(Closed) Should I be embarrassed to wear this dress

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1994 posts
Buzzing bee

You bought that dress for $2,500?

What does the previous engagement dress look like?

Post # 3
6710 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I think your old dress would be fine, but I’m not fashionable at all.  Also there are tons of dresses out there which are lovely and still under 100 bucks.  It would be far sillier to buy a dress and spend the same amount on fitting it to you, no matter how much you like it.  I suggest looking around online for the cheapies though – you’ll probably see something affordable that you really like and isn’t from a broken engagement (which some people are squeamish about).

Post # 4
1206 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

wb123:  I’m not a fan of pickups so I personally don’t like it but I wouldn’t think you were crazy for wearing it, I’d just assume that’s what you like. I’m sure there are people who didn’t like my dress…there’s always someone. I don’t think you look like a cupcake though.

But if you are unsure about it, why not try selling the $2500 dress and using that money towards a new dress?

Post # 5
862 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I think if you take the flowers off and replace them with some beading/sparkle/applique it will look more updated! I may be in the minority here (most girls have mermaid dresses). My dress had more of a drop waist with small pickups. I got many compliments about it! Good luck 🙂 

Post # 6
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

wb123:  it sounds like you’re not too keen on any of the dresses you have now. I would try and sell it to recoup some money and get the dress you really love! 

Post # 8
2176 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Just my opinion but I love that dress on you. And before I read your post I thought to myself that the only thing I don’t like about it are the flowers. 

Post # 9
9282 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

do you like it?  that is all that matters. 

some of the styles that are so popular today i find hideous.  but to each their own.

wear it and rock it.


Post # 10
2785 posts
Sugar bee

wb123:  Sorry, not a fan of the dress at all. The fabric looks very cheap and shiny/wrinckly, not a fan of pick-ups and just how it fits overall. This is a new engagement and new chapter – I think it deserves a new dress!!

Post # 11
3540 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I actually like it. However, I would not wear it if I were you because you purchased it to marry someone else. Why not sell that dress to help afford the alterations on the other?  Or sell both of them and get A new dress? 

Post # 12
8957 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

wb123:  Have you asked a seamstress if it would be possible to remove the pickups? The pickups (and flowers) are really the only iffy parts in my opinion. Also, did you get quotes from a couple different people for altering the sample dress? That just seems unbelievably high. I’d get a 2nd (and 3rd) opinion on that if you haven’t already.

Post # 13
2109 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

OP, I disagree with PP. If you purchased the because you loved it, it doesn’t matter if your circumstances were different then than they are now. I wore a dress I bought during an engagement I ended when I married Darling Husband. I loved it and knew I would never find a dress I loved more. My ex-FI never saw it and honestly had nothing to do with picking *that* dress, so why should I sacrifice the dress I loved because the man wasn’t right for me?!

If you love the dress, wear the dress! I wouldn’t worry too much about it being “dated”- at some point, everything that has to do with all of our weddings will be dated to some degree! Just wear what makes you feel happiest 🙂

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