I hate every dress! Need suggestions

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Maybe you can see about having someone design a dress for you?  This way the dress will be unique and what you want vs. a dress that looks so much like all the other dresses?  Also, when you go dress shopping, give the saleslady a chance to pull a few dresses for you.  When I went…the saleslady pulled a dress i was very iffy about.  The only thing I liked was the lace…it wasn’t something I would have chosen to try on, or even looked twice at.  It turned out to be perfect, i loved her choice much more than the ones my mom and I had chosen ourselves.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Do you like any of these Allure gowns??

 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Check out “Can’t Afford It? Get OVER IT”, a subsection on the Broke-Ass Bride (I think) blog.

There are TONS of women looking for cheaper version of Claire Pettibone dresses, which tend to have a similar shape.

Or you could check out maternity dresses, which also have a similar shape! (Not being facetious, some of them are very close to that shape!)

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@VictorianChick:  Keep an open mind and try on some dresses to physically feel them out. If that still doesn’t do it for you get it custom made. If the price of custon-made dresses scare you, get it done from China.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Heres a SanPatrick (Pronovias) Dress empire with sleeves 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I would go to a bridal salon and try on all of the different silhouettes. Honestly things look so much different on. I found looking at pictures ended up being some what useless since all the ones I “loved” I hated on. 

 

If you even give a consultant some description like vintage that will help. Or telling them what you don’t like that will be helpful. 

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@VictorianChick:  Dresses are fun to browse online, but you need to go to a salon and try some on- and here’s why:

there are some you think might be flattering on your body, that in fact, are not.  

there are some you think might NOT be flattering, that in fact, definitely ARE.

your consultant at the bridal salon should be able to point you in the direction of a few dresses to try- just because you don’t think you like it on the hanger doesn’t mean you won’t love it on.

 

I had quite a meltdown while dress shopping- I even ordered one, and then immediatley went back the next day, only to try on MORE dresses than I had tried on at any other appointment thus far.  I also walked out of the salon the first night totally thinking I had found the one- there were no questions- but damn, I’m so happy I didn’t choose that one!!!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I would agree with OPs and go to a salon and try on different gowns – I never thought that I would look good in mermaid gowns, and white gowns didn’t flatter me, so I ended up with a dark ivory. You won’t know what looks good on you otherwise.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

This has a vnitage feel but isnt all over lace

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I felt like this too when I first started dress shopping. I hated gowns and that they all look alike. After LOTS of shopping and salon hunting, I found one that I loved. You will too. Keep looking 🙂

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah…. I hated every dress I tried on too! I ended up wearing two to my wedding, I can’t say either one was ‘the one” ( if that even exists) but they were the best from what I tried on and could afford…. I also never left my city, although I went to every bridal shop in the area, I think if I went shopping in a bigger city I would have had more luck! All the dresses that I was in love with we’re over my budget. I also didn’t do any wedding gown research.. I thought I’d walk in the store, try stuff on, and find one that blew my mind.. Nope. I would suggest doing a lot of research on stylesfabric, etc, good luck!!!!!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Have you checked out the Nataya line of dresses? I am wearing one of hers and most of her dreses are under $300.

http://www.natayadresses.com

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