He hates ball gowns

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 31
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

FWIW my DH also said he didn’t like ballgowns. We looked at a few dresses online together and he pretty much hated all of them. On the day though? He told me I was the most beautiful thing he’d ever seen and he LOVED the dress… even though it was a ballgown haha. Pick something that you feel represents you and he will love it.

Post # 32
27 posts
  • Wedding: October 2018

you are going to get sooo many opinions it’s unreal and it will start to frustrate you. he will love you in whatever you have on. wear what makes you happy. his opinion probably matters the most though so I understand. My fiance doesnt like ballgowns either. He likes fitted but so do I.. but hey he thinks glitter is tacky.. but guess who has a glitter table cloth for their sweetheart table? him and I 🙂 

Post # 33
37 posts

Consider a full A-line or even a slim A-line as a middle ground. Lots of PPs say to not care about what your fiance thinks, but then a lot of them care about what their moms or their aunts or their best friends think anyway, even their dads, so I think that’s a little hypocritical.

I know how you feel because I wanted my fiance to love the dress too, and I wouldn’t get any dress that he hates. However I have to say that men are easy to condition to like something. My fiance was dead set on only liking a “white lace dress”, but after I shared plenty of pictures etc of nude/blush dresses that don’t have a single bit of lace on them, he’s like “eh it’s not as bad as I thought after all, I guess there are SOME I don’t like and SOME are just beautiful”. 

There are many different types of ballgowns, some are more stately and others princessy, some have ruffles, some are just thick satin etc. If he thinks it’s not “right for a wedding”, he’s probably thinking of those Disney princess kind of hugeass, Big Fat Gypsy Wedding ballgown with a hoop skirt underneath that looks more dress-up than bridal. 

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