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Nontraditional wedding dress

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Hi everyone!
This is my first post on WW so bear with me lol. I went to a bridal shop that was closing in my area and they had wedding dresses that were 75% off so I went to look. The bridal consultant ended up bringing me this gorgeous 2 piece ball gown that I absolutely loved on me and it was only $200 so I needed up purchasing the dress. The only reservation I have is that the dress is champagne. Not champagne with an ivory overlay, just straight champagne. I really enjoy the dress but I’m torn because I’ve always imagined myself in a ivory or white dress. My wedding is more than a year away so I have plenty of time to figure it out but I wanted to know if anyone has been in a similar dilemma? I unfortunately didn’t take a picture of myself in the dress.

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  • Reena
    Expert February 2021
    Reena ·
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    Can you take a picture of just the dress? It sounds beautiful. I would say keep looking if you are iffy. You can potentially get a second dress and use one for the ceremony and the other for the reception.
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  • Beginner September 2021
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    Nontraditional wedding dress 1I took the dress out and it was easier for me to put it on and take a picture as opposed to finding somewhere to hang it and take a picture of it in my house
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  • Grace
    Beginner August 2020
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    My dress is actually champagne and I absolutely love it!! I agree w/ the previous post, if you don't love yourself in it or feel iffy then keep looking and keep this as a 2nd dress to change into! I say if it looks amazing on you then trust that you will look absolutely beautiful and save yourself some extra cash!!
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  • Rebelle Fleur
    VIP January 2021
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    It is freakin gorgeous!!!!! My dress is champagne also. It’s your day. Wear what you want girl.
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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
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    That’s such a gorgeous gown !
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
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    Maybe this isn't "the one" if you're set on a white gown, but this dress is BEAUTIFUL and looks so great on your skin tone.

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  • Jessica
    VIP September 2020
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    You look beautiful in the dress, but if it’s not the one for you keep looking. I’m sure you could sell it on a site like stillwhite and recoup what you spent. Good luck!
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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar February 2021
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    The color is absolutely stunning but if you're not 100% sold on it, then I'd definitely look for another dress. You can either wear it for your ceremony and then change to a different dress for your reception OR you can just try re-selling it online. Whichever you decide, I wish you the best of luck.

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  • Marisa
    VIP May 2021
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    It’s beautiful!

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  • Julie
    VIP February 2020
    Julie ·
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    It's a gorgeous dress. It looks great on you. My wedding gown was lavender so I was pretty non-traditional myself
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  • Reena
    Expert February 2021
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    That dress is stunning on you. It goes so well with your skin tone. I can’t believe you got it for only $200!


    It won’t hurt to try on a few white/ivory dresses to make sure this is the one though.
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  • Erin
    Expert August 2020
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    Get another one and use this for your reception dress so you get the best of both worlds!
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  • Kimberly
    Expert October 2019
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    I think it's a beautiful dress!! I love the color too. It makes it special to you. If you like it, that's all that matters. My dress was also 2 pieces.
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  • Hannah
    Rockstar July 2019
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    That dress looks gorgeous on you, and it looks very bridal. However, it's ok to change your mind if you have your heart really set on white or ivory. I think it's beautiful, elegant, and bridal, but the most important thing is if you feel like a beautiful bride in it. Can you picture yourself walking down the aisle to your future spouse in that dress?
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  • Samantha
    Savvy July 2021
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    OH MY GOSH THAT SKIRT IS STUNNING!!!!!!!!

    What about finding an ivory top or body suit to go with it? You get your ivory and that devine skirt? I have seen blush and champagne skirts paired with ivory or white tops and they look incredible!

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  • Christina
    Dedicated January 2021
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    Whoa, this is gorgeous and you look amazing!

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  • C
    Expert November 2020
    Casey ·
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    Hilariously- yes!! I was in this EXACT situation.

    The shop even offered to let me try the dress on in ivory and I said no, but later wondered if that was a mistake and got super stressed.
    After trying it on again recently I fell in love all over again and calmed down. My advice would be to do that (carefully of course! I was queued I'd get mine dirty somehow or rip the lace 😫 so I handle it as little as possible but looking forward to getting fitted just so I can see it on and fall in love again! 😍
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  • Anna
    Rockstar June 2020
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    I say, dare to be different! It's beautiful! You will make a beautiful bride. It's ok to divert from the norm, makes it more memorable and special. I vote yes, to that champagne dressSmiley smile tenor.gif


    Congratulations ❤
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  • Beginner September 2021
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    Your dress is gorgeous! Thank you! The longer I think about it the more I feel like my reasoning for wanting to wear white or ivory is based in wanting to be “traditional” but it’s my wedding and I should do what I want!
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  • C
    Expert November 2020
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    Exactly! Plus champagne is really just "off white"! Your dress is gorgeous on you and if it makes you feel that way when you wear it then that's all that matters! 😄
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