(Closed) Not-as-girly brides, what kind of dress did you end up wearing?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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@housebee:  Oh my goodness! So you took sissors to your dress?!

Post # 18
9538 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah. I’m not girly either. Rarely wear skirts/dresses/heels/makeup. I tend to reserve those things for special occasions, and since my wedding was definitely a special occasion, I knew I wanted to wear a dress. For me, comfort was number 1. That’s why I picked a dress with straps and a full skirt. I, personally, don’t like rhinestones on wedding dresses so that was also a big factor. With just those 3 requirements, it drastically cut down my options in most bridal salons. Then it was just a matter of picking what I liked and then getting the train cut off.

I would pick the dress you like now. You’ve had these preferences for most of your life, so why would they change on your wedding day?

Post # 19
2957 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I am generally all jeans/tshirts/flats. I was worried to shop for my wedding dress because I thought I would look silly in something feminine, but really everyone’s jaw dropped that I looked glamorous for once !

Post # 20
6104 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t consider myself a girly-girl. I hate wearing dresses, I love jeans and tees and soffee shorts, I love heels but hate wearing them so I rarely do (I’m wearing flats for the wedding), I hate spending time doing my hair, etc. I do wear makeup but that’s because I have awful skin and blonde eyelashes so I look bad without it lol.

My dress is totally girly-girl IMO. It has tons of sparkle up top and a textured skirt that looks like flower petals. It’s a full A-line so it’s a little princess-y. And I wouldn’t change it for the world.


Moral of the story: just go try on any and every dress that catches your eye. You might surprise yourself!!

Post # 21
2529 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m wearing a tea-length retro-style dress. It’s very plain but the neckline is interesting. I plan on wearing a teal-colored petticoat and teal shorts underneath it. Teal shoes as well (I really love teal)

By The Way, with the heels thing – try to look at different kinds of heels. I have the wobbling problem, too, but if I can manage to find a heel that sits directly below my natural heel I don’t wobble.
Also, platform shoes help to reduce the wobble sometimes for some odd reason (a low platform, I guess because it make the slope of the shoe flatter)

Post # 22
9120 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA


I’m not super girly.  I like to wear skirts or dresses sometimes, but I work outside 6 months a year, love wearing jeans, and never wear heels.  I wanted a dress that wasn’t over-the-top poofy or frilly, and that would be COMFY.  I ended up with a stretchy sheath dress that I loved (and it was $120 so that didn’t hurt!).

Don’t have any pro pics yet, but here’s one from a friend.  Excuse the stupid face I’m making…


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@bahamutangel: oh my GOD that’s a gorgeous dress!!!!!


Post # 23
8434 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@HelloRaeven:  yeah, it was much easier to dance in afterwards.

Post # 24
470 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@lolot:  I love that dress. Mine was £1000 but wish I had found the same dress as you as it is something I could see myself wearing and way better for the purse!

Post # 26
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am not girly at ALL. When I went to look for dresses I told them NO bling, NO “silk” or organza looking, NO beads, I want plain!! Hahah that limited my choices greatly! But I found one I loved. 

I am very casual, jeans, tshirt, hate dressing up lol 

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