(Closed) Serious dress regret. What is wrong with me??

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What is better?
    A dress that looks great on you but doesn't look at all like what you pictured for yourself : (75 votes)
    94 %
    A dress that doesn't look nearly as good but is what you had dreamed your dress would be like : (5 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Post a picture…maybe we can form an opinion from seeing it on you.

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Is there any way you could get one of those ballgown crinolines from David’s Bridal (via Ebay!) and make your A-line poufier?

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    My SIL had this problem. When we went dress shopping she said that her Fiance told her he wanted her in the a ballgown dress something fitted and than pouf out. So when she was trying on dresses she only tried those on. You could tell it wasnt what she wanted but she wanted to make him happy. She found one that was way out of budget but it was the only one she loved. She settled for a different dress that wasnt a ballgown but the day of the wedding she wasnt that happy about it. She told everyone she thought her dress was plain however it looked amazing on her and it was a gorgeous dress. I think you should follow your heart. Its the only day you get to really play dress up.

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Ooooh, that is cute! I totally understand about you love for ballgowns, though, I have the same feelings. 🙂 That will look great with a fuller skirt!

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Wow I loveee that!

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    wow-great dress! hopefully the crinoline will help you get the effect you want!

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Don’t forget, when your dress arrives, it will be a bit bigger than the sample you tried on because it hasn’t been tried on and hasn’t been handled as much.

    Adding a crinoline or something to make it fuller will be gorgeous on that dress! You should definately go with the one that makes you feel incredible because adding volume to the bottom won’t change how you look and feel in the top. So…you don’t have to settle! You just need to make a few tweaks and voila! You’ve got your dream dress 🙂

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I love your dress! I think it’s beautiful. Sometimes choosing a dress is like that. Sometimes “the one” isn’t quite what you always expected.

    Post # 13
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I have had dress regret as well. My dress is A-line without a train. I bought the dress because it came with a lace jacket you wear over it, and that jacket had a train. However when I received it, the lace jacket was atrocious and I didn’t want to wear it anymore. So now I’m left with a plain dress that I never would have bought if I didn’t have the lace jacket to wear with it.

    For months I kept thinking I must have a dress with a train. I obsessed about it. I cried about it. A few weeks ago I was looking online to see if there is a dress I can order and have it shipped quickly. Have I mentioned I’m getting married next week? 😉

    But I fixed it up. I bought a wrap. I bought the poofiest crinoline I could find (which sounds like what you need). I’m wearing a sash. I bought a long veil. So what if my dress doesn’t have a train. I’m marrying the man of my dreams next week and my dress looks great. I don’t need fabric to drag the floor for me to be happy.

    Your dress is beautiful!

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    That dress is GORGEOUS.  And seriously, it’s not like you’d have occasion other than your wedding to wear that, just as you said you’d never have occasion to wear a ballgown.

    I had an idea of what I wanted when I started looking for dresses. I imagined myself in a cute tea length gown with a birdcage veil and all retro looking….but I came out with a romantic flowy chiffon gown becasue I felt beautiful in it and it flattered me more.  It was hard to let go of the idea of the retro look at first, but I’m over it now.  I just want to feel and look my best.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @skybride:

    That dress is incredible. IMO, you don’t need to make the skirt fuller as it is a very dramatic dress. Of course it is nice to know that you have the option of adding volume if you need to.

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    That’s a really incredible dress!  It’s unique in a really good way.  I think if it looks flattering on you, you can’t go wrong with that choice.  Hopefully with some more time you’ll start feeling better about it, once you wrap your head around it being a little different than your mental image of “the dress.”

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