a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease, about one's wedding dress decision.
synonyms: worry, concern, utter freakout; desire to change one's wedding dress, typically accompanied by unease.
I first heard the term 'dress anxiety' a few months ago, as I was picking out my own wedding dress and had a moment of distress while placing the non-returnable, non-refundable order and watching my mother hand over her credit card to pay for my most expensive outfit to date.
I think it is typical to have a level of doubt about all decisions in life, especially ones that have significant meaning and financial weight. However, what if your seemingly normal 'Dress Anxiety' suddenly turned more imminent, a mere 4 days before you were supposed to wear it down the aisle? Paid in full, alterations complete and in line for a steaming, the gown just wasn't right.
This is exactly what happened to Joy, a recent Vanity Affair Events bride. As a wedding planner, what do you do when a bride tells you days before her wedding that her wedding gown is not 'the one'? Throw in the towel? Tell her she’s crazy? Too bad, so sad?