(Closed) Pickup Skirt – why the dislike?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4930 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I think pickups are just something you either love or hate. I tried one on and felt like a giant white comforter. 

Post # 4
9118 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

To me, the resemble bed comforters or curtians that toppled over you and got stuck halfway down.

Either you like them, or you don’t.

Post # 5
1849 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I don’t hate them on others, but I wouldn’t choose a pick-up skirt for myself simply because I like very clean lines for the skirt. They feel fussy to me. There are also better and worse ways to do pick-ups. I’ve seen some dresses that I liked a lot even though the skirt had pick-ups, and I’ve seen others I would never go near. As long as the pick-ups still look like they belong on a wedding gown and not on a cheap prom dress, I don’t have an issue with them. I’m sure your dress is beautiful! 

Post # 6
2143 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@mepayne:  +1 to all of this. Definitely a love or hate thing. And they totally remind me f comforters, unfortunately. 

Post # 7
9549 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

For me, pick-ups look too busy and poofy and remind me of prom. I like simple, sleek skirts. But that’s just me. There are obviously tons of girls that love pickups. So don’t stress about it.

And I agree about the bustling. But my solution was to just not have a train so I don’t have to worry about bustling. 

Post # 8
1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

I love the pickups in my dress!  I don’t care for skirts that are too flat and boring.

Post # 9
2691 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Yea, it feels like a comforter to me too.

Post # 10
4495 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I actually used to really like them. About 7-10 years ago I would have thought I’d definitely get a dress with pickups. But my tastes have changed a lot in in terms of fashion and now I just don’t particularly care for the look. I never associated it with a comforter lol, I think I just saw so many people wearing these types of dresses that it just turned me off. I think some of them can look really cheap and in general I think it will be really dated in photos. That being said a lot of today’s styles will be obviously dated so that alone isn’t the best reason of not liking them… I didn’t really realize the general dislike of them myself until I read some of the threads on here. Some people are really passionately against certain dresses, rings etc and it kind of makes me laugh 🙂

If you love it, rock it. I don’t get a lot of positive responses on my dress either. Its pretty simple and understated, which is the opposite of what most people seem to be going for these days. I think thats part of why I love it!

Post # 11
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think it depends on the dress too, and how the pickups are done.  I love my pickup dress!

Post # 12
5400 posts
Bee Keeper

I don’t think there’s really a reason. Some people just don’t like them. They’re not attractive to me at all. Different strokes!

Post # 14
6221 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I just don’t care for them, just like some people don’t care for lace. Obviously a lot of people like them, because otherwise they wouldn’t be on so many dresses!

Post # 15
8446 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t mind the look on other people, it’s just not for me.  I think the fact that you see them mostly on ballgowns or full A lines, is a big factor for me.  I wanted my dress to be lightweight, without a large skirt, because I’m too clumsy for anything else.

Post # 16
1511 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Mulan05:  I agree with the previous posters who mentioned that it’s just personal preference. I kind of look at general likes/dislikes when it comes to wedding related stuff (dresses, rings, color schemes, etc.) in the same way I look at general likes/dislikes when it comes to other random things like food, music, books, etc.  Everyone won’t like the same things just as they won’t dislike the same things.  Sometimes you can’t even explain why you feel strongly about something … You just do.

I personally don’t care for pickups, but I don’t really know why … They just don’t appeal to me.  This probably doesn’t help much, as it’s kind of a vague answer … But it’s the only one I’ve got right now.

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