(Closed) My dress is plain, now a WWYD.

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Simple Dress Poll
    Get it altered, accessorize, it'll look good, afterall the dress version looks good. : (27 votes)
    51 %
    Get a different dress, resell this one on eBay NWT to recoup some costs? : (26 votes)
    49 %
  • Post # 3
    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’d look elsewhere.  That seems to be a lot of alterations for a dress that you are no longer loving.  

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    Post # 5
    313 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think it will be fine with the alterations and really nice jewelry and maybe a sash. I love it on you… really easy and beautiful. Somtimes simple is stunning and I think this will be after adjusting the fit.

    Post # 6
    7693 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Like EsqBailey:  I love it on you too.  I bought one similar to that for myself, but then I thought, I’d better try to sell it, because I bought it in a 16 (largest size they had) and I probably wear a 26 right now.  Although, I have nearly 1 yr. to lose the weight. -so I have another dress that I only have to lose 3 dress sizes for. lol.   If I do end up losing so much weight /inches that I can wear the 16, (and if it doesn’t sell) then I will keep it for a reception dress and wear the other (with lots of alterations, or sell the 2nd one.

    Post # 7
    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    The dress is simple but it’s pretty.  I liked it on the webpage.  🙂

    I think if you do up your hair and have nice accessories, it will dress up nicely.  A sash or belt would go a long way as well.  Readjusting the shoulders and hemming the dress seem to be easy alterations.  You can even add some type of decoration on the shoulder straps.

    As for the chest area, I think the cut of the dress is supposed to be a little loose and not like a corset or sweetheart…  I don’t think it looks bad at all, but I suppose it’s more modest than va va voom.  A push up bra or brasier might help.

    Post # 9
    197 posts
    Blushing bee

    let me just say that I worked at a jcrew that had the bridal gowns in store for people to try on, and LOTS of people bought the sophia.  Even if you can’t find many photos of it, it does’t mean it isn’t popular.  I have seen the dress with thin and wide sparkly sashes, as well as much wider flower sashes done in cumberbund style. I have seen a decent amount of girls wear birdcage veils and big chunky necklaces. I wouldn’t think about it as “the dress it too plain, what should I do with it?” but instead that since it is simple, you have the opportunity to really dress it up.  

    Post # 11
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I think with alterations it will be perfect and lovely! Have you tried any other dresses on? If not, I’d try others on and see how I feel about it after that. It sounds like a popular dress that could probably be easy to resell NWT.

    Post # 12
    444 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    It’s a very pretty dress, and it can be a great blank canvas if you want to dress it up. A sparkly sash, or a sash with a flower on the side… maybe even something non-white? If you are wearing a veil, you can pull off a fancy/glam one without worrying if it’ll compete with the dress.

    Post # 13
    2025 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I love your dress. I would definitely try and just alter it to fit a little better. I think once it fits better you’ll be able to have a better idea and be able to accessorize more. 🙂

    Post # 15
    2459 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Did you say you have a few of the Sophia dresses at home in diff colours, perhaps for your wedding day it might be nice to wear something different, I would either get it in the silk…or I love the last dress you posted (the Augusta) so much more!

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