Post # 1
When I started looking for dresses, I had a couple of qualifications: no beading, no lace, no poof.
I ended up with a beaded bodice, and a lace and tulle skirt. Exactly the opposite of what I was looking for, but I love it. I totally surprised myself. Did anyone else have that kind of experience?
My dress, for reference:
Post # 3
@hgwells: Me! I thought I wanted a dress like this:
and ended up getting a dress like this
Please ignore the goofiness of both faces, ha! That was seriously the only ballgown I tried on, FSIL pulled it for fun “just to see what it looks like” and I loved it!
Post # 4
@hgwells: Love it! I don’t have pics of my dress on this computer, but I added a stock photo. I ended up with a strapless ballgown after declaring to everyone who would listen that I absolutely WOULD NOT wear a strapless ballgown. Go figure.
Post # 5
@hgwells: Gorgeous dress! What it’s make and model?
I am ending up with something totally different than what I wanted! Hasn’t been ordered yet, but I will be ordering soon.
I really wanted a lace dress with straps or cap sleeves, like these:
But found that the sleeves sort of pushed things together, (the sample was my size) which accentuated my rack way too much, and the sleeve/strap lace was just too itchy! Plus, some of the dresses I tried on just felt like a doily…I’m a bit particular about my lace, apparently.
And here’s the dress I’m buying. Love it so much, and it makes my pale self look like I have some color!
Post # 6
This is the one I wanted–sweet, simple and romantic.
Here’s the one I got (the most complicated dress known to mankind):
Post # 7
@DomesticDiva: Your gown is drop dead gorgeous!! Love the color…
Post # 8
I wanted something simple and not poofy like a sheath…I got a ballgown.
Post # 9
I originoally wanted something slightly off beat – more of an evening dress than a wedding gown, ideally with sequins. I ended up with a pretty traditional dress instead. It’s ok, it was a lovely dress, and I had a gold sequin cocktail dress for the dancing part of the reception, which was really fun!
Post # 10
Your dress is amazing! And you look stunning! Isn’t it funny how that works? I was convinced I was going to want a very poofy princessy dress…the first dress I tried on (that the saleslady actually picked out for me) was the dress I fell in love with. It is a-line, so I still got some of my poofiness, but it was just elegant and beautiful with a lace overlay. I wouldn’t have looked twice at it on the rack, but thank goodness the saleslady did!
Post # 11
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
The dress I didn’t like initially because it seemed too plain but felt I had to try on because it went with our beach wedding theme turned out to be the winner. As soon as my mom laced it up I said “Oh momma! This is the one.”
Post # 12
I wanted a mermaid with a simple satin bodice, fuller skirt, and a train. I held fast to the “no lace” rule for 2 appointments, then broke down…
And bought a lace dress with pickups. I swear it’s not as awful as it sounds. It actually works.
Post # 14
can totally relate!
I initially wanted this dress (stock photo)
but I changed my mind when I was browsing for more design that I ended up with designing my own and came up with this.
Post # 15
@looking4adress: Thank you! 🙂
@BlondeBee: Well, now that you’ve said that, we need to see it!
Post # 16
I originally wanted simple and elegant, cue the infamous Adorae
However I ended up with something that has lace, ruffles, beading, bling. The only thing I would love to add is a sweetheart neckline but I’ll get over it.