(Closed) Dress impressions: online versus in person

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did the dress you loved on line live up to expectations in person?
    Yes--it was exactly as I imagined and looked great on : (9 votes)
    35 %
    No--it wasn't quite what I imagined : (16 votes)
    62 %
    Other (please explain) : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1067 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Yes! I fell in love with Maggie Sottero Sabelle the first time I saw it, but when I tried it on I felt like a float! It was way too heavy for me, too!

    Post # 4
    Member
    5671 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Every dress that I loved online, I didn’t neccesarily hate in person but it didn’t work for me. I chose something that I would have never in a million years picked out of a magazine.  I have seen dresses that I was in love with on “Say Yes To The Dress” and I will have sudden dress regret until I realize that I tried those dresses on and didn’t like them.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2475 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Well, I had the opposite experience.  My Watters dress was listed on their website, and I never even had an inch of desire for that particular dress…and I looked at all their dresses about a million times!  But when I tried the dress on in the store, I fell in love with it.  I don’t think the pictures did it any justice.

    Post # 6
    Member
    5671 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @Kiki82- OMG, I loved that dress in the magzine, but when I tried it on I felt like the lady in the Nutcracker that has all the kids come out from under her skirt.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2201 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My dress was a Mori Lee – loved the v-neck, the pleating, the shape and the price. Tried it on and HATED it on me. Yet, whenever i see one like it, I want it. Even though I know that style looks awful on me.

    Strange, huh?

    Post # 9
    Member
    4123 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    OMG – OK, so I was drooling over Justin Alexander 9552 since 2007. I drove 3 hrs to try her on!

     

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    There was just something about this dress that just really spoke to me. I tried it on, and got this!

    photo-13

    Bahahahaha, I mean, really? Not so much! I was so crushed! lol. Well, the lace top is removable so I took it off and saw this. photo-10s

    OK, this is better! But, there were these little flowers on the lace and beading that you couldn’t see in pics!

    photo-7

    At $2800 it was a bit over budget. On top of that, there was a lot of added costs in making the dress right, alterations would be really expensive… and to me, it didn’t feel like $2800. I still love the dress and even had a dream about it last night! The dress I chose is the right one, but I still go back and forth about the one that got away, even though I bet if I tried it on again I would remember about how the lace felt, etc… 

    Post # 10
    Member
    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    There is a big post about how different dresses look on the models and in person!

    Post # 12
    Member
    5773 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My two favorite dresses online were a Lazaro that in person was boxy and unflattering and a Jim Hjelm that was booooooring

    Post # 13
    Member
    7772 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @KLP I love your dress!  Mine turned out to not be what I thought, it turned out better!

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