(Closed) the “tastes like chicken” vibe

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I know what you mean. I chose a dress that had some different things spacifically so that it would stand out from all the “chicken” dresses… and even then it isn’t THAT different. You will find one you love I am sure of it.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

How tall are you? I’m 5’4″ and I chose a bridesmaid dress that originally had no train. However, it was many inches too long so I’m having the front hemmed and leaving the back long to make a little puddle train. Even if you were taller or planning to wear heels (I’m not, too clumsy) you could probably order the bridesmaid dress in extra length and then have the front cut shorter.

Wish I had a picture to demonstrate, but it’s still at the tailor…

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree with that, I went with a very PLAIN dress because that was “different” compared to everything else – and then I jazzed it up with my accessories!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Not sure about the corset back, but another advantage to getting a bridesmaid dress is the much lower cost! Leaves more $$$ for alterations. (I’m paying almost the entire cost of the dress to have it taken in at the top and have the front hemmed… ugh, but on the bright side the total is still under $500!)

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Consider wearing a wedding gown in a color other than white/ivory.  Personally I’d do gold or silver. Blush and red are popular alternative colors.  If you don’t want to do what is popular, pick another color.  

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I felt the same way.  I didn’t want something overly fussy or poufy.  I wanted the wedding version of a dress I would wear anyway so I will still feel like “myself”.  I generally like gathered dresses that cinch at the waist because I am tall and curvy.  I did not want lots of bling or lace because that just does not suit my personality.  I was dreading the dress shopping process because I figured there would be lots of super girly saleswomen screeching and squealing the whole time.  (This part of my stereotype proved to be correct, btw!)

Anyway, I went to a sample sale and found this dress.  It works for me because I wanted something simple but well-executed.  But it might look too plain (“chicken”-like?) to a lot of people.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Yup, I know exactly what you mean, which is why I wore a blue dress I actually liked rather than a “bride-y” dress.

I also feel like a lot of dress designers needs to reel it in a little bit, some of these dresses are so over the top… definitely not for me.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I feel like if you’re into mermaid or ballgowns then there is a ton of options out there. However is you want a sheath gown or something more simple there isn’t many choices. I wanted a chiffon flowy gown but I didn’t want the empire style that can look maternity like and I could hardly find any. I did end up with a dress I loved but it took some searching. Good luck! J Crew and Nicole Miller both have a selection of more simple dresses.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Yes, I totally know what you mean. When I hear girls describe their dress as, “well, it’s an elegant, strapless A-line with a little beading *here* and some blah blah blah blah….” I just zone out. 

That said, how many times can you honestly re-invent a formal white gown? Wedding dresses styles and trends all taste like chicken at some point, depending on what the style of the moment is. Weddings are generally recognized as a very prescriptive, “chicken” days anyway, and I think most brides embrace the “chicken-ness” of the day whether they want to or not. I don’t care how you cook an prepare a dress, an invitation, a ceremony, a cake, and a reception–it’s all still wedding chicken.  

Why not wear a fantastic evening gown in a color that suits you? I went for the white dress because I wanted the “wedding” experience, but if the life experience of having had a traditional wedding isn’t appealing, go for something you love! 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

sorry, double post.

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