(Closed) Did you know your dress style when you started searching?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3977 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I knew going in that I wanted an empire waist, A-line, and nothing too heavy or overly glitzy.

I was surprised by how much I liked chiffon though. I ended up buying a chiffon dress though I went in thinking I’d want something lacey or embroidered. It is empire, A-line and very light though.

Post # 4
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had no idea. I saw some pictures of what I liked. But it’s amazing how much differently the dress looks when you put it on rather than on the model. 

Post # 5
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Yes, I knew my style before I went to try on gowns; however, I was open to try other styles, just in case. I ended up getting my dream gown. It has everything combined into it that I loved on other dresses. It was not one that I had found online, so it wasn’t in my folder, but my consultant listened to me and knew the gown for me.

Post # 6
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I thought I knew, but I ended up loving a lot of different styles. Sometimes you fall in love with the dress on a person, and then it looks like crap on you. I was told because of my height that I should never attempt a drop waist or a trumpet, but to go with sheath. I hated the sheath dress that I originally bought. I ended up with a modified A line that I never would have imagined for myself. I think girls should really keep their minds open and try on every silhouette before narrowing it down, you may surprise yourself!

Post # 8
1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I went in “knowing” I wanted an empire waist, white chiffon dress that was very flowy but not super long. I ended up with a dropped-waist, ivory, lace dress with a super long train. Basically, I ended up with the total opposite of what I “knew” I wanted. The best advice I got was “just try it on, if you don’t like it you can take it back off.”

Post # 9
608 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I am with @ sdrury89  I went in knowing and I was wrong.  Just keep that in mind.  I was very specific about what I didn’t want and the dress I picked had literally everything I didn’t want.

Post # 10
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I thought I did. I was all set that I wanted a lace trumpet dress. Yeah… not what I ended up with.

I would recomment going in, trying on a little of each style and deciding in person which silhouettes are most flattering on you.

Post # 11
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I definitely wanted a tulle ballgown. I ended up with a ballgown, but it wasn’t as full as I thought, and it’s satin.

Post # 12
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I knew going in that I wanted a dropped waist and that it was most likely going to be a Maggie Sottero or Sottero & Midgley.  I had been drooling over her dresses for months before I went to my first appointment.  What did I buy?  A Sottero & Midgley dropped waist beauty 🙂

ETA:  The one thing I thought I didn’t want was a taffeta dress.  But, that’s what I bought!  Honestly, I couldn’t tell it was taffeta until the sales lady told me.  I was pleasantly surprised!

Post # 13
2742 posts
Sugar bee

I love sheaths and laces. That’s all I copied and pasted when I was looking. All my friends made me think I was being silly and I should get a mermaid etc etc. I almost bowed to the pressure to buy something to shut them up. But I ended up with a lacey dress I love.

Post # 16
2190 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I thought I wanted a huge ball gown but then I tried them on and they just were not sexy on me at all. So I went with somewhat of a trumpet gown but it still has a long train.

I said absolutely no taffeta, I wanted beading on the top and maybe lace? But I ended up getting high quality taffeta, totally different than cheap taffeta…in my opinion.

My dress has a rhinestone glam embellishment which I love…I love my dress all around. Ahhh 🙂

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