(Closed) How did you pick between different styles?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Were you stuck between different styles?
    No, I had a pretty clear idea of what I wanted in a dress style : (30 votes)
    55 %
    Yes! There are so many pretty options! : (18 votes)
    33 %
    Young lady, why aren't you studying for your final tomorrow? : (7 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @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
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    8424 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
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    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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 # 7
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    879 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
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    304 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
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    765 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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 # 11
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    513 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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
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    6543 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
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    5269 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2016

    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
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    154 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @risingsun:  I tired from my home computer and phone too, I can’t see the second dress.

    Can anyone else?

    Post # 15
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    5269 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I can’t. 

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