Post # 47
My No’s were:
No bubble hem (it just looks way too much like a comforter!)
No zipper (I knew corset would be right for me)
No cleavage showing
No strapless (however, I did end up with a strapless to everyone’s surprise)
Post # 48
cheap looking lace/beaded appliques
…I ended up with the perfect satin A-line dress with a crystal belt with clean lines! <3
Post # 49
No beading or sequins (this one was huge for me)
No pick ups
Nothing too plain
Pretty much nothing white either.. I wasn’t a fan of the stark white on me
Post # 50
No white (I look much better in ivory)
nothing too princessy
nothing that was 1000 degrees to wear
no ruching or pickups
no mermaid (not good for a pear shaped lady)
no corset back (that one was mostly for my mom who can’t stand them)
Post # 51
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
Keyhole backs (I’m petite and looked like a linebacker, and also no boob support)
Post # 52
@Saria213: MUST HAVE COVERED BUTTONS or the ability to add them on!
No ball gown.
Nothing too heavy.
I found it!!
Post # 53
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
- No shiny fabric
- No pick ups
- No big flowers or embellishments
- NO BLING
- No sleeves or halters
- No empire waists
- No sheaths
- No corset back
Went in thinking I wanted a tulle ballgown and left with a lace mermaid!
Post # 54
No pickups, no strapless (I wanted long sleeves), no bow on the butt, no corset (I think those are so informal looking), no mermaid.
Post # 55
Unflattering silhouettes on me : ballgowns, A-line, mermaid, empire waist.
Fabrics I wasn’t attracted to : organza, satin, taffetas or anything too heavy or too blingy (I like a little bling but not all over the dress).
Styles that weren’t of my taste : Pick-up, one shoulder off or asymetrical, anything that looked like lingerie (corset-like bodices especially), long trains, plunging V-neckline (would have looked indecent on me), halter top.
I was open to trying on shoulder caps or sleeves since my wedding was supposed to be in winter, but I just didn’t happen to find one within my budget that had those. Also, while I don’t like those things on myself, I can appreciate most of them worn by another bride.
Post # 56
@Saria213: Items on my absolute no go list were: ruffles, empire waist and extreme bling.
My sister picked an empire waist dress for me to try on anyway. I did try it on to humour her, but even the bridal consultant made the comment that empire waists are more for women with something to hide and that I had nothing to hide.
Post # 57
My main problem is that I don’t want a strapless gown – and almost every gown I see is, or if I’m lucky has some sort of perfunctory strap. I notice that a lot of ladies in here specify they don’t want strapless gowns either; I read a few articles some weeks back about how the strapless monopoly is actually just a sneaky labour saver for the manufaturers. Darn conspiracies. I want full sleeves!
Absolutely no sequins or sparkles for me; I want lace, some subtle beading is okay. No shiny fabrics. No ruching or ruffles. No corset-type back. With very few exceptions, no bows. No zany coloured additions like a fuschia sash. No…feathers?
I actually found my dream dress back in 2008, in an idle google session. Four computers later, I still have a folder full of pictures of it. I just can’t find anything that’s hitting me with the same impact today, and I still love that dress as much as ever, even if it isn’t trendy now. Of course it doesn’t help that my criteria of things I don’t want remove 99% of dresses instantly. I am considering just making my dream dress myself (I am already making the bridesmaid dresses, because I instantly had in mind what I wanted).