(Closed) Was the dress you ended up with the one you imagined you would?

posted 12 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had the opposite happen to me. I originally envisioned a 50s-inspired tea-length dress, a-line with a circle skirt, somewhat like this one:


But then I tried on a more 40s-inspired chiffon dress and I loved it.

Post # 5
1915 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am a very indecisive person by nature about anything, wedding related or otherwise. I had a broad vision of types of dresses I liked. I tended towards lace and floaty-ness, no big ball gown. I had a lot of slim fit styles (sheat, mermaid) saved to my inspiration folder, and I did end up buying one. With beading. And hating it. I have since come back around to look for an A-line lace dress with lace and organza. I haven’t found it yet, but I don’t think it’s too far off my original vision (still no big ball gown). If anything, I think the first dress I bought strayed from that!

Post # 6
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@ danadelphia: Your final dress choice is beautiful! A nice compromise between what you initially wanted and what works best on you.

Like you, I thought I wanted flowy chiffon but I looked dumpy in those dresses. I was surprised that a “slim A-line” style (not quite mermaid, but tending in that direction) was most flattering, and I’m wearing tafetta which I never would have guessed.

In many pictures, I wasn’t nuts about a corset back but I actually love it on. I thought I wanted straps for sure, but wound up with strapless.

On an unrelated note, people are clamoring to find out about your MOB dress on another thread. Can you post that as its own message? Thanks!


Post # 7
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had envisioned a scoop neck, A-line skirt, no beading, and absolutely no buttons down the back (see my “inner bride” avatar made on theknot.com).

I ended up with a strapless, mermaid style, with some beading on the front, and buttons all the way down the skirt.

So much for resolutions!

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Post # 8
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I thought I wanted a dressd like this.

I ended up getting this dress. 

The first one was beautiful but very heavy and more of the princess look.  But the sales lady put me in this dress and it was just perfect!

Post # 9
59 posts
Worker bee

When I first started looking at wedding gowns online, I fell in love with the Maggie dress Dallas Marie.  It’s asymmetric and very romantic with a train.

Well, no store in the state carried it so I went to David’s Bridal and purchased the T9309.


Post # 10
25 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

I thought very much the same way as you, I wanted something without a train or with a removable train. I didn’t want strapless because I don’t have much to hold it  up, and I didn’t want a lot of beading.

My dress is strapless with a corset hidden inside, a very long train for what I had wanted, and has much more beading than I would’ve thought I’d liked.

Large View of the Yara Bridal Gown

And the back….


oops my pictures didn’t post…here’s the link

Large View of the Yara Bridal Gown

Post # 11
2039 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I guess my current dress isn’t tooo far off what I thought I wanted.

Here’s one of the ones I wanted to try on (and did). I loved it on, but it felt very young, like a princess-y-running-through-fields dress, not the elegant look I was going for.



Here’s another dress I thought I would love. But it ended up just looking like a nightgown on me–it didn’t have enough structure.

Here are two more that I reeeaaally loved and wanted to try on, but they didn’t have them at the salon 🙁

And here’s the dress I actually ended up getting…it’s at least by the same designer as the last two!

Post # 12
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I didn’t want anything poofy and princess like, I wanted a sweetheart cut, very romantic style with no beading I wanted an all lace dress. Well it turns out ball gown/ aline looked the best on me and poofy with some beading wasn’t too bad…

this is what I ended up with lol 


Post # 13
49 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

I didn’t want a wedding dress at all! Oh the power of lace… 🙂

Post # 14
514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am super decisive person – with conviction! I got exactly the dress that I was shopping for – sweetheart top, not beads, interesting rouching, A-line. 

Post # 15
1364 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I pretty much got the same thing that I was originally going for. Simple, tea-length, not satin, not a lot of beading.

I did research for about 5 months before I went dress shopping though! 

Post # 16
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I was so set on what I wanted too!  Ended up with something totally different and am sooo happy with it!  (I guess I DON’T know everything!)

I wanted the first pic, ended up with the second

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