Post # 1
I’ve noticed many bees recently posting pics of their dresses with pick ups, and I’m just curious why you love this particular design element. Does it make you feel like a princess, is it flattering to your body type? I’ve never tried on any similar dresses because it’s never been my preference, but should I? Please enlighten me!
Post # 3
Because I HATE a flat skirt! Lol….to me it makes me look a lot shorter. Every dress I have tried on that has a skirt fell flat just made me feel well un-me, if that makes any sense. I always wanted one that was just plain but as soon as i put it on it really didn’t do anything. Thus I ended up with a dress that had pick-ups. Here’s a pic of the back of mine(the only one I have) and it’s a terrible pic. I was looking at my feet.
Post # 4
Well, that’s a great reason, lol! Your dress is definitely the opposite of “plain” and it has a lot of “wow” factor. Too bad you don’t have a pic of the front of the dress because I’d love to see it! I really like the corset back and the detailing around the waist, very flattering. Does it bustle in the back?
So you think a bottom with pick ups makes you look taller? Hmmmm, I’m 5’7 without heels so I don’t know if I want to look any taller. I guess I’ve always been concerned about all the extra material making me look larger than I really am…..eeek, we don’t want that!!!!
P.S. You’re going to be a gorgeous bride!
Post # 5
I chose mine because it looked different to me than the standard tulle ballgown. I love those, but after looking at a couple of different stores, I was searching for something a little more original. Here’s mine, since I never get tired of posting it :0).
Post # 6
@jo.lee: You look beautiful, like a member of royalty! Your dress is definitely not just a boring, standard old ballgown. Is there a beaded element within each pick up, or does it just look that way? I’m really loving all the detail within the corset along with the sweetheart neckline.
Post # 7
I think the fuller skirt made me look skinnier! I love some fullness at the bottom of a wedding dress, I wasn’t looking for pickups or anything but once I tried on this dress, I loved the waist on it!
Post # 8
@Ladyjenn: i’m not a big fan of pickups but you look amazing in your pic up dress!
it really suits you
Post # 9
@Ladyjenn: I agree with aribari! And btw, you didn’t need any added help to make you look skinny, your figure is gorgeous in this dress!
Post # 10
oh how i hate pick ups! I knew I didn’t want them. It may work for some brides, but I’m petite and I just hate the bulk and the style of the pickups. I also think they are trendy and will look dated sooner than other styles.
Post # 11
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
Mine has a couple of pickups, and I really didn’t choose it BECAUSE of the pickups, I just chose it because it was the dress I felt looked the best on me. I definitely wasn’t seeking them out.
Post # 12
I did not want pick-ups and then my FI says one night I really like those dresses with the “pulls” I had no idea what he was talking about and then one night we were watching say yes to the dress and this girl comes on looking like the queen of cupcakes and he says “Just like that, I love that”.
I decided to at least try one on. I ended up finding one with modified pickups and bought it. Hopefully it’s enough for him LOL
Post # 13
I was neither searching for nor avoiding pickups; I’m neutral on them (provided they don’t look like the bride is waiste-deep in coolwhip). My dress has a few, not a lot.
The design elements I was looking for were: mermaid-style silhouette, sweet-heart neckline, a flower detail, and not a lot of sparkles and beading.
Post # 14
I was totally fascinated with pick-ups until I tried a dress with some. I looked like I was wearing a quilt. How they look so good on some people but so ridiculous on me remains a mystery.
Post # 15
@AudzinLuv: Initially, I wanted the mermaid dress, and I’m sure that’s what everyone is expecting me to come down the isle in. However, during the process of trying on dresses, the Oleg Cassini dress that I picked from David’s Brida (I think the number is CT something), it had more of a wow factor, so that’s the one I chose.
Post # 16
you have to definetly try one on!!! i NEVER thought that i would be intrested in a dress with pickups!! but i bought a dress with pickups from davids bridal! and i am in love!!!