(Closed) Just for Fun: How have your tastes in dresses changed?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I used to want to get married in a medieval/fantasy style dress when I was younger, but I ended up getting married in something pretty typical (strapless ballgown). I did wear a fur trimmed cloak that was a bit medieval/fantasy-ish!


Post # 5
6247 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I used to think I was going to be bold and go with a pop of color (similar to the pic the OP posted)…. but then when reality set in I realized I wanted to go a more traditional route.

Post # 6
7339 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

To be totally honest I never even thought about wedding dresses until Fiance proposed. I never reallt thought I would be getting married one day and Fiance changed my perspective on that one. πŸ˜€ So I chose  the princessy type of dress with some poof and bling πŸ˜€

Post # 7
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

@mrs_pugetsound:  Yeah I loved bell sleeves too! 

Here is an example of a dress I probably would have chosen when I was a teenager lol:

Post # 8
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I didn’t really care about weddings/wedding dresses when I was younger. I vaguely remember seeing a dress pattern from the 60s, with long sleeves and a high lace neck, that I wanted. Not so much anymore. Before I got engaged, I started looking at dresses, and I had a good idea of what I didn’t want. Since I got engaged and started coming on weddingbee (this is going to sound bad but it’s not, really!) those feelings of what I didn’t want were very much confirmed. I have found that I want something I haven’t seen anywhere else or on anyone else, something not typical.

Post # 9
1935 posts
Buzzing bee

I always loved the full skirt….Scarlet O’Hara full… The first dress I loved was on a box of chocolates and the woman was wearing a blue tafetta natural waist ball gown. I loved something along these lines:

The dress I ended up with was also a ball gown but after trying on REALLY full skirts I realized it’s just too unmanagable! So I got this one which had the lace at the bottom which I wanted, a sweatheart neckline and I added the lace top to give it that timeless look πŸ™‚

Post # 11
964 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My taste hasn’t changed as far as style. I got exactly what I was thinking, except the material. I realized that satin is too freaking heavy and get wrinkled. I went with a softer material (similar to taffeta without the crunchy noise) instead.

Post # 12
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Yes.  When I was in my late teens I always thought my dress would be a simple satin strapless A-line.  Best way I can describe it anyway.  (like Alfred Angelo 1797NB)

Then oh about 5 years ago or so, I wanted an exuberant ballgown with a huge chapel length trail and a ton of detail. (like Kenneth Winston style 1451)

Now, I want something more simple.  Probably lace or chiffon.  Preferably with some sort of straps on it. πŸ™‚

Post # 13
11419 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I love this thread! what a GREAT idea! πŸ™‚

First, I know I already commented on your recap, but, @DeathByDesign:  you are SO incredibly gorgeous and amazingly photogenic! And, as I’ve already told you, I LOVE that hooded cape!!!

Now for my gowns:

I was engaged WAAAY back in the early 1990s but broke that engagement and canceled that wedding.  Below are cell phone pics of the ad showing the dress I purchased back then — a gorgeous tulle ballgown with reimbroidered Alencon lace with hand-sewn sequins and seed pearls (it’s not as big and puffy as it looks in the ad; the model is actually sitting down, and the dress is spread out in the pic.) 

I STILL love this gown and would either like to have someone in my family wear it or sell it to get some of my investment back.  I actually think it is timeless enough to be worn now.  It may even be able to be made into a strapless gown.

Below is the gown I wore for my actual wedding in 2009:

However, subsequent to my wedding, I have seen a number of stunning gowns that I would have LOVED to have at least tried on to see if they would have looked good on me.  There really are SO many gorgeous options available now! (Fortunately for my budget, I didn’t know about WB and SYTTD when I bought my dress in 2008! LOL)

Post # 16
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@deathbydesign I love your cloak! I’m a huge Belle from Disney fan and it reminds of of that movie.

In high school (not engaged or anything) I was leaning towards a slinky, satiny look. Possibly a vintage dress from the 30s-era. My confirmation dress was a vintage 30s lace dress (which I would totally have gotten married in 20 pounds ago), and my prom dress was long, tight and satiny. So something about like this:

Then as I started thinking about getting engaged, I was thinking full lace, still body-hugging:

And now I’m wearing a soft satin A-line. It is fitted in all right right places. I did take one layer of poof out so that it’s more flowy, and added a halter strap (one thing that was always consistent is that I did not want strapless).

Another thing that changed, not so much for what I’d wear, was just being less put-off by ginormous fluffy dresses. Now I see pretty ballgowns and think they are beautiful.


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