(Closed) Did you wear the type of dress you thought you would?

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Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I ended up with the same general idea of what I thought I wanted.

Originally I wanted: Straps/sleeves, plunging neckline, simple/minimalistic details, unstructured skirt

I ended up with: straps, plunging neckline, lace detailing around the neckline only, simple, flowy chiffon skirt!

Post # 17
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Bumble bee

I almost caved into what everyone told me LOOKED better… but in the end I knew I’d regret not having my day in a massive poofy meringue ballgown. So that’s what I did!

Post # 18
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2663 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

It was the same for me – vintage with sleeves.

Post # 19
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265 posts
Helper bee

I had no visions of myself in a wedding dress. I am extremely not fancy, and couldn’t picture myself in any of the dresses I’d seen other brides in. So when I started shopping, I was putting myself in a lot of dresses with little to no embellishments, and just a soft, flowy look. And I really liked it. But the dress that finally gave me that “OH, YEAH,” feeling ended up being the Grazia at BHLDN, which is super sparkly! There will be absolutely no dress regret from me!

Post # 20
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291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I loved ballgowns but expected I wouldn’t look good in them, and knowing the old adage about how brides fall in love with the polar opposite style of dress. The dresses which I looked best in were ballgowns so I’m almost certain to go with one.

I tried on some more form fitting dresses but just felt short and fat in them (odd as I usually wear form fitting dresses at work).

Turns out my 27 year old self still loves the styles my 7 year old self would have picked!

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper

I thought I’d have something embellished and Bo-Ho. 

I loved the big dresses when shopping. Very surprised about that. 

im having a dress made in China and went for a slimmer fit type dress fit various reasons. Realised through shopping though the plainer and more structured the dress the more I liked it. So romantic floaty lace ideas were out of the window. 

Post # 23
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603 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman

I was mere minutes away from buying a different dress than the one I ended up with. I had already decided on purchasing a lace fit n flare from the bridal salon and had arrived to pay for it but it must’ve been providence or something that the manager just happened to be there….and that the new collection just happened to have been just arriving from the US. She took one look at me while I was waiting at the counter to pay up and told me she had just the dress. Since I was waiting for them to open the register and get the PCs running, my curiosity was piqued and I decided to see what her great idea was. So out she comes with a ballgown and already I was like “oh god, I am going to look totally hideous in this” because from prior experiences, every time I tried on a bridal ball gown, it just made my hips even more pronounced in a non-flattering way. Well, to get it over with, I decided to try the gown anyway and it was absolutely perfect …. and in the complete opposite direction in which I wanted to go, lol. I ended up paying for it on the spot.

Post # 24
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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asobos:  The first dress I bought–no. It ticked some of the boxes: off-white, lace, poofy, but it just wasn’t my ideal dress. So I sold it and got a second dress–and this one was the dress of my dreams. Gold, glittery, 3/4 length lace sleeves, short…it was what I always imagined myself getting married in. 🙂

Post # 25
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2869 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Wanted: a-line, no train, illusion back or illusion front, lace

Got: BIG a-line, lace and tulle, strapless, chapel train

Post # 26
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1226 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

My dream dress was the Tara Keely 2400.  A combination of fit and flare with a poofy tiered skirt.  I am built straight up and down with small breasts and when I tried on mermaids and fit and flares they bagged everywhere but my waist and were very unflattering.  I ended up with a sheath. An a-line probably would have been more flattering but I feel beautiful and confident in the dress I chose. I didn’t feel beautiful in a-lines and it showed in my body language.  

Post # 27
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Bumble bee

Yup, ended up in what I thought I’d be in. I’ve always loved strapless mermaid gowns with lots of bling. It also has lace, which was a little unexpected, but pretty much in line with what I wanted. 

Along the way, because I’m super undecisive and always make sure I explore every option, I probably tried on every other kind of dress/sleeve combo and actually almost went with a ballgown. 

Post # 28
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48 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I was set on a drop waist, lace and beaded Watters gown.  I loved it and I thought it looked great on me.  Then out of the corner of my eye I saw a tulle mermiad.  It looked like a cloud and when I tried it on I knew it was “mine”.  Tulle and simple were the last things I thought I would ever wear. Better yet it was a 5th of the price which means more shoes for me!

    

Post # 29
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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mandaluv1119:  

That’s a lovely dress, you look great.

Post # 30
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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happy_face:  

How nice that someone  still  loves  the late Princess of Wales’ dress, I often feel a bit sad for her memory that it’s become the iconic ‘ what everyone hated about the 80’s fashion’

Good for  you!

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