(Closed) What are the right motivations for picking a dress?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My opinion is to pick the one you feel the best in. In the pictures you look happier in the first dress. But if you love the style of the second dress more go with that one. Or keep looking and try on more dresses. I was between two dresses for about a month, I decided to go to one more random salon and found a new dress that toped the other two. Good luck, and which ever you pick will be beautiful. They both look great on you

Post # 4
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

When you find the right dress you just can’t stop thinking about it. You can’t wait to wear it and if you are torn you might not have found it. I was in your shoes a few weeks ago. I was torn because none of them were really it. I have since gone in a completely different direction and I have finally found MY dress! Eek! I have pics of her posted everywhere. Fiance is very amused because I only have one pic of him and ten of my dress (framed!) I cant wait to wear her! 

Post # 5
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I went through a similar thing. I wanted a lace dress, something very elaborate and different from my everyday look. However, the simple beaded dresses were more flattering. My advice to you is keep looking. Somewhere there is a dress that meets both qualifications. Try Casablanca, Mori Lee, Allure, Maggie Sottero and Anjolique. Great dresses at similar price points to DB.

Post # 6
1109 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’d say the best motivations are budget, how flattering it is, how pretty you feel in it and if Fiance would like it. Whether or not a dress fits your personality largely depends on how you wear it. I think that sweetheart dress is absolutely lovely on you, the second one is trendy which I think is NOT a good motivation to buy a dress. I also probably wouldn’t recommend the straight neckline for you, or anyone else for that matter. They aren’t flattering IMO.

Post # 7
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

When I put on THE dress, the two things going through my head were,

1. “Holy crap I look HOT!”


2. “There is nothing I don’t like about this dress.”

Those were pretty much my only criteria; I ended up in a style I never in a million years would have envisioned myself in, but it was perfect.

For what it’s worth, I think you are rocking that Vera. I’d probably alter the neckline to a sweetheart, but it really does suit you.

Post # 9
1 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

@sweetpeony: I cannot get OVER what a STUNNER you are in that second dress!  You absolutely rock it!  Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise… I actually find it more flattering than the first.  Typically, I don’t go for statement dresses, but wow.  Second one, times a million.  Smile  Wowza.


As for the topic (hehe), it’s not the dress when you try it on, eh… try it on again… I guess it’s alright… consultant tries to sell you on it, you’re afraid you won’t find anything else… and it is flattering…

This happened with the first dress which I thought would be “my dress.”  The longer I wore it, the more I thought that maybe it was the one.

A few weeks later, I went with my family to a bridal salon and the very first dress I tried on had me speechless; it was nothing that I ever would have chosen by the stock photo.  I tried on at least a dozen other dresses and couldn’t stop thinking about the first one.  Long story short, it was the one.  The “moment” happens, you just have to be patient and recognize it.  🙂


Post # 10
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@sweetpeony: Sounds like you already know which one is your dress 🙂

Trust me, nobody is going to have a single bad thing to say about it; if you can look that good in the sample that’s too big for you, you’ll be an absolute knockout when it’s ordered in the correct size.

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