(Closed) I'm super confused! How do I confidently choose ONE dress?!

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
911 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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CosmicBliss :  

I didnt read all this but pictures would help us help you.

I was on a tight budget… so when i heard a store was closing and was having  a sample sale… i jumped on that and went dress shopping… I made a deal with myself… that 1. I wouldnt try to talk myself into getting a dress Im not sure about. 2.I woudnt let anyone talk me into it, and 3. I would say yes the first dress that gave me a fuzzy feeling. Reson being is that I am EXTREMELLY incisive so if I statted trying on a bunch of dresses after the first fuzzy feeling one I would get very confused and will never make a decision that I would not second guess… so it will be a no win. So when i got to the store they had 10 samples in my size (18-20) that I tried on. #7 was the lucky one. I tried on the other 3 after it just for the hell of it nut in my head I was sey on #7 and then retried my #7 again and BOOM said yes!

Post # 3
3261 posts
Sugar bee

Have you considered your venue (s)? Is there one that would work better with the vibe/possible stairs/space around the tables, etc.?

Post # 4
3187 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Here’s the thing: there are HUNDREDS of pretty dresses. And it’s ok to love all of them! But you do have to pic something to wear (: firstly, id narrow it down to a silhouette. Think about your venue – is it a ballroom (ballgown, or dramatic mermaid), is it the woods (sheath, column, or flowy Aline), is it the beach? (Something light and sexy). Also think about pragmatics – do you pee a lot? Do you want to be able to get low when you dance? Do you want something light and comfy or are you ok with something heavier? Think about how you’d like to wear your hair. If it’s long and you’re going to wear it down, then the dresses with gorgeous back detailing will probably be hidden. Think about your figure – are you curvy with a large hip to waist ratio (fitted silhouette) or are you straighter through the hips (fuller skirt). Are you booby? Think about support for your chest, etc. 

Post # 5
7237 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I had my dress designed for me, but I went and tried on dresses to get some ideas (and for the experience 🙂 ) and by the end of the session I had all kinds of different ideas about what I wanted (but there was no way all of those ideas would work on one dress!).

What ended up working really well for me was to decide which body parts I wanted to emphasize- for me it was my butt, back and shoulders. Once I got clear about that, it was easier to be relaxed about the exact details. I knew that there were a lot of different dresses that would emphasize one of those parts. I knew there were several dresses that would emphasize all of them in some way so I felt like I had a lot of options. 

Then, I also wanted to make sure that I could dance in my dress and would feel good all evening. I also wanted to make sure that I didn’t go over budget on something that I would regret only being able to wear for one day.

The end result was that my dress looked different than I’d originally imagined but it did everything that I’d listed as my priorities in a dress so I was extremely happy. (And my butt looked amazing which pleased me even more!)

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