(Closed) Worried the dress isn't the one!! Pics

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
7440 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Wear whatever you want. There is nothing wrong with simply elegant dresses

Post # 3
42 posts
  • Wedding: September 2016

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kimberleyj:  the fact that you didnt want to take off the dress simply means that this is your dress. Not all brides walks down the aisle with a ballgown. Ballgowns are not even flattering on all shapes. Its 2015 and fitted gowns are IN! You are going to be a beautiful bride. So dont worry

Post # 4
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016 - Church by the beach,

It’s a very beautiful dress but have you got any photos on you? That is the only way to know if its the dress for you but it definitely sounds like the one from how you  describe feeling wearing it.

Post # 5
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Wear what makes you feel like a bride 🙂 you’ll rock it as long as you love it. 

Post # 6
339 posts
Helper bee

I had dress regret because I didn’t feel bridal enough with my dress so I canceled it and ordered a different one… But I think once you have your hair done and esp if you had a veil you will look very bridal. Oh and jewlwey can’t forget that!!

Post # 7
403 posts
Helper bee

I think your dress looks very elegant, and is beautiful, I much prefer something simple and elegant than something that’s just trying too hard.

in terms of how grand the dress looks– your design is definitely more of the understated type than the grand type. Perhaps you could let us know where your wedding will be? I could imagine this dress would be appropriate and beautiful in a more chic and cosy environment vs like a castle wedding 

Post # 9
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

The back is so lovely!

Post # 10
5648 posts
Bee Keeper

It is very understated but that can be very elegant. The model has no flowers, veil, jewellery. That will all make a huge difference and you could keep it very simple or go super glam and big on accessories. So do what feels right for you, but you’ve got a good start with that dress. Especially as it felt so right when you had it on. 

Post # 11
79 posts
Worker bee

Gorgeous, stunning, flattering ( iv think that shape flatters everyone!) Im bored of lace mermaids wherever you look. Your dress is so lovely. 

Post # 12
100 posts
Blushing bee

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kimberleyj:  If you want something bridal and more dramatic add a cathedral length veil. It’s perfect for a ceremony and reception in my opinion. Not heavy and easy to dance in with the material.  If you felt good in the dress than that’s your dress. You wear what you love.

Post # 13
2430 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

“I didn’t want to take it off once I had it on!”


I think this tells you everything you need to know, my dress wasn’t all that traditional either, in fact my sister just about cried when she saw the alterations I did to my dress to ditch the train and make it into what I really wanted.  But it was the dress that made me feel beautiful and comfortable, so it’s the one that I got. 

Post # 14
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Your dress is beautiful and classic. Your pictures will be timeless. I think you will love it with a few minor adjustments.

-Try on your dress again with your hair and makeup done as if it was a date night. I bet you will fall in love with your dress all over again. 

-Add jewlery and accessories. This will make a huge difference in pulling your look together. You could wear a gorgeous hair pin and/or some beautiful earrings. You could get a beaded bolero or wrap. 

-Add a dramatic veil. This will make you feel like a bride. As others mentioned, I think you should wear a chapel or cathedral length veil to add some drama. Just make sure that it’s wide enough (72inches wide or more) so that it comes over your shoulders and you can see it from the front and back. You could even wear one with lace on the edge. 

-Add a tulle overskirt to add drama. This will make a huge impact and there are affordable options. I was in a similar situation and I was worried my dress was too simple and underwhelming. It didn’t have much of a train and I was worried it looked more like a bridesmaid dress. I found a tulle overskirt that transformed my look. It has a train and more volume in the skirt which makes me feel special. If there’s ever a time to dress up and go all out it’s now! 

Good luck!!!

Here are some shopping links for inspiration. I hope this gets you excited about your dress again.

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Post # 15
83 posts
Worker bee

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kimberleyj:  Oooo, I think it’s gorgeous! The back is so elegant! I love the way it drapes in the middle. The flow of it is fantastic. Honestly, if you look at it, it’s not as simple as it first looks. The front has an interesting side embellishment/pattern thingy going on (sorry, no idea what that’s called! Rouching? Side rouching? But you get the idea). And I don’t even have to mention the back. Beautiful.

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