Post # 1
Hi Ladies I need some opinions outside of my family/friends because they always tell me everything is ‘just fine’. Okay so I am getting married on May 4th 2013 and I just recently purchased a dress off ebay. It was only worn once and the real deal here was it only cost me 160.00 dollars. I am attaching pictures because I need some opinions on how the dress looks. Is it to busy? Most importantly does it seem appropiate? I am very modest normally and I feel that the dress may be to low cut. I went with the dress initially because it seemed low maintenance and comfortable. I am having an outside ceremony in the Texas Hill Country near Canyon Lake and an indoor reception inside a cabin hall. Very outdoorsy styled and vintage looking. And I do not know how to addon to this!! Veil? Lace gloves? Maybe a small bolero/jacket to cover the spaghetti straps? Or should I continue dress shopping? Any help would be amazing!! Thanks ladies!
Post # 3
Honestly, I think you should continue to dress shop. I think you will be able to find something that flatters your body type a bit more. =) I wish you the best of luck!
Post # 4
I agree ^^. You have a lovely figure and that dress is doing nothing for it.
Post # 5
Maybe if you added a belt or a sash to help accentuate your figure? If you feel a little modest about the low neckline, I’m not sure if anything can be done about that, you might have to count your losses and continue dress shopping.
Post # 6
I love the dress, love the train, love it on YOU! It does look like the bust area was tailored for someone not as well-endowed as you are. 🙂 I think it would look really nice it they just added a bit on material up top? A little chiffon to sweetheart the neckline? That should be an inexpensive alteration. I say keep it!
Post # 7
I have to agree with the others posters. You have a beautiful figure and I think that this particular dress doesn’t do anything to highlight your body! In my honest opinion, it reads a little young and doesn’t look like a wedding dress to me. :-/
Post # 8
I like it as well, i say keep it and it’s perfect for a country wedding!
Post # 9
Hello Date Twin! Since you got it for such a steal, I see no harm in shopping around. There may be something you fall in love with and in they same kind of price range. I bought a sample dress off ebay too and it was not only too small, it just didn’t fit right. I re-sold it on ebay, lost about $40 but, I think it was still worth the try. I ended up buying a custom made dress from China and love it! It’s your day – you should feel beautiful!!
Post # 11
I think you need a thicker sleeves- what about getting cap sleeves made out of the same chiffon as the train of the dress? It could even have little flowers on the sleeves, like the train. A wide sash under your bust/at your natural waist would look good, too.
Post # 12
@happybbbeee: I was just looking at the custom dresses from china on ebay. I see that they have a lot of good reviews but I have never known anyone to actually buy from them. Did you like how your dress turned out because I found such a beautiful dress on there and fell in love with it!
Post # 13
I do like it! I also think it will be appropriate!
I say don’t wear the straps so far in towards your neck though. Move them out a little. You could also take it to a seamstress and maybe she can add some lace straps for you.
Post # 14
The lace is really pretty, but this isn’t a very current style and isn’t, as PP have said, doing much for your figure. Maybe it has a lot to do with when I graduated high school, but when I see this style I immediately think “prom.”
To make this more current, I think you could add a crumb catcher (this would also address the modesty issue), remove the straps and make strapless, and bring the A-line in to be fit-and-flare. A sash, partiularly one that came to a bow or obi in the back, could also help.You’re definitely going to need some alterations regardless.
Or, for about the same as what that would cost, you could roll the dice on a China replica, or perhaps get a new one from a consignment shop, Ebay or Craigs. It all depends on how much you love this dress.
Post # 15
I think it’s a very pretty dress… maybe change the straps a little but other than that I really like it. That’s a hell of a deal! 🙂