Post # 32
I told the consultant no pickups, no beading in weird patterns, no mermaids, and I wanted a natural waist. She insisted I try on all of the above and seemed confused at why I hated all those dresses :/. I ended up with a satin A-line with a rhinestone sash and rhinestone-beaded neckline.
Post # 33
-NO BOOBS! I hate it when too much cleavage shows in dresses
-No corset backs
-no lace or mermaids (nothing “country”), those dresses are too common IMO
Post # 34
No lace, no straps, no ballgowns, no pickups, and nothing heavy.
Post # 35
No strapless,, no ballgown, no tulle, no pick ups, no stark white.
Post # 36
no sweetheart / strapless
no satin or silk or tafetta
no visible corsets or corset backs
Post # 37
@Saria213: No beading/bling. I fidget and pick at my clothing, especially when nervous. Half would be gone before I got down the aisle. My dress is covered in sequins, but they’re all underneath a layer of tulle so I can’t get to it.
No empire/natural waist gowns. Empire makes me look pregnant and my boobs are so big and torso so short that natural waist looks like empire. Same problem.
No cupcake poof in the skirt. A full skirt is good, but I want to be able to put my arms all the way down.
Post # 38
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
Hey, I gave everything a fair try! I’ve tried every possible dress from ballgown to mermaids to modified trumpet. I just looked funny; trying to play dress-up. So much for liking dresses online only to find out that they looked funny on me!
No strapless; I have bat wings… nana nana nana nana nana nana and didn’t want to keep pulling my dress up.
No corset-back; if I wanted a corset-backed dress, I would be approaching a corsetier to custom-make a wedding corset and dress — not a bridal dress store
No asymmetrical skirts (It will drive me CRAZY)
No trumpet or fitted skirts for a wedding dress; I am a natural klutz. I don’t need any further encouragement from a wedding dress to fall down while walking down the aisle — like in AFV (America’s Funniest Home Videos)!
Sadly, blingy dresses like Maggie Sottero was a NO.
No to too much dress!
(I’m petite and can’t wear excessively high heels. I loathed the thought of having to spend $$$$ on alterations. If I had to alter the dress, I’d be better off getting it custom-made.)
Example of a really really beautiful dress, but would look a lot better on somebody else:
Post # 39
No pickups, no tulle, no taffeta, no halters, no mermaids, no trumpets, no fitted A-lines, no feathers, no shiny fabric, no sleeves, nothing too plain – I wanted a ton of bling!
Post # 40
Oh I had so many
NO: strapless, ballgown, satin, backless, asymmetry, ‘rosettes’, one shoulder, drop waist, white, diamond white, pickups, sashes, tea length, colored embroidery, tons of beading, all over lace, poof of any kind, too much chest exposed.
My overall goal was to avoid all dresses that someone would buy ‘because I want to feel like a princess’. The whole princess thing creeps me out.
Post # 41
I said a big NO to the following:
white/ivory/cream – any colour that is considered to be traditional
horizontal ruching or visible horizontal lines
satin – so unforgiving lol
any dress that I found too simple or plain for my taste
And I didn’t end up with a gown with any of the aforementioned
Post # 42
backless – I need to wear a bra
empire – makes me look pregnant…
sheath – not right for my body
I chose a dress with ruching and ruffles, and I never thought that’s what I’d pick! I also found I like some bling on dresses when I thought I didn’t. So you might surprise yourself!
Post # 43
No ballgowns or full a-lines
No overly fitted dresses e.g. mermaids
Not white, ivory, champagne, gold or any typical bridal colour.
Yeah, I pretty much deal-broke myself out of the entire salon with that list.
Post # 44
- No strapless
- No corsets
- No puffy skirts
- no cleavage
- no bows or “cutesy” stuff
Most of my search was in designer eveningwear as opposed to bridal, because my trips to bridal salons were mostly frustrating (it’s hard to go with the above list at a bridal salon!) I am so happy that in the end I stuck to my guns and found the perfect dress.
Post # 45
@Lollybags: +1 to the bling. some consultants tried to force me into these very blinged out dresses and tried convinving me i wouldnt stand out if I didnt “sparkle”. Looking at some of the ladies here in their non-bling dresses really reassured me also!
Post # 46
Might sound weird, but my deal breaker was anything that looked like a wedding dress. So basically everything. I’m wearing an infinity dress, usually seen on BMs.