Post # 1
I went to David’s to try on some dresses before I went dress shopping for “real” – I wanted to get an idea for what looked good on me, and what I felt comfortable in. Well – imagine my shock when I tried this dress on and fell in LOVE. It’s David’s #WG3327. (I picked the “woman” size photo to show here, since it’s styled so much better than the other model).
The amazing thing is, this dress is $350 = so much less than I expected to spend! I think I may just go for it! It’s one day, right? Have any of you ladies tried this one on, yet? What were your thoughts?
Post # 3
Very elegant. It’s funny how life goes sometimes, isn’t it? It’s good to keep an open mind. If you love it, then go for it. Great price too!
Post # 4
There are a lot of threads on here where brides mention how surprised they were by the gowns they fell in love with. I think it’s pretty common to go in with an idea about a certain silhouette/feature/fabric, etc., and then discover that actually you look really good in a style you never even though of before.
Post # 5
Try on other dresses before you buy this one. I’m sure it’s gorgeous, but the #1 way to avoid dress regret is to try on a wide range of dresses. I had glimmers of regret, but the one thing that I knew was that I tried on a lot of dresses and none of the others felt like “me”.
Post # 6
If you love it, then go for it! Lots of brides fall in love with something unexpected. (See the poll I put up last week!)
Post # 7
Thanks, ladies! I’m pretty untraditional, to the point, that i’m not stressing out about much of anything with planning – but I do want to look good! I never had the gut instinct about this dress, or any dress. Then again, I rarely get too excited about much of anything (okay, except perhaps shoes and Marc Jacobs sales on Gilt) so I feel like I shouldn’t expect for fireworks, you know?
Post # 8
Don’t rush into anything! I’m a relaxed bride too and haven’t stressed about anything … until
I couldn’t get excited about dress shopping so bought a great dress over the internet, not traditional at all and it was a bargain at £350. Then about 6 months later, I started feeling tht I’d missed out on the whole shopping experience and then became really indecisive as I liked loads of different styles.
So I ended up selling the first dress and buying something more bride like – strapless (I never wanted strapless, too common!) a bit blingy (I hate bling normally) and wearing a tiara! Can’t get more traditional than that
It’s a beautiful dress though (yours I mean) – love the one shoulder look as its different. It will look dated in photos in years to come, but I guess you won’t be strssed about that .. right?!
Post # 9
@kariface: I love the dress. I hadn’t seen this dress at DB’s; otherwise I would’ve tried this one on! If you love it, I’d buy it. I bought the first dress I tried on and didn’t have any dress regret. I’m the kind of person who hates given too many options; having too many options creates doubt.
Post # 10
@mel801: Dated? I dont think it will look any more dated than a sweetheart strapless with pickups. Also: wedding pictures look dated! All of them, even some from 5 years ago, to some from 50 years ago. I think thats what makes it fun to go back and look at wedding photos!
I just don’t think I care too much about dress shopping – it’s only one dress that i’ll wear for a few hours. Shoes? super excited about the ones I got (even before a dress, thats where my focus is!)
Post # 11
I wouldn’t have picked this dress to try on but my mom picked it out for me.. and I ended up buying it!!! I love it! Very simple but very flattering. And yes, the price seemed crazy!