(Closed) Dress you like in person or in pictures?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Yeah thank god for digital cameras!  You have to like it both in person and in the pics!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had this problem at first and i ended up being able to alter what i didn’t like about it. For me the waist didn’t hit in the right spot and they were able to add more of the lace detail to make the waist appear lower- which on my long torso looked better. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I love my dress in person but I’m not as crazy about it in pictures.  I didn’t realize that the fabric has a shimmery sheen to it in photographs (which is not really visible in person) until after I purchased it. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

For some reason my brain froze and my eyes played tricks on me when I was standing on a podium in front of a mirror in the salons with all those people watching me. The only way I could tell if I liked a dress or not was through photos. If they didn’t allow photos and I couldn’t sneak any, I would just walk away rather than making a purchase I would regret.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I love my dress but I haven’t liked it in pics yet.  I only have a few pics taken at the bridal salon which has really poo-y overhead lighting so in the pics I just think “meh” but every time I put it on I fall in love all over again.  Lighting plays a big part I guess! 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Oh it’s so true about the lighting! My dress looks really “Bleh” in my photos – think it’s the dodgey lighting and my crappy camera but the ivory colour looks really… underwhelming and it makes the whole dress seem less bright and pretty than it does in real life. I’ve actually had a few moments when I’ve looked at the pictures of my dress and though “hmmmm” about it – the lighting and colour seems to even make me look bigger! But then I remember how jazzed I was about it whenever I have it on and I know it’s just dodgey lighting or bad photos!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It depends on the fabric and embroidery. I wanted some of the flower appliques removed from my dress, but the beading was stitched in such a way that when the seamstress removed them they were leaving holes in the tulle. So all the flowers had to be sewn back on. You should ask your seamstress to try it on a little area and see how it looks. It could always be stitched back on if it looks bad.

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