(Closed) Dress shopping depression?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Why do you dread dress shopping ? Perhaps the dresses just aren’t you ? You’re beautiful! But you don’t seem happy with the dress.

Post # 4
2947 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

@tristianelizabeth:  don’t dread dress shopping because when you find THE ONE it will be worth it:)))))))

Post # 5
1653 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@tristianelizabeth:  I will say that I have around the same build as you, but I WISH I could look that good in a dress. I would adore that dress if it didn’t have the straps, imo. It looks so good on you. 


I really hope dress shopping gets happier for you. It’s a pain sometimes, but in the end you should end up with something that makes you feel wonderful.

Post # 6
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

@tristianelizabeth:  Well, from this photo, I can tell you that this dress looks pretty phenomenal on you (not just “less than horrible”). 

What styles have you tried on? What styles do you want to wear? Do you have a dream dress/silhouette?

Post # 8
8570 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Your figure looks fab from what I can tell!

I do think there would be a more flattering dress for you.. have you been trying differant styles instead of just ballgowns?

Post # 11
43 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

You are adorable! The sample sizes are always ill fitting so don’t feel as if that should hinder how you feel in a dress. Try styles that you may not have planned on trying on and you may surprise yourself. I think you would look beautiful in a rouched chiffon or satin dress that is trumpet or slim A line. Good luck on your dress hunt and feel better! 

Post # 12
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

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@tristianelizabeth:  I think ball gowns look pretty fab on you, but they key thing is that you love them on you. 

If you have your heart set on a ball gown, you can play with slight variations:

  • Natural waist (try ones that have straighter skirts like Allure 8957 & Mori Lee Blu 5114):

  • Dropped waist/fit-and-flare (like Justin Alexander 8610 & Enzoani Dabra)

Post # 14
4428 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@tristianelizabeth:  you look beautiful in that dress. but i understand how you feel dress shopping can be very stressful i cant tell you how many bridal stores ive been to before i found my wedding dress. dont go with your friend go by yourself and try on different styles even if you think they wont look good on you. you will be surprised at what looks beautiful on you ; ) cheer up its going to be fine you will find your style and then your dream dress.

Post # 15
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

You’ll find it–just be patient and don’t choose something on impulse. That was my biggest mistake. 

Post # 16
1486 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You have to be patient with dress shopping. I kept at it for mooonths, going to all the stores, all the events (Brides Against Breast Cancer for example), and just trying on everything under the sun.  And I really was “meh” about most dresses…like they were pretty, but not me. They were nice…but not me.   I was actually pretty much on my way to despairing I would never find my “The One” and would just have to settle for something.   My mom and I eventually found “The One” in a completely different state, after I tried on about 100 dresses.  

AND IT WAS TOTALLY WORTH TRYING ON ALL THE “MEHS” to find “THE ONE”.  Seriously. I’m 7 weeks away from my wedding and I’m bouncing off the walls EXCITED to wear my dress!  And I never would have found it if I hadn’t kept at it and kept making appointments at new stores everywhere I went…


So keep at it, some girls find it on the first try, some search for months, but every girl eventually finds her dress!  Stay positive and don’t let the whole dress search thing get you down or unhappy.   Try a variety of shops, try on a total variety of dresses, because even the smallest difference in detail can be the “thing” that makes the dress YOURS.  

(also, I see you are in Florida….there is a Brides Against Breast Cancer STORE somewhere in Florida where they sell sample and preowned wedding gowns.  If you like styles from 4 years ago, this might be a place to consider…. )

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