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

posted 10 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What don't you like?

    lace

    sleeves/straps

    pickups

    other (explain below)

  • Post # 92
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I am picky. 

    I HATE sequins/beading. I like my ring to sparkle, not my dress. Even if it is just a beaded belt of brooch. 

    I hate shiny satin or taffeta dresses. 

    I don’t like one shoulder, pickups, or tulle material. 

    I don’t like super mermaidy or very ball gowny. 

    And I hate stinkin sashes. Way to ruin your dress [email protected]!#@

    Post # 93
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I guess my disliked things are more things I don’t like for myself… but I’ve seen other people wear them and look nice in them. 

    I’m not a fan of pickups on *some* dresses…. but there are some where it doesn’t bother me…. it mostly depends on how it’s done, but in general, I *really* hate all-over pickups. But I’ve seen some that are just on the sides or just in certain places, and it gives a sort of Victorian bustle look… that can be pretty. 

    I also don’t care for dresses that are lace on top and satin on the bottom. To me, it just doesn’t look right. 

    For that matter, I’m not a huge fan of satin, in general. The big satin ball gowns, in particular. My dress has a silk satin waistband, and that is more than enough for me. 

     

    Post # 94
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’ve seen some beautiful brides totally rock pickups and look fantastic, but not something I personally like in a dress. Also, huge ballgowns (but that might mostly be because I couldn’t pull one off to save my life–they swallow me), butt-bows, and shiny dresses. 

    Post # 95
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’ve seen some beautiful brides totally rock pickups and look fantastic, but not something I personally like in a dress. Also, huge ballgowns (but that might mostly be because I couldn’t pull one off to save my life–they swallow me), butt-bows, and shiny dresses. 

    Post # 96
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I don’t HATE strapless but I do HATE HATE HATE how difficult it is to find a dress that isn’t

    Post # 97
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    as I said before, I’m not a fan of the all around, uniform type pick ups, but I like the asymetrical kind that is popular recently, like this one…

    Post # 98
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

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    @LittleDee27: I agree, and I think there’s a definite aesthetic difference between a dress like that and the DB pickup-dress posted on the second page. They look natural here (and on Mrs. Cardigan’s dress, for example), and not so much in the other picture. 

    Post # 99
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    … coloured sashes, ‘bling, ball gowns on anyone over 22, feathers and of course ….pick-ups. On me, of course … 

     

    Post # 100
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Im not a fan of pick ups, but i have seen some beautiful gowns with them. They are ok as long as there is not too much. Im personally not into ball gowns, lace, long trains, bows,  or embroidery. I also cant stand colored sashes on bridal gowns or Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses.

     After trying on dresses, i will only buy a dress with a corset back beacuse they fit soooo much better and offer much needed support for the girls. Im still really into bling, i like simple but not too simple and sweetheart looks really good on me.

    This post is so funny to me because it shows how different we all are. Im sure someone hates an element of everyone’s dream dress. All the more reason to choose what looks good to YOU and not to worry about whats trendy or what other people will like

    Post # 101
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I remembered one more style that I really really dislike. I can’t stand the “choose your favorite color to personalize your dress”-dresses.

     

    Post # 102
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

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    @RainStorm: Mullet dresses.  LMAO!!!!  That’s the funniest thing I’ve read in days!

    Post # 103
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    So what is in style now?  I have shiny satin with a corset back.  Plain skirt, fit-n-flare, strapless with a jeweled belt.  I thought as the older I get, the more simple the better.  I think when you are in you 20’s you should be over the top and enjoy some craziness in your dress.  If I could have I would have bought a dress with a key hole back lace or satin.  I wish I would have ordered a extra yard of fabric and made a removable key hole jacket.  I personally am not a fan of the shredded skirt look.  But I think everything else is still good.

    Post # 104
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I agree with most people, I am not a fan of pick ups, at least not the DB all over kind. I kind of like the big swoopy kind that aren’t all over the dress.

    I don’t like:

    crumb catcher necklines, drop waist skirts with a seam that goes across your thighs, colors on dresses, lots of beading, plain skirts (I feel like there are so many options, even simple ones, that you should have something there!)-but I also don’t like when all you see is skirt, a la the recent Vera Wang collection, big ball gowns (I’m talking majorly, barbie-style big), short sleeves, beading of almost any kind, and I’m sure there are others, but these were my big no-nos when I went dress shopping. Not saying these look bad on people, just not my taste.

    I was impartial to the corset back until I got my dress. I never loved or hated it, just thought it looked good on some dresses, but then I realized that with them you dont have to worry about a zipper or buttons breaking and it requires way less alterations, so now I think they are great!! And when else do you get to wear a corset in public and not get funny looks?

    Post # 105
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @norweiganbride- those dresses are the biggest turnoff!!! Why in the world do you want to ruin your WHITE wedding gown with COLOR?? not everything has to match your color scheme! Also, I cant stand the shiny satin dresses. They always look wrinkled. Im also not a fan of floral embroidery on dresses. It looks so cliche and outdated. Also, theres that crystal u-shape on the top of the bodice that almost every strapless wedding gown seems to have. Ugh.

    However, I love corset dresses, mostly because they put everything where its supposed to be. Also, I’ve always loved one shoulder gowns, and I absolutely had to go with one when i purchased my wedding dress. LOVE IT! I like tulle and romantic fabrics, and i adore ruffles. This makes me wanna go to the dress shop and try on my dress! (Sigh)

    Post # 106
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I always said I wanted a slim line dress that had a lot of lace, little to no bling, had capped sleeves and I did NOT want to have to wear a hoop. I ended up with a satin trumpet dress with a large band of swarovski crystals at the waist, a size 1 hoop and halter straps!

    I wasnt too fussy when it came to pulling dresses, my one and only no no was a strapless dress with pickups. Everyone I know has had a dress like that and I really wanted to look like me, not like every other bride out there.

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