(Closed) missing the ballgown princess dress you didn't choose

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
5011 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

Nope, because I ROCKED my big princess ballgown. 😀

Post # 4
1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I know what you mean! I love my dress, definitely don’t see myself in a ball gown but every now and then I see a fluffy princess dress and think aw … Just snap out of it and remember you’re gonna look amazingggg in your dress 😉

Post # 5
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@SpecialSundae:  +1!!!


@waitingwonderland:  I can totally understand what you’re saying and feeling. Ever since I was a little girl, Cinderella’s wedding dress = MY DREAM DRESS. (Well, the drama of a huge ballgown, anyway.)

I was actually the opposite and figured I’d end up in a fit-and-flare or trumpet gown because that’s what I initially determined looked best on me, but in the end, I got that feeling when I slipped into a massive organza ballgown, and there was no going back. (Not to mention, it was 23049829x easier to move in than a tight, fitted dress. And the big swoosh, swoosh of the layers of tulle and organza… AHHHH princess princess!)

I think the best way to deal with any kind of dress regret or doubts is to remember that you chose your dress for a very good reason. It doesn’t help that there are so many expectations and beautiful designs out there, but just go back to remembering why you love your dress on yourself — and you will rock it!

Post # 6
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I was a total non ball gown fan, My dress is s sheath. Total opposite. But I did see this one and thought “man if I wanted a ball gown it be this one. 


Post # 7
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I thought I would want a ball gown, but after trying a few on, I realized they were NOT flattering on my body, and I felt positively goofy in one.


I have a fuller A-line gown with a cathedral train.  Love it, and I still feel like I’m wearing a “bigger” dress.

Post # 8
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Hi, new here…but, yes, I miss the princess gown that I didn’t choose! I love my dress, also an a-line, but I still swoon over ballgowns. 

Post # 9
3226 posts
Sugar bee

I got an a-line but it’s the picturesDavid’s bridal Kate Middleton reception dress replica and I am wearing a slip so it is super poofy! Not ball gown but almost there. I think it will be a good compromise. 

Post # 11
11246 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

This is the ‘bigger’ dress I didn’t choose it was 2nd


Post # 12
8 posts
  • Wedding: January 2014

I know EXACTLY how you feel! I was acting searching the dress boards this morning to see if anyone was feeling the way I did!

Yesterday I went to try on dresses, and I always had in my mind that a traditional ballgown would be my dress. I went to two stores, and I tried on ballgowns and they all looks so good, but they were so big. Like bigger than I ever thought they would be. And then I tried on a super simple A-line/trumpet with a sparkly sash, and it just felt…more like me. 

I came home last night and felt like I was having an identity crisis. All these years I had an image in my head of being a princess. I am getting married in a place called The Palace! But it just didnt feel right. Being in a princess gown felt so…serious? That simple dress felt so understated and minimal. And now I am wondering if this simple dress is “enough” for a huge black tie wedding. 

Right now I am just thinking about it for a week or so before making the decision. But I know exactly how you feel. 

Post # 13
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@waitingwonderland:  Not at all! I always imagined myself in a princessy ball gown but then once i put them on, they were so big and poofy and just not good at all. Now I have an amazing figure so not to “toot” my own horn but… TOOT TOOT TOOT! The mermaid gown that I chose by Allure Couture looked amazing on me…i blew those poofy ballgowns away. I want to be a classy, elegant but sexy bride. My fiance loves my figure so I might as well embrace it. If you did not like the ball gowns, stick with your gut. One advice I got from when I went dress shopping is to not put all your eggs a basket with the gown you dreamed about UNTIL YOU TRY IT ON! Most times…you realize its just not the one for you.

Post # 14
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@waitingwonderland:  it’s Matthew Christopher Liz Taylor 

Post # 15
651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I didn’t want a huge pouffy dress but I did want a slim-ish ballgown or perhaps a nice A-line. I would have loved something like the Pronovias Bermeo

I didn’t manage to try that but I did try on countless lace ball gowns and they just looked wrong for me (piled on the pounds/overwhemling).

So don’t worry, you’re getting in the best dress possible for YOU:) Don’t worry about the princess dress:)


Post # 16
639 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I worry about this too ): i wish i had a ballgown. My belle 217 isnt poofy enough ):

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