(Closed) Personal dress photo versus model dress photo

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

My dress looks absolutely TERRIBLE in the model pictures.

Seriously. Just terrible.

On me, I think it looks better.

Post # 18
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1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree with MzThrowBac2B; everyone looks way better in their wedding dress then the models look in it! i think the wedding industry really needs to start using real women with real curves, their stuff would look waaaaay better!

 

@ejsy48- OMG you look stunning in that dress! Love it! Who makes that dress?

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I thought models sell the dress.  But sometimes they do not do the dress justice.  Here’s the model photo of my dress and a pic of me in my dress.

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Post # 20
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think more times than not the ‘real’ people in dresses look so much better than the models.  I think a lot of times it has to do with the aura of the person in the dress.  For the ‘real’ woman, this dress means something so special to them, but for the model they’re like “yeah, whatever” and they have no life in their eyes.

Post # 21
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Seriously, I don’t know how they even manage to market and successfully sell bride’s dresses using their size 0 models. I think women would be more like, “omg it looks AWESOME on that girl (a regular size girl)” and then be inclined to go try it on. I feel like dress ads are stupid–i never got a real “feel” for the dress, so you’re just like “oh i like this detail” but it doesn’t mean anything until you try it on!

@rabbit, thanks! It is Maggie Sottero’s Irina. I got it off the rack for $400 with NO alterations. I’m still pretty excited about my frugal expenditure.

On another ‘model’ tangent, the industry needs to drop the size 00 standard and bump it up to at LEAST a size 6. It’d be better for them in regards to selling their stuff to us! I”m always wanting to buy stuff I see in Self and Women’s Fitness b/c the models, while skinny, are shapely with muscles. I get if the industry wants “slender” models, but while some (very few) women can pull off a 00, most models aren’t naturally that waif-like and therefore look half-starved. Granted, I acknowledge some women have a very slender bone frame and are naturally that slender and don’t look like they need a sammich. By The Way, Glamour did a big spread on “plus size models” of size 12’s and 14’s. It’s nice to see women with some real shapes, curves, and even a little squish on them gracing a magazine and bearing all. It reminds me of the Venus paintings =]. End rant

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think I win for worst model pose… If I hadn’t seen my dress in person first I never would have looked twice….

 

 

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Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

That’s a bad pic of me… this might show some more detail…

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Post # 24
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Blushing bee

Here is mine.  I wish I had pics of the right dress in the right size 🙁  But I wont have those for a while since the dress was not right when I picked it up and now they need to order a new one.  Here is the sample on me vs the model

Model:

 

Me:

Post # 25
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200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

sskati-the dress looks way more right on you than the model!  Whats up with the way it sticks out by her armpit???  Your dress looks beautiful on you whether its the right size or not!  I’d have to say WAY WAY better than the model, I wouldn’t even think to look at the dress after seeing her!

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Here is a picture of me in my Melissa Sweet dress and the model. Personally I think the model looks better but the dress I tried on did not fit in the back and I’m hoping to lose some weight before the wedding! (who doesnt right??)

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Post # 27
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Wow- all these dresses look so much better on real people than the models! The models are just shapeless bean poles, where all the Bees look like fabulous beautiful women.

Post # 28
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2716 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@jenirae- that model looks scary thin!!

This is a great post! I unfortunately don’t have pics of me at my work computer to share

Post # 29
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705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Oh I’ll play!! I would NEVER have picked my dress if I saw the model…I looked right over it. But my sales consultant brought it to me and it’s perfect!

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I can honestly say that all these dresses look SO much better on YOU GUYS than the models!!!! Especially KellyV- yours is one of my favorite styles and I think the model ruins it… but you bring it to life!

ejs4y8 I totally agree… I did an online search on the website of the salon I went to and TOTALLY bypassed my dress. When i tried it on I KNEW it was it!.

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Post # 31
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Brooke gets a Monique AND a Claire Pettibone? Lucky girl!

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