What were your dress deal breakers?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2129 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

No ballgowns. I’m really short so I didn’t want something that would overwhelm me.

No shiny fabrics.

I didn’t want a bunch of buttons on the back or corset style. I like the look, but don’t have the patience. I went with a hidden zipper, which was great.

Nothing with a reaaaaally long train.

No stark white. I have pretty fair skin and I felt white didn’t work with my coloring.

No long and/or embellished veils.

Post # 4
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

No halters. No taffeta. No train.


Post # 5
3835 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Saria213:   My dress dealbreaker was more tactile in nature – if a dress felt itchy or scratchy it was OUT!!  

Post # 6
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Saria213:  I knew i wanted tea length, I am far too practical to have a dress dragging on the ground all night, and really wanted coverage on the back so there wouldn’t be too much attention on my tattoos.

I found the perfect tea length with a lace back.

Post # 7
810 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I have yet to purchase, but for sure no;


-Crazy Rouching that makes the whole dress look really stiff and not fluid


-Pick ups

-Dropped Waist (I never EVER understood why this is so popular. It just looks disproportionate to me on most.)


Post # 8
1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

No Ball Gowns, Pick Ups, Tulle, Sequins, A lot of Bling, Strapless…and any dress that showed that bit of armpit fat some women get. My consultant thought I was mad when I pointed that out to her but I refuse to look at that in my wedding photos for the rest of my life. I was also told that ‘it’s your wedding day, you have to have bling.’ No. No I do not.


Post # 9
293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

No pickups

I had to be able to try it on – no ordering and praying for me

Had to be able to move well in it – but I can move in basically anything, so there’s that

Nothing scratchy/itchy/that would cut me

Post # 10
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I really hated ruching, pickups and chiffon.

Post # 11
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I said no tulle and then fell in love with a dress with tulle, so hey – ya never know. 🙂

Post # 12
16 posts

I have to be comfortable, and able to dance!  No ballgowns, but room to breathe!

Post # 14
568 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

No taffeta, too noisey

No Satin too shiny

No pickups, ballgowns with pickups seemed way to Quinceanera-dess-like.

No one shoulder dresses

No halter dresses

No straight neckline on strapless.

No see through corset dresses, too sexy for a wedding where my family is attending.

No corset back dresses only hidden zippers or buttons.

No colored accents (like alfred angelo dresses)

No beading “embroidery”. I loathe when designs are beaded on, like the patterns on the satin and taffeta dresses at DB. ugh. I was ok with beading and such but NOT if it was designed on the main fabric.

Post # 15
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

No Polyester, pick ups, ballgowns, corsets, ruching, chiffon, drop waist, asymmetrical features

Post # 16
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014


Satin, ballgowns, too traditional/modest, too plain

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