MORE Dress Indecision?!

Hi, I’m Miss Dragon and I’m horrible at making decisions.

I had to try on my veil with my dress in order to know if I liked them together. So, out came the dress, which I’ve been avoiding since the last time I tried it on and felt terrible. Two things to note: I bought a handheld steamer and de-wrinkled the dress prior to trying it on, and my weight-loss efforts have netted me zero weight loss and a bit of weight gain, namely because I really haven’t tried, at all.

Bizarrely, the combination of those two things made me really like my dress this time around!



The cats are very excited that the door to the forbidden room is open.

It just”¦fit. Perfectly. The waist didn’t look horrible, the back didn’t gap anymore, there were no issues with the bust. I actually felt excited looking in the mirror with my dress and veil on!

But, I thought I should try it on with the lace top too, because I liked it so much last time.


But this time, with the lace top and the veil, I felt kinda dumpy and big. It felt like too much draping, too much flowing, not enough shape.

So now I’m back to square one. I’m leaning toward the dress, just the dress—no lace top, no sash, just jewelry and my veil to make things shine. Maybe a fuzzy cardigan for if it gets chilly later on in the day. Simple.

But everyone loved the lace top the first time around (even me!), so I’m willing to hear opinions!

And while I was playing dress-up, I figured I should show you guys the rehearsal dress you all loved, this time on me and not the hanger:


Super short!! I ordered some yellow tights, but if it’s too hot for that I’m going to have to find a slip.

Is anyone else indecisive like me? How do you know if you’ve made the right choice?


Mrs. Dragon

Sioux Lookout/Brockville, ON
Wedding Date:
September 2012
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    Betty, Guest @ 11:20 am

    Funny, I absolutley love the dress without the lace top now! The dress is stunning on you in itself & the jewlery you wear & veil will compliment it beautifully. LOVE the rehearsl dress, no yellow tights! <3

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    jennicole01 371 posts, Helper bee @ 11:20 am

    I agree! I loved it with the lace top before, but it’s too much with the veil. It looks beautiful all by itself with the veil!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:26 am

    I like it with the lace top but I don’t love the top with the veil, I think it looks better with just the veil and not the top.

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    Crazyhair 775 posts, Busy bee @ 11:28 am

    Same here…looks beautiful without the lace top. And that short dress is to die for!!

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    Almost Mrs.P 2056 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:30 am

    I love the dress, and I vote no on the lace top! You look gorgeous!

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    shortbread 290 posts, Helper bee @ 11:32 am

    I definitely don’t think you need the lace top at all!

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    hosannac 194 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:32 am

    I also vote no on the lace top. Maybe wear it later in the night if its chilly, without the veil. I love the veil and top separately, just not together.

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    eagle 1552 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:33 am

    I love love love the rehearsal dress!

    And I hate to say it, but I don’t like the lace top. At all. It looks really matronly to me… but the dress and veil look so great together! I think your idea of a cardigan would be a much better idea.

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:39 am

    I’m going to join the chorus of people saying no to the lace top. It’s too much with the veil. If you want to wear something else, I’d suggest a shrug of some sort. Maybe a cardigan a la the Duchess of Cambridge.,,20395222_20486017,00.html
    I also think you should go with a statement necklace.

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    totheislnds 7804 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 11:41 am

    LOVE the rehearsal dress! As for the wedding dress as much as I loved the lace top with it before I have to agree with you and say drop the top and just go with the dress and veil! I don’t know if its the veil that is throwing me off or what because I really really loved the lace top with it the first time.

    Maybe you can do the lace top later in the night when you take the veil off? just food for thought :)

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 11:50 am

    Both dresses are so beautiful! I think your wedding dress looks great without the lace top, it looks like too much with the full veil.

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    alleycat 661 posts, Busy bee @ 11:52 am

    Your instincts are right! I also liked the lace top last time, but seeing it all together, it just doesn’t flow. I think the dress, by itself, with the veil and your jewelry is perfect. That first picture made me say “wow”!

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    steph01924 308 posts, Helper bee @ 11:58 am

    Definitely a VETO for the lace top. It looks much nicer without it.

