Post # 1
I bought my dress early. Like really early. 17.5 months early to be exact. So that gave me my first, albeit small, bout of dress anxiety. What if I found something else I liked in the mean time? But my gosh, bees, that dress anxiety didn’t even come close to comparing to the anxiety I had this past weekend.
My mom called to tell me that she saw my dress featured in my copy of Brides magazine at my house (I don’t go “home” very often; I stay with FI 99% of the time). She warned me that it didn’t look that great on the model.
So, on our trip to the local grocery store this past weekend, I couldn’t help but look for my dress in the store’s copy of the magazine. Bad choice. I HATED it on the girl that they had it on. Full on hyperventilating ensued. Then the tears came. FI grabbed the magazine out of my hands, careful not to look at the dress, grabbed my phone, dialed my mom, and said, “Talk her down off the ledge please.”
My mom made me feel a little better, but has this ever happened to you? Have you ever seen your dress on someone else and not liked it at all? Did it make you second guess your decision? I think I need some reassurance.
Post # 3
Omg, that just happened to me. My bridal shop posted a pic of a girl in my dress, and I just didn’t really like it all that much. I’m so ready for it to come in now so I can see if it was just the shock of finally seeing it on another person or what.
Post # 4
I have seen catalogs with a dress I tried on in it and thought it didn’t look as good as it did on me too.
I think you need to trust yourself, its not that the dress is bad its just that the model didn’t look as awesome in it as you did.
Post # 5
Don’t let it bother you!
We have an entire thread here exalting real brides compared to the model pics! They’re certainly very pretty and all, but a model doesn’t have that inner glow that lights up a dress the way her real bride does. I am sure you are going to look amazing, even if the dress doesn’t look so hot in this magazine. It’s all about context!
Post # 6
I found the dress at davids bridal i wanted my daughter to wear, it was so cute and fit her personality sooooo perfectly (for when she has her official ceremony (long story)… but i saw it on someone who was virtually her same size… terrible! it was this dress… its fun and flirty like my daughter, but wow, it dont look the same in person (in my opinion, i hope i didnt offend anyone)…
Post # 7
I saw a blog with someone wearing my dress and I thoguht it looked terrible on her! Granted her body shape is completely different than mine, and she accessorized it completely differently than i would! I had some anxiety about it but when I put it on I get over my fears
Post # 8
@Amaryllis: I love that thread! I always check to see if there’s anything new on it. My dress was actually featured on a real bride. We aren’t built alike at all, though, so I’m hoping that is part of my slight hysteria.
@Ronneykay: Every time I see that dress in pictures, I always think that it is adorable. I’m sorry it doesn’t look the same in person 🙁
I know how people style the dress with jewelry/hair/shoes has a big effect on what it looks like, too.
Post # 9
I seen my dress on a few girls and I didnt think it suited them or their bodies. It definitely made me second guess my choice. What a terrible feeling it is to start seconding guessing your dress. But I keep thinking about the big day. Once our hair and make up is done and all the acessories on it will be GOREGOUS.
Post # 10
Just wanted to drop in and say that I had exactly the same feeling, though not as severe. I saw a few pics of my dress on other people and my heart sank. They both had totally different body types than me, but I couldn’t help but feel that I was going to look, quite frankly, as aweful in it as they did. However, these were minor incidents and both of the people in question ended up getting different dresses. Also, I have found many more people that make the dress look gorgous, and the dress makes them look beautiful than I have where it is a horrible match. So keep your head up!
Post # 11
Haha, I had never seen my dress before I tried it on. Later that day I googled it, and absolutely HATED it on the model.
Post # 12
Haha – I hate the way my dress looks on the model on the dress website – HATE it… but on me, it’s fantastic. That’s all that matters – as long as you love it on you, it doesn’t make a difference how it looks on a model.
Post # 13
Yeah most of the photo’s ive seen of other brides in my dress have been awful which has even started to make me doubt my choice especially as i have never tried the dress on as the sample was too small.
Post # 14
I have collected pictures of about 5 different real brides in my dress (Michelle Roth Maya).
It was pretty cool to see it on so many different brides and the biggest thing I noticed about it is that we all wore it sooooo differently.
Your own shape/style/personality really makes a big difference, in my opinion.
If you love the dress and you love it on you, that’s all that matters.
Post # 15
@tntrav44: When I went in for my second fitting, there was a girl who purchased the same dress getting married about 2 weeks before me. I’m 5’9″ and a little curvy. This girl was super short and a stick. The dress did nothing for her figure. Also, my Marisa 815 has been featured a few times on “Say Yes to the Dress” and it looked horrible on other short, thin girls. The dress demands some curves for those flowly layers to go round the body. Yeah, I cringed the few times I’ve seen my dress on other brides.
Post # 16
Totally. I’ve seen it on the model and really didn’t like it at all. I also saw it on another bride and didn’t think it looked that sepctacular on her either. But I do really love how it fits me. I have absolutely NO regrets and I bought mine over a year and a half before the wedding.