Post # 1
Ok here’s the deal, I’m having doubts now about the dress I ordered because when I look back on the pics from the day I bought it, it doesn’t look as good in the pictures as it looked in person.
My dress is a light ivory a-line charmeuse strapless, with a gorgeous train. Very classy and simple and elegant. In person when I picked it, it gave me the mature womanly goddess feeling I was after. With my veil and drop earrings I thought it was perfect, and that my finace would love it.
But now I’m waiting for it to come in, and looking at the pictures I took that day suddenly it looks drab and boring! The pictures don’t do it justice at all, so now I’m second guessing (and this is my second dress…yup that’s right…) but maybe I just need to see it again in person when it’s fitted properly? I know my fiance will love the style (why I went to another dress) but I don’t like the idea of it not looking good in pictures though!
Has anyone else found that your dress looks better in person? Should just trust myself and wait to see it live again? SIGH…..! But what if it really doesn’t look good in pictures??
Feel like I’m spinning in dress world….
Post # 3
Were these pictures taken on a phone or point and shoot under fluorescent lighting?
Post # 4
Oh yes, they all look better in person– and they also all look better when photographed by a profressional! Our cellphones and point and clicks in the salon don’t do justice for any of the detailing and styling in most dresses. That’s my experience at least!
Post # 5
Here’s the thing, a photographer will have better equipment and lenses than the camera you used to take the pics. They’ll also have proper lighting that will be able to capture how it looks in real life. Try not to overthink it. I’m sure it’s drop dead gorgeous or you wouldn’t have had that feeling to begin with.
Post # 6
Yup, point and shoot in the very flourescent lit store. Hmm, ok that might be a good point.
Post # 7
@Sunshine09: Flourescent lighting is NEVER flattering. I’m sure you’ll look stunning!
Post # 8
My dress (loretta by Sottero and Midgley) looks waaaaay better in person. In photos all you see are three diamond looking patterns in front, not my favorite. In person you don’t see three diamonds but rather the intricate details of crystals and pearls. It is like night and day really.
Post # 9
Post a pic, I’m sure we’ll help that regret go away 🙂
Post # 10
Remember on your wedding day you will have professional pics in better lighting then the bridal shop. You can’t compare that to a cell phone pic!
Post # 11
I’ve been skeptical about posting a pic but at this point I’m desperate for feedback! Seriously comtemplating looking again and that would make it my third dress! Which is just starting to get crazy….I will say this dress is SOOO comfortable. I could dance all night in it. *help*
Post # 12
The dress is very pretty and looks amazing on you!
Post # 13
@Treejewel19: your dress is the kind of dress that makes me re-think MY dress! lol Gorgeous!
Post # 14
I completely agree that lighting/camera angles make a huge difference in how your dress looks. I would put the pictures away and remember how it made you feel until it comes in.
Post # 16
dont worry , in my first pics i look like a woke up and the dress looks huge on me but i dont reminder that when i was in the store, i wanted pics to look back and go awww and instead i go arrrrr lol shop lighting is all wrong , the dress looks so pretty and love the long train