What you imagined vs What you really wore

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Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Gotta say, of the trio, your real giwnnis the one that made me gasp out loud. The drape, the fabric, the neckline… it’s all absolutely stunning.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

I always imagined I’d wear a knee-length 50s style dress. After trying on several, I somehow ended up with this one instead (obviously not me in the picture…)

I never wanted anything big or traditional, I think I just got a bit carried away in the bridal shop!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

I imagined a cute knee length white sheath type dress with a birdcage veil and a fitted bolero and we would go to the courthouse (This is after I accepted i would never be one to have a temple marriage and a sealing )lol. My husband and father decided they wanted the whole white wedding shebang so I sucked it up and wore a plain ivory mermaid type silhouette 99 dollar DB special because poor lmao. It was okay.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2022

Struggling with this now!! I always imagined a ball gown or poofy a-line would swallow me because I am so short… but it’s down to that and a dramatic mermaid, and I have to pick by Monday! It’s crazy how stuff looks on each individual body… I actually thought most dresses were prettier in person on the hangers than on the models! 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

What I imagined: An open back lace sheath gown with cathedral train

What I really wore: An open back lace sheath gown with cathedral train yell

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Mine was pretty much as I imagined – floor-length, white, a-line with round neck.  The only difference is I imagined short sleeves and it had 3/4 length.  I did try other styles on, but they just didn’t work on me.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2021

I first wanted something ethereal and whimsy like a Claire Pettibone dress. 

then I wanted something very minimalist with a sleek silhouette and a thick material like this Rosa Clara dress

 

ive decided to go 180 and I have bought the dress below because I love the texture and modern retro crochet design 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I always imagined myself wearing a poofy, Princess Belle-esque gown with lace all over. But I’m so skinny and petite, I just drowned in it. 

 

I ended up choosing a mermaid silhouette to elongate me and show off my figure. This is the one I ended up wearing 🙂 

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I really thought I would wear a dress like this:

 

But I looked horrible in them. The shape and cut of the dress looked really bad on my frame. Plus the more intricate lace it had, the more it looked like I was wearing my grandma’s kitchen doily. Was really sad about that since I love lace.

In the end, this is what I wore. It turned out to be my dream dress.

 

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I had an elopement ceremony and was never really into weddings, so I thought I’d get something tea length. I ended up getting a full-length dress. It wasn’t a super fancy one, but it was still more “wedding-like” than I thought I would buy.

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee

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@charlotterbee:  I love the middle dress – it’s gorgeous!  Though the one you have chosen is stunning too!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2020

I went through a few different ideas of what I wanted. At first I thought I would like a slim, old holywood-esque draped off the shoulder gown

I then decided I only get to wear the fairytale big gown once so screw it why not go for an aline to ballgown with long lace sleeves, still loved a plain skirt though

I eventually went with a combination of the two very different styles I had imaged. Off shoulder but not draped, lace torso, clean A-line skirt

Post # 15
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Helper bee

This is a fun thread! I always imagined myself in a form-fitting, probably mermaid-style dress with really intricate lace or some other kind of intricate detail. My dream dress was something like this:

But when I tried a couple dresses like that on, I felt like they sort of swallowed me up and almost distracted from me. Here are a couple I tried:

Instead, I ended up with a very sleek plain satin dress, although it was in the silhouette I imagined! I adored my wedding dress, it felt like it highlighted me on my wedding day instead of the other way around. Here are a couple pictures!

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