Post # 1
I love wedding dresses, and I have been so afraid that I will go into a salon looking for a dress and have no idea what I want simply because I love everything. I made a little project for myself, searched preownedweddingdresses.com and collected pictures of some of my faves to figure out my ‘style’. I was pleasantly surprised that my preference in style was so consistent! It seems I am a big fan of the natural waist!
Here are my faves..
So did you know your style going into dress shopping, or were you suprised by what you ended up choosing?
Post # 3
I knew going in that I wanted an empire waist, A-line, and nothing too heavy or overly glitzy.
I was surprised by how much I liked chiffon though. I ended up buying a chiffon dress though I went in thinking I’d want something lacey or embroidered. It is empire, A-line and very light though.
Post # 4
I had no idea. I saw some pictures of what I liked. But it’s amazing how much differently the dress looks when you put it on rather than on the model.
Post # 5
Yes, I knew my style before I went to try on gowns; however, I was open to try other styles, just in case. I ended up getting my dream gown. It has everything combined into it that I loved on other dresses. It was not one that I had found online, so it wasn’t in my folder, but my consultant listened to me and knew the gown for me.
Post # 6
I thought I knew, but I ended up loving a lot of different styles. Sometimes you fall in love with the dress on a person, and then it looks like crap on you. I was told because of my height that I should never attempt a drop waist or a trumpet, but to go with sheath. I hated the sheath dress that I originally bought. I ended up with a modified A line that I never would have imagined for myself. I think girls should really keep their minds open and try on every silhouette before narrowing it down, you may surprise yourself!
Post # 7
@kala_way: Like you, I love the lighter dresses…there is just something about the flowy-ness that I really like.
@Lindsay05: Absolutely! You can even tell that just from looking at some of the used dresses sights. The model dress always looks different on a real bride. I will say though that for the most part, I have found that the dresses look better on real women!
Post # 8
I went in “knowing” I wanted an empire waist, white chiffon dress that was very flowy but not super long. I ended up with a dropped-waist, ivory, lace dress with a super long train. Basically, I ended up with the total opposite of what I “knew” I wanted. The best advice I got was “just try it on, if you don’t like it you can take it back off.”
Post # 9
I am with @ sdrury89 I went in knowing and I was wrong. Just keep that in mind. I was very specific about what I didn’t want and the dress I picked had literally everything I didn’t want.
Post # 10
I thought I did. I was all set that I wanted a lace trumpet dress. Yeah… not what I ended up with.
I would recomment going in, trying on a little of each style and deciding in person which silhouettes are most flattering on you.
Post # 11
I definitely wanted a tulle ballgown. I ended up with a ballgown, but it wasn’t as full as I thought, and it’s satin.
Post # 12
I knew going in that I wanted a dropped waist and that it was most likely going to be a Maggie Sottero or Sottero & Midgley. I had been drooling over her dresses for months before I went to my first appointment. What did I buy? A Sottero & Midgley dropped waist beauty 🙂
ETA: The one thing I thought I didn’t want was a taffeta dress. But, that’s what I bought! Honestly, I couldn’t tell it was taffeta until the sales lady told me. I was pleasantly surprised!
Post # 13
I love sheaths and laces. That’s all I copied and pasted when I was looking. All my friends made me think I was being silly and I should get a mermaid etc etc. I almost bowed to the pressure to buy something to shut them up. But I ended up with a lacey dress I love.
Post # 14
@arenyth: I completely agree! I always love the way mermaid style dresses, but I absolutely hate to feel strapped into my clothing, so I know a mermaid is not for me. Even though I have a petite frame, I would still feel super uncomfortable with something as constrictive as a mermaid or trumpet style.
Post # 15
@bRooklynRocks: Glad you ended up with something you loved! That style is so elegant. I love the lace dresses, and pretty much anything by Monique Lhuillier.
Post # 16
I thought I wanted a huge ball gown but then I tried them on and they just were not sexy on me at all. So I went with somewhat of a trumpet gown but it still has a long train.
I said absolutely no taffeta, I wanted beading on the top and maybe lace? But I ended up getting high quality taffeta, totally different than cheap taffeta…in my opinion.
My dress has a rhinestone glam embellishment which I love…I love my dress all around. Ahhh 🙂