(Closed) Did you end up going in the complete opposite direction?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My dress journey is a hot mess at the moment. I’m getting married on a beach so originally I was looking at really light simple dresses. Then it went to super elaborate dresses. I’m trying to find something in the middle. I’ll go from loving something extravagent to loving something short and plain. I have no idea where I’ll end up!

Yay for finding a dress!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I didn’t go in the complete opposite direction, but I did change my opinion! I thought for sure I’d purchase a Jim Hjelm with straps and a v-neck, and I’d NEVER wear a strapless. But I didn’t really like the one with straps when I tried it on; it was kind of an “eh” dress. The consultant made me try on a strapless and I LOVED it! It’s going to be my dress. So funny how what you like in pictures looks totally different on!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Miss Tattoo: I stayed in line with what I wanted stylistically; dresses with linear elements. I knew that those dresses would look good on me instead of others that would draw your eye up. When I tried on dresses, I realized how uncomfortable satin made me. I felt way too shiny and not me. The first dress (my dress) was bias layered organza. I felt so incredibly comfortable in that dress that I knew it was the one. I did fall for a pretty lace number, but when it came down to deciding, going with the simple, classic layered organza was me. So I managed to stay within my style while having a simple, modern dress that suited me best. Even now, I can’t imagine not wearing that dress on my wedding day.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I ALWAYS thought I was going to marry in a fitted gown, without a train. I never had one specific dress in mind, but I had a very specific idea of what I wanted it to be like. I found one just like that and the second I tried it on, I knew I had to change my direction. It looked beatiful, but not only did I not feel like a bride, but I felt as if I were going to someone else’s wedding! So I completely changed my mind and tried on a poofy A-line dress, with a train – it ended up being the dress I married in and I am soooo glad! Not only did I change my vision of the dress, but because of the dress I completely changed my idea of what I wanted the flowers to be, what I wanted the bouquet to look like and what I wanted my girls to wear. The dress set the tone for the rest of the wedding 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  I did, somewhat. I had myself envisioned in an A-line gown with lots of beading and design on the corset. I had fallen in love with Maggie Sottero’s Tristan (which is now discontinued). However, when I went to try on dresses, I loved this one that had just a little bit of detail at the neckline and on the side, and it had a lot of rouching (which was great because it slimmed down my stomach). I still went A-line, though.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I thought I wanted a sleek, slinky sheath:

I ended up with a flowy lace A-line.

Post # 9
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1493 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@sailor: Wow, the one you ended up with is gorgeous!!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yes!  But that’s because my whole idea of a wedding went in a completely different direction…I totally rocked the tea length dress and birdcage veil though (originally wanted a more formal wedding and a fitted full length dress)…

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I was positive I wanted a lace dress with a keyhole back like this:

 

And I ended up with a full skirted satin strapless gown:

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yes!  But that’s because my whole idea of a wedding went in a completely different direction…I totally rocked the tea length dress and birdcage veil though (originally wanted a more formal wedding and a fitted full length dress)…

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@brox: Thank you!  I still love it.

The slinky sheaths totally didn’t work for me.  I felt like I was wearing nightgowns.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

yes!!! i thought i wanted…. and i was obsessed with this dress until i tried it on… i too looked like a bad version of a cupcake haha!!!

and then my consultant put me in this… and that was it!!!

not really what i imagined myself in since the model photo is very bland imo….. but i extended the train and made it my own and i loved my dress!!!!!!!!…. who knew id be wearing a fitted dress…. 🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I sure did, I thought I wanted this

 

But I tried it on, and it wasn’t for me. But I thought it would be perfection with my chic and sophisticated wedding. However, I tried it on, and I looked tore up from the floor up. Then, cupid struck again with:

I am so in love!!!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Navy_Wife: We share the same dress! It is such a beautiful tea length dress, isn’t it? Although it’s longer on me even with 3 inch heels. I might need to get it shortened a bit so it looks more tea length. I actually did not like it when I first saw it online, but I really fell in love with it when I tried it on at DB.

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