Post # 1
I thought I did, until I went dress shopping. I was thinking I wanted a simple summer dress with no frills or beading. I don’t dress up often. But I was open to new styles and ended up getting a lovely A-line that I loooove.
Did you know exactly what you wanted? Did you try on other choices? Did you get something different from what you wanted?
If you didn’t know what you wanted, how did you start looking?
Just curious 🙂
Post # 3
@brenna1035: I thought I knew exactly what I wanted.
I wanted lace, fitted, with sleves, very romantic and almost vintage.
This was my inspiration:
What I ended up buying was COMPLETELY different. I had to go back to it 3 times before *knowing* it was the one because it was so different than what I wanted. My FMIL picked it out at the shop and had me try it on. I never would have pulled it for myself, but it became my dress:
Post # 4
I knew exactly what kind of dress I wanted! I tried on different styles also but I didn’t have the feeling that any of them were the one. Once I saw the dress that I ended up getting on someone else I knew it was the one. It was exactly what I thought I wanted, exactly as I pictured it!
Post # 5
I dont know the dress but i have the style I would like to try on
Post # 6
@KatNYC2011: Both are so pretty! Here was what I had in mind:
And here is what I got:
Post # 7
Ideally I wanted something that was a bit more renaissance looking. But each place went to didn’t have anything like that and I really didn’t want to order online.
Post # 8
Yes, I knew exactly the style that I wanted and I was lucky that it suited me 🙂
Post # 9
I knew I wanted the Casablanca 1900 before trying it on. I tried on about five, Casablanca being the first and bought it the first day I tried it on! I knew it was the one!
Post # 10
I knew the exact dress I wanted- I didn’t know a designer or anything, but I knew exactly what my dress was going to look like, and I found it at the second shop I went to
Post # 11
@EllaLooDesigns: That is SUCH a cute picture!!
Post # 12
I knew I wanted something simple and romantic: an A-line silhouette, nothing too poofy, not strapless, little or no train in ivory chiffon.
Here’s what I ended up with:
Post # 13
Yes yes yes I did. I saw it online from coming home after going dress shopping for my friend who tried on a dress from the designer, yes I wasn’t engaged at this point, but I fell in love with it. When I did get engaged I looked at other dresses but kept going back to that one. Time came to try dresses on and nothing was suiting me. I went on my 2nd shopping trip and the first dress I tried on was that dress I fell in love with. I did try on others after to make sure and nothing else measured up.
Post # 14
Sort of. I knew I wanted something with volume. I pictured a bigger ballgown style though. My dress has different features than I thought I would get too. No pics.
Post # 15
I had my heart set on a lacey mermaid style dress. I was totally against poofy ball gown dresses. After trying on all different styles i actually fell in love with the poofy ball gown dress. lol.
Post # 16
I knew exactly what I wanted! Before I went dress shopping I had figured out exactly what I wanted and had drawn a picture of the dress I wanted which was a mix of about 4 different dresses I had found online. I never expected to find anything even close to what I wanted because in my years of internet searching I had never found a single dress that I would have been totally happy with, and was almost 100% set on going the custom made route.
Well, day 1 of dress shopping, I find a dress that is almost IDENTICAL to my dream dress that I drew! I couldn’t believe it. The only thing it is missing is a ribbon under the bust line but I’m having that added on. Oh, and it was cheap!
I tried to post a pic of the dress from the designer’s website but it told me “all images have been copyrighted, right clicking has been disabled”. How rude. I could steal it from printscreen but I’m worried they’ll hunt me down.