(Closed) Yet Another Bride with Dress Regret

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3082 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Can you wear a corset? It might help. It’s a really pretty dress

Post # 4
455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Does the dress have a corset back or could you have one added? I think the dress is very pretty but either a corset back or wearing some shapewear I could make you feel happier in it. 

Post # 5
475 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think you look great and it’s a beautiful dress! Everyone has insecurities about how they look in their dress. I agree with the PP, if you really feel very uncomfortable try some type of shapewear, it might make you feel better!

You look great and no need for dress regret!

Post # 6
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

It a lovely dress however you want to feel happy on the day see if you can have a corset built in as that might make you  feel better. X

Post # 7
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think a natural waist would give the illusion of a nipped in waist line vs the empire waist that you have.  it’s a pretty dress, maybe you can remove the empire beading and make into a sash for your natural waist?

If you are not happy with this dress what silhouette would you go w/?  And have you tried that silhouette on before and you are confident it looks good on you?  The problem with going w/ jasmine’s is you don’t get to try the dress on and even though it may be a great dress you might still not like it because the shape is not flattering for your body.  


Post # 8
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think it’s a beautiful dress (reminds me a bit of mine!). I agree with other PPs who suggested a corset or shapewear.

Post # 9
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I agree with the PPs.  My dress is similar but has boning through the middle so it sucks everything in and makes me feel amazing.  If you love everything else about the dress (ahhhh, the lace) then go with what the other Bees said and try adding a corset.  But ultimately you need to go with what makes you feel happy, beautiful, and confident!

Post # 11
141 posts
Blushing bee

Okay, honest opinion time…and my honest opinion is that someone did not give you their honest opinion when you were buying the dress in the first place. :/

To me it looks like you have an apple shape…and I would know because I am an apple! We tend to be round around the middle (lovehandles, tummy). Apples are a hard shape to dress. We need dresses that either pull us in in the right places, or dresses that camoflauge/flow over our problem areas. Even though I am a size 6 now, (I was a 12 two summers ago thanks to college eating!!) I still bought a modified empire waist dress because I know that my shape would not look right in a mermaid/fit&flare/trumpet.

My advice would be to try and sell your dress and look for something figure-flattering, like a ballgown or empire-waist. Or, you could search for something with a true corset that will do the shaping for you.

This is my dress (I promise that this is not an excuse to show it off!!). It is the most flattering to my figure because it flows away from just above my natural waist and gives no hint to my short, round waist. The dress you have on in the second picture would work perfectly if it flowed out from where the belt is sitting.

I hope you take no offense to his post. Absolutely none was intended! And I can definitely commiserate! We have a hard body type that does nooot fit what most other girls can wear. I have had to learn over the years that slinky, curve-hugging dresses are just not for me because I do not have the silhouette that those dresses were made for.

I hope I helped!!! If you want to keep your dress, because it really is a beautiful dress, I would definitely suggest a good corset! Most bridal boutiques keep them in stock, but depending on your measurements, they might have to order one in for you.

Post # 13
465 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

it is a beautiful dress . . . but i think i agree wtih rosie that there is a better dress out there for you. if it’s really impossible to try more wedding dresses on, maybe you could use other (non-wedding) dresses to get an idea of what you love and try buying from JBS. it’s not ideal but might be worth a shot if it’s in your budget. or, could you afford a trip to a city that has some bridal shops, and shop cheaper places like DB or shops that sell samples?

Post # 15
8695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@shaney:  I think that Maggie dress would be a perfect silhouette for you!

@rosie.jonesy.9:  agreed

Post # 16
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I think the reason why it isn’t flattering is because of the way it flares out. It seems to flare on right at your hips, so it doesn’t accentuate them, and doesn’t highlight your waist well. I do think a sash helps though! If not maybe you could consider another dress silhouette, like the Maggie! 

I’m sure youll find a dress that will make you feel confident, don’t get discouraged ๐Ÿ™‚ good luck!


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