(Closed) When picking your dress,,.

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Mine was a combination of the style I wanted and the dress I thought looked best on me. I wanted something that would make me look slim and with a tiny waist. It seemed the dresses that worked best for my figure were A line styles with ruching. I always imagined myself in a classic ballgown however. In the end I chose a dress that had the ballgown style but was still very slimming through the bodice. 

Post # 4
631 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I found that the style that I was in love with online and in magazines looked absolutely terrible on me, so I became that confused bride who didn’t have the slightest clue what I wanted.


I ended up ordering a dress that looked good on my shape and that I liked a lot, but it wasn’t my ‘dream dress.’

Post # 5
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My main factors were obviously cost, then what went with our style of wedding (garden, casual) and then what I looked best in (I am a shortie so nothing too poofy).

Post # 6
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have started dress shopping, but haven’t found my dress yet. I had a certain general style that I was interested in, but was open to trying on anything. I have found, though, that what looks best on my body (and the style that I now prefer) is the complete opposite of what I originally thought I wanted (and they say it happens that way sometimes!).

Post # 7
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

My priorities, in order, were:


2. What looked best on me (I had no pre-conceived notions or preferences. I relied a lot on the consultants.)

3. What fit best with our venue and wedding style

Post # 8
2125 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I kinda knew I didn’t want a ballgown..something more form fitting. But I really didn’t have a clue far from that. I started to see what was looking good on me almost righ away….so finding the one wasn’t too hard.

Post # 9
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I knew that I wanted something unlike anything I would find in a bridal shop. Nothing with a huge puffy or mermaid skirt, nothing out of that awful heavy satiny bridal fabric, nothing with those oh-so-average pleats.

I also knew I would be making it myself so I could do anything!

Post # 10
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I went on 2 dress-shopping trips. The only thing I knew before I started was that I wanted some lace on the dress.

On the 1st trip I tried on every style and shape imaginable, to make sure I got the right shape for me. This has also kept away the dreaded “Dress Regret” because I know it’s the right shape and I won’t think “Maybe a mermaid would have looked better” or something.

Then on the 2nd trip I knew I wanted a fitted waist with an A-line skirt, so then I went round trying dresses in that shape because I knew that’s what worked best.

I also kept in mind the venue (which is a relaxed and quirky place near the beach) so I didn’t go for anything too poofy or blingy because it would have looked weird with the syle of the setting.


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