(Closed) Dream Dress vs. Actual Dress

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Was your dream dress the one you ended up with?
    Yes! It's the exact one! : (28 votes)
    25 %
    Mostly. It's similar in style but not identical. : (22 votes)
    20 %
    Mostly. It's similar but different because it's more affordable. : (13 votes)
    12 %
    Mostly. It's similar but different because the one I loved is no longer made. : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Not really the same. : (12 votes)
    11 %
    The two aren't even the same! : (31 votes)
    28 %
    Other... : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    4989 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I didn’t have a “dream dress” before my engagement, but I did find my perfect dress at the third store I went to – I pulled it off the rack to have a better look and literally never wanted to let go of it!!!  lol  

    Post # 4
    779 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant

    My dream dress was a maggie sottero that I saw and loved long before I was engaged.  I was so excited to try it on and just knew it was the one but when I finally got the chance it was just flat.  I hated it.  The one I have now is a ball gown as well but they are nothing alike besides that.


    My Dress:

    Post # 5
    1332 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I had an idea of what I wanted in mind and it took many many many attempts to find it.  I wanted a slim A-line with sparkles, no lace.  Soft and elegant yet formal and tight around the bodice and waist.  I did not care about the neck line but I found it.

    Post # 6
    905 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I found my dream dress online (Maggie Sottero Maude). I knew it was the style I wanted and it looked amazing on the model! However… it did not look so amazing on me. The proportions were all wrong on my body. I kept the elements that I really liked from it in mind as I continued to shop. I found a dress like it, but not identical (in a good way!) for half the price at David’s Bridal! And the differences are what makes it perfect for ME!



    Post # 7
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I always thought I would be in an a-line dress that was lace with sleeves. I ended up in a ballgown with (gasp!) FEATHERS and no sleeves! Lol

    Post # 8
    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I always wanted a white ball gown that had bling and other details on it that wasn’t extremely poofy, but had just enough poof and that’s exactly what I ended up with. I love my dress and can’t wait to wear it in just under 10 months!

    Post # 9
    1723 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I always wanted to princess dress, very blingy and poofy.  When I went dress shopping, I fell in love with my dress which is aline with a lace overlay 🙂

    Post # 10
    471 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    My dream dress was Kate Hudson’s Vera in Bride Wars. I ended up going with a more affordable but almost identical Mori Lee ballgown. I can’t wait to wear in 4 months (exactly)!

    Post # 11
    206 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I ended up with a dress that had all of things I thought I did not like (mermaid, organza and loads of detail). The dresses that I thought I loved just did not work at all. I guess you need to be open to trying on different things and edit down from there.

    Post # 12
    569 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I never had a “dream dress” and didn’t even start looking at dresses till about 2.5 years after we got engaged. I had no particular style in mind, but I’ve always wanted my wedding dress to be a simple lace gown, which is what I ended up getting 🙂

    Post # 13
    3553 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I don’t know if I would call it my dream dress, but it was the first dress I ever saw that I looked at and thought “I could see myself wearing that” Unfortunately it did not work well with my body porportions (more obvious when my head is in the photo).

    I didn’t really start looking at wedding dresses until after I was engaged, and once I did my tastes changed a bit. My dress is the only dress I found that checked all of my requirement boxes. The only thing the dresses really have in common is that the skirt material is organza.


    Post # 14
    499 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013





    Post # 15
    12248 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    EXACT opposite: I wanted a tulle, natural-waisted, ULTRA full ballgown.

    I got a drop waist silk-taffetta ballgown with (GASP) ruching on the bodice and pick ups! My two most hated things EVER.

    Post # 16
    3671 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My Dream Gown:


    My REAL Dream Gown, My “Yes to the Dress” 

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