The One Dress that Wasn't: Let's see some pics!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Maggie Sottero – Karena Royale 

This dress was so pretty on the model, but it made me look boxy and stiff. Probably didn’t help that the dress was a few sizes too big.

But, I am glad I kept looking after that diaster. Because I found Ruthie by ML Blu




Post # 4
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I loved the idea of this sherbet Lazaro. It was just too much dress for my tiny frame. Plus, after I tried it on, it was suddenly everywhere. I didn’t want to get married in the trendy dress for that particular year. 

Post # 5
9216 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I was obsessed with this Tadashi Shoji dress for like a year and FINALLY found a size that fit me… and it totally didn’t look good on person.  I loved the back, but the front just made me look dumpy.  Oh to be 5’10” and willowy!!!  Sad, but I do love the dress I ended up with instead.


Post # 8
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013


Being a bigger girl up top (36GG) I knew I needed straps. Had to have straps. And holy cow did straps make me look even bigger!!

ETA: The dress I ended up with

Post # 10
3290 posts
Sugar bee

I loved this dress when I saw it online, and I actually did love it in person, but I was afraid there was nothing special or “me” about the dress, so I passed. Now I’m going through major alterations drama with mine, and kind of kick myself for not just going with this one. Oh well. It’s Amsale Harlow

Post # 11
624 posts
Busy bee

@lolot:  omg I have been desperately trying to find this dress too but now I am not sure I like it so much!  Nothing against you of course but it just doesnt look how I imagined!  

Post # 12
30 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

Thought this dress by Allure would be the one.  I obsessed over it for months before trying it on.  Unfortunately, they wouldn’t let me take a picture of it on at the bridal salon.  It really didn’t do anything for me and was kind of blah. 

I am very glad I went with my Mori Lee:

Post # 14
11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I saw this on the mannequin at the very top of the stairs at the bridal shop and literally gasped. He had to pull it off for me to try on and…

It looked terrible. I’m a small D cup and I look SO flat chested here and very bottom heavy.

Post # 16
9216 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@Blackie:  I know!!  Sad huh?  Who knows, it might look better on you.  I’m 5’5″ and fairly petite but also a little thick-waisted.  Really not the body type for this dress :/

@bellaingenue:  I know, the shape of the front is just strange.  The panels are lined with tan material so it’s not super risque, but it’s just not very flattering on the waist.  Maybe if you were super thin and long-torsoed….

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