(Closed) Ever seen YOUR dress on someone else and second guess it for yourself?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Ever seen your bought/soon-to-be-bought dress on someone else and second guess it?
    Nope. I LOVE/LOVED my dress; it was perfect for me! : (7 votes)
    11 %
    Sometimes I wondered, but I made the right decision in the end! : (7 votes)
    11 %
    Yep... I did, but I changed it so it was fine! : (2 votes)
    3 %
    I did, but I went ahead. I had/have dress regret, but oh well : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Only when I saw it on other people did I have second guesses, and I changed it! : (0 votes)
    Only when I saw it on other people did I have second guesses, but I didn't change it! : (7 votes)
    11 %
    I haven't seen mine on anyone else : (18 votes)
    27 %
    I saw mine on other people, and it made me love it even more! : (8 votes)
    12 %
    Seeing it on other people had no affect on me : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I’ve only once seen someone else in my dress but she was totally skinny and model-esk so it looked great on her. 

    Did you think your dress looked too plain on you? 

    Post # 4
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I haven’t seen any real brides in my dress – only the model in the stock photo. I love myself in my dress, and the only reason I have for second-guessing it is because it’s not a traditional dress (it’s ivory and purple) and fiance’s family are quite traditional, so I’m a little nervous about what they might think. Other than that, though, I love my dress!

    I think it’s natural to see other people in a dress and think they could look better in something else – not only because that dress may not be entirely flattering on them, but also because sometimes we can try on a dress and just “feel” that it works for us. That’s something that other people can’t really see in a photo, or if they don’t know us very well, they can’t see how a dress “suits” us. But the most important thing is that the dress is something you feel great in.

    Post # 6
    192 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @yanamari:  after I chose my dress I kept shopping just to be sure nothing else was “better” and honestly, nothing else I saw or tried on gave me that feeling.  I did not expect to be the girl who cried or just knew when I put on the dress.  I didn’t cry, but I did “just know” – it sort of whispered to me “this is your dress.” and I was shocked becuase it was a pretty plain dress and didn’t perfectly match the vision I’d had.  Give yourself time and hopefully you’ll hear that tiny voice too.  If not, take pics in lots of different dresses you’re considering and put a poll on here and ask your friends what looks best.  Now that I’m married, I still second guess my choice at times, but for the most part, I’m happy with it and I KNOW that no other dress gave me that feeling or spoke to me in that way.  Try not to worry about what works on other people and focus on what works on YOU and what feels just right to YOU.  Good luck with it!

    Post # 7
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @yanamari:  Yeah, I’m not one for “feeling” it’s the right dress, and I certainly don’t believe that there’s ony one dress in the entire world for you and you’ll break down crying as soon as you see it. But, with my dress, I put it on and felt “This is something I really like and, now that I’m wearing it, I don’t really want something different.”

    It’s definitely not a mystical, magical moment (it’s just a dress, after all), but when you find one you like, there might be parts of you that don’t like it and parts of you that do – it’s just a matter of weighing up how you feel.

    Post # 8
    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I keep seeing pictures of other girls in my dress and it makes me SO SO SO much more excited to get it and have it on!! I cant wait!

    Post # 9
    147 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I have seen the dress I ORIGINALLY fell in love with like 10 times from 10 different people on this site. It’s too big for me as it is and I am continously losing weight, so I’m not getting it anyway, since they’re no longer making that line of dresses.

    Post # 10
    944 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    My dress is not popular, I’ve only seen it on TWO other pictures on the Internet besides myself. They were at least 5 sizes thinner than me, so I looked totally different in the dress. I’m fine with that though – everyone brings a different vibe to a wedding dress no matter how popular it is.

    Post # 11
    790 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    No one on the Bee has ever posted my dress but I stalked it online and found probably 6 or 7 brides who wore it, and they all made it look SO different. Some looked more “wow” than others but no one looked bad! It didn’t make me second guess my choice because I knew it felt right when I tried it on.

    Post # 12
    6215 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I have seen it on a couple of people but it didn’t really have any effect

    Post # 13
    1081 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @yanamari:  I’ve only seen my dress on two other people…. Both were a lot thinner than I am, but I honestly felt that I looked JUST as great as both of them in it, despite being plus-sized (and I usually have super low self-confidence)… so it only proved to me that my dress is perfect for me. 🙂

    Post # 14
    4687 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    I saw my dress on the Sue Wong runway.. and the models are so skinny, it just didn’t look right!!! I think having some curves actually makes dresses look better!

    Post # 15
    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I have never seen my dress on another (real) person. It looks awful on the model.

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