Post # 1
I think the reason I’ve had so much trouble with the dress isn’t that I don’t like any of them, but that I like too many different things.
My original vision was all fitted and lace…
But originally I couldn’t find something like that in budget. So, I bought my other preference, softy structured with fabric folds/detailing
And now… the top dress went on sale, and both of these dresses are at my mom’s, pending a decision to be made tomorrow.
At this point I’m not asking for opinions on which. I’m wondering, did any of you deal with picking between very different styles of dress? How did you choose?
Post # 3
@risingsun: As you know I had a clear idea of what I wanted but I didn’t go with it, there is so much out there and it is very hard! It doesn’t help that I am indecisive to begin with 🙂
I love the first picture, I can’t see the second one (I imagine this has to do with my work computer) so I can check when I get home later.
Post # 4
I had a pretty clear vision of what I wanted and that’s the style I went with although it did take me 8 different stores to find “the one” b/c I was finding that I like the top of one dress or the bottom of another but not an entire dress until I finally found the one and loved all of it!
So basically for me I just got the feeling in my dress tears and all…..something I never thought would happen but I kept searching and searching and then I just knew when I found the right one b/c I had no second guessing at that point!
Post # 5
I was sure of a few things — lace had to be a major element of my dress, I wanted a strapless gown, sweetheart neckline or something close to it, and I wanted it to be fitted at the top and more flowy at the bottom. I thought I’d get an all-over lace dress but they were always so heavy (at least the ones I liked that I tried on) and it was missing something. So I tried on another dress I liked which had lace and some bling…sold. lol It was actually the 2nd dress I tried on — all the others couldn’t top it. The first dress I tried was horrible, lol. Way too heavy.
Post # 6
@Siochair Yeah, like I said on your post, I really was leaning toward one style (the fitted lace) and didn’t get it. I’m also somewhat indecisive. I’m glad my Fiance picked out my ring by himself, otherwise I’d probably be second-guessing that decision too!
@weddingbound I never had that feeling. I did like the dress I bought, and it was the one I compared all the others to, but when I went back to try it on the feeling was more like, “Well, this is as good as I’m going to find”.
@SuperDuperBrit I noticed that too with a lot of all-over lace gowns, they can be heavy. Glad you found the perfect dress!
Post # 7
I knew I wanted a strapless sweetheart neckline and did not want a ballgown, A-line, or low mermaid. I also knew that I did not want a shiny fabric such as taffeta or satin. I did try different styles initially, including my dislikes, just to confirm my initial opinions.
I think the key is to figure out what you don’t like and narrow it down. The problem I’m having is people tell me I would look good in anything and well, I am a fan of anything pretty :). But after trying on a few dresses, I was pretty spot on about the type of dresses I liked best! There were a couple of surprises however, which is why I’m not opposed to trying on as many as you can until you find one that’s perfect for you. In the end, I think I will pick the one that is most flattering to my figure and yet I still feel beautiful wearing. Good luck!
Post # 8
I thought I wanted a non-wedding dress.. until I started trying white evening gowns on and realized I didn’t feel special enough. As soon as I started trying on trumpet style wedding gowns, I knoew that’s what I should have, as my body looked fantastic
Post # 9
I should have voted you should be studying but then I should be too and that would make me a hypocrit.
I had a general idea of what I wanted (ballgown) and then had a bunch of other things I liked (lace, sweetheart, etc). When I went shopping I didn’t like anything. Honestly I choose the dress that I felt was most me and that I was peace with. I didn’t have the crying moment (after 90+ dresses I knew it wasn’t going happen), but I was happy and I smiled and I was content and felt at peace. That’s how I knew.
Post # 10
csdncer2013 I know this is a great problem to have, but going through different dress styles, most of them worked for me too. Oh darn! I assume you are still searching then? You have plenty of time!
mrsginmay I started out looking at evening gowns and even some white bridesmaid dresses too, as I don’t want anything super fancy. But you’re right, there is a difference in how an actual bridal gown makes you feel.
his chippymunk This is my 8th final this week… I’m just burned out! I tried on a ton of dresses too, in many different styles. I was never the girl that had been planning her wedding her whole life, and I really didn’t even know what exactly I liked or disliked.
Post # 11
I knew exactly what I was looking for I was just not able to find it here in the US 🙁 it is a very unique style and I eventually found a designer in Scotland 🙂 I won’t even try my dress on until I fly in to the designer a few days before the wedding for fittings and alterations!!
Post # 12
I always assumed I’d do something a bit more traditional (strapless, a-line or ball gown). After getting engaged I started a wedding board on pintrest and it seemed like everything I was pinning was lace and more fitted. I was also straying away from strapless because I feel like it’s overdone. Even still, I wasn’t sure I’d go that route b/c I didn’t want to regret not going traditional and wasn’t sure how I’d look in a fitted gown.
At my appointment I was trying on fitted lace and loved them. Then I tried on a few ball gowns and knew it wasn’t for me. I felt like I was being swallowed up by the dress. So fitted lace w/ straps it was!
Post # 13
I wanted lace and fitted,strapless in the beginning. But then I loved ballgowns with a tulle skirt and satin or taffeta bodice. Loved one but it got ruined by the store. I was also wanting sweetheart neckline. I eventually came back to my original style I loved from 2009, lace and fitted. It’s cap sleeves and v neck though,opposite of what I always imagined.. It really was hard bc I did feel good in every style. This was the right choice bc I felt very bridal,sexy and my age. I had goosebumps:). I am altering it though to be more open and not cap sleeves I think.
Post # 14
@risingsun: I tired from my home computer and phone too, I can’t see the second dress.
Can anyone else?
Post # 16
Sorry for the late reply; it was a very full weekend. Here is the link if the picture doesn’t work: http://theweddingcommunityblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/2200-alfred-angelo-autumn-2011-collection.jpg
I tried on the lace dress this weekend, but it was definitely a full size big, they are out of most other sizes, and we don’t have time to alter a dress like that a full size down. So I suppose I will stick with what I have.
Angkinah That is so exciting! I am glad you found what you were after!
starfish0116 It is funny how you think you like something in a picture, and when you try it on it’s just off. I had that experience a couple times too.
sooner365 I’ve been following the saga. Your dress is so pretty! Have you found someone to do the alterations to the back?