Post # 1
Well, as hard as I have tried for a long while now, I definitely have dress regret. I think my dress is very pretty, but a little outdated and I definitely believe I didn’t know what I wanted when I went dress shopping. Now I have more of an idea of what I want. Who else experienced this and tried to push it away?
Despite that I got the dress in the summer, DB said I could definitely exchange the dress for another the same price or more, which lucky for me, my first dress was pretty cheap, so a little bit more expensive still has lots of options.
Here’s the dress I have, although, I have a white sash, not the red in this picture:
And the style I am wanting to do (either this dress or similar):
Opinons? Other experience with exchanging from DB? Thanks, Bees!!
Post # 3
I think the dress you have is beautiful,even more so without the red sash. I think it could be even prettier if it was modified into a sweetheart neckline.
Post # 4
I agree modify to a sweetheart neckline and put on a sparkly belt I live tthe sparklea in your dress
Post # 5
If DB will let you exchange it, then go for it. You could at least go in & try on other dresses. You may find that you love your current dress or find a new one you love more.
Post # 6
It’s hard to say. If you have anything like a belly a drop waist style like the second one might draw too much attention to it (but ruching can disguise that if the ruching is at the right place and the fabric is thick enough).
I think you need to try on styles like the second one before you really know whether or not they suit you.
And I don’t think #1 is dated. With that belt it is, but put on a white sparkly belt and change to sweetheart and it woudl look stunning.
Post # 7
I love your first dress! Very ornate and bridal. As other posters suggested, a sweetheart neckline would look great, and you may want to experiment with different belt styles to see what you like. I also suggest getting a petticoat to give the dress more shape and oomph underneath it.
Post # 8
@MissHornet: You should just go back to DB and try on more dresses. You might end up deciding that you actually prefer the dress you have but if you have the opportunity to go back, try on more dresses and exchange your current dress for a new one, do it! At the least it will set your mind at ease.
Post # 9
I also think if you are having dress regret and have the opportunity to exchange the dress, then you should go for it! Worse case scenario, you could always re-order your original dress from DB if you can’t find anything else to top it.
Post # 10
I think if you’re not sure about it, and have the opportunity to exchange – go for it. If you’re anything like me, you’ll always be wondering about ‘what could have been.’
I like your original dress – minus the sash – but at the end of the day you have to be totally in love with your gown.
Post # 11
@MissHornet: I agree with many of the previous posters … If you’ve already been told you can exchange the dress you have for one of equal or greater value, there’s no harm in checking out some of the other options. It doesn’t sound like you’d be losing any money if you opted for another gown, so why not at least see if you find something similar to your dream dress?
Who knows? You may discover you made the right choice in the beginning. On the other hand, you might find something that makes you feel beautiful and amazing … Something that will make you say, “This is definitely it!”
Post # 12
I alos think that if you can exchange it for equal value, go ahead and get something you like better! I think the second dress, the one you’re thinking of getting, is prettier and more interesting, and I also think it would look great on you (judging from you in the 1st picture).
Post # 13
I like the second dress. I believe the second dress would be more flattering as it is more figure hugging. I think the skirt on the first dress sort of swallows you and it’s hiding your beautiful curves.
Go for it!
Post # 14
I love the first dress. Definitely without the red sash though. I don’t think it’s dated at all. Maybe you can have the neck line altered into a sweetheart cut. But in the end you have to love it not just like it. Maybe trying on other dresses will remind you of what it was you loved about your first dress.
Post # 15
@MissHornet: whats that second pic of the dress you posted?
Post # 16
I love the first dress but not with the red sash. I think it could lOok betteThoth it being altered to a slight sweetheart but it really is gorgeous