(Closed) Please Help..Freaking my Freak…I think my dress looks hideous on me :(

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Sisaroo:  Could you post some pictures, so we can see how it looks?

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Do you have any pics to post?  As far as the bust line, I’m wondering if you could take it to another seamstress to get a second opinion?  You shouldn’t have to compromise on your wedding day.  I am also having dress regret, so I’ll be curious to see what kind of advice you receive.  From what I’ve read, consignment shops will take a large % of what you get for the dress, if anything.  But if that’s the route you want to go, don’t have any alterations done!  I try to remind myself that even though these wedding details seem uber-expensive right now, in the grand scheme of life, $1,000 or so right now won’t have made a huge impact on our life.  If you’re in a position to take a hit and get the dress you love, do it.  You don’t want to look back at pictures of the happiest day of your life and have insecurities as the first things that come to mind.  I’m contemplating taking a huge hit (financially) with my regret dress, and while it seems stupid to do it, I also keep telling myself that I’m supposed to LOVE my wedding dress.  If I’m not even excited about putting it on, it’s probably not the right one.

I feel your pain.  Good luck!!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m sure it’s not as bad as you think! We are our own worst critics. Can you post a pic so we can help reassure you?

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Sisaroo:  I think it looks good on you-but needs to be altered around your ta-tas. It looks a little too big in that area, then I think it’s perfect!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2013

It is a really cute dress, I think the length and proportion look just fine, but I do see what you mean about the chest looking pointy.  It almost looks to me like the top of the cups on the sweatheart neckline come up too far.  When I see sweatheart necklines, they usually fall somewhere around the level of your armpit.  It seems like a seamstress would be able to reshape the point and make it more into a curve rather than such a dramatic point?  I would get a second opinion!!  Very cute dress though, and I think it works nice with your body type.  

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think the waist is too long! I think if the bodice were shorter, the neckline wouldn’t be so high (and a little bizarre)

Definitely shorten the bodice and take it in a little. It’s a STUNNING dress!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It’s going to be ok!

Dress regret is pretty common. I think it’s because there are just so many beautiful dresses, and then we wonder if a different dress will flatter our figures better. Would a sash or belt help? It sometimes makes the waist look smaller.

 After I ordered mine, I kept wondering if there was a better one out there! Maybe something sexier! I too really wanted something that would perfectly flatter my figure. So I showed the picture to some friends and coworkers, and they all told me how pretty it was. I instantly felt better. (I love the dress, I was just being silly.)

May we see a picture? Maybe you just need us to build you back up! 

EDIT- I see you added a picture while I was typing. The tea length dress is yours? I LOVE IT. Seriously! It just needs to be taken in a little around the bust. What you think matters the most, but don’t worry that it makes you look big or unpretty. It looks awesome!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think the dress is very pretty and just needs to be fitted properly.  If you make the bust more like the second dress you posted it would be perfect.  If your seamstress is telling you that alteration can’t be done, then get a second opinion!  I’m no seamstress but it seems the bust could easily be fitted to your body.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Do not freak out. Alterations change everything. I promise. 

That being said, your picture looks like a pretty girl in a beautiful dress that needs some tweaking. 

Having a lace up back will transform the top completely in terms of fit.

 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

@Sisaroo:  Honestly, I think it’s super pretty and flattering. The ONLY issue I see in the photo is that it doesn’t fit you right, and I think once it’s altered it’ll be amazing!

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