(Closed) Actual Dress vs. What You Envisioned?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
Bee
11811 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

I originally envisioned a very bohemian-chic type of dress–strapless, but with an exmpire waist and floaty skirt.  I ended up with a short and sassy (but still floaty–yay!) dress that I had custom made on Etsy.  But not until after I purchased a 50s, poofy, lace party dress and changed my mind about it! 

Post # 18
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2286 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I always figured I’d be going with an A-line ball gown with straps. Now it looks like I’ll be going with a strapless sweetheart with a mermaid skirt!

Post # 19
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342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I didn’t want strapless and was thinking something extremely simple and light weight.  My dress is is all lace, strapless and not as simple as i was expecting.  I was pleasantly surprised

Post # 20
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2342 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I fell in love with an all lace Jim Hjelm dress from the magazines, so thats what I thought I was gonna end up with.  I tried it on and my sister said I look like a doily and I didn’t think it was flattering for my body. 

I ended up buying a Jim Hjelm satin mermaid dress with no beading or lace!! 

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Post # 21
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900 posts
Busy bee

Mine was close.  I wanted lace and soft.  Something that looks like it could have been my mother’s dress (which I loved but which didn’t preserve well).  The only thing that varied was that I got strapless which I didn’t want.  In the end, I still wish I hadn’t done strapless.  My boobs are everywhere in the photos.

Post # 22
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3282 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

yes! i always thought i’d want a halter dress because of my chest, but i found out that it just made me look broader…and now, i have a strapless & love it!  weird…

Post # 23
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614 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I was convinced I wanted the Maggie sottero Phillippa dress– major beading, dramatic mermaid. Tried it on, it was heavyyyy and the beads scratched up my under arms. I was sad. So then I thought I wanted an all lacy Pronovias gown… tried those on and they too were scratchy, even though they were much lighter. One dress the lady put in my pile I only tried on to be nice, Anjolique 930– it was asymettrical modified mermaid top and A-line from the thigh down with a cathedral train, raw silk, had ruching across the middle and no lace. I don’t like ruching at all and i didn’t want a lot of material… but I tried it on and it was absolutely the dress! Sometimes, it pays to listen to the sales lady when she offers something for you to try on! 🙂

Post # 24
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4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I thought I wanted a satin mermaid-style dress.  Went and tried one on and HATED it.  My body looked so weird and awkward, and just, ugh.  I ended up with a fitted, lace dress with cap sleeves and buttons all the way up the back to my neck.  Definitely not what I envisioned at first!

Post # 25
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115 posts
Blushing bee

Its funny.  I got exactly the dress I wanted.  I found it online and knew I wanted to try it one.  I tried on a whole bunch for variety but ended up with the one I picked online.  It was perfect

Post # 26
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3997 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Um yeah, I used to draw the dress I’d envisioned in my head… the dress I got doesn’t look like the drawing.  Partially because I’m a horrible artist, but more so because the dress I drew was big and ornate, the one I have is greek goddess like and simple.  Odd how that happens eh?

Post # 27
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3575 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was also against strapless and NO sparkles.  And what did I get?

Strapless with sparkles.  And I love it to pieces!

Post # 28
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955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I thought that I wanted a satin gown with pick-ups (and some sparkle) but ended up with an all lace, fit and flare style and couldn’t be happier!!! Because I am very petite, I felt swallowed alive in the big satin gowns with pick-ups. I knew right away that a-line or fit and flare would work best with my body shape.

Post # 29
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3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I got pretty much exactly what I envisioned – all lace fit and flare strapless with a chapel train. I was SO happy that what I envisioned actually looked good on my body! I thought my curves might be too much for that style and that I would have to freak out and start from scratch but it totally worked.

Post # 30
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1479 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I had pictures of snowy white A line gowns with tons of beading and embellishments (enough to fill a folder!).  What did I end up with?  A mermaid style dress that buttons up the side with zero embellishment except for the sweetest little flower on the side of the skirt where it meets the bodice.  I tried it on because of that flower, btw.  And I fell in love! 

Post # 31
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2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I envisioned myself in a strapless or tank V-neck A-line gown, and what I ended up getting was a tea-length vintage inspired dress. I think I was really pressured and influenced by the bridal industry, that I didn’t think anything but a gown was an option. Then I started reading blogs, and I realized that it’s okay to just be yourself on your wedding day, and the dress I ended up picking was totally, 100 percent me, whereas I felt really weird in a gown.

Even if I did end up with a gown, though, I found that the style that looked best on me was trumpet/mermaid, even though I was deadset against those sillhouettes. Funny how things work out, right?

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