Post # 1
Before I went dress shopping (let’s be honest, before I was even engaged!) I loooved researching dresses in magazines and online! Show your favorite “research dresses” and then share the dress you bought!! Can you tell I love these dress posts! 🙂
Here’s the first dress I was obsessed with (Jim Hjelm):
Here’s another favorite “research dress.” I LOOOVED this one! (Lazaro)
And here’s the one I bought (Enzoani)! Its a similar feel: Romantic, airy, and I always knew I wanted lace!
Post # 3
Love your dress!
Thought I wanted this (this pic isn’t me…it was a Google image):
Ended up buying this:
Post # 4
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
I thought I wanted this one, Mikaella 1408:
But ended up with Anjolique 1020:
Post # 6
You ladies look awesome! I was never able to try my research dresses on either. Early on in the process I assumed every shop had almost every dress out there, lol! I was wrong! That’s probably why I went to a billion different boutiques!
Post # 7
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
My oos and ahhs were over this one….
I ended up buying this one…
Post # 9
GORGEOUS dresses btw ladies!!!
Post # 10
@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
@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
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 # 14
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
- 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
Inspiration: Alfred Sung 6815