(Closed) Does Kate’s dress make you rethink your own?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Do you wish you'd chosen something different now?

    Yes, I loved her dress and it makes me rethink my own.

    No, I'm still head over heels for my dress.

    I'll explain below.

  • Post # 32
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    No way, I LOVE my dress

    Post # 33
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Nope, I am not even close to getting married and I don’t have a dress picked out either! But for 1.) I am no thin mint so her dress would look funny on me. I have a very sprinter/athletic build. 2.) I live in Arizona sooo even if I wanted to wear the dress I would probably faint due to heat. 

    That being said I do really how the dress looks on her. She definitely has the body for it! She looked gorgeous!

    Post # 34
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    It made me like mine more!

    The neckline on mine was similar, although it didn’t have sleeves:

    Post # 35
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    The bride wore a lovely dress fit for a princess.  However, I was surprised how traditional and conservative it looked, especially after hearing countless rumors how it would be somewhat edgy or “modern.”  It reminded me more of the late Princess Grace of Monaco’s own wedding dress.  More likely, Kate’s dress design was chosen due the very traditional and conservative setting of Westminster Abbey, but a good part of it reflects her own personal style, which tends to be more classic rather than edgy.  I notice that much of today’s modern bridal gowns are strapless (which I was never a big fan of), so Kate’s dress in a way is a refreshing yet classy alternative to that. 

    Post # 36
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I loved Kate’s dress so much, I can’t even tell you.  It would be a little warm for my own wedding, but it made me glad I chose a lace top on my own dress!!

    Post # 37
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I LOVED Kate’s dress so much.  It made me wish I had a dress like that.  Mine has some similar features, but I’ve seen several dresses similar to hers, the JA that one bride here had restyled, JLP or JLK something, as well as the Watters Escalante come specifically  mind. 

    However, I still love my dress, esp since my wedding is only about 6 weeks away.

    Post # 38
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Oh, boy, no.  Her dress has five or ten times as much fabric as mine.  It’s gorgeous, but it’s very traditional and I’m very not.

    Post # 39
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I love her dress too.  It didn’t make me regret mine… but I did tell my SIL this morning that I think it might bring about a change (finally!) in the dominance of the strapless dress as far as what is available for us “normal” women out there shopping.  And so, I said that had we waited a year to marry, I might have had more luck finding something that was really ME.

    Don’t get me wrong, I loved my dress, but always felt this nagging bit of disappointment because I felt like my dress was the best I could find that I could afford and out of what’s available without going custom.  And not necessarily the best dress that suited me.    I’ve always been a fan of lace and sleeves and never found THE dress that was all that I really wanted, but kind of felt like I had to make do based on current fashion and budget.  Make sense to anyone else?

    Basically i looked and looked for something lacey and with sleeves, more modest without being frumpy, and found very little, then what I did find I couldn’t afford.  So I finally just decided I could be happy with what I found (strapless, but all over lace, and with a lace bolero to make up for the strapless factor).

    Post # 40
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I too loved her dress! I thought she looked fabulous, and stunning, and classy, and royal-like. Although, it’s totally not my style and not my kinda dress.

    Post # 41
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I LOVE my gown 100% but yes, her gown made me feel like mine was completely inferior.  Haha.  I was just wishing I had hers, because it’s exactly what I wanted originally, but my big boo-tay would NOT look good in it! haha

    Post # 42
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I have yet to find a gown I like, but this puts some thoughts into my head.  I have been having the big sleeve debate, but I am now pretty sure i want at least a cap sleeve.  She also made me rethink the blusher veil.  I wasn’t going to do it, but it just looks so classic.  Since our wedding theme is antique, it would work well with what I know will be a lace dress that I have my heart set on. 

    Post # 43
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I did for about two seconds, and then I realized that I wouldn’t actually look good in a dress like hers and I love mine :).

    Post # 44
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

    @DiamondsandLace: You could get a lace jacket or bolero to wear with long sleeves.

    Post # 45
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Nope, not in the least.  I wanted slinky and sexy and something I could walk in.  Well, I got two of the three since I keep wanting to step on the hem of the damn thing. 😉

    I also knew I wanted a gown that fitted ME and the look I was aiming for.  And, I got it.  It’s not typical, it’s unique (or as unique as a gown can be, especially since it’s black and a pink/peachy color that matches my skin tone), with sparklies on it.  So. Very. ME!

    Kate’s gown… not so much.  Even for the wedding gowns I’ve seen, I love the fit & flare/trumpet/mermaid styles.  

    So I have a figure and I’m proud of it.  So sue me. 😛

    Post # 46
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I loved it! Mty dress is sleeveless (not strapless) lace with a sweet heart neckline. I originally wanted a deep v neck lace cut close to the neck and I thought the neckline on her dress was perfect. love it.

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