(Closed) Dress shopping: Not sure I’m wired to be a bride…

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

There is no way to know how that dress (or any dress, for that matter) will look until you try it on!! So go for it! Worst case scenario, you look silly, and you get to make a face at your reflection. There are SO MANY dresses out there, and I am 1000% positive that you will find a dress (if not multiple!) that you like. But you’re not going to find it  until you start trying things on ๐Ÿ™‚ 

My advice would be to start shopping slowly, and do it with an open mind! Try on things that you think you might hate, and try on things that you think you might love. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

 i’m not a big dress person so i can relate, So I say go for it! its  a lovely dress and i don’t think you will look silly. It will be altered to fit your frame. Wear what you want and what you feel comfortable. most people don’t like mermaid-trumpet or fit and flare so they will automatically say eww no. Its more important how you feel in it.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Define “too editorial” and “not feasible.”

Like, the dress involves live parrots?  Or, not typical wedding attire or more “concept” than what most people wear?

If the latter, screw public opinion.  This is one of those areas where “It’s MY day” matters. 

ETA:  If that’s the dress for you, then that’s the dress for you.  Go try it on!

Post # 6
Hostess
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Please go try it on! I’m almost certain it will look stunning on you, but you won’t know until you do. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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1767 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Go try it on! It’s beautiful, and if you feel good in it then go for it!

Post # 8
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m petite as well so looking silly was also a concern of mine, and I definitely tried on some dresses that were just not designed for those on the shorter side (pronovias gowns made me look like a child), but overall I found that height didn’t matter as much as I thought it would.  I never tried on any Vera Wangs, but I was told that both Amsale and Romona Keveza gowns work well on petite brides, and I have to agree.  I liked most of what I tried on by those designers, and ended up with a legends by Romona Keveza that I absolutely adore.  You just have to keep trying them on.  I also found that going to trunk shows where the samples are smaller than usual was really helpful… it was very difficult for me to invision what a size 10 would look like in a size 2, no matter how hard I tried. Seeing what it looked like in a size closer to what I would be ordering really helped give me a realistic idea of proportions and how it would lay on me in the correct size. 

Good luck!  You will find a dress you love eventually, I’m sure ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think there are a couple of threads for petite brides, so search away :). My best friend is 5’2″, and she ended up with a mermaid that she looks grogeous in. Screw the people telling you not to :).

Post # 13
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3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@techie: Bridal Reflections carries a bunch of Romona Keveza (that’s who I wore, and where I got it). And most of my bridal salon appointments lasted about an hour and a half, and I never felt rushed. They might “say” it’s an hour, but in that case, they always go over!

Post # 14
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7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Do yourself a favor and don’t show anyone pictures of dresses anymore.  Seriously.  I thought I’d be super excited to find my dress and it ended up being a chore and a serious pain.  That said – I ended up with a dress I would have never picked out in a catalog.  You really never know what will or will not look good until you try.  And – go to as many different salons possible – every one I visited had different rules – in your case, see if you can find salons that cater to petite brides… they HAVE to be out there!  (Try the local board on the hive, too!)

Post # 16
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@techie: you probably already came across it, but here’s a thread for petite brides: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/petite-brides-show-us-your-dresses. I have no problem shamelessly posting my dress, so if you want to see it, I have quite a few pictures here. It’s not super unique, but I have always loved lace and I just fell in love with it.  I’m also not sure what the previous poster said about people disliking mermaid/trumpet gowns… it’s a very popular silhouette, I think there was even a recent poll on the bee that showed it as the most popular dress choice, but hey, to each their own.  Like you, the princess ball gown dresses were just never my style, but I can still appreciate them on other people.

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