Post # 1
i have gone to two different stores now and every single dress I have tried on I wanted to cry 🙁 I feel ok about myself most days and even put in the extra effort of doing my hair and makeup and wearing clothes I love When I went out the second time but none of it helped. Am I the only one who dreads dress shopping?
The first dress I tried on. The least horrible dress out of all of tHem. Note that I am smiling because I went with a friend who is getting married a week after me and she stepped out in a gorgeous dress as the lady was taking my photo.
Post # 3
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
@tristianelizabeth: don’t dread dress shopping because when you find THE ONE it will be worth it:)))))))
Post # 5
@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
@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 # 7
@carebee: I have tried on every silhouette there is 🙁 i adore ball gowns but all the dresses I love are from like 4 years ago and no one has any that I can try on. I feel huge in these dresses. I am not the smallest girl but it just seems like every dress makes me look 20 pounds heavier.
the last time I went I almost broke down in the middle of Alfred Angelo. My poor friends and the sales lady thought it was because I loved the dress I had on.
Post # 8
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 # 9
@akirasan: thanks 🙂 it’s the best one so far but I am by no means in love with it. I can’t do strapless I feel like I have very broad shoulders and strapless is the worst
Post # 10
@jenilynevette: yeah. I tried on everything but mermaid.
Post # 11
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
@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 # 13
@MlleFabuleux: I have that mori lee on my to try on list. Drop waist is a definite no. My hips are really wide and even trying on dresses a full size up none of them would fit over my hips and I just feel tight dresses like that show off my hips too much. I will definetly look into more natural waist ball gowns. Thank you 🙂
Post # 14
@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
You’ll find it–just be patient and don’t choose something on impulse. That was my biggest mistake.
Post # 16
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…. )