did you end up with the style of dress you originally planned on?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: did your wedding dress line up with what you thought you wanted?
    yes - i knew what i wanted and it looked gorgeous! : (51 votes)
    44 %
    no - i ended up with something completely different! : (66 votes)
    56 %
  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    blankenshiptobe:  I fell in love with lace A lines with key hole backs before dress shopping, or the sheer/lace overlay with champagne or gold underneath… I loved those. 

    I tried them on.  I looked like I should be auditioning as an offensive lineman for the NFL.  Seriously.  Not a good bridal look. 

    I ended up in something I never would have tried on.  We were at a sample sale after a dismal experience at a store.  My mum pulled my dress off the rack and wanted me to try it on ‘for a laugh’.  My sister was in full defensive mode and didn’t want to put me in anything that would make me feel worse – so she was totally against it.  But I humoured my mum. 

    Once I came out in it no one laughed for a second, then EVERYONE laughed.  It’s my dress.  It was made for me.  I tried a few others on after, then put it back on and I knew it was for sure.  So we bought it and took it home that day. 

    It’s a dropped waist, with a ruffled skirt, halter style, puts the girls on display.  It is totally unlike anything I wanted and I love it. 

    Post # 3
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    889 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida

     

    blankenshiptobe:  My dress was NOTHING  like what I went in looking for and truth be told I didn’t really like it when the attendant gave it to be but once I put it on and walked out everyone started crying.  On the hanger not so good on the body amazing!!!  I went to a bridal shop 2 hours away from my home because they were the only ones who had “my dress” that I wanted and I tried it on half way through my session and hated it on me.

    This is the dress I ended up getting Mori Lee 2105

    !

    Post # 5
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    180 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    blankenshiptobe:  My wedding dress was actually pretty much spot on from what I originally wanted. It’s mermaid style and very minimal. The dress actually turned out to be my dream dress with sparkly ivory lace overlay and a champagne coloured bottom layer. It’s got a long train with buttons on the back all the way down to the train. I didn’t even realise it’s a designer gown from Mark Lesley and I got it in a sample sale for half price! I can’t wait to wear it for the wedding next year :). 

    Post # 6
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    579 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    blankenshiptobe:  I originally wanted long and flowy. I looked like I had a flour sack on. Then I moved to mermaid. I looked like a tube of sausage, no curves whatsoever. Then, by chance I tried on a few drop waist ballgowns-fell in love! And so the opposite of what I thought I wanted. I’m happy though, I feel gorgeous in my dress, and I think FI will love the traditional look of my dress.

    Post # 7
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    3201 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    blankenshiptobe:  I wanted a tea length lace dress with 3/4 lace sleeves, but was having the WORST time finding that anywhere. None of the salons carried anything like that and I was too afraid to have it custom made. I went shopping with my mom and sisters and fell in love with an A-line Allure dress.

    Post # 8
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    1438 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    blankenshiptobe:  I had such a similar experience! I thought I wanted an A-line dress to show off my slim waist but cover up my not-so-slim thighs, but when I tried them on they made me feel so short and wide. Then I tried on a mermaid/trumpet dress I like online but didn’t think would fit me and fell in love 🙂

    Post # 9
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    346 posts
    Helper bee

    I definitely got the same dress shape. Sometimes you just know what you like and what works with your body type best.

    I wasn’t at all surprised that after trying on all dress styles I still went with the same shape as my normal everyday dresses.

    I also have seemed to notice that pear-shaped brides tend to be kind of afraid of showing of their bootay (lol at least from what I can tell) but then they try on a mermaid and look damn good.

    Post # 10
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    446 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I ended up with a full A-line. I thought I was going to go with a slimmer fit. I tried on fit and flare dresses, and they looked great. Mine just seemed to work with my body shape the best.

    Post # 11
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    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I ended up with a slim A-line, but I thought I wanted a sheath dress.Even now when I look at dresses on here I love all of the sheaths and all of the fit and flares, but my dress just made me feel amazing.

    Post # 12
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    105 posts
    Blushing bee

    Absolutely not! I was thinking about Greek style, something flowy, with straps and without corset. Turned out, in Greek style I looked like I’m pregnant and trying to hide it, and all dresses without boned bodice just didn’t do well. Ended up with something close to ballgown, but used the smallest petticoat not to look like cupcake, more like A-line.

    Post # 13
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    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Not at all!! I wanted something like this tulle flowy dress (here is me trying it on…)

    But went for this lace mermaid!

     

    I loved the feel of the first one, i felt like a flowing fairy princess, but it wasn’t as flattering on me as I thought it would be. I think my dress suits my body more, and will surprise people as I had told a lot of people I wanted a long flowing gown!

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    The dress that I was desperate to find was Watters Sterling. It was THE ONE. I was sure. Then it was Watters San Francisco. Similar, just sheer-er, narrower straps. Then I was hung up on Essence of Australia D1617. Then Naomi Neoh’s Clementine. All without trying a single dress on. 

    Then the first time I tried on dresses, I was by myself after ordeeing a bridesmaid dress and it was on a whim. One of them was Maggie Sottero’s Quinlynn. I wasn’t totally sold, I think because of the flower appliqué. The girl told me it could be easily removed. But I just left. The wedding was still almost 2 years away, so I figured leave it. 

    This August I was back in the shop having the bridesmaid dress from that day altered and I happened to browse through a rack of samples for sale. And there it was. It came home with me. It’s an almost perfect blend of elements from the 4 dresses I loved. 

    Post # 15
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    356 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Yes and no. I envisioned myself in a gown with a trumpet silhouette. Then I tried on the first version of the Sleeping Beauty gown by Alfred Angelo and fell in love with drop waist ballgowns. So my main dress is a ballgown but my reception dress has trumpet silhouette.

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