Post # 1
Has anyone ever brought a sketch of a dress to the bridal shop when they go dress shopping?
Probably no one here has bought their dress yet, as it’s a long time away. I HATE the majority of wedding dresses I see on those TLC shows and in bridal magazines. I HATE HATE HATE fit and flair, princess pouf, and anything strapless. I refuse to be hiking my dress up all night because I’m afraid it will slip lower than my boobs. I want to be very comfortable, lightweight and a-line. AND I WANT STRAPS, OR SLEEVES!!
I can picture exactly what I want to wear in my head. When I was a little kid, I used to draw my own dresses all the time. I want to do this before I do my eventual dress shopping.
Does anyone else feel this way about modern wedding dresses? Am I nuts?
Also, how far ahead do you need to get your dress? Is 10 months sufficient?
Post # 3
@childofthe1980s: I totally feel you on modern wedding dresses. i hate everything poofy and strapless. You should look into some sheath styles, they tend to have straps more often than your typical A line or ballgown. i think bringing in a sketch is a good idea. It will at least give them an idea of what youre looking for. They recommend you order your dress 4-6 months in advance so the more time the better.
Post # 4
I’m really skinny so I can’t wear sheath styles. I need something that gives my body some curves and hides my disproportionate parts. I’m 4’11” and 98 lbs (on a good day – health problems cause me to lose a lot at times) … so I want to look healthy!
Post # 5
@childofthe1980s: you can always alter and add straps! Both my sister (Sept. 2011 wedding) and our friend (June 2013 wedding) added straps to their strapless wedding dresses and they looked/will look beautiful, rather than just thrown on. Keep that in mind when shopping!
Post # 6
If you know EXACTLY what you want, why not get something custom made by a seamstress?
Post # 7
I’m 4’10” and 98 lbs so I can totally relate to your issue. I tried on a ton of dresses that I feel like I would have liked if I weren’t so petite. I decided on a simple A-line dress from JCrew that has thin straps. Its probably almost too simple for most people’s taste, but its different and thats part of why I love it. I’ll just style it up with some accessories 🙂
Custom will probably be pricey, but could be worth it! I agree about most modern dresses. I think people can look beautiful in them but at the end of the day they’re all so similar and kind of blur together.