(Closed) Were you surprised by the style of THE dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Were you surprised by the type of dress you chose?

    Yes! Completely different from anything I imagined.

    Nope! I've known exactly the style I wanted since I was a little girl (or as soon as I was engaged)

    Other

  • Post # 62
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    For the longest time, I thought I wanted a strapless, satin dress with pick-ups and a corset back. I had worn a similar style dress as a bm in my friend’s wedding and absolutely loved everything about it.

    However, when I started looking for my wedding dress, these dresses just felt and looked wrong. Eventually, I started trying on dresses outside of my “vision” and discovered my love of lace, straps, and zipper/button backs. I couldn’t be happier 🙂

    Post # 63
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My dress is pretty much exactly what I pictures until you get to the bottom.  I knew I would get a lace dress that showed my hips but I never thought I would get something with such poofy tulle!

    Post # 64
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I really thought I would end up with flowy, ruched chiffon A-line dress. While some dresses in that category were among my favorites, I ended up falling in love with a tulle/netting dress with lace appliques and beading, and what I would call a modified A-line since it fit a little more snug around the hips. Oh, and I also ended up getting bright white instead of ivory. I felt the ivory just blended in too much with my skin, and my skin has cool undertones so I really thought the white looked better.

    Post # 65
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

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    @mstellah:  LOVE your dress!!

    Post # 66
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I thought I hated strapless and dropped waists, but my dress has both of those features.

    I also thought I would go simpler in terms of the style and maybe rely on draping for interest, but I’ve somehow ended up adding more and more sparkle to my look to the point that I look a little like a super frosty cupcake. I’m embracing it, though…when else do you get to dress like that than your wedding day?!

    Post # 67
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I thought I would want a strapless satin ballgown or A-line dress.

    I got a strapless organza mermaid dress.

    Post # 68
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I voted other because I bought a dress based on what it could be. The dress I got, while pretty, wasn’t me at all. I had quite a few alterations made (shortened to tea length, sweetheart neckline, removed the sash, nixed the crinoline in favor of a black one, got a black sheer jacket to go over it because it was strapless and I don’t like that on me, and let out some of the pickups (they were very slight, nothing dramatically pinned anywhere)).

    I never thought about “the dress” growing up because I never thought about any of it. So, going into it, I knew only that a long dress was way too formal, halters were a no and I wanted something simple so that adding colorful touches wouldn’t clash with / take away from / ruin the whole thing.

     

    Post # 69
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I was surprised, but perhaps shouldn’t have been?

    I lost about 80 pounds 2 years ago (from a size 18 to a size 6), and have kept it off but in my mind I’m still bigger so I always pictured myself in a super figure flatering ball gown (which was all I was looking at), cause I couldn’t picture myself in something fitted because I have skewed self image.  I wound up with a strapless fit and flare, all lace.  I only tried it on to shut my Maid/Matron of Honor up, but knew I’d hate it, but was wrong.  I felt so small, and it was hugging my hips.  I think it helped my self image X1000000.  The ballgowns just swallowed me up. 

    Post # 70
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    @Mrs.C.to.bee:  I had a similiar experience.  I’ve lost over 65 pounds and (size 16 to size 10/12) and I was sad to see that ballgowns and A-lines looked terrible on my still curvy body/hips. And I wanted LACE LACE LACE!!  I tried on a mermaid with all of the ruffles/tulle that I always “thought” I hated… and fell in love. I still got some lace though… hard to see in the photo’s.

    Post # 71
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    This is what I wanted…

    MoriLee 1856. But it just didn’t look right on me. I didn’t want something so poofy at the bottom…

     

    This is what I got…

    Even more poofy and massive…

    Haha!

    Post # 72
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I was very surprised, i thought i would get something poofy and strapless, and this is what i got:

     

     

    And my family loved it!

    Post # 73
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    Sugar bee

    I walked into the salon and said “I want something fitted through the waist like a mermaid, asymmetrical, ruffles, strapless, sweetheart” and this is what I got: 

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