Post # 1
I chose my dress last week! I tried it on twice before purchasing and it gave me that “right” feeling that a bride is supposed to feel when they put on THE dress. My only concern about it is that my body shape won’t be highlighted to its full potential without a belt… and with the positioning of the beading at the bust and hip, it might be too much. I tried a blingy belt on and it definitely did not work. So maybe an ivory belt made of satin/organza/tulle? I also didn’t really want beading at the hip before I went shopping, but the beading on this one is actually really beautiful (and easily removable).
The friends that went with me assured me that this dress was perfect as-is and that my body already looks great in it. But, as most women do, I keep looking at pictures and focusing on my perceived flaws, wondering if my waist looks too wide. I have a very straight up and down body type! >_< So, I thought an objective opinion from my fellow bees might be helpful. What do you think I should do?
Here is a pic of me in the dress for reference (please ignore the fit as the sample is a couple of sizes too small)
Thank uou for your help!
Post # 2
thegoods: I am a bit biased as this is my dress but rest assured this dress is even more perfect when you get your own. The beading on the sample in the store threw me off in some pictures but when it arrived its beautiful.
I personally think a belt is way too much with this dress (with or without the beading on hip) I think accessorizing with jewelry and veil is enough but it is totally up to you. You look gorgeous in the dress whatever you choose
Post # 3
sambee99: Thank you! Advice from someone who has seen the difference between a brand new dress and an ill-fitting sample just like this is super helpful. I generally gravitate to clothing and jewelry that are more simple and less overstated, so when it comes to the day when I absolutely should stand out, I am a bit confused on how to do that correctly. xD I never envisioned loving such a blingy neckline on myself, but I totally do.
Post # 4
thegoods: Yes exactly! Check out my latest thread to see pictures of it when its fit. I went through a period of regret initially too so I know where you are coming from 🙂
Post # 5
I think you look like a knock-out just as it is! I wouldn’t change anything!
Post # 6
I would leave all the beading, it’s beautiful! And perhaps just add a belt. No such thing as too much bling!
Post # 7
As you don’t have a tiny waist (more a straight up and down body shape,) a belt will make you look “boxy” rather than curvy. The dress looks totally stunning as it is. Your friends are right. Time to stop obsessing and turn your attention to something else.
Post # 8
one thing to remember is that in a lot of your photos you will be holding your bouquet so your midsection will often be covered, which you might like if you tend to fixate on your midsection. Yay flowers! 🙂
Post # 9
raspberrymojito: Good call on the flowers! i didn’t even think of that!
And thanks, everyone. I’m feeling better about my choice 🙂