(Closed) Picking Your Dress Style

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Why does it matter if only one bridesmaid likes it? Do YOU like it?

You still have quite a few months to go before you have to choose something, so why not keep looking, reading magazines, and going into bridal shops and trying on anything and everything to see if something does speak to you?

Post # 4
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I tried on a TON of styles.

I must have tried on 50+ dresses before deciding on mine.

I though I wanted fitted, lace, trumpet with sleeves and an open back.

I ended up with something totally different:

But i didn’t know right away. I tried that dress on 3 times at 3 different appointments with different combinations of people.

I went back and forth between it and a lace dress.

At the end of the day, I just realized that I did not want to take the dress off and that I loved the way the fabric felt, and that I loved how it felt on.

It took me a while to realize it was “my dress” because it was SO different from my original vision.

Try everything on, be open minded about fabric, shape, etc and stay true to yourself. Try on your friends’ and family’s suggestions, but make sure the dress you decide on fits your personality.

Post # 5
3167 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i think the main thing is to just go in there and try different styles. if it doesn’t “wow” you, then it’s wrong for you! but if you look at yourself and you feel great and love what you’re in then it’ll show. who cares what anyone else thinks!

I love all different styles so I decided to get a poofy tea-length reception dress and then a mermaid/trumpet ceremony dress (haven’t picked one yet though!)

Post # 6
11290 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My dress was the first one I fell in love but then looking at dresses on the internet I lost my sight. When I went shopping I tried on loads of styles as nothing was gving me a wow ;( Then in the third shop I tried my dress on and that was it. From looking on the internet I did realise what styles and fabrics I liked but I kept an open mind just in case.

Post # 7
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m finding that the more I look at dresses, my “taste” is changing. I started out looking for very princess-y ballgowns with traditional beaded bodice and skirt, but now am finding myself more drawn to more modern ruched dresses (Sottero and Midgely Adorae was kind of my turning point). I am still trying to decide whether I want slim and fitted or still want a ballgown, or somewhere in between (like maybe Maggie Sottero Kendra). Will have to let you know when I figure it out!

Post # 8
11172 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

As said earlier in this thread I too went in thinking I would get one thing and ended up with something different. I had additional drama in the dress choice because of significant weight loss messing with my body image.

I think the best thing a bride can do is have an idea of the type of wedding she wants, a theme and perhaps the venue. Those are the most important factors in helping to narrow it down to the right dress. I know so many women who bought a dress then chose a venue and discovered the two were not compatible.

In the end keep an open mind and try on a variety to see what you really love.

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