(Closed) Share your favorite “research dress” vs. the one you bought!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How similar was your favorite "research dress" with the one you bought?
    Pretty similar! : (77 votes)
    38 %
    Completely different! : (95 votes)
    47 %
    It's the same dress! : (32 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Love your dress!

    Thought I wanted this (this pic isn’t me…it was a Google image):

    Ended up buying this:

    Post # 4
    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    This was my favorite from the beginning. I never got to try it on 🙁


    The dress I ended up with hasa similar silhouette (I added sleeves) but more simple.

    Post # 5
    23597 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I thought I wanted this one, Mikaella 1408:

    But ended up with Anjolique 1020:

    Post # 7
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I thought I wanted something like this:

    In fact, the reason I went to the boutique where I bought my dress was because they were having a Lazaro trunk sale. I ended up with:

    Augusta Jones Cameo. I guess they are simliar shapes, but way more detailed and less pouf.

    Post # 8
    660 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My oos and ahhs were over this one….

    I ended up buying this one…


    Post # 9
    660 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    GORGEOUS dresses btw ladies!!!

    Post # 10
    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @MademoiselleL: You look FANTASTIC in your dress.


    I thought I wanted this one:

    Moniquie Lhuillier Addie 

    I got this one:

    Monique Lhuillier Vanessa

    Pretty similar, but for a late spring/summer wedding in the south, sleeves would have killed me!

    Post # 11
    5797 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @eimajleigh: I looooooved that Lazaro but I couldn’t get past the fact that it was strapless (and $3200). I still wonder if I should have worn it.

    This was my absolute fave research dress but it just fell flat in person

    I went with a similar sillhoette with a lot more sparkle. Something I didn’t think I wanted

    Post # 12
    2450 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Before I started shopping for a dress, this Alita Graham dress was the one that I dreamed of. I cut every picture of it out of magazines, I had it as my desktop wallpaper. I loved this dress (okay, still do). But… I knew I could never get to Kleinfelds or afford a Kleinfelds dress.

    I ended up buying a dress that I did not know was my dream dress until I got it on… the Disney Belle dress. LOL the only similarity is that it’s a ballgown…


    Post # 13
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    What I thought I wanted:

    The dress I chose:

    Post # 14
    3166 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    This is the dress that I OBSESSED over for like 2 years.

    and then this is the dress I fell in love with! They both have lace (hard to tell in this picture) and rouched organza and the dress I chose has a more defined trumpet

    Post # 15
    521 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago

    This is the dress I was obsessed with, Christos Bouquet Nouveau, but it looked blah on me:

    And this is the dress I bought.  Still a full skirt, which is what I wanted!  I also wanted something different and textural:

    Post # 16
    1042 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Inspiration: Alfred Sung 6815



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