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Thanks guys! I’ll keep on losing weight now, and see where it takes me. I’m still in two minds… I would give this dress maybe a 7 out of 10 right now. I’d give the JA an 8 without the bolero on and a 9 with. It’s not like I’ll be sobbing down the aisle if I wear my original dress, but I’ll reassess weight loss, alterations costs, and budget closer to the time to see what happens.
@NurseMandie: This is true! My problem was that I wasn’t able to try on many dresses before ordering (long story). My original mood board had narrowed it down to two styles: this one, with the V neck and sleeves, and very Edwardian/Victorian/vintage styles. As I wasn’t able to try on any dresses like the latter, I decided to play it safe and go for the former. Then, of course, when I saw a dress which had the same “feel” as my vintage style mood board dresses, I had to try it on! The problem is that the cat is out of the bag now though… I don’t really want to look at any more dresses, but I still love the JA!
LOL, actually, the lace on the JA is one of the things I would change! I think the lace on the JA is very nice, but I’ve seen nicer lace designs on dresses made by Jasmines. The only real difference would be that they don’t use silk based fabrics (well, they use “partial silk” but the content is low), so the lace wouldn’t be as nice to touch. Still as nice to look at though! Plus I could make a few design changes and take the JA from my assessment of an 8/9 up to a 10…
You seem unsure about the sash. This could well be helpful feedback for me! What sort of thing do you think would go better with it? I like the way it is tied in the first set of pics, myself.
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I still think the train on the original dress will make a real impression walking up the aisle.
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@hiheel: Ah, but of course I would make a few changes to the JA!
– A less deep sweetheart.
– A much longer train, like the one on the dress I have already (I love the train!).
– Change the lace to the Clare Pettibone lace, like on this Jasmines replica:
– Add some clear glass beads and a few bits of guipure here and there so it still matches my veil.
– Maybe… just maybe… make it a keyhole back. But maybe not.
You know what, it’s clear from chatting on this board that I want the new dress. I still think I should wait a bit longer, slim down a little, and check the cost of alterations on the dress I have against the cost of getting a new dress, though. This is partly because, interestingly enough, the dress I have now needs taking in at the waist (who would have thought it?) because it is no longer quite tight enough, and I think that dresses have to be tight in order to hold everything in and up properly! I could gain some weight back to make it fit, but I think that if I lost a few more pounds instead then I’d go from looking in the mirror and thinking “yeah… you look fine… meh” to “£$%^&*(*& you are HOT”. Besides, I think you should always wait out and/or sleep on these types of decisions.
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@BeeingAnonymous: Good idea wait. But I think we will see another Wedding dress soon. You worked so hard on your weight, you have earned it.
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@BeeingAnonymous: I like the way that it’s tied, too, but it’s so thick. I would like to either see a thin one like that in colors, or a thinner white one with some bling. I definitely think tied around the waist is the more current look, but it looks nice pulled up to the bodice, as well.
But it sounds like you really want the new dress. If the lace difference doesn’t bother you, I say go for it. But I would wait until you get a little closer to your goal weight, if possible, because alterations are expensive.
Does Jasmine’s have a website? I Googled, and all I found was the site for the dress company Jasmines, that only sells through retailers.
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