(Closed) Wedding dress realizations and epiphanies

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3968 posts
Honey bee

I was surprised at how different dresses looked ON me vs. how I thought they looked.  I think it’s worth the time and effort to try on different silhouettes.  Wedding dresses seem to be different than regular dresses in how they ended up fitting.

Also – you don’t have to buy your final dress from there, but pick a salon that lets you take pictures (even if you just delete them right away).  Seeing a picture of me in a dress was really helpful in my decision making (vs. thinking it looked good in the mirror).

Post # 4
1373 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If the dresses were truly uncomfortable, it might have been just because of sizing issues.  Not only tightness but boning etc hitting you in the wrong place.

What I found was not so much uncomfortable dresses, but heavy dresses.  I went in thinking I didn’t want a train, and it took about two dresses tried on to confirm that opinion.  It took a lot longer to confirm for myself that I didn’t want a floor length dress at all – I was so torn between what I should do and shouldn’t do and what I thought people might and might not expect of me.

I agree that a lot of the dresses looked totally different on me than on the model – mostly due to my height, I think.  There was just so much less space for the dress to flow into before it hit the ground.

The other thing that became really clear when I tried dresses on was that the straight across necklines that look so sleek and modern generally look super lousy with me.  Same with backs – any back that did not dip down relatively low made me look like a linebacker since I have so much shoulder and a lot of upper body muscle.

Post # 5
520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Actually when I went and tried on dresses for the first and only time (also at Davids) I was shocked by how crazy unconformable and difficult to move in they were! I thought wow does every bride feel like they are wrapped in duck tape that weighs 50 pounds!!!? The dress that I plan on buying in June, was not only the best looking but the most comfy 🙂

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