(Closed) Did you hate your dress once you saw a pic of yourself in the sample?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you hate the dress you bought once you saw pictures of yourself in the sample?

    I did hate pics of myself in the sample dress, but LOVED my dress once it came in!

    I did hate pics of myself in the sample dress, and still didn't love my dress once it came in.

    I loved the pics of myself in the sample dress! It was the right pick for me!

    I loved the pics of myself in the sample dress...but was disappointed once my dress came in.

  • Post # 17
    210 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

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    @Moomin:  This. I had the exact issue. I fell in love, bought it, then looked at photos of myself in the sample and had serious regret. I waited a couple months, then went back and tried it on again, and looked only in the mirror – no photos. Definitely still LOVE my dress.


    Interestingly enough, its actually been scientifically proven that people don’t like photos of themselves because  we are so used to looking in a mirror, which flips our image. A photo doesn’t do that, so we automatically dislike it — just something to keep in mind!

    Post # 18
    519 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    The sample dress was my size, and the woman said it fit well enough that I needed no alterations. I loved it in person, but I still wasn’t always happy when I looked back at the pics. I freaked out about it a little bit. It turned out to be that the woman who helped me in the dress didn’t do my corset tight enough. I was super happy with my dress. =)


    Post # 19
    3827 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My mom sent me the pics she took when i tried it on. HORRIBLE!! I look HORRIBLE!

    I just keep going back to that feeling i had when i put it on, and how lovely the dress itself was. 

    Post # 20
    4434 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    I loved the sample but was a bit disappointed when my dress came in because the sample was obviously “well loved” and therefore flexed a bit more and REALLY hugged my curves.  My dress was a bit more stiff luckily it’s a corset back so we’re really just going to have to stitch that baby up tight!!

    Post # 21
    881 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I voted I hated pics of me in the sample and still hated it when it came in.  But I need to explain.  I had dress regret as a lot of Bees have after purchasing my dress.  So I was nervous about it coming in.  I also had surgery in that time which caused me to lose a considerable amount of weight.  So, when my dress came in I took pictures again (my Mom lives out of state and I like to keep her updated on all things wedding).  When I saw the pictures I completely freaked out.  In the sample, I had an hourglass shape.  Now, I didn’t, the dress just seemed to hang off of me.  I was worried that losing weight had also changed my body shape.  However, when I had my dress altered to fit me I loved it again and everything was ok, the hour glass was back!  I still get dress regret when I see the new fall line dresses Bees post, but my wedding is next month so I never could have ordered those to have in time for my wedding anyway.  It’s tough but I agree with the PPs, stop looking at dresses!   On your wedding day with hair and makeup done it will all come together!  My Fiance thinks I’m crazy because I tell him sometimes I’m having dress regret (he has no idea what my dress looks like) and then when I come home after an alterations appointment I gush about how much I love my dress and I can’t wait for him to see me in it.  Try to remember how you feel in the dress and don’t worry about how it photographs.  I second the thread that was mentioned earlier  http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/hey-all-you-married-ladiescan-i-see-your-before-and-after  This thread has helped me feel so much better about my dress!  One of my dress twins posted their before/after and if my after ends up looking the way hers did I will be ecstatic!

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