(Closed) Unexpectedly fallen in love with a dress? Show pics!!!!!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I thought I was going to love this dress- I was dead set against wearing anything “white” and I wasn’t a lace fan. I still love the dress, it looks great on the model but it did not work on me and it is the same color as my skin. It was not good.

I fell in love with this dress! Which is pretty darn white except for the “champagne” sash and of course there is lace on the skirt. Oh well, I don’t care! I love it!

Post # 4
2447 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I thought i would wear something like this:

But instead fell in love with Jenny Packham (photo below doesn’t do it justice as it is literally 4 sizes too big and the off-the-rack sample):


Post # 5
582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Thought I wanted something like this (tried SO many of this style on 4 different salons)



Finally decided to try something totally different. Felll in LOVE and Ended up with this! 

Watter & Watters Ingrid

Post # 6
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@atlbride2013:  Great taste! Please share your Jenny Packham dress after alterations!

Post # 7
45 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

I really wanted a lace mermaid, tried on a few but was veering toward a satin sweetheart a line dress until I finally decided to try on a slim a line lace gown which i bough. So glad I did the u turn and want back to my original love

Post # 8
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I wanted something a-line, soft and flowing.  I bought a corseted, mermaid dress.  Tongue Out

Post # 9
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wanted natural waisted ballgown. 

Girlfriends pushed me into the mermaid direction, where I focused at least 3 bridal appointments, looking for a dress. But deep down inside, no matter how beautiful the mermaid dresses were, I knew it wasn’t me.

Ended up with organza ballgown (on an appointment I went to alone!). 

I’ll get to wear her on Saturday! 🙂

Post # 10
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

This was one of my many loves and even a strong contender for a while, but I eventually decided it wasn’t a practical choice or very me.  It was what I thought I wanted: fit and flare with a textured skirt.


This is what I bought instead:


Post # 12
928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I called about 10 bridal shops to try on a sample of this one:


But it wasn’t flattering on me and I ended up with this one (not without regret, though, unfortunately):

Post # 13
582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@NinaS:  Natural Waisted Ballgown was the term I was looking for to describe mine haha! Love it!! 🙂 

Post # 14
1 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

I just went dress shopping for the first time a few days ago. My wedding is still over a year away, so I just wanted to go and get ideas. I was originally thinking I wanted something lace, A-line, nothing that would emphasize my large hips or small boobs. I ended up buying this:



So different from anything I ever expected to wear, and I am so glad the lady pulled it for me to try on because I never would have picked it for myself.

Post # 15
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I thought I wanted a mermaid or fit n’ flare, maybe like this



But this is what I walked away with, a satin ballgown
The biggest difference: I just felt like a bride in this gown.

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