(Closed) I can't find a dress?!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think that looking online can give you some ideas, and I did the same. However, when I went and tried on dresses, I found that I ended up going for something I had told myself I’d never wear – a strapless, satin gown that was pretty full and heavy. 

So you will never know until you go and just try on a bunch of dresses. The first dress that I tried on I absolutely adored. It was beautiful and perfect. The second dress I tried on was THE dress..or so I thought. I went to another bridal shop and tried on a bunch of dresses. I started to try a particular dress on and was giggling at how ridiculous it was going to look on me. I wasn’t even going to go out and show it off. However, after it was tightened up on me, I KNEW it was THE dress. So there definitely is that moment. You’ll definitely KNOW when you find YOUR dress. =)

But definitely don’t judge a dress until it’s on YOU because you never know how it will look on you for sure until you try it. If I had just slipped out of the dress before they tightened the corset on me, I would never have found THE dress.

Post # 4
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519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

And for me, when I had MY dress on and walked out in front of all my family, I felt like crying because I was so happy. When I was in MY dress, it REALLY made me feel like a bride and I truly realized that I was preparing to marry the love of my life. Not sure if the “Yes to the dress” moment is the same for everyone, but that’s how I knew =)

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think the whole THE ONE dress and the warm fuzzy feeling doesn’t happen for everyone…..some people just aren’t that type. I tried on a bunch of dresses but I already had a very strict idea of what I wanted (lace and something unique). I actually had a bunch of dresses that I was like “I could be happy with this.” But I never broke down and was like yes!! This is it!

I would say just go with your gut and don’t wait for that THE ONE moment (too fairytale). Try to narrow it down to a few characteristics, such as fabric type, strapless/straps, dress fit, etc. Once you get those must haves, then it will be easier to find that one you will be happy with.

Good luck! And don’t stress!

 

Post # 6
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1917 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I tried on over 100 dresses, so I can commiserate.   Not everyone gets that special moment when they start crying, so no need to force it.  I think when you find a dress you love, you will know and stop shopping.

Post # 7
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1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think at one point maybe youve looked too much and tried on too many dresses and things just get stressful and yucky. Personally I kinda had a little panic attack when I found my dress because I licked it but it was double my budget. To the point I was nautious and weak on my way home. Make a list of what looks good and what elements you like and go find one that fits in there and on you and call it a happy day. 

Post # 9
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1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

Read my blog, girl.  I tried on over 150, close to 200 dresses. 

I ended up buying one I couldn’t try on (too small) and I like it.  Do I think “its the ONE?!?!”  No.  Its really pretty, but I don’t think theres “the one” when it comes to dresses. 

I’m not a really exciteable person to begin with, and I’m very scientific/analytical, so I didn’t expect to have this big emotional dress experience.  You don’t need to have it either!  Trust me.

Post # 11
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331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@Miss Eagle:  I don’t believe in “the one” for dresses either. I think you’ll find one you’re happy with and like more than others but try to remember it’s just a dress. Don’t lose heart. Keep looking, ask the shop assistants for their suggestions (you just never know), try styles/materials/designers you never considered.. You will find a gorgeous dress that is right for you πŸ™‚ Good luck!

Post # 12
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331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@Kristee:  OH!! I live in Oz too… maybe I can help you out.. particularly if you are in Sydney, I could suggest some shops?

Post # 14
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197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I had the same problem too. Actually, it seemed like whenever I go to a different place, I find something that I really like, but never enough to commit. I wasn’t getting THE ONE feeling. Even when I found the dress that fit all my criteria, cap sleeves, form fitting, lace, sweetheart with bling. It wasn’t enough.

I felt desparate and discouraged. My FI, always so supportive, said since I’ve tried on so many dresses, different styles and all, that I should just stop looking for new dresses. I should go back and review all the ones I tried and pick the one I liked the most. I did exactly that. When I narrowed it down to two by process of elimination, I went back and tried it on again, and THAT’s when I got the feeling.

Short story, it took a second look for me to finally know that it was THE dress. I guess there was just a point where I already had dress fatigue that I was feeling numb. Also, from PP, try something totally different from what you think you want. After trying on so many of the same dresses, you might need to go on a different direction for something to click.

Good luck! Chin up! You’ll find it πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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327 posts
Helper bee

look online first, I would recommend http://www.7foxmall.com. I heard some pretty good review about them. I have a few friends that bought dresses from the website. they are very happy about the dresses. have a look!

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