Post # 1
i’ve had a few posts of doubting my dress. it comes in waves. some days i hate it….some days i like it a lot. i bought the dress in september, and went back in to the salon to try it on again in october after MAJOR dress nervousness. i felt better when i saw it…still slightly unsure, but i did feel better. i was supposed to go in this month for measurements (it’s a selia yang dress and will be custom fit which is why they didn’t measure when i ordered) but now my appointment isn’t until end of march so i’m stressing all over again. they want me to be as close to my wedding size as possible. anyway, here’s what’s bugging me about my dress. can you ladies tell me your HONEST opinions of it?
Things to keep in mind: this dress was big on me, i’m getting more of a scoop or a sweethearted neckline, a small amount of toole will be added to the neckline to highlight the shape. also, i only have pics of it with a bustle so the flare of the trumpet is more dramatic when the train is down(it’s the one part of the dress that i love).
#1 issue: is it too plain?
#2 issue: does the belt make my midsection look wide? it sticks out a bit.
I’m thinking of switching belts too which can be decided during my appointment in march. i ordered the flower one (which i’m pictured in) but also like the other belt too. Are they too bulky? do you guys like either of them?
thanks in advance for your honest opinions!
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Post # 3
I honestly love it. Honestly love it. Is the belt your size or does it tie in the back – it does make you look a little wide thru the mid section just a little. I don’t think I would have even noticed that until you mentioned it.
Both belts maybe – if you can afford it? The first one for the ceremony and the second one for the reception.
Did you get the veil in your picture cause I’m loving it with the dress – the perfect style.
Post # 4
thanks. the belt ties in the back. i guess it’s a sash not a belt. maybe i can customize it somehow to make me look thinner?
i can’t afford both for sure. i’ve never tried on the second one which is weird b/c i tried on so many of her sashes. i’ve always loved that one in ads so they said i could switch if i wanted.
and yes, that is my veil.
thanks for your opinion though and for your honesty!
Post # 5
I love it too! Really, I do. I have a really similar style of dress and have doubts about it too! I think it’s one of those dresses that you commit to, and it looks fabulous. But unless you commit, you’ll look un-confident and it won’t work. I personally like the other belt better than the flower one, but the differences aren’t major enough to not work…just remember, you got to sell yourself in the dress! (:
Post # 6
I LOVE it. Of course, my dress also has clean lines with some embellishment and is a similar shape…so, I guess it’s my style 🙂
But, I think it looks great on you and i LOVE the belt — it defines your waist and adds some style.
You look great in it! You must post pics when you get it fitted, I bet it will look amazing!
Post # 7
Just get some spanx and tie that belt tight. Or get a black belt, which will create dark space and the illusion of a tiny waist (but seriously you are tiny as is). That dress is so fab on you!
Post # 8
Even though it’s a simple dress I don’t think it’s too plain by any means. It definitely makes a statement and I agree with PP – you have to have confidence to wear that dress.
Again, it’s a gorgeous dress and I love it.
Post # 9
I love the dress on you!
#1-Definitely not too plain in my opinion…but I tend to prefer the clean & classic look of dresses without much lace/beading.
#2-I do not think the belt makes you look too wide at all, I actually think it accentuates your waist, but it’s hard to tell for sure since I haven’t seen a picture of you without it. From the pictures that you shared, I definitely prefer the belt that you have on with your dress. I think the other belt would stand out too much.
Post # 10
I love it – it’s a gorgeous simple dress that makes a wow statement. I don’t think you look big at all. I like the belt/sash you already chose. The only thing I can suggest that might make you feel better is shifting the sash like half an inch up and then it will sit at the smallest part of your waist. That’s what Stacy and Clinton always say anyway.
Post # 11
I think it’s beautiful. It’s figure flattering, and the belt by no means makes you look wide. I think you made a great choice!
Post # 12
I forgot to address the belt question!
I really like the second one, but wonder what all of the tulle would look like on the dress…do they have it in salon so you can try it on before ordering it?
Post # 13
thanks all. it’s so hard not being able to see it! plus i wanted to try the other belt on and now i have to wait until march! sooo annoying.
@mizrunzou…they do have the belts there for me to try on which is good. waiting until march to make that choice is the tough part! yeah, the toole on that belt might not be great. i actually noticed it too but with the added toole neckline maybe it’ll all tie in and work? who knows. the dress is silk organza.
@bantioo…yeah, the belt was too low. i agree. maybe that’s the issue and it’s all a simple fix?? a girl can hope. and, what’s best for stacy and clinton works for me. or rachel zoe or tim gunn.
@indecisivebride…i love your screen name. clearly, i’m also an indecisive bride!
why is this so hard?
Post # 14
i love the design of the dress, i really like the hemline and how it flutters along the ground-its a really nice look to me…. but i’ll be honest and say im not in love with the belt in your pics, it seems a bit too flouncy for me and takes the focus off the dress and your figure to me
but it is a beautiful dress!
Post # 15
It looks beautiful on you. But personally, I like the second belt better.
Post # 16
I’m more of an embellishment type of person but I love that dress on you. It works very well with your body. If YOU think it’s too plain, maybe wear some dangly earring that match the belt to add some more sparkle to the whole ensemble.
I love your belt also, much more so than the second one. I think the tulle around the second belt would hide your waist more and increase your worries about your midsection looking wide (which it doesn’t).