Post # 1
When I went dress shopping I pictured myself buying something in all lace that had a fit and flare silouette.(sp?) But when I tried on the all lace it didn’t flatter me, and they rubbed under my arms. Instead The Dress has no detailing except for a small amount of beadwork under the bust. Anyone else have this kind of experience?
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I was exactly the same! I’d always really loved all-lace dresses, but when I tried it on it didn’t look right to me. My dress has VERY little beading, no lace, and just has some ruching/a few pick-ups. I love it!
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I was adament against strapless, but ended up getting a strapless sweetheart. (Which really is my favorite, I was just afraid of it falling off while bouncing around. lol)
Post # 5
i just knew that i would get a big poofy tulle princess skirt but ended up with satin pick ups!
Post # 6
I went in wanting a ballgown with no embellishment whatsoever, and I fell in love with a lace A-line number with a fabulous organza train.
It just goes to show that you can look at pictures all you want, but in the end you have to try everything on and be open-minded.
Post # 7
I ended up getting the dress I had been stalking online. Exactly what I thought I’d get!
Post # 8
i also thought i would get an all lace dress! i ended up with a satin one with absolutely no beading or lace, all the detail is in the fabric!
Post # 9
I wanted a dress with no beading. Just simple white dress. And ended up with a lace gown! lol Its funny how things work out
Post # 10
I had a dress in mind (Alfred Angelo #1148) and was convinced it was my dream dress when I saw it in photos. I went so far as to call the manufacturer and find a store in my area that stocked the dress, so I could try it on. I finally put it on…and HATED it. It made me look frumpy and weird and I just didn’t like it at all. I was heartbroken. The sales consultant asked if she could suggest something, based on my style with that dress. The dress she chose was nothing like I thought I wanted–it was strapless, had lace and beading and a champagne colored belt. I put it on and it was seriously the first dress that I actually liked on me! I ended up loving it and it was the dress for me. So, I guess you could say that my first dream dress was what led me to my REAL dream dress. 🙂
Post # 11
I too thought I would be a lacy dress girl and it did look great on me but I ended up with a dress with no embellishments whatsoever to fit my vintage Hollywood 1940s theme
Post # 12
I am totally with you – I thought my dress would be lacy and mermaid-ish. But my dress ended up with beading and an almost pickup type skirt. Who would have thought??
Post # 13
Yep, me too. I always envisioned a BIG princess dress, either satin or tulle. Ended up with an all lace, fitted, mermaid-ish gown. I would’ve bet my life I wouldn’t have gotten a lace dress LOL. You never know!!
Post # 14
I knew I wanted a sweetheart strapless neckline and a full A-line skirt and I THOUGHT I wanted the heavy satin with LOTS of beading!
I ended up with a tulle skirt with absolutely NO beading and I love love love it!
Post # 15
I thought I was going to LOVE a halter dress, but after trying on 3 or 4.. HATED them. I didn’t want to, but I’m succumbing to a strapless, I think 🙂
Post # 16
I was positive I didn’t even want a real wedding dress. I thought I’d just find a nice white gown at BCBG or Nordtroms and call it a day. BUT when I went to go those types of dresses on, I just didn’t feel ‘bridal’ enough… so I ended up with a mermaid gown that laces up the back. I was also sure I didn’t want a strapless dress for the same reasons mentioned above… yet low and behold, I ended up with a strapless dress! You just never know…