(Closed) Possible Dress Regret…

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How does my dress really look?
    It's great, you look amazing! : (42 votes)
    44 %
    It's ok, but not really special. : (41 votes)
    43 %
    I would buy another dress! : (12 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    8701 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @ILuv2TeachPreK:  tell us about your venue and what type of wedding you are having! Also, do you have pictures of the back? There is a reason why you liked and bought your dress. 

    It isnt my style but it definitely does not look bad on you.

    Post # 4
    755 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think it looks beautiful! I would also try it with a belt!  I had the same dress freak out after I bought mine.  (And I also unintentionally bought it at my 1st and only dress appointment!) I really do love it on you – very flattering.  Sometimes the right underwear also helps with the fit.  I say give it another chance!

    Post # 5
    75 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 1993

    FWIW, I think you have a lovely figure and, to be honest, I switched dresses like three times.

    Pro: The champagne is great with your skin.

    Con: You don’t like your dress. 

    There’s nothing wrong with changing your mind. How long until your wedding? 

    I have curves like you and, not sure if this is the case for you, but I have kind of a big butt. I found a drop waist gown that I thought, because of my hips, I could never pull off. But I was wrong. 

    Don’t listen to your mom.

    Honestly, why hide? 

    I don’t think feeling “bridal” is the main thing. You should feel beautiful. So much so that when you get the dress, you can try on another dress and still say ‘nope, my dress is better.’

    If you can’t say that, take this one back or sell it on ebay (I did that twice!). 

    Sue Wong makes some beautiful champagne gowns that are really affordable. 


    Post # 7
    3555 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    If that is your actual dress, I don’t think it fits properly. I’m pretty sure that the beaded line should be under your bust, but it looks like it’s going across the bottom your bust. Under your bust it would emphasize your waist and make you look smaller with a nice hourglass, where it is now is not doing great things for your rib area. I think with some alterations your figure could look way better in this dress than it does now. I don’t know if that would help with your ‘meh’ feelings or not, but I think it could look better on you and I agree with pp that a sparkly belt might add some of the specialness that you are looking for.

    Post # 8
    111 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @ILuv2TeachPreK:  I agree that the bust area of the dress looks too small. I too think that having that fixed would make the dress muuuuch prettier.

    I also think that your dress is quite lovely for a beach wedding and for the dinner venue. It’s not too over the top, it’s not plain and boring — I think it’s just right. With some jewelery and a fun headpiece or a veil, it will look really pretty and plenty bridal for a beach wedding.

    (Sidenote: I have hips similar to yours and I ended up purchasing a mermaid gown … which I am kind of regretting. All it does is highlight their width, honestly. A few dropped waist gowns I tried were more flattering … you could see I had hips but they weren’t exactly screaming to be seen the way they are now.)

    Post # 10
    63 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I like your dress a lot. My only comment is you should try a bra that hoists the girls up a bit. . I agree about trying sparkly belt and a gorgeous voluminous veil. No regrets! Love yourself and the dress will follow.  🙂

    Post # 12
    1168 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Pretty! I love it and think it’s perfect for a beach wedding! I do agree on the bust part, but you’ve already said they’ll be altering that. I think it will make a huge difference in how it looks on you. But I love the dress and it definitely looks special 🙂

    Post # 13
    102 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think that it is gorgeous, and perfect for a small, intimate beach wedding.  I think a sparkly belt would look really nice, maybe with a big satin bow?  (I’ve always been a sucker for bows though.) It would give it some oomph, I think.  

    Post # 14
    1066 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

    I think the dress will look good for a beach ceremony…it’s pretty.  If you are into veils, a chapel veil might make the look more complete for you.  Sometimes you have to dress yourself up to make you love the look again.  A blingy sash w/bow in the back like some suggested might help as well.  However, after you have dressed yourself up if you still have regrets then decide what to do from there.

    Post # 15
    726 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think it’s beautiful and you look gorgeous. 

    Post # 16
    550 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I bought my dress the very first time I went shopping too. I also have some “regret” (posted about it) but I am working on learning to love it. In regards to your dress, I think a blingy belt will definately dress this up!! If the sparkle is what you are looking for. 🙂 I think a nice belt will really draw attention to your small waist!!!

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