(Closed) Picking a dress: How did/do you want it to feel?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: In picking your dress, do you want it to be:
    Totally in your comfort zone, makes you feel like you : (18 votes)
    35 %
    A little bit more daring, but not so out there that you feel out of your comfort zone : (23 votes)
    44 %
    Out of your comfort zone, a chance to wear a dress you wouldn't wear any other time : (6 votes)
    12 %
    Other? : (5 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @cushioney: everyone who sees my dress says ‘OMG IT’S SO YOU!’ I feel totally comfortable in it, when it came down to choosing between a few dresses I spent like a week thinking it over.  One was very sexy and figure flattering, one was something I’d always dreamt of, and one made me feel amazing albeit nothing I’d wanted and not as sexy as the others.  After about a week of thinking on it I realized that in my head I was watching myself walk down the isle in the one that made me feel good! So I picked that one =)

    Post # 4
    3367 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I wanted to look romantic and elegant… that’s basically my emotions and his impression of me combined, and that’s how I wanted him to see me on that day.  I asked him what he thought I’d wear, and he said, “Well, whatever it is, I know it will be elegant.” 

    So, I guess that is staying in my comfort zone, but not exactly daring?  I had to feel like what the wedding meant to me, but that isn’t my normal style.  My normal style is more earthy, hippie, Stevie Nicks-ish… and any dress I thought represented that was way out of my price range!  lol

    Definitely a self-evolution!  In the end, I chose the dress I knew he would love.

    Post # 5
    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I picked the one that made me go “WOWZA” when I saw myself in the mirror. I wouldn’t say it was “me”, but it complemented me. I felt like myself in a parallel universe, more elegant and sophisticated, more grown up (I will always be a kid at heart). It wasn’t like anything I’d ever worn or would wear again, but it was nonetheless the right dress.

    Post # 6
    2584 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I picked other. I haven’t picked a dress yet, but so far the ones that are appealing to me are ones that I would never have another chance to wear and I would never wear something similar normally, and yet I still feel completely comfortable and myself in them. How often do you get to wear a pretty ballgown or lots of lace and beading or anything like a wedding dress? So I don’t want one that’s too much like a dress I’d normally choose. But of course I want to be in my comfort zone too!

    Post # 7
    6065 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I picked a dress that made me feel glamorous and gorgeous. I mean, I’ll always have dressy occasions to shop for, but unless I’m going to be on the red carpet anytime soon…when do you have the chance to be THAT glam? I’m milking it for all its worth….with understated elegance of course…lol

    It is definitely a “me” dress because it suits my personality and the kind of event I’m developing.

    Post # 8
    63 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I didn’t particularly like my dress on the hanger, but tried it on anyway and ended up LOVING it. It fit my personality and my body type. The dress is definately “ME” and makes me feel beautiful, comfortable, sassy, elegant, and like a bride. You have to do what’s best for YOU.

    Post # 9
    53 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I voted out of my comfort zone.  I liked my dress, but it’s a little more curve hugging than I am comfortable with.  The people I was with were really pushing it, and I really did like the dress, just not necessarily on me.  Then again, the sample was too small, so that was probably the problem.  The dress came in too big, and is now at the seamstress becoming the dress that I WILL be comfortable in.

    Post # 10
    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    The dress I chose reflects my personality and style. I love drama and I know my guests will say my dress is totally me. Can’t wait to wear it on my wedding day!

    Post # 11
    2107 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    My dress is totally not me, but that’s why I love it.  It’s nowhere near my comfort zone and completely impratical, but when am I ever going to wear a dress like that again, but on my wedding day?  I can play it safe for the rest of my life, but on my wedding day, I want to wear a dress that makes me feel special and unique. 

    Post # 12
    39 posts
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I voted other, because when I bought mine, it was a mizture I think. On one hand, it made me feel complete, like the best version of myself. (I almost voted this way)

    The reason I voted other though, is because even though it made me feel complete, it didn’t have some of the features that I went in looking for (and thought would make me feel complete).

    For one, it is strapless, and I thought I would NEVER wear a strapless gown. (nothing against them, just never thought they looked the best on me). So in this sense, it is kind of daring… ๐Ÿ™‚

    But this dress just felt right when I slipped it on, and perfectly fit the classic, elegent tone I was looking for.

    Post # 13
    2891 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I can identify with feeling like this is a self evolution. I started my dress search by looking at very traditional choices like this Casblanca 1843

     Then I realized that it was to “bridey” for me so I looked at something a little different

     like these Alfred Angelo’s 2100 & 2117

    They still didn’t make my heart sing.

    While in Curvaceous Couture the awesome sales people talked me into trying on some Ian Stuarts. He makes my heart sing!


    It made me realize I wanted something really different, more of a costume. After all, we are all dressing up to play “bride” for a day. I just want to do it in a big way. Unfortunately Froggy doesn’t completely share my love of over the top so for his sake I will tone it down a little for the first wedding (his wedding)(But I still intend to wear an Ian Stuart!) the second wedding (my wedding)I intend to go all out wild.  

    1880s Wild West Victorian Dress and Corsethttp://www.etsy.com/listing/73572767/1880s-wild-west-victorian-dress-and?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=1880%26%2339%3Bs+wild+west&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

    My dress shopping evolution has rekindled my love of clothes. I had gotten very sloppy and lazy in my attire. I was the woman who found a pair of jeans she liked so bought 10 pair and like that t-shirt “lets buy it in every color”.  Pre-kids I was an eccentric dresser who put a lot of thought into her clothes. I loved wacky vitage inspired clothes and accesories. Post-kids I am very much a canidate for What Not to wear. Now I am finding myself interested in clothes again and slowly but surely intend to replace all the “mom” outfits. (It is sad when you shop and buy something because “this will hide ketchup well” or “Bleach stains? What bleach stains? This is tie-dye man!”

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