Why did you choose a dress with pick ups?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Because I HATE a flat skirt! Lol….to me it makes me look a lot shorter. Every dress I have tried on that has a skirt fell flat just made me feel well un-me, if that makes any sense. I always wanted one that was just plain but as soon as i put it on it really didn’t do anything. Thus I ended up with a dress that had pick-ups. Here’s a pic of the back of mine(the only one I have) and it’s a terrible pic. I was looking at my feet.

Post # 5
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I chose mine because it looked different to me than the standard tulle ballgown. I love those, but after looking at a couple of different stores, I was searching for something a little more original. Here’s mine, since I never get tired of posting it :0).


Post # 7
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think the fuller skirt made me look skinnier! I love some fullness at the bottom of a wedding dress, I wasn’t looking for pickups or anything but once I tried on this dress, I loved the waist on it! 

Post # 8
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Ladyjenn: i’m not a big fan of pickups but you look amazing in your pic up dress!

it really suits you

Post # 10
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

oh how i hate pick ups!  I knew I didn’t want them.  It may work for some brides, but I’m petite and I just hate the bulk and the style of the pickups. I also think they are trendy and will look dated sooner than other styles.

Post # 11
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Mine has a couple of pickups, and I really didn’t choose it BECAUSE of the pickups, I just chose it because it was the dress I felt looked the best on me. I definitely wasn’t seeking them out. 

Post # 12
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I did not want pick-ups and then my Fiance says one night I really like those dresses with the “pulls” I had no idea what he was talking about and then one night we were watching say yes to the dress and this girl comes on looking like the queen of cupcakes and he says “Just like that, I love that”.

I decided to at least try one on.  I ended up finding one with modified pickups and bought it. Hopefully it’s enough for him LOL

Post # 13
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was neither searching for nor avoiding pickups; I’m neutral on them (provided they don’t look like the bride is waiste-deep in coolwhip). My dress has a few, not a lot.

The design elements I was looking for were: mermaid-style silhouette, sweet-heart neckline, a flower detail, and not a lot of sparkles and beading.


Post # 14
1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I was totally fascinated with pick-ups until I tried a dress with some.  I looked like I was wearing a quilt.  How they look so good on some people but so ridiculous on me remains a mystery.

Post # 15
11 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

@AudzinLuv:  Initially, I wanted the mermaid dress, and I’m sure that’s what everyone is expecting me to come down the isle in.  However, during the process of trying on dresses, the Oleg Cassini dress that I picked from David’s Brida (I think the number is CT something), it had more of a wow factor, so that’s the one I chose.

Post # 16
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

you have to definetly try one on!!! i NEVER thought that i would be intrested in a dress with pickups!! but i bought a dress with pickups from davids bridal! and i am in love!!!

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