Post # 1
I had a ‘dream dress’ that for several years I was sure was the dress for me. Period. No discussion. Until I went dress shopping and promptly fell in love with and bought my actual dream dress that looks nothing like the one I had loved for so many years. I was curious if the dress you had dreamed of was the one you actually ended up with or not.
Post # 3
I didn’t have a “dream dress” before my engagement, but I did find my perfect dress at the third store I went to – I pulled it off the rack to have a better look and literally never wanted to let go of it!!! lol
Post # 4
- Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant
My dream dress was a maggie sottero that I saw and loved long before I was engaged. I was so excited to try it on and just knew it was the one but when I finally got the chance it was just flat. I hated it. The one I have now is a ball gown as well but they are nothing alike besides that.
Post # 5
I had an idea of what I wanted in mind and it took many many many attempts to find it. I wanted a slim A-line with sparkles, no lace. Soft and elegant yet formal and tight around the bodice and waist. I did not care about the neck line but I found it.
Post # 6
I found my dream dress online (Maggie Sottero Maude). I knew it was the style I wanted and it looked amazing on the model! However… it did not look so amazing on me. The proportions were all wrong on my body. I kept the elements that I really liked from it in mind as I continued to shop. I found a dress like it, but not identical (in a good way!) for half the price at David’s Bridal! And the differences are what makes it perfect for ME!
Post # 7
I always thought I would be in an a-line dress that was lace with sleeves. I ended up in a ballgown with (gasp!) FEATHERS and no sleeves! Lol
Post # 8
I always wanted a white ball gown that had bling and other details on it that wasn’t extremely poofy, but had just enough poof and that’s exactly what I ended up with. I love my dress and can’t wait to wear it in just under 10 months!
Post # 9
I always wanted to princess dress, very blingy and poofy. When I went dress shopping, I fell in love with my dress which is aline with a lace overlay 🙂
Post # 10
My dream dress was Kate Hudson’s Vera in Bride Wars. I ended up going with a more affordable but almost identical Mori Lee ballgown. I can’t wait to wear in 4 months (exactly)!
Post # 11
I ended up with a dress that had all of things I thought I did not like (mermaid, organza and loads of detail). The dresses that I thought I loved just did not work at all. I guess you need to be open to trying on different things and edit down from there.
Post # 12
I never had a “dream dress” and didn’t even start looking at dresses till about 2.5 years after we got engaged. I had no particular style in mind, but I’ve always wanted my wedding dress to be a simple lace gown, which is what I ended up getting 🙂
Post # 13
I don’t know if I would call it my dream dress, but it was the first dress I ever saw that I looked at and thought “I could see myself wearing that” Unfortunately it did not work well with my body porportions (more obvious when my head is in the photo).
I didn’t really start looking at wedding dresses until after I was engaged, and once I did my tastes changed a bit. My dress is the only dress I found that checked all of my requirement boxes. The only thing the dresses really have in common is that the skirt material is organza.
Post # 15
EXACT opposite: I wanted a tulle, natural-waisted, ULTRA full ballgown.
I got a drop waist silk-taffetta ballgown with (GASP) ruching on the bodice and pick ups! My two most hated things EVER.
Post # 16
My Dream Gown:
My REAL Dream Gown, My “Yes to the Dress”