Post # 1
So how many of you bees went shopping for a dress with a specific style in mind and then ended up with something almost the complete opposite? Just curious.
Personally, I knew exactly what I wanted. A tea length, a-line dress, preferably lacy. What did I end up getting though? A tulle skirt ball gown with a lacy applique and pearl beaded haltter! I tried it on just for fun since the store I went to didn’t have very many tea length dresses and, it looked fabulous on me. I actually had curves which I never consider myself to have and I fell in love. I went to different stores before deciding but, nothing else excited me the way that dress did. SO here I am, bride to be with a big white gown instead of a simple tea length dress. So bizzare!!
Post # 3
I knew I wanted an all-lace gown. I agreed to try on other dresses to appease my mamadukes. The second I had the lace gown on, I wanted it OFF! I didn’t like how heavy it was (getting married in August), and it was so uncomfortable. I ended up going for a strapless chiffon A-line…wasn’t a total shock that I picked that, but it definately was not what I walked into DB wanting!
Post # 4
Yes, in a way!
I knew I wanted lace, A-line, classic, ideally with an open back.
I ended up with a mermaid (which I always thought looked a bit weird) but at least it was lace:)
Post # 5
The only thing about mine that didn’t surprise me was that it was unique and that it was strapless! Lol.
I thought for sure I woud like something lace, as it’s my taste. Mine had lace details, but also had pickups, organza, beading, all kinds of things I didn’t picture but I LOVED it!
Post # 6
Yup! I went in looking at more full, princess-y ball gowns. I ended up with something sleek, which honestly, I shouldn’t have been surprised at because that really is more my actual style and taste. I guess I figured I would want a big full ballgown because it’s the one day I can wear it!
Post # 7
I don’t like much of me so thought I wanted a fully sleeved A line dress no lace no fuss, these are the only kind of dresses I looked at pre to going dress shopping. I’m not good at being centre of attention so I didn’t want anything too WOW or shocking, I normally dress like a plain Jane and known as the cardigan queen! I’ve ended up with a strapless tulle ballgown dress with lots of beading and sparkle. I get to try it on again next weekend and at the mo I’m suffering a bit with dress regret in my head I’m sure I’m not going to like it again but me my Maid/Matron of Honor and mam all cried when I tried this dress on 🙂
Post # 8
Yes, 100% I thought for sure I was not going to get an empire waist…which is exactly what I ended up with.
Post # 9
Yup. I wanted something fitted with a fun bottom ( pronovios galante ) as an example. I bought something light and romantic ( sottero/midgley aurora) very different!
Post # 10
Absolutely! Even my best friend and family were suprised as well.
I went in wanting pick ups and a sweet heart neckline. I ended up with a slightly dipped bodice and typical skirt.
Post # 11
My dress ended up being exactly what I said I DIDN’T want in a dress. I wanted something very plan, even kind of boring. I absolutely thought I hated lace and didn’t want beading. My dress is really lacy, has a belt with flower, and lots of beading. I LOVE it though!
Post # 12
plan: fit and flare completely lace dress with birdcage veil….hated the look of pickups
what i got: drop waist ball gown with no lace and asymetrical pickups/rouching and a cathedral length veil
Post # 13
Absolutely! I am not a girly girl and I thought I would go with something sexy but I went with something completely girly!
Post # 14
I was convinced of two things: I would have a ballgown, the bigger the better; and there would be NO LACE to be found. My dream dress was the Maggie Sottero Monalisa Royale.
I ended up with a small ballgown, closer to an a-line, with lace applique.
Post # 15
What I got was the ONE I wanted, I saw it on-line as a result of looking at the designer’s dresses as my friend had just tried one of the dresses on – she was getting married the year after, I then got engaged two months after this
Post # 16
No…I fell in love with my dress online. It was the only one I tried on, and it was perfect. Lol.