Dream style or flattering style? Advice appreciated!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

Which one are you physically the most comfortable in? If you are going to be wearing it for hours you want to be comfortable so you can enjoy your day. 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

Is it more important to see your dream dress in your wedding pictures, or have the most flattering pictures possible?

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

Yeah, you might find something equally flattering but closer to your dream, it’s worth a try.

One more thing I can think of, all other things being equal, which do you think your future spouse will like better on you? 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I had a similar dilemma. I chose the style I love over the style that was more flattering to my figure, and I have never regretted it! The dress I chose was what I had envisioned for my wedding dress even before I started shopping. Another dress looked better on me and was more slimming, and I liked the style enough, but I knew that if I didn’t get my dream dress, I would have regretted it because that was the image I wanted to project of myself as a bride. When you picture yourself on your wedding day, which dress are you wearing?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Which is more ‘you’?

Personally, I think I’d go with the more flattering option. But it mainly comes down to what you love and makes you feel like a beautiful bride.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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caritas:  

Ditto! When I tried on dresses there was one that my mom absolutely loved that was as flattering as could be, but the style was just not me. I also tried on a dress or two that had all of the elements I thought I wanted and looked ok, but didn’t do me any huge favors. I kept looking until I found something in the middle that flattered my figure (even if not as much as mom’s favorite) and still had the look I had dreamed of. This is likely the most expensive dress you’ll ever wear, it’s ok to be picky! Keep looking until you find the best of both worlds 🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

Sometimes what we like most isn’t the most flattering, but unless your favourite is unflattering…why not stick with what you love?

Eg. I look great in pink, it’s a really flattering colour on me and brings out that ol’ English Rose complexion. I still hardly ever wear it, it’s not my style. I suppose technically every time I wear something that isn’t pink I am missing an opportunity to looke ‘better’, but I stick to what I like 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

There were definitely dresses that I tried on that made me look even skinnier than my dress does, and my dress is definitely not what I originally envisioned, however I feel the happiest and the most like me in my dress.  Some of the others I felt beautiful but more like I was playing dress up.  

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I am having the same dilemma myself.  Just can’t make myself say yes to what looks best it’s not what appeals to me or how I envision my wedding.  If you look on the Boards there is a recent thread of bride who can’t look at her wedding photos because she went with a dress that she hated instead of the dress that she loved.  She posted pics and sho looks great in her wedding dress.  But Don’t know if its helps but something to think about.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I narrowed my choices down to 2 dresses.  One was my dream dress and one made me look skinny.  Ultimately, I just couldn’t pass up my dream dress.  I think I would have really regretted my decision if I’d gone with one I mostly liked just because it was more slimming.  I got my photos back last week and honestly, they’re great.  I have no problem with the fact that the other dress might have been a little bit better for my shape.  I’m thrilled with the dress I bought.  I say go with the dress you love. 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

If you still love the one that’s more flattering, if go that. When you dont feel self conscious it shows, it will show on your day, in your smile and in your photos. When you look back the more flattering will feel like your dream dress because you married the love of your life and looked incredible doing it. If you get your dream dress, you may not end up liking it if you dont feel it is flattering. Hope that made sense 🙂

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