are you standing in front of a half-opened pocket-door closet with two bare hangers above your head and a puce wall? That puce color is making your lovely buttery blond locks look chlorinated. Where is the light coming from? It looks like the lighting in a frat basement and it’s totally selling you short. Skip the flash–it’s always harsh, especially with digital cameras, and never compliments anyone or anything. A little secret: take pictures standing next to a window so the natural light hits you as it does in the ad. And figure out a way to hold the dress or pin it (clean potato chip clips?) so that it doesn’t swallow you up–that dress has a lot of fabric, so it’s imperative that it fits you close to the body.
And what does it tell you that after ALL that, I STILL looked at the picture and thought, “Huh. What a pretty bride!”
Post # 13
You look beautiful in the dress. Maybe once you have it altererd you may like it better.
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
It’s a beautiful dress and it looks great on you!! Once it’s altered, I think it will be much more along the lines of the advertisement, I wouldn’t worry about it!
Post # 15
oh wow, you guys are sweet. i honestly didn’t think you guys would have the opinion that you do! i thought i would definitely hear some negative comments. you all are making me feel a lot better. now i am so anxious to get it altered!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post # 16
@JennyW1: your comment seriously made me laugh out loud! hahaha