(Closed) Need honest opinions….it may not be too late!!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

The veil looks great to me. I like the little bit of sparkle. 

With the flower, I don’t think the dress would look plain without it, but I do think that having something there gives you a little more definition than you’d have otherwise. You could easily replace it with some other kind of sash though if you didn’t like how the dress looks without a decoration there.

I think your dress is lovely and there is no need to find a whole new dress.

Post # 4
866 posts
Busy bee

You look gorgeous in that dress! Please don’t have any regrets

Post # 5
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Your dress is beautiful and very flattering. I don’t think the dress would look plain without the flower, and I actually do think maybe you should remove it. But I don’t think you should just leave it plain if you don’t like it that way – maybe add something beaded to match the appliques, or add some thin rhinestones or crystals along the belt so it looks like a beaded/blingy belt. 

Post # 6
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think it looks great personally but if the flowers really bother you, you could have them removed and add some simple beading on the empire waist to replace it.  That way it adds a little extra to the dress, but I don’t think you could go wrong keeping or removing the flowers the dress looks fantastic on you!

Post # 7
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

I think you look very sweet and lovely. Your veil goes beautifully with your dress (but you could also rock a longer veil, as well). Also, you have a wonderful neckline, which the dress does well to show off.

I don’t like the flower, though. I think it’s really distracting, and is overshadowing your lovely figure. I don’t think you should remove it without replacing it with something else, though (since the sash looks sewn onto the dress). 

Instead of 1 splayed flower, you can try

Grouped:                                         One chic flower:


A preppy bow sash (really goes with the overall feel of your look):

Or some sparkle!

Also, has it already been altered? It looks like it might be big in the bust/torso area.

Post # 8
1109 posts
Bumble bee

@MlleFabuleux:  agreed, the flower doesnt do much for me either. A beaded belt or a plain sash would be more flattering IMO

Post # 9
2087 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think it’s really pretty and you look beautiful!! I don’t know your personality though… are you typically indecisive or have trouble committing to big decisions?  (I do!)  If so, then I say trust your initial love of the dress and go for it.  However, you know yourself best, if you KNOW deep down it’s not what you want to wear on your wedding day, then change it. 

Only you can decide what’s right for you!  If 100 bees said they love it but you aren’t convinced, then don’t listen to us bees!  lol.  My mom and sister both preferred a dress I tried on to the one I’m going with, but whatever, it’s not what I want on my day so it doesn’t matter if they liked it better.  I am the one who needs to feel like a bride and I only get one day to be the bride, so it has to be MY dream dress!

Same for you!! If you love it but are just having some committment phobia, it’ll pass.  If you have serious trepidation, then keep looking! 

Post # 10
2087 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

wait… maybe that’s not what you were asking? Lol were you just asking about the flower? If so, I like it, but I could also imagine a crystal-ly kind of brooch or something there that would look stunning!  I think there’s a lot of options for what you could put there, or you could just have nothing at all.  the dress has such beautiful details, flower or not it’s gorg!

Post # 11
1140 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Girl you rock that dress!  I love the shape on you and the lace is beautiful.  The flower?  I could take it or leave it, but you look absolutely stunning!

I like the idea from the PP of adding a brooch or something in place of the flower.  I think it probably needs something there if you ditch the flower.

Post # 12
2952 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

Your dress looks beautiful on you, but I’m not a great fan of the flower sash and think a blig belt would look much better:) 

Post # 13
488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Love the dress! Personally, I am not a fan of the flower. It just seems too….unstructured (?) to me. I think it would look fine without!

Post # 14
1004 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i love the flower, I would leave it. I think its a pretty flower…some dresses have hideous flowers, this one is not imho 😉

Post # 15
6701 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015

The dress is beautiful and it looks good on you. The flower seems a bit too much, perhaps adding a smaller one or some beeding might do.

Post # 16
3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Is it possible to move the sash down lower to your natural waist? If so, I would do that…and maybe replace it with a different floral sash (love the first one that @MlleFabuleux suggested) or a blingy sash.

And I love the veil, it’s beautiful on you and adds just the right dose of sparkle.

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