Post # 1
I’ve been to six wedding locations and tried on dresses. I’m soo stressed! I kinda know what I want-but am torn. I wanna find the “right dress.” I feel I’m being too picky. I can say I looove the corset fitting dress such as this Maggie Sottero:::
<span style=”font-size: x-small; color: #81a026;”>http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?keywordText=royale&keywordType=all&pageSize=12&page=1&style=S5094HP
However that style doesn’t suite my personality, although its a beautiful dress.
I tried on this KittyChen, which was beautiful on…I would have chosen this one, but I really want embroidery on the train or something…its a little too plain in the back.<span style=”font-size: x-small; color: #81a026;”>http://kittychencouture.com/bridal/2009/contessa.html
I need any suggestions for a dress. I like the traditional & modern look. However just like every bride I really want one that stands out. I like a little funky style too. Any help is appreciated. thnx
Post # 3
I’m sorry you are frusterated!
I think both dresses are lovely and obviously have quality that you like/want so I suggest printing off pictures of both of them and taking those (along with magazine dresses/other online dresses that you like or like something about) and taking them with you to the bridal salons you go to. Ask for help! I did and the woman who was helping me went to the back closet and pulled out what turned out to be THE DRESS 🙂
Post # 4
I tried on well over 100 dresses – and finally found one that I absolutely loved. I found brides magazine’s photo galleries to be quite comprehensive – here is the link: http://www.brides.com/fashion/dresses/gallery/wedding_dresses/landing/ . Best of luck!
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club
Sadly (or happily, depending on your outlook!) you just have to keep on trying them on until it just hits you..trust me, you’ll know! I’d say I tried on about 30 and ended up with a dress that I didn’t even want to bring into the changing room with me because I was convinced I hated it. And fortunately, I had a consultant who pushed me and who was right 🙂 Dress from models/magazines never look hte same as they do in real life, so just try on a lot and you’ll find it!
Post # 6
it sounds like you want a strapless dress with corseting down the back and details on the train. how about taking a break for a while (if your timeline works), then make a slew of appointments at the same, or different places, and go in with those specifics. if that’s what you want, make sure the dresses you try fit that criteria (tho i’m a firm believer of one wildcard at each dress store – ie one that you wouldn’t think of trying, but that the consultant/ your bms think is great).
Post # 7
Yes, that’s how I feel. I want to keep trying on dresses until I find it. Im now starting to go by myself sadly because I think my sis and mom are getting tired of going with me to locations to try on dresses.
I’ve been lucky enough to have a few great dress consultants, although I take their suggestions, I still haven’t found it.
Thanks for the support. It means alot!
Post # 8
You sound like me! I am so frustrated with finding the dress. I have tried on several dresses but none of them had that “the right dress” feel and I think no one wants to go shopping with me anymore. lol
GL, may both of us find THE dress soon. 😀
Post # 9
I feel your pain…it is SO hard to find the perfect dress!!! I was just like you with little elements that I liked about different dresses. I think that with what you are looking for, it sounds like you may end up with a Maggie Sottero dress. Have you tried on the Sabelle? It reminded me of a combo of both of those dresses.
Keep trying on dresses…just think, this is the only time in your life when you get to try on multiple wedding gowns!!!
Post # 10
I’m not sure where you live, or what your budget is, but consider taking a road trip with a friend to out of town salons. It might make the shopping seem more fun again and the selection could vary quite a bit. If you’ve decided on the silhouette that best flatters you, that’s a big step in the right direction. It also makes it easier to shop online because you’ll know what would work and what wouldn’t. I love Maggie dresses, and a lot of salons carry discontinued dresses that aren’t on the website. So, it might be worth a trip.
Post # 11
I also tried on over 100 dresses. I finally started hitting paydirt when I started running online searches on every designer I could find. I ran into Sophia Tolli’s dresses and knew that I could find something I loved in her collection…
Then I had to find outlets that carried her dresses in my area. I was successful and found my dream dress 🙂
Good luck and have fun!
Post # 12
Don’t get discouraged. I can’t even tell you how many dresses I tried on other than a lot. Hang in there and I second the wild card suggestion. Out of my top 3 dresses, two of them were not ones I would have grabbed. Let other people make suggestions and give them a shot even though you’re pretty sure you’d never get it. Bring other random people instead of always bringing the same one or two. Even if you’re not that close with them sometimes they can still be really useful. Also, I personally don’t buy into that idea that you have to keep looking until you find THE DRESS. I love my dress and I’m excited to wear it, do I think there are dresses out there that are more me? I’m sure of it but it wasn’t worth searching to the ends of the earth to me. You have to make that call for yourself too.
Other than that, just keep looking. You’ll find something you love. Good luck!
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception
Oh, I must have tried on at least 40 dresses before I knew I found the one I wanted. And really, I think you WILL feel it when you are wearing “the one”–I didn’t necessarily believe it was true, especially after feeling so “eh” after 39 dresses, but that last one was all magic and sparkles!
Post # 14
Don’t feel too frustrated! I think everyone has good advice. I tried on over 100 dresses myself, and I found something that I thought I looked good in, but the dress I ended up getting was one that I did not want to take off! I never would have found it if I didn’t shy away from what I was originally looking for and tried on a few dresses that I never would have imagined I would haved liked!
As for dress suggestions–I’m not sure your price range, but Maggie Sottero has plenty of corset dresses, also Pronovias has a good mix of dresses as well. Good luck!
Post # 15
when you try on the dress you just kind of know I cried with mine
you can also add stuff to it I am adding off the shoulder sleeves to my strapless gown to make it feel less naked since I’ll be married in a Catholic church
I think there will come a point when you get sick of trying on things and you are forced to decide
Post # 16
If you really like the second dress except for the embroidery part on the train you can easily go to a craft store like joann fabrics or hobby lobby and they have things just for veils and wedding dresses that can easily be sewed on to give your dress a little extra bling, so that is always an option to keep in mind.