(Closed) Dream dress vs THE dress… how the mirror changes things!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1869 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

It’s funny how you think you know what you want to wear, and then when you actually try things on, you realize they don’t look good on you. I thought I would get an a-line dress because I could never see myself in a fit and flare…well, I ended up with the fit and flare. lol!

Post # 4
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133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I was also looking for a lace dress with a keyhole back originally. They looked ok on, but some were a bit itchy or blah or hard to sit in. I ended up with an a-line dress with a fairly full skirt. Not what I thought I would be in, but I love moving around in it.

Post # 5
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4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

For like 43 years I thought I would marry on the beach and wear this Nicole Miller and my bridesmaids would wear white.  I was obsessed. I built everything around this dress:

I am now getting married here in my hometown wearing a white, fit and flareish true-blue wedding gown.  My girls are wearing color.  Fiance hated the idea of a colored non-wedding wedding dress.  Killjoy.

Post # 7
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649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My style is rather simple, so I swore I wanted no lace or sparkles etc. on my dress.  I wanted & even initally purchased a very simple one.  Then after I picked it up I had dress regret b/c I am getting married on NYE and felt I should have a bit more of a wow factor.  Dress #2, which I love….Go figure!!!

Post # 11
Hostess
11168 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

My dream dress was extremely romantic with loads of stuff including pick-ups and flowers. I really loved Prestyn by Maggie Sottero (never actually tried it on) or something with similar volume and drama on the bottom. I also quickly realized that I didn’t want taffeta which eliminated a lot of dresses I liked.

I ended up with something completely different, simple on the bottom with loads of bling on the top. Who knew?

Prestyn:

My Dress:

 

Post # 12
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3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I was planning on going with an A-line since I didn’t think I’d look good in anything else. The consultant put me in a mermaid instead and, well, that shot my A-line theory right out the window.

Post # 13
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1869 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@linguo42: Exactly what happened to me!

 

I forgot to add in my previous post: I also did not want a lace dress.  I hated lace…then I put it on, and sure enough I bought a lace dress. lol

Post # 14
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538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i guess i’m the opposite story! haha… i had one dress i adored, but no one in my state had the sample anymore… so i went to a nearby bridal shop, pictures in hand of “dream dress” and several other styles and sillhouettes that i thought were pretty… i tried on many dresses, but i kept coming back to the one that they’d brought me to mimic my dream dress…. it was close enough, i decided, and i bought it.

fast forward months, and it came in… disappointment. i just couldn’t get over that it wasn’t the dress i’d been wanting forever. i picked apart pictures of me in it, finding all the little differences. finally, i called around my neighboring states (duh!!! why i didn’t i think of this the first time!!!) and found a place that had it 3 hours away as a sample. i put my butt in the car and drove by myself down there to try it on. *cue heavenly music… it was perfect!

so now i’m a two-dress bride! oh well, at least i have my precious! ๐Ÿ˜‰ i guess the point is that if you have a dress you adore, really make the effort to put it on to see if it’s awful (as they can often be! haha) or perfect!

Post # 15
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65 posts
Worker bee

Palais gown
When i first started looking i was obsessed with jcrew gowns like the above. However they were a little pricey for my budget.
I ended up with this DB Vera Wang. I  think it has the same feel as the Jcrew dresses. love it – price is perfect.

Post # 16
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65 posts
Worker bee

whoa sorry for the HUGE photo. I thought i resized. LOL

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