(Closed) -POLL- Did you get the dress you always imagined, or something different?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you get the dress you always imagined?

    Yes - I stuck to my vision and got my dream gown!

    No - I found something I loved even more!

  • Post # 2
    1501 posts
    Bumble bee

    I originally wanted:

    1. lace

    2. illusion neckline

    3. No beading

    4. A-line or trumpet

    I actually ended up getting an empire waist tulle ball gown with beading. I NEVER pictured that, but I love it! I’ll post another pic of it from my PC later ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 3
    2053 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I wanted a full lace, keyhole back, A line – silver or champagne.  

    I got ivory, a huge ruffle skirt, rouched dropped waist halter dress.  It is *nothing* like I thought I wanted.  

    The dresses I had fallen in love with only looked ‘meh’ on.  They weren’t anything special and because I have broad shoulders (the everlasting take away from being a competitive swimmer for 10 years) they needed a lot of alterations.  To get the shoulders to fit and the keyhole to work I’d have to go way up in size and alter down to my waist and hips.  

    The dress I bought?  It fit perfectly.  I need the halter strap shortened by about an inch.  That’s it.  Everywhere else fits exactly.  

    Post # 5
    1887 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I thought I wanted a ball gown with a lace bodice and lace appliqués on the skirt. I picked an organza trumpet dress with a fabulous ruffled skirt and train. I only tried it on for a laugh, but fell in love with it! with hindsight, it’s a much better choice for me because it shows off my figure and is young and playful. The traditional gowns didn’t get me excited, even though I love them on other people. 

    Post # 6
    111 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Before I started shopping I was convinced I would have tulle in my dress and always envisioned a fit and flare silhouette with some beading/bling and lace details. Every dress I tried on I would pick a part one of the details, either didn’t like the type of lace, beading, the placement of it..etc. I ended up with a pretty minimalist A-line dress with a tiered skirt – not an ounce of lace and only minimal beading on the belt. I tried it on and cried! It felt classic and I was so surprised to fall in love with it.

    picture for reference

    Post # 7
    2203 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I ordered a dress which I thought I wanted. I had it envisioned in my head for months how it would look.  It just didn’t translate to my body and I had major dress regret. I ended up ordering a strapless beaded organza dress (I said I would never get strapless). My orignal look was lace with straps and a keyhole back.


    My Dress:

    Post # 8
    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

     I was going for BIG skirt with lots of layers, bling etc. as here 

    And i ended up with this.

    i love my dress but its funny to see how they are different

    Post # 9
    2360 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Vision: blingy satin pleated large ball gown by pnina tornai (so sad about the price but I still went to nyc to try it on because I couldn’t get past the dress)

    Actual: blingy tulle large ball gown (the only dress I liked on myself in regards to the way it fit & made me look..loved the tulle & the price)


    Post # 10
    1501 posts
    Bumble bee

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    crisy003:  Here are some grainy pics that i snapped at home myself!! You’ve already seen it lol.

    Another thing I can add to my original list was that I didn’t want a white dress but ivory…not what I ended up getting!! hahah!

    Here is the train, another thing that I wasn’t interested in because bustles are a hassle….but I love it! It’s not as fluffed up as it will be, but you get the general idea!!

    I can’t wait to complete the look, get it altered, and wear it!!

    Post # 11
    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I originally wanted a super simple no sparkle keyhole lace dress…probly a line or sheath but I did NOT want something fitted as I am pretty self conscious! 

    Luckily my consultant knee what would look good on me better than I did myself!! I ended up still getting lace, but with an illusion neckline, some very subtle beading/sparkle (which u can’t rly see in the picture) and structured/fitted. Not sure if it’s fit n flare or mermaid, but either way I said I’d get neither and actually kind of always hated dresses like that lol but I’m in love with it! 

    Post # 12
    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Here’s the back ๐Ÿ™‚ not keyhole but I love it !

    Post # 13
    1088 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I didn’t really go into shopping with a huge list of yes and nos, but I stuck to what little I was certain on. 


    Did not want:




    Shiny fabric

    A very low back

    A very long train

    Lots of glitter/sequins/razzle dazzle

    Corset back


    Did want:


    Somewhat fitted 

    Ivory/cream color

    Some sparkle/glitz

    Beaded back


    This is what I ended up with: An a-line, full lace dress, with a strapless sweetheart necklace, and sprinkles of sequins/beads/pearls. 

    Post # 14
    640 posts
    Busy bee

    I originally wanted something lightweight and simple. Like a sundress. I wanted a more casual dress. I tried one on that matched what I thought I wanted, and it ranked about a 9 of 10. I wound up with a heavier lace and beaded dress from David’s Bridal. It was short enough and light enough that it would work for our outdoor wedding and my (then) Fiance loved it. Funny how different my vision and my actual dress turned out. 

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