(Closed) Nervous about wearing a non-traditional dress

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 31
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

That dress is amazing, go with what you want.  

Post # 32
2252 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

Adore the dress. Absolutely gorgeous. Instead of a veil, I’d do a birdcage. It’s more in keeping with the whimsy of the dress.

I think something like this would look fabulous:




Post # 33
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - .

screw tradition, that dress is amazing!!

Post # 35
10220 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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Becky1 :  

It’s an amazing dress , please don’t chicken out ! 

If you are going to wear your hair down and all over your shoulders like the pic, then a veil would certainly be too much . I think, as a pp has suggested,   a birdcage  would be fabulous. imho, unless you are absolutely set on your hair  down, I actually think up or at least partly  up would be much better,  so as not to obscure the lovely neckline/decolletage of that beautiful dress .

And, if you can wear them, higher heels and more whimsical fabric shoe .

Post # 36
2352 posts
Buzzing bee

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Becky1 :  I wore a blue dress. No regrets. 

You could wear a white dress. Is it you though? And why do you want to be like everyone else?

And some people will love the dress and others will hate it. But you can’t make everyone happy. Why try?

Post # 37
465 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I love it!!  In a way, it’s actually very traditional.  19th century, at about the time the white gown started to become common, botanical accents were also hugely popular.  (I’ve seen pictures of one of my great-great aunts in her wedding dress–the dress itself was gray, she was covered in floral garlands, head to toe, and even into the early 20th century there are a lot of cases where you see floral garlands just covering brides)  It’s just that one stayed main stream and one fizzled out after a few generations.

More importantly, that dress looks like it would be more flattering than most wedding gowns you see today.  Go with it!!

Post # 38
2619 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I love your dress!!!  Please post some pictures of your weddin after you get them!

Post # 39
427 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - State Park

So I was planning to wear a white and floral floor length dress because I didn’t initially feel any reason to wear white or be traditional and I felt like I was wearing a bride costume anytime I put on anything even resembling a wedding dress.

I’m getting married in less than two weeks and last week I caved and wondered if I’d regret not taking the one opportunity to wear white. I ordered tons of knee length white dresses from amazon and nordstrom. My favorite (a chunky lace maggy london dress) was dropped at the tailor for minor adjustments on Friday. Everything else got dropped at UPS for returns this morning. Gold sandals are on the way!

So. My answer is I TOTALLY feel you. Your dress is gorgeous. But it’s not a wedding dress and it’s also not casual if that’s the vibe you’re going for. If it were me, I’d order a few white dresses from places with easy returns and see if anything fits the bill. If not, back they all go! But I would let myself entertain the idea. 

Post # 40
711 posts
Busy bee

I love the dress! With the addition of a veil, I think it will give you the bridal feeling.

Post # 41
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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Becky1 :  Staaaahhp I’m obsessed!!!

Post # 42
1355 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2027

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Becky1 :  that dress is amazing!

Post # 43
1667 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - Our Backyard

I LOVE that dress!!! It will be perfect. Don’t fret. 😊

Post # 44
1931 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016


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Becky1 :  uhh ok i want them ALL !! the dresses on that site are amazing. 

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