Post # 1
Does anyone have a dress that they looooved online that didn’t quite work out when you tried it in person?
I have been in love with Amsale Tyler for ages (http://www.amsale.com/bridal/amsalecollection/070000/tyler.shtml). Looking at it online, I was sure it was “the one.” Don’t get me wrong, I still think it is an absolutely amazing dress and still adore it, but when I tried it on in person, the skirt seemed much, much fuller than what I personally was looking for. Even if I removed a layer of crinoline, it would probably be fuller than the look I am going for and the shop said they wouldn’t want to remove too much b/c of how the dress would hang. It’s funny, even though it didn’t work out, I’m almost having a hard time letting go of the idea that this dress was “the one.”
Anyone else have a similar experience?
Post # 3
Yes! I fell in love with Maggie Sottero Sabelle the first time I saw it, but when I tried it on I felt like a float! It was way too heavy for me, too!
Post # 4
Every dress that I loved online, I didn’t neccesarily hate in person but it didn’t work for me. I chose something that I would have never in a million years picked out of a magazine. I have seen dresses that I was in love with on “Say Yes To The Dress” and I will have sudden dress regret until I realize that I tried those dresses on and didn’t like them.
Post # 5
Well, I had the opposite experience. My Watters dress was listed on their website, and I never even had an inch of desire for that particular dress…and I looked at all their dresses about a million times! But when I tried the dress on in the store, I fell in love with it. I don’t think the pictures did it any justice.
Post # 6
@Kiki82- OMG, I loved that dress in the magzine, but when I tried it on I felt like the lady in the Nutcracker that has all the kids come out from under her skirt.
Post # 7
I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one 🙂
Post # 8
My dress was a Mori Lee – loved the v-neck, the pleating, the shape and the price. Tried it on and HATED it on me. Yet, whenever i see one like it, I want it. Even though I know that style looks awful on me.
Post # 9
OMG – OK, so I was drooling over Justin Alexander 9552 since 2007. I drove 3 hrs to try her on!
There was just something about this dress that just really spoke to me. I tried it on, and got this!
Bahahahaha, I mean, really? Not so much! I was so crushed! lol. Well, the lace top is removable so I took it off and saw this.
OK, this is better! But, there were these little flowers on the lace and beading that you couldn’t see in pics!
At $2800 it was a bit over budget. On top of that, there was a lot of added costs in making the dress right, alterations would be really expensive… and to me, it didn’t feel like $2800. I still love the dress and even had a dream about it last night! The dress I chose is the right one, but I still go back and forth about the one that got away, even though I bet if I tried it on again I would remember about how the lace felt, etc…
Post # 10
There is a big post about how different dresses look on the models and in person!
Post # 11
Thanks caszos 🙂 I was so surprised b/c the first pic I saw of Tyler was on a real bride, and must have been altered to have a less full skirt. So, despite having seen it on the model (with the full skirt), I don’t think I realized just how full it would be! It’s so funny how different dresses can look 🙂
Post # 12
My two favorite dresses online were a Lazaro that in person was boxy and unflattering and a Jim Hjelm that was booooooring
Post # 13
@KLP I love your dress! Mine turned out to not be what I thought, it turned out better!