(Closed) So what design element do you hate in a dress?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What don't you like?




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  • Post # 3
    173 posts
    Blushing bee

    Sometimes I wonder if pickups are going to be to the 2000s what puffed sleeves were to the 80s.

    Post # 4
    2 posts
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Not a big fan of the pickups… I hope my future wife see this (since she’s on here!)

    edit: It’s probably pretty bad that I know what a pickup is… 

    Post # 5
    37 posts
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I hate sparkly anything. They look lovely on many other dresses I’ve seen, but my No. 1 “NO” was anything sparkly/glittery/bedazzly. My dress ended up adhering by this rule.

    However, I previously hated corsets, but my dress that I fell in immediate love with has a corset. And surprisingly, it was a major selling point! 🙂

    Post # 6
    1182 posts
    Bumble bee

    I hate sparkles/sequins, pickups, and most one-shouldered gowns.

    Post # 7
    97 posts
    Worker bee

    I also don’t like pickups for myself, but looks stunning on all the other brides!

    Post # 10
    3358 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    for me it’s pickups and corset backs.    no thank you. 

    Post # 11
    7941 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @so_said_ellie: Those are the EXACT words said to me by a bridal boutique owner when I was debating on what dress to get! While I love pick ups and their drama I was a bit off after she said this to me so I ended up with a more “timeless” dress without them.

    In my personal opinion I don’t much care for taffeta due to the sound it makes and I ended up with a satin dress just as I thought I would. I will say that there were several taffeta designs I liked if only I could change the fabric.

    Post # 12
    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Wow, I had no idea people disliked pickups so much. My dress does not have them. It does have ruffles which I love but am afraid it will be like the puffy sleeves of the 1980’s.

    Post # 13
    4437 posts
    Honey bee

    PICK-UPS. I immediately said no to trying any on when I was looking. I also don’t like too much bling or the “shredded paper” look like the Vera Wang dresses (think Chelsea Clinton). I am a very simple kind of girl and I like to wear my clothes instead of the other way around. I can’t pull off lots of embellishment.

    Post # 14
    1294 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @so_said_ellie: They so are!!  My sister got married 3 years ago this August in a gorgeous Ines Di Santo with pick-ups.  So so so gorgeous!  But it was 3 years ago and the trends they are a changing!

    I don’t like the sheer bodices.  Think Pnina.  Can’t we just have one day where everyone is classy and not showing so much skin?


    Post # 15
    1839 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    pickups! i told this to the consultant at the first place i went dress shopping at. what did she do? she brought it a bunch of dresses with pickups and insisted i try them on anyway!

    i did… and then i told her “it looks like the seamstress was drunk when she was pinning the skirt together.”

    Post # 16
    250 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    picks ups and corset backs. gah! i think pick ups make a skirt look like a doona

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