(Closed) Will I regret not wearing a princess dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3697 posts
Sugar bee

@negrande:  Only you can answer that question for yourself. Wink

For the record, I think both dresses are great. I love that they have sleeves – I think that makes them stand out as unique in a sea of strapless. If forced to choose, I would vote #1 because I really like the silhouette, the slightly longer sleeve, and I think the narrower bow in the front on #1 is more elegant than the poufy bow on the back of #2. However, your preferences and not mine or any other bee’s are what counts.

Basically, I think you are in a win-win situation with this decision on your hands.

Post # 4
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

No one can tell you if you’ll regret it. You know yourself best.

I can’t imagine looking back and regretting not wearing a ballgown, personally. I love the dress you have now!


Post # 5
415 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If you can afford it and you like it and want it, then go for it.  If you can’t afford it or feel this is just a case of cold feet, then the original dress is very beautiful and still pretty traditional.

Post # 7
13014 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

How did you feel in the first one?  The second?  When I put on my princess ballgown, I felt like a bride.  When I put on a fit and flare/trumpet/mermaid…I felt like a girl in a white dress.  I’m not sure how to explain the difference, but I knew I had to get a ballgown at that point.  But everyone is different!  They’re both beautiful dresses!

Post # 8
3697 posts
Sugar bee

@abbie017:  <– this.

Your gut feeling will tell you!

Whatever you decide, you should post your pics on a couple of threads out there for gowns with sleeves! It was one of my top criteria as well. You found two lovelies.

Post # 9
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Like PP you have to make this decision for yourself!


But, i also was in a similar predicament, absolutely loovvee ball dresses, but almost everyone told me I should rock a mermaid/fit and flare cut… I figured the one time in my life I could wear a real ball gown would be at my wedding, and there’s be plenty of grand events to wear any other wedding-style dress.  So… I went with a ballgown!


Hope I didn’t confuse you further, lol

Post # 10
2603 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@negrande:  I always say to throw out the idea of a deal–no matter what you purchase. When it comes to a wedding dress, ask yourself: Would I pay $3K (or whatever is on the high-end of your budget)? If the answer is no, then you shouldn’t pay $300 either. 

I can’t answer your question as to the silhouette. I guess one way to do it is to visit a bridal salon and try on the different types and see how you feel in them and how they look on you. 

But both dresses are really pretty!

Post # 11
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I bought my big princess dress bc I am getting married in a big fancy catholic church and felt the need to go big in that church. I also bought it bc I’ll never have an excuse to wear a big dress again. I thought about a sexy reception draw but the Bees talked me out of it!

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