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

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 46
418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I did. Although, not the dres I originally wanted, but a newer version of it. 

Post # 47
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Sand Key Park- Clearwater Beach Elopement

I don’t have any pictures, but I purchased Allure Romance 2601 just before it was discontinued. In a way it’s exactly what I expected, in a way it isn’t. It’s a trumpet fit I guess, and that fit and flare look is exactly what I wanted. I’m an hourglass and I knew it would look great on me. I absolutely hate ballgowns, so I never tried one on. After trying other empire waist gowns for my beach wedding, while one was beautiful, I couldn’t say yes because I knew it wasn’t quite right. I then tried on a mermaid and knew I needed the fitted look. 

However, I always said I hated satin gowns. Too shiny. Too sterile looking. My dress? Ivory satin. So I did surprise myself there. 

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 4 months ago by  bunniebee.
Post # 48
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Laurel Hall

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caseyd528:  this sounds like me! I knew I wanted covered buttons, a sweetheart neckline, and not to be bejeweled head to toe. I tried on 3 or 4 lace dresses and just about every style: mermaid, sheath, ball gown, a-line… When I got to the A-line I knew I had found my Dress! I’m only 5’1 and pear shape so I was surprised when I hated the mermaid style (I felt like I would be sucking it in the whole time and self-conscious). My pinterest page was filled with styles like Hayley Paige Kira and Carrie. I ended up getting a discontinued Ivy and Aster gown that resembles the HP Kira, I’m making a few tweaks (creating a sweetheart neckline, lowering the back). 

Post # 49
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Well, I wanted a slinky sheath with straps or short sleeves and a very low back, no lace or beading.. I wanted a cool casual sexy feel. I was really set on it not being strapless.

Everything I tried on with those charteristics didn’t feel bridal to me, it just felt like a pretty white dress I would wear to a fancy event.

I ended up getting a simple strapless fit and flare with a lot of structure.. go figure.

Post # 50
4885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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asobos:  I knew I wanted a v-neck gown from the start. I am not a fan of strapless, although did try on one that I loved…. but still wanted a v-neck.

Back in the day, I had loved a dress that was mainly satin with some ruching on the side (it was v-neck), as well as another one that was a partial v-neck (one strap) and satin. But, when I’d see friends get married in those dresses, they just sort of looked odd. IDK.

So, I started getting interested in lace… and that is what I got. It would either be an a-line or fit/flare – and it ended up being fit/flare.

Post # 51
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I haven’t bought my dress yet (although I do know which one I want) but I have tried on my share of styles, so I know what I like and what I dont. I always suspected I would be one of those brides in the big, poofy, princess-y ball gowns. Then I tried a few one, and absolutely HATED the way they all looked on me. I’m envious of brides that can pull them off, haha. Then I tried mermaid dresses because that was the style that I had totally written off – and of course, that’s what I fell in love with. My dream dress is Allure 9215 and as soon as I have my baby I’m going to my bridal shop to try on & hopefully purchase 🙂

Post # 52
1582 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016


I pinned dresses across a variety of styles, but there were some similar themes. I did end up buying one that I had pinned early for inspiration but back then had not yet realized that it would capture exactly what I wanted all in one dress.

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