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

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 33
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995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@gmcurtis your actual dress is so much prettier on you than the first would’ve been.

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@jjmomma thankyou.   I’m glad I could pull it off too ^___^   although not the keyhole back, as you originally posted.

Post # 34
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1930 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Ivorybuttons: Thanks! I looked up a picture of it on the internet and I am not really a fan of it on the model but still love it on me!

Post # 35
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995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@jjmomma  Yes, it was an amazing bonding time: the alterations took us 3 very intense days, but we talked and talked and laughed and tried not to bleed on the lace. It saved me $$$, but all the money in the world couldn’t have bought that time and teamwork together.

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@gmcurtis and thankyou *blush*.  It’s funny how sometine the model pictures of our beloved dresses do NOT do them justice, eh?

Post # 37
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515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@reginaphalange:

Your dress is stunning! It is so elegant I am in love!

 

when I first started looking at dresses I fell in love with floaty chiffon and tulle and loved the sweet look of an empire waist with some sort of embellished top, beading or such, like this

 

When I tried them on I cannot tell you how bad they looked on me. It was embarrassing, I almost cried. For one thing, I am short, for another, I am built like a boy. I looked like I was drowning in a sheet of floaty fabric, they made me look even shorter and more shapeless than I am.

I ended up falling in love with this dress, which fit my overall theme much better

 

Post # 39
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995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@jjmomma: Aye, I coldn’t pull off a keyhole back either. Well, the keyhole yes; but it’s the cap sleeves or straps that don’t work with my shoulders.  I needed the sweetheart downplay my shoulders and emphasise my bust.

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@Annabelle86: but here’s the girl who could (and did, beautifully)  rock a keyhole back lace dress. Congrats, you two look so happy!

Post # 40
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78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The dress that I love:

And the dress that I got: 

 

 

II was also interested in lace, chiffon, flowy fabrics, but one store I went to had a dress that was everything I said I wanted (soft fabrics, a-line, lace, sweetheart neckline, etc. etc.) and I felt like an imposter. The dress I got made me feel like me, and I could shorten it and wear it again if I wanted to, which I quickly learned was actually pretty important to me. I also quickly learned that I hate trains, and this one only has a little one that moves with me! Hooray!

Post # 41
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515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@jjmomma:

Thank you! The keyhole lace back is what made me fall in love with the dress! And yeah we were pretty happy!

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@Ivorybuttons:

Your dress looks so stunning on you! I love the buttons and obviously I love lace and I think your dress is even prettier than your inspiration dress, its so impressive that you did the alterations yourself!

Post # 42
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101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I had thought I wanted a big poofy dress but when I went shopping and tried them on I realized that something more form fitting flattered my figure SO much more. My first dream dress was a winnie chlomin (which I still think is absolutely beautiful)

 

 

and the dress i went with:

 

in hindsight i guess they arent THAT different, but I love my dress so much I wouldn’t change it for a thing!

Post # 43
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6414 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

What I thought I wanted (for my beach wedding)

What I actually got (for my *indoor* theater wedding)

Post # 44
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18 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I did a complete 180 too!  i went in wanting something sleek and plain, no embellishments or lace and definitely a sheath fit, no princess poof for me.  I wound up hating the plain dresses on me and bought a mermaid gown with lots of poof at the bottom and a ton of lace and sparkle on the top.  Who knew that’s what would look good on me?

Post # 45
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836 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

omg!  yes!!!!

dream dress on model:

“dream” dress on me:

my dress:)  I own it! i love it!!! πŸ™‚  super sass factor!

Post # 46
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7103 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Ivorybuttons: That’a a beautiful dress, can see why you were obsessed with it, you look gorgeous in yours, love the lace.

I knew myself pretty well too as I’d been swooning over this dress since my friend tried in another dress by the same designer

Me

 

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