(Closed) Dress I never thought I'd like but…

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I was pretty adament against a ballgown. I wanted at least a fit & flare or trumpet style dress. I ended up with a ballgown.

Mine is not as.. dramatic as yours. But, then again my opinion is skewed, I highly dislike ruffles.

I wanted silk or satin, I ended up with lace. So, I went in with an open mind, tried on things I wouldn’t “normally like” and ended up buying one.

Post # 4
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3372 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think keeping an open mind is the best thing you can do when dress shopping. Have you tried the dress on? Or a similar style? It might surprise you what works on you, what makes you feel like a bride and what falls flat despite what you see in stock photos and on models.

I oscillated like crazy for my ‘dream dress’ – before I got engaged I thought I would go for an Australian designer (non-bridal), something very chic and modern and non-princessy. And then I got engaged, and kind of became hypnotised with the whole frou-frou/regal ballgown look. When Fiance and I decided on a destination wedding, I realised that wasn’t going to happen for a cliffside Bali wedding. So what I ended up with was a trumpet/soft mermaid for the ceremony, and a moderate ballgown for the reception.

I would advise trying on lots and lots of dresses, even ones you don’t necessarily envisage yourself in. Wedding dress shopping can be a very enlightening process!

Post # 5
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9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it’s good to keep an open mind.  The dress I picked… I tried it on as a joke, because it just looked so weird on the hanger, but it was the only dress in the store they had that was my actual exact size (seems to be a black hole at size 12… everything was either 6-8 or 16+ for samples)

Post # 6
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8696 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I wanted sleeves, lace, and a-line. I got strapless, some feathers, ballgown, and no lace at all. It took me about 5-6 salons before I would try on something different.

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