(Closed) What you wanted vs what you bought

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
9758 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I was fairly sure I wanted a long sleeved ball gown. Well, turns out long sleeved ball gowns are few and far between and also ballgowns made me look huge. Then I thought I wanted a vintage dress from the 50s-70s. That also didn’t work out as my proprotions didn’t work with many vintage gowns without massive alterations.

I ended up with something much more fitted. Lace and tulle which was the one thing that I wanted all along and was able to accommodate.

Post # 17
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

legojedi:  I started off wanting an a-line dress or fit-and-flare and I tried on quite a few of both. The dress I ended up with was picked from the rack almost as a “haha yeah I’ll never pick this but it’ll be fun to try on!” Totally not what I was picturing for myself and it was over budget by quite a bit but I loved it too much to say no. 

Eta the pic is of the dress I went with. Sorry it’s so huge, I’m on my phone and it’s all I have on here is a stock photo 

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 3 months ago by countrygirll.
Post # 18
23 posts

They were out of the dress i wanted but i figured id go in get measured and try on a few dresses anyway. The dress at the bottom was the first i tried on. But i didn’t want to take it off. I felt like a bride and could imagine myself walking down the isle on our special day in it. I fell in love instantly and rang the bell with tears in my eyes and the biggest smile on my face. I’m so excited i cant wait to wear my dress in 19 days 😍 I know my fiancée is gonna love it.  

Post # 19
1452 posts
Bumble bee

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Souzie:  I love your dress.  Who’s the designer?

Post # 20
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I had no vision of what I wanted to wear for my wedding. All I knew was that I didn’t want a ballgown and no tulle. This was the first dress I pulled from a magazine and kept with me as I shopped.

Maggie Sottero Kirstie


This is what I picked. Wtoo Pippin

Post # 21
3058 posts
Sugar bee

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legojedi:  the dress you chose looks lovely!  Isn’t it funny how sometimes we have an idea in our head and it ends up being quite different than what we end up with!

I thought I wanted a strapless/form-fitting, and ended up with straps and a ballgown haha.

Post # 22
2837 posts
Sugar bee

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bywater:  Thanks…it’s Pnina Tornai. 

Post # 23
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

For three years I drooled over the Wtoo Pippin. The geometrical pattern was so different from every other dress, the buttons going down the dress’s entire back, and the banging shape it gave every bride I saw it on. 

I called every shop near me who carried the line until I finally found one shop that still carried it. And I was so dissapointed when I tried it on! It was so heavy, had so much boning in it, and made my butt look even more nonexistant than it already is. 

That’s when I found the Wtoo Agatha. Totally different from what I envisioned; but so light, airy and fun. I love it, even if it’s everything I thought I wanted to avoid!

Post # 24
77 posts
Worker bee

When I was looking through the internet I really wanted the Cleo gown by Rue de Seine. But it worked out to be too expensive and I would have had to fly to the mainland (or to New Zealand) just  to try it on (I live in Hawaii). So I ended up trying on what I could at the local shops, and fell in love with the Pronovias Jesolo.

Post # 25
1416 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

My dress: 



What I pinned:





Post # 26
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Always swooned over: Watter’s Penelope Dress 

Ended up getting: 


Post # 27
4964 posts
Honey bee

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legojedi:  Look-wise, I really like mermaid cuts. The problem is I’m not tall and slender. I think my figure looks best with A-line. You can’t really go wrong with A-line cut plus the silhouette is classic and timeless. 

Post # 30
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I had wanted a somewhat form fitting dress with lace sleeves to cover up my chest/arms. I was absolutely certain that I did not want a strapless dress. I ended up getting a more A-line strapless dress. It was much more flattering on my body and had more of a dramatic effect that I wanted for my Catholic church wedding.


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