Feeling so confused

posted 5 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
3360 posts
Sugar bee

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missexcited1985 :  Your weight does not determine your body type, and it is the body type that has to do with whether a particular dress silhouette will work. Are you a pear body type? An apple? Hourglass? Try to identify your body type, and explore the silhouettes that will work best.

And just because I find them beautiful, look at these gowns from Pronovias!

Post # 3
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Some people definitely do their research. I think it’s a mixed bag. It’s good to know what you want, but It’s not great to get fixed on the idea of one kind of dress when so many brides end up choosing and loving something totally different from what they had in mind.

My husband’s sisters were totally different. I went to watch them both try on dresses. Older sister was dead set on a mermaid or fit and flare with lots of bling and that’s exactly what she got. Younger sister went in with the vague  idea of maybe something kind of like older sister but with long sleeves, and ended up rocking a gorgeous, unadorned strapless satin ballgown.

As for me, I knew I wanted a full skirt. I wasn’t expecting it to be tulle, but that’s what I fell in love with. I was open to any kind of sleeves, and ended up with lace cap sleeves. I did know I wanted a darker ivory or champagne(my color was called “butter”, which was perfect) and so I didn’t try on anything that only came in white or light ivory.

If you want a fitted dress, I’d keep looking until you find the perfect one. It’s out there! But if you’re open to A-lines, you could ask for a modified A-line with a narrower skirt (they exist) or get one where you can remove layers of tulle for a slimmer look.

Post # 4
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I’m no expert on the subject as i have only been to one bridal salon and ended up buying my dress that day. When i went into my appointemnt i brought pictures with me that literally included every style and every fabric I’m a bride that just loved the look of everything! when i showed them to my consultant she explained that the pictures didnt narrow anything down and that her goal for the day as a consultant was to show me all my options so i can make the best decision based on what i like. We started with fit so trying on ballgowns, Aline, fit and flare and mermaids.. fit and flare was a clear winner for me so then we moved onto fabric and chose my dress from there. 


Im sure every salon is different but i think its the consultants job to show you your options especially if you came in asking to try a certain style. I think Aline is a very common option that looks great on almost all body types so maybe she was a new consultant or not a very confident one and thought that was the easy way out. I dont think it has anything to do with your weight, honestly in my wedding dress search seeing countless pictures online you see all shapes and sizes absolutly slaying different styles. I would try a different salon and ask to try all the options your interested in i would hate for you to end up with dress regret and not feel 100% confident on your wedding day! 

Post # 5
880 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

I did research in the sense that I found dresses I liked online and figured out what they had in common. When I went to the bridal shop, I asked the consultant to pull a couple of the specific dresses I had liked, and then I said I was looking for fit-n-flares or sheaths with cap sleeves and bold lace patterns. 

I didn’t look around myself and didn’t really care to – I think it’s hard to get a sense of what wedding dresses really look like while they’re on the hangers.

All of the dresses the consultant pulled for me were fit-n-flares/sheaths that had some combination of cap sleeves and interesting lace. The one I ended up choosing was actually the first one she pulled for me, though she had my try it on last. It was sleeveless but had by far my favorite lace pattern.

She didn’t pull any ballgowns or A-lines for me. Perhaps because I specifically said I wanted fit-n-flare or sheath.

Did you ask any consultants for more fitted styles? I agree with 

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sullivanbay94 that they may have just pulled A lines by default because you didn’t specify any other shapes you wanted to try.  

Post # 8
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2021

Beautful dress choice! Congrats 🙂

Post # 10
4059 posts
Honey bee

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missexcited1985 :  oh my goodness that dress is just beautiful.  And so flattering to your figure.  Excellent choice!

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