(Closed) What kind of dress did you choose and why?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4173 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

A neopolitan drop pleat ball gown by Jessica McClintock…because it was long enough (I’m 6 feet tall)  and it made me feel gorgeous!

Post # 4
949 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

well for me i knew i wanted something with poofy skirt- based on our theme…i also wanted something that was fitted to as thats usually what i wear.. i tried on very few some more form fitting and i wasnt comfy, i was in love with sabelle but when i saw my dress and tried it on and had my moment and actually teared up.

i used to work in bridal, so that let me know up front what i wanted.. i will say this- if you THINK you  may like a style.. try on at least 1 of them.. the average try ons for an appt is 6.. that will let you have a lot of diff styles to choose. Never say NO to something before you try at least 1 on.

heres the stock pic of my dress 

Post # 5
3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I knew I wanted something very simple and elegant.  I went with this one from Davids Bridal (WG3243) and added a bolero and flowered sash.

Post # 6
1490 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I wanted a ballgown that was different and I think my dress fulfills that description.

My reasoning: I never wanted to feel like a princess, but I knew ballgowns would look the best on my shape- I tried on 1 mermaid for kicks and I looked like a sausage with boobs. I wanted to feel glamorous but didn’t want bling- rich satin or flowy draping is more my taste.

Post # 7
6533 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I tried to convince myself to get a slim sexy satin fit and flare, but I kept coming back to ball gowns… They just scream “wedding” to me. 


Post # 8
6533 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Picture the above dress with lining! 😉

Post # 9
2430 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

This was my inspiration board:


And this was my dress:


I was 100% happy with my dress.  I wanted something mostly lace and very simple/easy to move in with a vintage flair. 

Post # 10
3631 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I got an A line with a v neck and straps, I’m not a small girl by any means and it was by far the most flattering (well, of the 4 dresses I tried on….) Also, it was $300. 

Post # 11
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Before going shopping I knew I wanted a mermaid, but still kept an open mind and tried on a few different styles. I’m 5’5″ and only 110 pounds, so I’m tiny. I tried on a ball gown and it was too much dress. I also tried on an A-line, but it felt too “prom”. Once I tried on one mermaid I knew that was the right style for me! Here it is! AA 2083 =)


Post # 12
1953 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I went with a dropped waist ballgown, it just seems the most weddingy to me.

Post # 13
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My original “this is my dream dress” was so far from what I ended up with. I kept thinking lace and cap sleeves. But my FH really didn’t like lace or sleeves and wanted to see me in something strapless. I searched for something that was simple and easy yet a little unique like me. In the process I purchased two other dresses (yikes) before I finally ended up with my dress!


Here is what I was originally thinking:

First dress I bought:

Second Dress I bought:


And finally MY DRESS! I love it!

Post # 14
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I am a plus size girl so I didnt want anything poofy or big HELLO lol. Also not a big fan of long trains. Plus I wanted something that when my DH would see me he would want to skip the reception and head straight to the room.

First pic is inspiration, 2nd is me:

Post # 15
3809 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I originally wanted mermaid, fitted cuz I’m tall and slim, but I tried it on I couldn’t even walk in it, I did not like it. Then I tried on ball gown, poofy tulle dress with sparkly top and I fell in love. I bought it on the stop, it’s a ME dress. 

Post # 16
8374 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Because I did not meet my DH and get married until I was in my mid-to-late 40s, I had MANY years to look forward to and dream about the day when I would finally get to wear “the big, white dress.”

I always envisioned myself getting married in a stunning ball gown, so that is the style with which I began with when I started the search for my dress. However, by the time I met my DH, I was now plus sized, and, when I saw what a true, full, gathered-waist ballgown looked like on my body, I knew that that silhouette just would not work for me. 

Because I am not as small as the bridal sample sizes, I didn’t even ask to try on a fit-and-flare or other form-fitting style, since I didn’t think I could get them on my body.  Also, I thought about the fact that I have the rest of my life to wear form-fitting gowns to special events if I want to, and I figured, when ELSE would I EVER have the opportunity to wear a ball gown?

I ended up choosing an A-line ball gown, which provided a very nice silhouette for me. I chose my dress because I loved the fact that the gown was 100-percent silk, had Swarovski crystals and beading sewn on to the bodice, had a sweetheart neckline, and was simply beautiful from the back.  In hindsight, I now often struggle with major dress regret after finding WB and after now having watched SYTTD! There seriously are some GORGEOUS gowns out there that I never even knew existed.

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