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    porcupine 633 posts, Busy bee @ 12:04 pm

    Just go with the dress. Something about it just screams “you.” I mean as much as I can know “you” from the internetz. It’s very natural, earthy, bohemian, and is very effortless bride. But, when you add the lace top it just looks like a white outfit, in my opinion. You don’t need it- it looks great on it’s own. And, love love the rehearsal dinner dress! Really cute.

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    sam2412 174 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:04 pm

    Dress by it self (w/ veil) – it looks really beautiful

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 12:14 pm

    Funny how much a veil makes a difference! 😀 I’m glad everyone seems to be voting the same way — makes it so much easier to decide!

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    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 12:31 pm

    I love the dress and the veil option! You look beautiful! And that little dress is SO CUTE! Maybe some yellow flats?

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    radishtime 316 posts, Helper bee @ 12:55 pm

    love the dress! no lace top!

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    mrspuddingface 2552 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:59 pm

    I loved the lace top with the dress before, but am now not-so-keen on it when you have your veil on. Maybe you could go for 2 looks? Wear the veil and no lace for the ceremony….and when you take the veil off, put the lace top on. Your dress alone with the veil is STUNNING. I wouldn’t push it over the top with the lace top as well….you know what they say: KISS!!!! (Keep It Simple Stupid)

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:01 pm

    Oooh, just went back to the old pictures. You should definitely wear that layered pearl necklace you have on in the old post. I love that!

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:13 pm

    Lovely! I giggled at the cats comment, because I have a bridesmaid dress hidden in a closet (with tons of stuff piled against the door since the cats can open the door), and worry about the day I have to hide my own dress from them. I just know they’ll be dying to get into that room/closet!

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    coyote 1963 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:15 pm

    So strange, I was all Team Lace Top last time, but now I don’t like it so much anymore. Still love your dress though and I love your rehearsal dinner dress too! So cute!

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    hawk 1117 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:20 pm

    I was one of those big supporters of the lace top, but now that I’m seeing the dress with the veil, I don’t think you need it! I’m voting for dress, veil, and jewelry for a little sparkle.

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 1:32 pm

    @Mrs. Genie: I just bought a pair of wedges that I hope work out! :)
    @Miss Treasure: I love it too — I bought it for that, but then my sister offered me her pearl necklace as my something borrowed. I might try using the borrowed necklace as a bracelet or something, though!

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    ebats 49 posts, Newbee @ 1:57 pm

    LOVE the rehearsal option. i think no lace top – and a cardi would be great because you’d still be able to see the top of the gown!

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    Pink Penguin 144 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:01 pm

    I love both, but not together… how about the veil for the ceremony and then when you change into your hair flower later the lace top won’t look like too much if it gets chilly later on.

    That way you get to wear everything! x

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    parasol 2955 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:10 pm

    I agree with you, Miss D! I loved the blouse last time, but it just doesn’t have the same magic as your dress does on it’s own. I am totally in love with how it looks on you as is! And the veil is perfection!

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    AT, Guest @ 2:53 pm

    Looks great!! I think the key is making sure that the defining band around your waist is visible! I would definitely not cover that up with the loose lace top.

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    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 7:04 pm

    I would wear the veil w/o the lace top for the ceremony and then switch it up for the reception and add the lace top and take off the veil. The best for both worlds.

    And I am w/ you on being indecisive!! It takes hours to make the smallest decisions sometimes.

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    sarah, Guest @ 7:28 pm

    i just want to say i love the comment about the cats and the forbidden room haha! totally true of cat behavior :)

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    Mrs. Beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 8:18 pm

    I was one of the bees that LOVED the lace top with your dress, but I think with the veil, I’d go without. The dress is beautiful and classic and doesn’t need anything else. A pretty necklace and perhaps a fun cardigan for the evening, but I really feel it’s perfect as is =)

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    miss narwhal 1297 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:41 am

    I think some statement jewelry that really represents you would be the best choice.

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    alicia1745 1118 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:37 am

    Like just about everyone else… no lace top!
    I love your rehearsal dress and I say no yellow tights. It looks amazing on you as is. Maybe pair it with yellow flats?

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    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:44 pm

    I LOVE your rehearsal dress. It’s ADORABLE.

    Also, I think the second dress doesn’t need the veil if you decided to go with it.

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