Post # 1
Back when I had no dress I was desperately searching for images of REAL people in the gowns I was interest in… usually not finding anything. So I was thinking it would be nice to start another tread on the topic “model vs reality”. I start, I had originally planned to wear JCrews Corrina:
But I just didn’t like it, made me feel like a ghost and it was clinging in all the wrong places:
It really made me feel as I would have to reach minimum comfortable weight to look good, and that means a life without fun. I wasn’t prepared to do that, so I spend some time on line and found an Oleg Cassini gown from Davids Bridal, model CMK513:
And this is what it looks like on me in a close up:
And full figure (wonky face because evil FI was trying to make me laugh!):
What does your “Model vs Reality” pictures look like and how do you feel when you compare yourself to the model? I love my dress but I have to admit that I feel awfully short in both dresses… so I’m thinking of hemming my CMK513.
Post # 3
@eocenia: Oh my gosh, that gown looks BREATHTAKING on you! The company should have had you model it for them!
I had originally wanted a ballgown from Lazaro that was GORGEOUS, but just not what I wanted. I wound up purchasing Paloma Blanca 4111. I never would have wanted it had I just seen the picture, but when I put it on, it was PERFECT.
And me (Pro pic for sanity’s sake, and then a mirror pic, haha):
Post # 4
I saw this picture and it spoke to me; the dress just seemed like something I had to wear.
And the reality…
It hasn’t been altered at all in this picture. I get to see it fitted (no clasps or pins) this Thursday. I hope. This dress actually makes me feel more elegant than I actually am. That model has nothing on me.
Post # 6
Ooh, I’ll play! Here is the crrrazy DB model picture (seriously, why is she posed like that?!):
And here’s me:
Post # 7
Mine is the Essense D1460. I’m wearing the sample size in the picture, but I prefer it on myself than on the model.
Post # 8
the pictures are reversed but you get the idea!! and since she looks so silly, i chose a silly picture of my dress haha!
Post # 10
Enzoani Gianna on the model (terrible photo)
(the back – unbustled)
Post # 11
Model picture on top, and then me on the bottom.
Post # 13
and on me! My alterations turned out perfectly but I lost about 8 lbs weekend before wedding so I had emergency fitting and seamstress promised to take it in again. time constraints made it impossible to try it on again but the lady had done great job so i trustrd her. She definitely did make it smaller but somehow she screwed up and the satin under layer must have not been tacked down properly so the lace layer bunched up causing a hideous wrinkle under my boob ( to cant even look at it makes me so angry .)
Post # 14
Model…I didnt like this dress on her!
Post # 15
You girls are putting these models to shame!!! I’m not going to upload a pic of me in my dress until after my wedding so that I can’t be found in a google search – but you girls look gorgeous!!!!