(Closed) Dream Dress Vs Real Dress

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Post # 91
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I’ve had a few dream dresses before in different styles, but my latest crush was Pronovias Laren <3

however, it turned out to be completely not my style, didn’t look good on me

but then we found Pronovias Meret (2015) and I couldn’t be happier with my choice 🙂 

Post # 92
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519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I didn’t have my heart really set on any dream dress, but I definitely thought I would end up with a Ballgown of some kind with an embellished corset or fancy train, like this…

 

I ended up with a Maggie Sottero Larissa – which this model does not do any sort of justice to.

Post # 93
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1306 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

well…i had 3 dream dresses. the first one (or a similar silhouette) made me look preggo, the second made me look like a HOUSE, and the third one was boycotted by my mom (who was buying the dress) because she didn’t want me to look like a hippie on my wedding day…lol…so i chose something that made us both happy…last pic is me, my blu by mori lee 5108, and my precious flowergirl and god daughter 🙂

Post # 94
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Helper bee

I went into dress shopping really wanting soft lace, a full but not overwhelming skirt, and blush if I could get it.  My ideal, dream designer was Monique Lhuillier, with my favorites being Darling (Fall Winter 2013) and Candy (Spring Summer 2012).  Searching for the dresses on preownedweddingdresses.com, however, told me that the full price of the dress was above even the highest budget that I could justify to myself, and even getting it second hand was not something I was super comfortable with, since it would still be pretty pricey and I would have to deal with altering an already altered gown.

While searching Pinterest and looking into dresses I liked, I came across Hayley Paige, and while initially I liked a lot of her designs, I didn’t think any of them were what I was looking for for myself.  Many of them were very sparkly and fun – they definitely had the feel of what I wanted, but didn’t fit what I thought was my look.  But I kept pinning more of her dresses, and I had my eye on a few styles when I had the chance to go to a Spring 2014 trunk show.  The dress I had asked the shop to pull for me in advance ended up being my dress!  And while I traded lace for sparkle, I think I actually ended up with something close to my original vision, just better!  Here she is, in an editorial from Southern Weddings Magazine vol. 7 (I don’t have any good pics of me in my dress yet, since the bust needs to be altered smaller):

 

 

Post # 95
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207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I had two dream dresses going in, both very opposite of each other. Chesney by Maggie Sottero and the polka dot beauty by Henry Roth!

 

Both were out of my price range. So instead I got this one, by Sincerity. Bridal store was closing, only one in store that semi fit, and only $100. Not a dream by far, but it works!

 

Post # 96
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37 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015

First one dream dress…second one what I got. Not sure how I ended up with such a different dress then what I envisioned. Still thinking of maybe adding a sleeved illusion jacket…

Post # 97
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1152 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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MissFox:  first dress my dress dress Mark Zunino

the second one is the one i will wear to marry by best friend PrimeRose by Maggie Sottero

 

 

 

Post # 98
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Honey bee

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Chaedra:  The primrose looks likeit was made for you! 

Post # 99
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1152 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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Bridey77:  yes it does 

i love it so much more then the first dress

Post # 100
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477 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Dream Dress:

Asha by Maggie Sottero. Long discontinued, but I just loved it! 

After trying on LOADS of dresses, I decided that I wanted something more… bridal(?)… than simple chiffon (although I still absolutely adore chiffon dresses and their flowiness). 

My dress is Land by Pronovias. I received a call last week that my dress IS IN! I get to go pick it up on the 20th. I am so excited to see how it fits in my size!

Post # 101
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1306 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

i just realized i responded to this twice. and added my more obscure favorites most recently!

Post # 102
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430 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

 

 

Dream Dress.  I’d look like an eejit in it (and nipples!) but I love the colours.  Its a Valentino Gown.  and 10K.  My real dress is basically the opposite of that.  Ivory and very very minimal.

 

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Post # 103
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Dream dress:

Actual Dress:

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