- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
I’m hoping that someone can help me with my little dress dilemma, since it’s been an ongoing issue for me for several months now.
I purchased an Ella Rosa BE123 gown back in November, but I felt that maybe I made a rash decision and wondered whether another gown, an Allure, was better suited for me (you can follow that drama here).
I was hoping that, if I stopped looking at photos of the dress and analyzing every little detail, that it would come in to the bridal salon, I would put it on, and looooove it.
However, that did not happen. When I put the dress on yesterday, I didn’t think it was flattering at all (feel it makes me look wide), and I think the reason is that the samples I tried were a size 10-12, and had more “extra fabric” on them.
So, a gown that, in the larger sample, seemed to be a “fit & flare” style to me, now, in a size 8, feels more like a mermaid.
In addition, the gown I picked up just doesn’t have that same “oomph” as I can see in the photos of the sample and just seems shapeless and blah (could this be because it is too large for me and not fitted enough? The samples were big, but clamped really tightly in the back.)
If I can get this dress (which is in my house now!) to look like the photos of the sample I tried, I might actually like it, and save myself the hassle of selling it and looking for a new dress (the Allure is more $$).
I’m including photos of the samples vs. my dress. If you have any advice, please share?
This whole thing is really stressful, and I am definitely not the kind of girl that ever stressed out over clothes.
Photos of the sample dress:
Photos of my dress: (seems a lot more mermaid in the back and more sloppy??)