(Closed) How did you know a dress was the one?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I only tried on like 4 or 5 dresses.  When I tried my dress on, I didn’t feel WOW, but I knew it was meant for my body and so did everyone else that was with me. When I picked it out, the sales girl told my mom that she was glad I picked that one.  I was a little aphrehensive but now when i see my wedding pics, I’m glad I went with my and their feeling.

Post # 4
2701 posts
Sugar bee

@Captain013: I’m sorry you’re having a hard time finding the one. I tried on dresses once (4 dresses) and found nothing I was even remotely wowed by. Then one day I saw her online and couldn’t stop thinking about it. Every dress after that one paled in comparison. I didn’t get to try it on before buying so I had to go on looks alone. I think it’s different for everyone. Try to find one that makes every other dress seem… vanilla haha.

Post # 5
588 posts
Busy bee

@Captain013: I’m currently going through this as well and I haven’t felt the WOW at all….. I’ve been very calm and just “well, this one is nice”

I’m not sure if I’m missing that gene! or what? haha =)

I totally feel ya on this!

Post # 6
2161 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Keep looking.  Try dresses you don’t think you would like that are hanging up.  I did that my very last trip dress shopping and found the one quickly.  I didn’t think I would have gone for the one I ended up with.   You’ll know, you won’t want to take it off and you’ll start checking to see what it looks like at every angle.  Then you’ll want to go back again the next day just to see the dress again.

Post # 7
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Everything that MapleBecky said, I agree with.  Keep on looking.  You’ll find it!

Post # 9
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was like this as well. I went to 8 salons, doubted myself hundreds of times, but if there’s one thing I have learned, it’s that you should trust your instinct (and not anyone elses). You are the one wearing the dress – so even if your Maid/Matron of Honor says it’s your dress, if you don’t truly feel it, it’s not it. 

I found one that I loved due to the following:

– I loved it, and I knew that even if my bridesmaids didn’t like it, I’d still want to wear it. 
– I couldn’t take it off ๐Ÿ˜‰ 
– I could picture myself walking towards my Fiance in the dress
– I couldn’t take the smile off of my face

You have a lot of time. Just be honest with yourself and take your time. For some people (myself included), it is an incredibly frustrating thing… but you’ll find the one!

Post # 11
713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

How did I know it was the one? It was red. It had a slit in the front. Bingo!! I’ve known for a while now that I didn’t want to wear a white dress. I agreed to try some on because FH really thought I would change my mind. I tried on about 6 or 7 dresses (in white) and none of them did it for me. I’m super short and really curvy..it’s hard to find flattering dresses on petite curvy women lol. I found a white one with a slit but it was out of our budget – obviously, that couldn’t be the one lol. Then, I went to a prom dress shop and saw mine in the catalogue! Ordered it and tried it on when it was delivered – I felt like a diva!

To help your search, find specific details you like in a dress. Maybe you like one dress’s neckline, and another dress’s train – make a list and circle areas on dress pictures so you have a reference when you try on dresses. Even though I didn’t go with a white dress, after I tried on a dress with a slit, that became a must-have for my dream dress.

Good luck!

Post # 12
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I ripped the same dress out of a magazine four times over the course of a year without realizing it.  Then I found out it was WAY out of my budget.  So while I was trying on a similar dress I made a comment to the consultant about how it looked like sabelle and she said oh it is right here would you like to try it on.  It was in my dressing room in my size.  Fate I tell you!  I didn’t get teary eyed or anything but I knew!  

You may not get the wow feeling but it could still be your dress.  Take your time and you will find the one!

Post # 14
11172 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Captain013: I hear ya on this one! When I went shopping I never got that “feeling” you have mentioned. When I tried my dress on I felt different but didn’t cry/get overwhelmed etc. However, that different feeling made me feel that it was the one although I doubted myself immediately. Months later I went back and tried on the dress with the right veil, shoes etc and I did become overwhelmed and I defintiely had that moment.

Don’t put so much pressure on yourself to have that moment, especially right away. It just doesn’t happen for some women. If the dress fits all your requirements and makes you feel like a million bucks (and you think you look amazing) then it is probably the one, regardless if you cry etc.

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