(Closed) Need advice about my dress! Help please :)

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How would you customize this dress?
    Move the bow to back : (8 votes)
    14 %
    Put black ribbon along waist, under bow : (4 votes)
    7 %
    Put button up back : (6 votes)
    11 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    9 %
    Would not change it : (34 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 4
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    in all honesty this is one of my fav dresses and i love the bow so i voted dont change it. your friend is getting married Oct 11 and you are getting married Aug 12 – i dont think guests will remember the dresses to be honest.  goodluck!

    Post # 5
    1486 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would just keep it the same.  It kinda sucks that she has the same dress, but it is beautiful and most guests probably wouldn’t notice since your weddings are almost a year apart.  

    Post # 6
    811 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I wouldn’t change it either really. The only thing I was thinking would be to replace the current buckle with a brooch of your liking -just to add a personal touch.

    Even though its the same dress I am sure you’ll both wear it differently and allow your individual personalities to shine through with accessories.

    Post # 8
    362 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I voted to keep it the same.  I have seen this dress a few times on the bee and I really love it the way it is.

    Post # 10
    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I love the idea of moving the bow. Honestly, I love this dress but I always feel that the bow is awkward. What does the back of the dress look like? It would help to see a picture of the back so I can tell if the bow would look good there. 

    I dont think  you need to get another dress because of this. However, I think you should talk to her about it so she isnt surprised. Maybe just a quick email. 

    Post # 12
    204 posts
    Helper bee

    I think it’s a beautiful dress, and I like the bow right where it is.  If you wanted to add buttons, I think they’d probably look great (one of my favorite dress details!), but might not be that noticeable to anyone else.

    I’d probably think about accessories rather than changes to the dress if you want to have a different “look” than your friend.

    Post # 13
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    The dress is lovely the way it is~I voted not to change. I don’t think the bow would look good on the back and the bow+ribbon I can’t picture working together. If you are set on a change, what about removing the bow and adding a beaded belt or just the ribbon?

    Post # 14
    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    This may be a dumb idea, but how do you think it would look if the entire bow was a different color?  Perhaps a colored sash with the bow if the bow alone doesn’t look right in a different color.  I don’t really know how it would look.  I’m just throwing it out there.

    Post # 15
    474 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Maybe add some 3D floral elements insead? Or maybe add some spaghetti straps? Or maybe you could add some lace on the top half? You’d be amazed at the things a seamstress can do.

    Post # 16
    460 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I would suggest taking it to your seamstress after the other wedding and asking her to mock up a few simple alterations that could really change the feel of the dress without making it look “different” there are lots of tricks 🙂 

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