Still having dress regret

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
112 posts
Blushing bee

Alterations can really do wonders for a dress. I got one that was way too big for me, and I was having doubts about it as well. After my tailor worked her magic, though, there is no doubt in my mind that it’s the one. Still, if this just isn’t clicking with you, it may be worth it to find another. I know it’s a cliche to tell you to do what your heart tells you, but… yeah, pretty much do that. lol


For what it’s worth, it’s beautiful! If it just doesn’t speak to you, though, go with another one. It wouldn’t hurt to at least look around. 

Post # 3
971 posts
Busy bee

I think it looks really pretty. But your complaints are really about the fact that the dress isn’t the shape you want and there’s not much you’re going to be able to do to fix it. Cleary you don’t feel your best in it. So it’s time to look for a new dress. 

Post # 4
1495 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

emsie :  I think the dress looks stunning on you. Please get some alterations to show off your stellar figure and buy a pretty cathedral length veil,  also a good slip underneath to show off the structure of the dress will help give you nice fullness on the bottom, I think you will be pleased with the outcome 🙂

Post # 5
32 posts


I looked for like half a day tried 30 dress and never loved or fell in love with any. It was not until I had lunch with my Grandma and My Aunty and told them what I wanted and what I call the perfect dress. As I was getting worried that all the dress I tried on I hated on thing or two about.

Than I found it, I knew it was the one and love it so much. And that is the one I got. I was glad I did not settal for nothing but the perfect on. As there was one or two I liked but that feeling it was the one was not there. And was overweld until I sat down and thought about my perfect dress.  

Sit down, write on a paper or something what is the perfect dress you believe is for you. I don’t think it sounds like you are happy with the one you have. And think you will always regret it if you don’t love it. Maybe you could sell it? To me it looks lovely but if you are not happy get another dress.

It is the one day of your life that you need to feel like a  beauiful, and its about you this one day. And if you are not happy with it you will regret it forever. Write what you are wanting and maybe try different stlyes. It is something you don’t want to regret and get a dress that you fall in love with :). Know mater what you are going to be stunning on your day!

Hope that helps 

Post # 6
11050 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

emsie : I really love it on you, the detail, shape and colour look great on you. Once it’s been altered it will look very different. If you want a cathedral veil go for it – you could go for a lace edged veil to make a statement with it. 

Post # 7
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I love it, you look gorgeous, and I agree, alterations will fix a lot of your worries. On the other hand, you really seem to dislike it and it’s been so long and you haven’t gotten over it…I think you need to find a new dress. 

Post # 8
3865 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Do you have the time and budget to look for a new dress? If so you may as well look. Alterations and veil etc could make this a beautiful dress, it being too big is currently a large part of the problem. But if it’s the actual shape you want different then maybe you should go look at A-lines and ballgowns. You might find out that this shape suits you better, or you might find one you love. Either way though you will be beautiful. 

Post # 9
6271 posts
Bee Keeper

It really will look fab when cinched in and showing off your great figure. Plus I had a super long veil which was awesome and it added a lot of wow to my simple dress so if you get a big veil, maybe 2 tier it’ll give you that volume and dramatic look you’re after. 

That said if you really just feel poohy about it and can afford to – then sell it and go shopping. 

But seriously there’s no need unless you really want to. 

Post # 12
7 posts
  • Wedding: July 2018

I think the third from top would be the biggest. I have a modified a line dress like yours and the thing is there simply isn’t enough fabric to make it any wider than it should be (e.g: into an A line or a ballgown). The hoop skirt will hold your dress out so that there is a shape and that it doesn’t slump against you, and make it flare out at the bottom if you have wire hoops in your petticoat, but it won’t make it big or anything.

If your heart is set on a full A line / ballgown, I would say keep looking. There’s not point trying to think if it could be made fuller or if only it’s bigger/wider because the dress just isn’t made that way.

Post # 13
555 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

If you’re not liking the shape of the dress then it sounds like you want a new dress. Maybe try looking at David’s Bridal. They often have some really good sales going on! I got my wedding dress from them marked from $1350 down to $349 and then I had 20% off. If you’re already second guessing your dress and then you just go on and try on what you think you’d like to wear as far as shape you may find yourself liking your original dress more or falling in love with the dress of your dreams. 

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