Post # 1
So after getting engaged I’m sure many of us began looking at magazines and I’m sure most of us came by that one dress that just really stood out above the others. I’m sure many of us built up that dress in our minds that when it came down to trying it on we just “knew” it was the one before trying it on.
My question is how many of you tried on that idealized dress and actually ended up liking it?
For me, this was the dress. Granted it doesn’t look like much on the model but I saw it in a magazine and fell head over heels in love. I loved the lace and how it faded into the organza skirt. I loved the sash. I loved the corset back and I even loved the train despite not being a fan of trains.
Since I’m buying my own dress I could have bought it if I really want to scrimpt and save but I decided I didn’t like the $3200 price tag so I passed up even trying it on.
Until I found this dress which is very similar style and has the same lace fading into an organza skirt detailing.
Anyway I tried it on and it worked out surprisingly well. The consultant told me about how she’s rarely seen women come in with a dress from a magazine that they love and end up actually purchasing.
So I was just curious if anyone else has actually tried on and purchased the dress the just “knew” was the one. lol
Post # 3
I looked through a lot of bridal magazines before I went dress shopping, and in every one I would stop on the picture of the Watters Austin. It was the only dress I kept coming back to. I also decided I really didn’t like the mermaid style.
Well, when I finally went to the bridal salon, the consultant listened to my basic requirements (no lace, simple), and then proceeded to pull the Austin…and a bunch of mermaids.
The first mermaid I tried on, I knew I was in love. Mermaids didn’t suit the skinny models in the magazines at all, but on me? Damn, that thing hugged my curves in all the right places.
Obviously I wasn’t going to just try on one dress, so I tried the other five the consultant had pulled, including my beloved Austin, and it was just…meh. It looked nice enough on me, but it didn’t have the wow factor that the first mermaid did.
So not only did I not end up with my idealized dress, I ended up with a style I never in a million years would have tried on if it weren’t for that brilliant consultant who sized me up with one glance! 🙂
Post # 4
Not I. I tried on my ‘dream dress’ and couldn’t stand how it made my waist look. I was actually really sad about it, especially because it didn’t make me love the dress any less – but I found something much more flattering on me that I love so, all’s well that end’s well. 🙂
Post # 5
I really thought I’d end up with something ivory, lace, and possibly tea length. I got a white satin floor length dress…haha. The ivory did not suit my skin tone, the lace didn’t suit me, and I changed my mind on tea length after I tried on the floor length one! I was open to trying everything on and am very happy with the dress I got!
Post # 6
I actually never had an opportunity to try on the dress I stalked for several months. I did finally see it in a boutique recently and to be honest it didn’t look as amazing in person, the quality just wasn’t there.
Post # 7
ME!! I saw my dress in a magazine and knew it was my dress! The problem was i had a hard time finding a store that carried a sample for me to try on. When i finally tried it on, it just confirmed what i knew when i saw it. Funny thing was the girl at the store was shocked i actually loved it as much as i thought. She said most people don’t end up liking dresses they see in a mag or online.
Post # 8
Kind of… I knew from the very beginning I wanted lace and saw alot of Allure dresses… Allll my dress drama worked out in the end. Seen it in the magazines alot for a lonnng time and was like I have to have one! Allure 8764. There was a VERY similar one too but once I saw this I had to have it! Never thought in a million yrs I would be an Allure bride. Been staring at them for such a long time and now am a happy girl:)
Post # 9
I did!! I went to a few salons and tried on many different (styles of) dresses. None were quite what I was looking for. In fact, I was about ready to give up on the thought that I’d have my “this is my dress” moment and just pick one. I began to search online since all the dresses in the magazines weren’t quite right either. I found one I just loved immediately. I kept looking at it over the next few weeks and since no place in the state had this dress I had to pay a small fee to have them ship it in so I could try it on. The dress wasn’t even laced up all the way and I immediately knew it was my dress! I love it more than i did in the pictures!
Post # 10
First dress I liked (before I was even engaged)… First dress I tried on… And it’s the dress I bought. If nothing else I know my own taste very well! Lol
Post # 11
Yup! I looked through bridal magazines a few months prior to physically shopping, and fell in love with a dress. I just knew it was my dress. I scheduled an appointmet to try it on about 4 months after seeing it in a magazine, and it lived up to my expectations. First dress I tried on was the one I bought 🙂
Post # 12
I did- I saw it online and knew it was the one. My mom gasped when I sent her the picture. It was my first time trying on dresses so I tried on one other dress first…I was worried about loving THE dress just because it was the first one, lol. Once I tried my dress on, I knew it was perfect and everything else seemed awful (for me).
Post # 13
I wouldn’t say love. I had several I oogled at thru the moniter and I really liked a lot of them. I saw my dress online and thouhgt it was really cool eventho it wasnt the shape I was going for at all and when I went to my appt they had just gotten it in the night before. I was the first one in it. Sounds meant to be for me (but I had to think about it before committing).
Post # 14
Similar thread here (with lots of pics!): http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/share-the-dress-you-thought-you-wanted-and-the-one-you-bought
To answer your question, no. I fell in love with a White by Vera dress, but it fell flat on me. I still love the dress on other brides though!
Post # 15
No, not really. I knew I loved intricate beadwork, which I ended up with…but I never thought I’d go for A-line.
I thought I wanted something fitted for sure…my dress wasn’t poofy or anything, but it did have that classic subtle A line with duchess satin that was more princessy than I thought I’d go for!
Post # 16
No LOL. I was very against strapless gowns but when I bought my dress, what did I end up with? Strapless. I am going to add straps to it though so I guess yes and no.