Post # 1
I posted right after purchasing my dress that I was having dress regret. I bought it as a sample because it was half off, even though it’s two sizes too big.
I went dress shopping a second time and liked some of the dresses, but I didn’t like anything well enough to buy since I already had a dress.
Well it is now 3-4 months later and I’m still having second thoughts.
I don’t think the train is long enough at all. Could this be fixed by wearing a cathedral length veil?
I also think I want something bigger, like more of a full A-line or a ballgown. I’m wearing a petticoat in the first pictures, but do you think I could get a bigger one to add fullness to the skirt?
Here is a picture with me holding the dress up (it’s huge)
Here is the dress pinned at the salon:
Do you think these changes will fix the dress or should I keep looking??
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 # 10
Thanks bees! Any advice on what kind of petticoat I should try under it? I definitely want to try to make the skirt fuller and try a long veil with it first before buying another dress. I do like it and think it’s very pretty, I’m just not 100% happy with it:/
Post # 11
Hey bees! Which of these do you think is the biggest I could fit under my dress?
Post # 12
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
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.
Post # 14
I’m going through old pics and I’m kind of regretting not getting this dress (in ivory not blue). What do you all think?