Post # 1
In my previous post, I spoke about how my original dress is in alterations and I’ve had tons of issues with it. Mostly, I’ve always had dress regret, but after losing 25 lbs, I thought it would go away once I saw the dress fitted to me.
It actually made it worse, because I suddenly wished the dress were more fitted throughout, plus I feel like the dress I first chose is too “princess-y.”
I found a place near my work that sells sample dresses at a discount. By chance, I tried on a beautiful mermaid Demetrios gown with all over beading that doesn’t need a shred of alterations, the length is perfect, etc. I could walk out with it as-is for $800.
$800 is still a lot of money. But I’m just trying to decide whether it’s worth it. I can try to sell my original dress, but I don’t want that to factor into my decision whether or not to purchase the new one, especially since there’s a chance it might not sell. This is the type of dress I would have tried on if I were 25 lbs lighter at the time that I went shopping.
I’m also worried what family/friends will think about me switching dresses… will they think I’m a brat? Will I regret spending the extra $800??
Potential New Dress (please be aware I’m bloated and not wearing correct underwear):
Post # 3
Stop looking at other dressing. The original is lovely and once its properly fitted you will look wonderful. You lost 25 lbs they had to reconstruct the dress.
Post # 4
It’s not about friends or family. It’s about YOU and what YOU like. If you feel more beautiful in the new dress, then go for it! $800 is a lot of money, but having to live with wishing you chose a different dress is way more costly. This is the one day when you want to feel your best! Hope it all works out! 🙂
Post # 5
I actually prefer your original dress on you as well. I think it does more for your figure then the other one. Theyre both beautiful though!
Post # 6
Good job on losting 25 lbs!
I personally like the first dress better. I think it’s very flattering. But go with your gut feeling
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
I’m a dress regret bride. I know how it feels to want to love the original dress you bought but you can’t. I ended up selling my first dress (thankfully for what I bought it) and used the money to purchase my 2nd dress.
If you are truly unhappy with your first dress than get the 2nd. I personally think both look gorgeous on you. You need to be happy with your purchase.
Post # 8
I don’t like the new one. The first is much better!
Post # 9
If you really love the second one more, I say go for it. It’s your day and you should be in a dress you love. Personally, I think the first dress shows off your figure more. The second one is lovely, but you look stunning in the first 🙂