Post # 1
DON’T put all your eggs in one basket when it comes to a dress. Unless you have a very similar body shape to the model in the picture, having an ultimate “dream dress” can be a little deflating and discouraging once you actually try it on.
It happened to me today. My dream dress came in the mail. I tried it on and it looked awful on me! Ugh!
Anyone else have this problem? Did you have a plan B? What are you doing now?!
I’m starting from scratch, looking for natural waist gowns to accentuate my curvy body type.
C’est la vie…
Post # 3
@TogetherThroughLife: Did you not try your dress on prior to buying it?
I thought I knew what I wanted in a dress. I just wanted a simple a-line, strapless dress, with pockets. Nothing too crazy. I did not want beading, I did not want straps, and I did not want lace. I just wanted simple.
My dress wasn’t anything crazy elaborate or anything, but it is very different from what I had envisioned! The key is to keeping an open mind!!! This is what I ended up with
Post # 4
@Brideonabudgetlauren: Looks great on you! Very different from what you originally had in mind.
I ordered a vintagey dress online. There was no way to try it on prior. But I get a free return as long as I send it back before Jan. 8. 🙂
Post # 5
@TogetherThroughLife: Thank you =)
Send that bad boy back! Go try on dresses ASAP!
Post # 6
@TogetherThroughLife: There are many fish in the sea or in this case many gowns to be tried on. Send it back and forget it. Your dream dress is out there waiting for you.
Post # 7
@Brideonabudgetlauren: Yes, ma’am! I have an appointment to try some on Wednesday. I tried some on before ordering this one, but since it was the DREAM dress I just had to. 😉
Post # 8
@BeeBiscuit: Thanks for the encouragement. 🙂 I really appreciate it.
Post # 9
When I was pre-dress hunting, I was dead set on something plain in a trumpet style.
What I bought was neither, because trumpets looked like crap on me, and I fell in love with an ornate lace ballgown. Ballgowns were the dresses I was 10,000% dead set against because, well, I’m not the princessy type.
Go dress shopping with an open mind and something will jump out at you.
Post # 10
Is your dream dress really that bad? Can it be altered? Or do you just not like the style?
Definitely don’t keep it if you really don’t like it… I’m sure another bride out there would be happy to buy it from you!
Post # 11
i went with a dropwaist on my curvy figure