Post # 1
Have you ever done an image search on your dress.. and seen your dress on someone and cringe?
I love how my dress looks on the model and on the brides featured on the designer website.. but I have seen it on some people on the internet where they make the dress look down right ugly.. I know it sounds a bit mean, but it is true! Then I start to second guess my dress choice, but I love the dress.. and when I go in and try it on I feel beautiful in it.. I just get really dissappointed when I see the horrible photos of it…
I don’t know how to word this question right… Anyone else see a beautiful dress and then see the dress somewhere else and it looks ugly? Or is it just me and maybe my dress is ugly and I don’t see it??
Post # 3
Don’t second guess your choice simply because you’ve seen it look beautiful on all the models and in pictures. I guess the girls who it doesn’t look good on aren’t made for that style!
Nice subject, I never really thought of it.
Post # 4
Don’t second guess yourself! Like shortcherriez said, they chose a dress that did not flatter them. All that matters is that you feel beautiful in it!
I can’t find any pictures of my dress on other brides. I’ve searched with no luck. I didn’t think I picked that unique of a dress.
Post # 5
i saw the dress i just sold online on someone and it looked great. Made me second guess my CHOICE! haha. Oh well, i don’t really care about the dress – i mean, a dress is a dress!
Post # 6
I’ve seen my dress on someone from weddingbee. lol. It looked cute!
Post # 7
Maggie Sottero’s Real Brides! Wasn’t that helpful though–the girls were nowhere near as curvy as I am in real life!
Post # 8
Ok, I have been looking over the pictures and I think I figured out my problem. It’s not their figures, they are all really slender. I even tried covering up their heads to see if that was the problem.
I think it’s because my dress comes in the regular (empress taffeta) or the “royale” (french taffeta). The french appears to be a bit wrinkled and kind of hangy looking (hard to explain). the empress is smoother looking.. not that there is anything wrong with the wrinkle hangy thing, it just was not what I fell in love with! So I got confused seeing pictures of women in the wrinkle/hangy dress.
regular – http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?keywordText=symphony&keywordType=any&page=0&pageSize=12&style=A626
royale – http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?keywordText=symphony&keywordType=any&page=0&pageSize=12&style=A616
You can really see the difference when you click on the brides who wore royale..
Anyways, I feel better now!
Post # 9
OMG…this I went through this a few days ago as well. I bought my dress (a sample) at my local bridal salon and fell in love with it instantly. It’s very sparkly and very princessy and I cannot wait to wear it. I did a Google search for my dress because I have never seen the stock or catalog photo and when I finally found it, I felt sick. I HATED my dress. It just looked ugly. There is no better way to describe it. The model in the photo is probably a size 2 and I am a size 14 now. The photo below is me 40 pounds heavier, so the dress needs some alterations. I am terrified when the dress is taken in that it won’t be as pretty. Seriously, doesn’t the dress in the stock photo look completely different?
Post # 10
Certain types of dresses work well for certain types of figures. A dress can be lovely – well constructed and beautiful and not work if the girl doesn’t have the right figure for a certain dress. There were lots of gowns that didn’t work for me – the Vera Wang dresses looked uninspiring on me (but the look amazing on brides with different figures). And the Carolina Herrera gowns were wearing me since they had so much going on. After about 100 dresses, I found the one that was perfect for my figure. So don’t worry if your dress doesn’t look right on other brides – a lot of women don’t have the slightest clue as to what kind of dress will work for them (you should watch Say yes to the dress and see girls picking out completely wrong styles that make their figure look worse than it is). As long as your dress looks right on you, that’s all that matters!
Post # 11
it shouldn’t matter! My advice would be to stop doing image searches of your dress and just enjoy that it’s totally rockin’ on YOU!
Post # 12
i was told that angelina jolie had worn my dress..imagine my disappointment (and amusement) when google came up w/ a VERY pregnant angelina wearing my empire dress as a maternity gown!
Post # 13
Cobalt, I am wearing the same dress! Mine is white, empress taffeta. i think it also helps when the girls in the pics are wearing a nice petticoat. Without one, the dress just isn’t as pretty 🙂
It’s actually the second dress I purchased; I am still trying to sell my first one.
You made a great choice!
Post # 14
Don’t second guess your dress choice, just because of other people in photos. I actually have never seen my dress on anyone other than the model on the Casablanca site. Incidentally, I kinda disliked the dress on the model and started wondering if I’d bought the right dress. As soon as I saw it in person again, I knew I loved it.
Post # 15
It’s really incredible how different dresses look on different people. I didn’t know that Maggie Sottero had real brides on their website; that’s really useful. I can’t actually find any pictures of my dress on anyone… or anyone who’s even heard of the designer Peter Langner, but I love my dress!
Post # 16
It hasn’t really bothered me…in fact…one of the Bees actually had “my” dress with the alternate skirt on it, and I was SOOOO excited! I was flattered that someone else liked my choice too…even if she picked it first!! LOL