Did anyone else end up with a dress that was the opposite of what you wanted?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This is the one I wanted–sweet, simple and romantic.

Here’s the one I got (the most complicated dress known to mankind):

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I wanted something simple and not poofy like a sheath…I got a ballgown.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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 # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza

What I thought I wanted:

 

What I got:

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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 # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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.

 

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