Non-Traditional Wedding Dress, Too Much Exposed?

posted 1 year ago in Dress
Post # 16
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Busy bee

I think it is absolutely gorgeous. Why couldn’t you put a sheer burgundy panel in it? if you’re concerned? or gold, or silver… depending on the rest of your attire. 

Post # 17
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Worker bee

I love velvet, and there are hardly any really good occasions to wear it, so I say if you like it, go for it! I would echo the bees who mention raising the neckline a bit, but that’s mostly because I personally hate showing cleavage.

Also, although you may not really care about what anonymous forum posters have to say, if you have relatives/bridesmaids whose dress opinions you value, you could run it by them! I’d also suggest maybe asking what your spouse-to-be’s opinion of nontraditional dresses is (specifying that your potential dress is very fitted and a much deeper, richer color than they would expect). That’s not so much to get permission as it is to gauge their reaction and decide if you’ll be happy getting that kind of a reaction on your wedding day.

And if you do decide against this particular dress, that doesn’t mean you have to get a completely traditional one. There’s a whole spectrum between the two.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

It looks great on you! I agree with PP who said, I would probably warn my fiance to expect a very non-traditional dress 😊 in case he’s expecting a white princess dress. I wouldn’t want him having some crazy reaction in photos lol. And also, as long as you’re comfortable moving around a lot/hugging/dancing, then I think you’re good! My dress was a similar cut, but a little bit more modest and not so fitten through the hips, but I loved my low back! You look killer!

Post # 19
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Sugar bee

The dress is gorgeous and looks great on you, but personally I would not wear it except on maybe NYE. For me it is too low cut and way too much back showing for a wedding.

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I think it’s beautiful! It does look like it is sitting low overall. I would get a size that allowed it to be “raised” a bit and then tailored. 

Post # 21
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Helper bee

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bride5683 :  This dress is magnificent and you look gorgeous! I don’t think it needs to be changed at all unless you want to! One thing you could do (just to change the structure but not the look) is get a small piece of see through fabric added in the v area, just to keep it from splitting open further, etc. I think you look hot!

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

I would feel uncomfortable wearing that top like that. But ultimately up to you. 

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

It doesn’t show any more skin than all the sheer gowns that are out there. Maybe when you have it altered to fit you it won’t be as low cut? I think it is a beautiful dress and looks very good on you.

I personally wouldn’t wear one that low cut, but I’m also pear shaped, so something like that wouldn’t look good on me. You have the body for it. 

Post # 24
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Busy bee

Dress is gorgeous! 

You look like one of those “classy dames” from some noir picture. LOVE! 

Spend a little extra money on some awesome shapewear and you won’t be so worried about the deep V. Plus if you are doing alterations, you can adjust the V to meet your comfort zone. 

 

Post # 25
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Honey bee

Can you partner dance in it without a wardrobe malfunction? That would be my concern.

Also agree with PP that said no belt.

Post # 26
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Busy bee

 It’s a little too much for my personal taste, especially for a winter wedding. You have to close either some of the back or the front. That being said it’s a beautiful dress and it might work with proper alterations. I’d lose the belt and wear sparkly earrings instead. 

Post # 27
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Helper bee

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bride5683 :  I agree with the bee who suggested taking up the straps a little bit, they look a little long on you but other than that…DAMN! You look stunning in that dress! I would go for it!

Post # 28
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2020

I actually love that dress! I think it’s a very sexy, but classy alternative to the typical wedding dress. As long as you are comfortable in it, you should rock it. As PPs have mentioned, maybe consider raising the straps just a tad.

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slomotion :  I agree, definitely no belt. 

Post # 29
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Helper bee

You look amazing! I think it’s perfect on you.

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

You look smokin! What you wear on your wedding day is subjective and personal to each bride, you do you but I wouldn’t wear a belt! 

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