Post # 1
Why are some dresses immensely, hugely, insanely popular? I’m thinking mostly of Maggie Sottero’s Adorae and Divina dresses.
Sure, they’re nice, but I don’t think EITHER of them are beautiful enough to even in the top 20 dresses that Maggie Sottero makes. She makes SO many more beautiful dresses…. why do SO many brides go for the exact same style?
Maybe it’s just me, but I want something unique… I don’t want to look back on my wedding photos and go “Yeah, that was the dress every bride in 2012/2013 wore! I looked like everyone other bride that year!” Brides always talk about wanting a dress that is “timeless” – to me, the Adorae or Divina (or other popular dress) will positively date you- “Oh, that was 2012’s most popular wedding dress.”
Plus, I wouldn’t be able to help comparing myself in the dress to other brides in the dress.
Just wanted to see what other bees felt… I have a feeling I’m in the minority here (obviously, since soo many bees are obsessed with the Divina or Adorae or other hugely popular gown), but just wanted some other opinions.
Anyone else feel like I do and think it’s silly to choose a dress that is so completely overplayed?
Post # 3
I am a person who goes out of my way to not buy/wear/do something that’s trendy or popular, so I know exactly how you feel.
Post # 4
No, I think it is silly to not like something just because a lot of other women like it too. You’ve got to remember that 99.9% of wedding guests don’t scroll through wedding dresses all day and will have never seen a dress like that.
Post # 5
I think the benefits of these dresses aren’t the dresses themselves but the fact that they somehow look amazing on just about anyone. Think of them as a wedding dress version of the “traveling pants.”
I tried on Adorae and my family loved it. Personally it wasn’t bridal enough for my taste so it wasn’t a top contender for that reason alone. Throw in the fact that I attended three weddings and knew four brides total within my circle of peers that wore this dress and it was definitely not up for consideration. That being said again it is a very flattering dress so I’m not at all surprised that so many brides choose it.
Post # 6
I feel the exact same way about Justin Alexander 8465/8483(to a lesser extent). When trying on bridal gowns, I’ve dismissed so many that I think are trendy because I don’t want to look back on my wedding pictures and have my dress be extremely dated.
Post # 7
My dress (La Sposa Fanal) is also pretty popular. Not popular enough for everyone on the boards to know about it, but popular enough that there are a ton of used options out there and its easy to find. Some dresses are just incredibly flattering. When you have a dress that looks good on everyone, lots of girls are going to want to wear it. I’m glad my dress was popular. It means I have a lot of other brides to look at for inspiration (I don’t have to try on veils because I can see them on other girls, I have seen several bustles on my dress ect.). It also made it really easy for me to get the dress at a fraction of the cost used, and already altered to my measurements (seller was same size as me).
Post # 8
I think some dresses are just very flattering on many different body styles and that is why they are picked so often. I think very few people go in asking for that same dress they saw 20 other brides on the bee wearing, it just so happens they put the dress on and it flatters their shape.
Post # 9
@BooRadley: Ha! I have to remind myself of that constantly! When I see something on the DIY section of Wedding Bee or on a Pinterest wedding board I think wow that’s really special I want to do that! Then I think, yeah but everyone’s going to be like “I saw that on the Wedding Bee…
It’s only after that when I can remind myself that 99% of the people who will come to my wedding have never even heard of the wedding bee, don’t surf Pinterest, and almost certainly would not have seen the special whatever it is online.
Post # 10
I ended up purchasing Maggie Sottero-Lorie. I don’t know where it lines up as far as being a popular style however I bought it because I loved it. When I was trying on dresses I didn’t think about anything else other than buying something I loved.
Post # 11
I think theres a lot of things that go in this category, not just dresses. Like theres 925252058205 names, yet I know of 925252058104 little boys named Aidan, Caden, Jaden, Braydon, ect, in the last 2 years. Or how theres tons of really nice breeds at a dog show, yet the Pekingnese wins almost everytime. Or how theres a hundred different pairs of shoes at a store, yet the one pair that I want is the one pair thats always out of stock. *grumbles* Okay, now I’m just rambling.
Post # 12
As someone else said, the average person is not aware of what the popular dress of the year is like we are. Most guests are not going to know that a bride is wearing a dress that a bazillion other brides are also wearing this year, and as a guest, I personally wouldn’t care if I did know.
Clearly they’re popular dresses because they look good on most body types. Ultimately, what matters is how the bride feels in her dress.
Post # 13
I think it’s silly to not buy or like something just because a lot of other people do. You will look at your wedding photos and remember your day…but how many other peoples wedding albums from 2012-2013 are you going to be going through on a regular basis?? Unless it’s custom made, someone else has your dress. Who cares?
We may look through wedding dresses all day…but no one else is. If I wasn’t getting married I guarantee you I would never have noticed how popular any certain dress was. I can’t even remember what the dresses looked like to any other wedding I’ve been to in the past year…
Post # 14
I mean it’s all preference right?
If you have that “IT” moment when trying on a dress, I don’t think it really matters if it’s the trendy dress of the year. What matters is that that 10 years down the line you’ll look at your pictures happy because you look and feel amazing in what you’re wearing.
Now if you take more pride and joy out of wearing something that’s incredibly unique and that no one else will have then great! A not so popular dress is all you!
But I think the main point here is that it doesn’t really matter if the dress is popular or not. What matters is that it makes the bride beam with happiness on her special day.
Post # 15
I just realized I never actually gave an answer. I guess it just must appeal to those people more. Like how some people prefer the name Aidan to Isaiah, or a Pekingnese to a Jack Russell Terrier, or my favorite pair of shoes rather than that other pair of shoes across the way.
Post # 16
I didnt realize there were popular dresses, except maybe the designer ones. There are sooo many to choose from!!! I went with something I loved.
Personally I had never heard of those 2 dresses. I think the Adorae is ugly and not something I would every wear. I can see why the Divina is popular, it’s a knock off of the more expensive Rivini Lismora and the Lazaro 3050.