Post # 1
So there are plenty of threads about all things lovey dovey dresswise, but this isn’t one of them. What I want to know is what were the aspects of a dress that would immediately constitute a “no” from you.
(And no, this thread is not meant to put any type of dress down, so you don’t have to go into detail of why you don’t like each specific aspect, I’m just wondering if I was the only one who had a premeditated idea of what I didn’t like.)
For me, I had quite the list of things I told my bridal consultants.
Tulle (under the skirt is fine, but none showing)
Satin (although I tried on 2 satin dresses just to check lol)
Large embellishments like flowers, etc
I’m sure I’m forgetting some. Now it’s your turn to add to the list! GO! 🙂
Post # 3
No ballgowns. I’m really short so I didn’t want something that would overwhelm me.
No shiny fabrics.
I didn’t want a bunch of buttons on the back or corset style. I like the look, but don’t have the patience. I went with a hidden zipper, which was great.
Nothing with a reaaaaally long train.
No stark white. I have pretty fair skin and I felt white didn’t work with my coloring.
No long and/or embellished veils.
Post # 4
No halters. No taffeta. No train.
Post # 5
@Saria213: My dress dealbreaker was more tactile in nature – if a dress felt itchy or scratchy it was OUT!!
Post # 6
@Saria213: I knew i wanted tea length, I am far too practical to have a dress dragging on the ground all night, and really wanted coverage on the back so there wouldn’t be too much attention on my tattoos.
I found the perfect tea length with a lace back.
Post # 7
I have yet to purchase, but for sure no;
-Crazy Rouching that makes the whole dress look really stiff and not fluid
-Dropped Waist (I never EVER understood why this is so popular. It just looks disproportionate to me on most.)
Post # 8
No Ball Gowns, Pick Ups, Tulle, Sequins, A lot of Bling, Strapless…and any dress that showed that bit of armpit fat some women get. My consultant thought I was mad when I pointed that out to her but I refuse to look at that in my wedding photos for the rest of my life. I was also told that ‘it’s your wedding day, you have to have bling.’ No. No I do not.
Post # 9
I had to be able to try it on – no ordering and praying for me
Had to be able to move well in it – but I can move in basically anything, so there’s that
Nothing scratchy/itchy/that would cut me
Post # 10
I really hated ruching, pickups and chiffon.
Post # 11
I said no tulle and then fell in love with a dress with tulle, so hey – ya never know. 🙂
Post # 12
I have to be comfortable, and able to dance! No ballgowns, but room to breathe!
Post # 13
I can understand that, like I said, I mentioned no satin and then saw 2 really gorgeous satin dresses so I figured I’d try them. “Eh, what the hell!” What if one of them turned out to be my dream dress and I ended up loving it? Alas, all they did was make me realize that I really did hate satin on me (at least white satin), but I did realize that I loved the mermaid shape.
Post # 14
No taffeta, too noisey
No Satin too shiny
No pickups, ballgowns with pickups seemed way to Quinceanera-dess-like.
No one shoulder dresses
No halter dresses
No straight neckline on strapless.
No see through corset dresses, too sexy for a wedding where my family is attending.
No corset back dresses only hidden zippers or buttons.
No colored accents (like alfred angelo dresses)
No beading “embroidery”. I loathe when designs are beaded on, like the patterns on the satin and taffeta dresses at DB. ugh. I was ok with beading and such but NOT if it was designed on the main fabric.
Post # 15
No Polyester, pick ups, ballgowns, corsets, ruching, chiffon, drop waist, asymmetrical features
Post # 16
Satin, ballgowns, too traditional/modest, too plain