Post # 1
I’ve had little pangs of dress regret, but I think it’s because I only shopped for one day and tried on five dresses. The fifth one I tried on was “the one,” even though it was nothing like what I thought I’d wind up with. I kept trying on sweetheart necklines, tulle gowns, which I felt uncomfortable in and on a whim, tried on this one with a crumb catcher neckline in full satin, which I felt most “me” in. It’s style # E231133S by Kathy Ireland 2Be.
The strange thing is that I haven’t seen or heard of ONE other bride who’s even tried on or lusted after the dress I picked. I guess it reinforces the feeling like maybe I made a poor (unpopular) decision. I only have these pictures of me in the dress to look at until it comes in and the pics of the dress on the model (which I HATE) and I keep feeling like maybe it’s not a “wow” dress. I want to try it on with a fuller underskirt, because in my only picture, I feel it looks a bit deflated, but that was the sample.
I feel like if I saw the gown on another Bride, I’d feel better, since I don’t like it on the model. But I guess I will just have to wait until it comes in to see if I fall in love with it again.
And on the model, to me, it looks totally different, but the only thing I like better, is the fullness of the skirt on her:
Post # 3
Oh stop it. You look fantastic!
Post # 4
You look great! I also have a gown that I haven’t heard or seen anyone on this site or elsewhere wearing – and I LOVE that! My runner up was a Maggie Sottero which I see on here everywhere and because of that I am so glad I went with the other dress. I love being unique! Embrace it and rock it girl!
Post # 5
I ended up with a dress that a lot of other people have and if anything, knowing that made me question when I was buying it if I was making the right choice. Ultimately, all that matters is whether the dress is right for you. It makes no difference how many (or how few) other people have the same dress. And seriously–you look amazing. That dress is gorgeous on you.
Post # 6
You look wonderful in that dress, and no worries, I didn’t have a dress twin at all, but I received so many compliments on my dress my day because it looked great on me. As yours looks great on you!
Post # 7
I actually like it better one you than the model. It really does look great on you!
Post # 8
@CaptainSpaulding: Thank you. I think I just want to feel more confident in my decision.
@MrsWBS: Being unique is a good thing, for sure, but I think you have to be extremely confident in order to be unique. And I guess that’s where I’m struggling, but thank you for your kind words.
@bellasperanza: I could see how picking a very popular dress could also make you question your choice, but the thing is, I wish I saw that at least people were interested in my dress, even if not for themselves. I don’t know why this matters so much to me, because in the grand scheme of things, it hardly matters at all, but I guess it’s because it’s the most expensive piece of clothing I’ve ever purchased for myself and so I want to be absolutely and completely positive that I’ve made a good purchase. I think I just need to see it again :). Thank you!
Post # 9
Wow. It looks SOOOO much better on you than on the model, IMO. I would never try on that dress based on the pic on the model, because I think the middle panel looks weird on her. But on you, it just looks flattering and feminine.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
I see no dress twin as a GOOD thing. I would hate it if everyone had seen my dress a hundred times before.
Post # 11
@mightywombat: That crumb catcher was one of the things that sold me on the dress. I agree with you, had I seen the model photo first, I would have stayed far away from this dress. But trying it on after a series of sweetheart necklines that I felt like I was going to fall out of, this neckline wound up minimizing me, making me feel very comfortable.
On the model, I almost feel like the bodice is too tight on her or something. It’s very odd.
Post # 12
You look amazing! That dress is gorgeous 🙂 And I agree with @Mrs. Mink that no dress twin can be a good thing. I’ve only seen one person on here with my dress and I love that–I think it’s nice to feel unique when it comes to your wedding dress!
Post # 13
Don’t regret your dress- you look great! I really like the pleats on the bust, and your skirt will be fuller when its your dress. Samples are typically more deflated because they’ve been tried on a million times.
I have yet to find pictures of a bride wearing my dress, too. There is 1 other bee who bought my dress, but no real wedding photos yet. It makes me worry sometimes, but then I think about how cool it is that I’ll be wearing something different. Personally, I wouldn’t want to wear the dress that hundreds of other brides are. Trust your judgement.
Post # 14
I think it looks fantastic on you (better than the model). Just keep remembering back to why you initially picked it, and how you felt that moment that you decided it was your dress.
I haven’t seen anyone in my dress, either. I think it was being discontinued shortly after I purchased it. I look at it this way: I’m glad I found it before it was discontinued and I love it. If no one else loved it enough to wear it, that’s fine, because it makes it more mine.
I’m not a particularlt confident person, but I know my fiance is going to love the way I look in this dress, I’m going to be happy with how I look, and I think everyone will notice my absolute joy on that day than they will what my dress looks like. But you really do look beautiful in the dress.
Post # 15
I totally hear how you feel. I think i posted about the same thing a few months ago. “Why does no one love my dress enough to refer to it offhandedly by it’s style number?”
But in the grand scheme of things, I trusted my gut, I felt pretty in it – and that’s all that matters. And yours is gorgeous!
Post # 16
I was like you – only tried on a few dresses one day before picking. I had some dress regret as well, but I’m glad to say it’s ENTIRELY gone.
You definitely have nothing to regret – your dress is stunning and you look AMAZING in it! I really, really love the beading on the bust and dropped waist. And I LOVE the fabric on the bust. It looks perfect. 🙂 Be happy that you’re unique and probably none of your guests will have seen YOUR dress at a different wedding!