Dress regret?? Sleeves??

posted 9 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
43 posts
  • Wedding: June 2018

First of all, you look amazing in that dress, and it is absolutely suited to your body, don’t listen to anyone who tells you differently. It’s beautiful and it makes you look stunning. I think it’s natural to look at a picture of yourself and only focus on the flaws, but I just scrolled up three times to look at your picture to try to figure out what flaws you’re talking about, and I still don’t see any. I think we can tend to blow up perceived flaws in our own minds, and think everyone sees them too, but honestly, that dress is beautiful on you.

For that particular dress, adding sleeves might through off the balance a little. That style shows off the curve between the bust and the hips (and yours looks great), but adding long sleeves and extra fabric could make it look bulky and take away from the lines of the dress, if that makes sense. The lacy straps look beautiful.

Post # 3
52 posts
Worker bee

I agree with PP that dress looks amazing as it is and it definitely suits your shape. 

Post # 4
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Lovely as is!

Post # 5
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

mwellsschmidt :  You look amazing in that dress! I posted a dress regret also so I know how you feel. Just trust yourself and remember why you picked the dress in the first place. I also got a fit and flare and trust me you pull that style off better then me who is’nt curvy at all. 

Post # 6
203 posts
Helper bee

OMG you are literally describing me. I did the same thing – fell in love with a fit and flare dress and now when I stare at the photos all I can see are perceived flaws. I honestly think it’s the wedding machine getting into our heads – there’s so much focus on the bride and the dress and “the one” that no poor little white floor length dress can ever fulfil these huge expectations pinned on it.


You look stunning, and the dress is beautiful. Try not to torture yourself 🙂

Post # 8
311 posts
Helper bee

Girl STOP, you look breathtaking. There are no flaws there, the dress is perfect for you, and you are perfect for that dress. First thing that popped into my head when I saw the first picture is “she looks so pretty!”. I do understand that we tend to be overly critical of our bodies or not, but seriously even with the “10 lbs” that photographs say that it puts on us, you look gorgeous. I don’t see a problem with your arms at all. 

Take it from all of us, you look stunning.

Post # 9
3696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

mwellsschmidt :  that style is perfect for you because you have the hip-to-waist ratio to pull it off! I always bring when i see women without hips in fitted dresses…they look like a white column, it’s not flattering. You, on the other hand, look gorgeous and sexy!!!

Post # 10
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015


Here are 2 pics of me and my curves in my dress, which is super similar to yours.

You have zero flaws by the way! 


Post # 11
6531 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2019

mwellsschmidt :  I think you look fantastic but if you wanted sleeves could the place where you bought the dress not suggest something, they will probably be able to tell you if adding sleeves is an option and if it is possibly recommend a seamstress.

Post # 12
640 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Who in gods name told you that dress isn’t right for your body type? You look stunning. I actually went back to the picture to look for flaws and was hard pressed to find a single one. I think whoever had the audacity to say that to you has some serious jealousy issues going on – smack them if they open their mouths again. 

That being said – I know the feeling of being insecure about a particular body part, and if you think that it is going to detract from your happiness that day, by all means add sleeves. But as a third party observer who doesn’t know you and has no reason to lie, I think it looks awesome. 

Post # 13
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I went in saying I did NOT want a strapless dress, I really wanted some sort of sleeve. I ended up buying a strapless dress and I totally regret it, but it is too late. I havent tried the dress on since it came in becasue I am so bummed about it. I feel like a fat whale in it because it’s strapless 

Post # 14
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Ooh please don’t add sleeves! This dress was MADE for you! I’m wearing a similar style with a similar body shape.  I’m also nervous about my “flaws” (for me it’s my tummy) but it flatters so many other aspects of my body so I’m going with it :). 

Post # 15
5234 posts
Bee Keeper

You look great in that dress!!

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