Post # 1
What dress are you dying to see on a real bride? Do you think the models on the designer’s websites are not realistic? Would increasing the size of the models on the designers website give you a better picture of what the dress would look like on you?
Post # 3
I think I’d just like it if they looked happy and stopped posing so oddly. I never get the super serious face when they are supposed to be brides.
Post # 4
I would like to see shorter models! More of a variety and more typical body types (and less airbrushing) would be nice too, but height is what really makes it hard for me to imagine dresses on me.
Post # 5
@LGenz:I agree the poses are weird!
Post # 6
@Entangled: Yeah the doctoring of the photos to make the models look perfect is def a downside and yes there are alot of women that a shorter than the 5’10 models they use. So I too think they could mix it up a bit. I think they should really use larger models that are more realistic of the everyday woman. I hate that they only use models who are size -1. I’m not downing slim women Its just that most women are not that size.
Post # 7
Their dress size doesn’t really bother me as much as their height. I am 5’9″, but they put stools under those girls to make them look over 6’5″ tall in every picture…it lengthens the skirt so you can see the whole dress, I get it, but it is not realistic.
Post # 8
I see someone has chosen size 0-2. I would like to know why you picked that size as opposed to a larger size?
Post # 9
I think we would all appreciate models that look a bit more realistic… precious few people are actually size zero and 5’10”. I’m 5’1″, and a dress that looks a certain way on a tall woman does not look the same on someone my height. It’s difficult because a lot of the dresses I am interested in look much more glamorous on someone who is taller.
Post # 10
I don’t want to stare at pretty clothes on larger girls. I’m sorry, but that’s my truth. Yes, I know not a lot of ‘real’ people are size 0 (at least compared to a majority) but since I’m size 0 I want to see size 0 models.
However, I TOTALLY agree with shorter models! Yes, please pretty please short girls!
*As for the actaul question* what am I dying to see on a real bride? I really want to see some of Pinina Tournai’s gowns on some real brides… you know the outrageous dresses, insansely expensive, with sheer bodies, I want to see those on real brides.
Post # 11
I think a variety of sizes and heights would be nice to see!
@ vmec: I also don’t think the size of the girl diminishes the beauty of the dress, in fact I think its each individual girl that makes the dress more beautiful.
Post # 12
I actually feel like wedding dress models look pretty normal–definitely healthier than some high fashion girls I’ve seen on runways. I agree with @vmec: that it’s nice to see a dress being modeled by a girl that’s the same general size you are, and since I’m 6’0 and a size 4, I feel like they do a pretty good job of representing how a dress will look. I think it’s sad, though, that the market only caters to one demographic. I usually get the short end of the stick when shopping since nobody sells my inseam length, so I know what it’s like to go to a store and have nothing fit right!
I do NOT like all the computer-generated airbrushing and “trimming” that goes on after the photos have been taken. Some of those girls have been so digitally doctored that they look like plastic, and I imagine that all the re-touching also alters how the dress itself looks in the pictures. I also agree with PP that the weird posing is not at all helpful. As a bride looking for a dress, I didn’t want to see art, I wanted to see what the dresses looked like!
Post # 13
I want to see this dress with somebody who’s got some boobs and non stick arms.
Some of the size 0’s bug me, but I don’t necesssarily think the models should be size 12. I’d be happy with maybe 6 being the average. You can see how boobs, buts, and hips look in the gowns. The “hanger” girls aren’t my favorite.
Post # 14
@kala_way: Oh wow, do you know the designer of that dress, it is so gorgeous!!!
Post # 15
@kala_way:I agree. I think somewhere around size 6 would be good. Size sixes usually have some kind of curves (even if they’re slight) and you can get a pretty good idea from that I think.
Post # 16
You would think that in the U.K. there is enough clothes for girls 6.0 feet..
I’m 5.9 and in Netherlands kinda average size. No problems shopping.
I’m a size 10. But I prefer to watch cloths on slimmer models, with a bit of curves though.