Dress Shopping

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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3955 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Have you tried different colors as well?  I think the “wow” factor varies with each person but “feeling beautiful” and being comfortable do matter.  Have you felt particularly beautiful in any of the dresses you tried?  If you can narrow it down at all – fabric, color, neckine – that might help you decide.

And, of course, if you post photos here you will get great critiques!!  

Post # 4
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@FutureMrsA2014:  Some women never get a “this dress is The ONE” feeling, and that’s fine. But you should definitely at least really like it!

Post # 5
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3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I don’t know if I experienced the wow factor, but my mom did; it was all over her face when I walked out. I had a list of things I was looking for in a dress and this one hit all of the checkmarks and was by far the most flattering one I had tried on so I got it. I’ve compared just about every dress I’ve seen to it since and I still do not regret my choice.

Is there any detail that makes you feel more bridal? For me it was lace. I didn’t start feeling like I was the bride until I started trying on lace dresses, however I didn’t want a full lace dress because they can get too busy for my taste. My dress has lace from the waist up, but the skirt is plain. Is there a neckline that you think is most flattering on you? Are you having an outdoor wedding? That can influence your fabic choice for both heat and terrain (don’t want your dress to catch on things). Do you like beading? Is comfort important to you? Answering these questions can help you narrow down what you want in a dress and focus on finding one that meets your criteria.

Post # 6
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10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I tried on probably 100+ dresses, but I did eventually find one I live. There was no crying moment or anything, but I tried it on and there was nothing about it that I wanted to change – it was just right. Don’t give to yet, keep looking. I got discouraged too. But there will be one you will be happy with! 

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