(Closed) Will I *ever* find a dress?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Bainise2013:  just open the image in Paint if you have a windows computer. Draw over your face, and then save the picture in a new file. Upload that picture on here and you are done!

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Bainise2013:  I’m really glad you posted this thread. I have been dress shopping several times, but havent found “the one” yet. A few, I’ve really liked, but hesitated because one was pricey, and the other had a lace bodice. And I dont like lace, but loved it on this dress. Then, I showed my parents pictures, and they liked a totally different one the most! I dont have a large chest at all, being a small B, but I understand body issues. I know that we will both find the perfect dress, so just keep reminding yourself that you want to feel stunning. Not just ok. You might not cry or get emotional, but you’ll know. Youll smile. You’ll beam. It will be perfect, and you’ll know it. 

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Arghhh! I commented and then my internet messed up so I’m going to retype my thoughts but a condensed version.

#1- Love, love, love. My favorite. I think that neckline is beautiful on you, has straps for coverage and support.

#2- Not a fan of the 1 strap. I feel like it somehow makes your bust look much larger.

#3- My 2nd favorite. I think if it had 2 seperate straps opposed to the halter it would be the winner. So flattering (Aside from the halter). Did you ask if it can be altered to have 2 straps?

Not a fan of #4 (don’t like the beading under the bust), I just don’t like #5 or #6

Post # 24
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I really really love how dress 3 hugs your frame. I think with the right alterations in the bust area that dress can work. My other favourite is dress 5. But keep it strapless and have the neckline altered to a sweet heart. I kind of think that adding the straps accentuates your bust. You’ve got some beautiful dresses to choose from that I think can work really well for you ๐Ÿ™‚ good luck! 

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Hello, first of all, i just wanna say that please please dont worry. You will find the perfect one for sure.

I’m small/short girl, about 155cm and has no boobs at all. like I wear A size strapless bras and they will fall down…so it was also challenging to me to find the perfect fitting dress and one i absolutely love. 

Before going to stores, I went through so many websites to see what kind of dresses are out there. And i picked couples what I like but when i tried them…..NO :(I went to 4 different stores and tried 5-6 dresses per visits. All my dress stores let me take photos so that was good. but my mom lives different country, so i really need them as i had to email them to show them to my mom. So maybe this is a trick if the store doesnt allow you to take photos, tell them that your family lives different state/country and unable to come down here, so you need to have photos.

Anyways, at the 5th store….i tried 4-5 dresses and I was still unable to say YES. Then finally I found the perfect one!! it fits me great and i just love the dress itself. i had been very very upset and got super frustrated too. But you gonna find the one you gonna say YES to, so good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

 

by the way, i like 2nd dress ๐Ÿ™‚ I love details in laces.

 

Post # 26
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Newbee

Oh god girl I must have tried on 100 dresses.  The more I shopped the more I knew what I wanted and resisted the urge to try on something that wasn’t in my criteria.  Eventually at the 15th boutique I found my dress and was like huh.  This dress is totally different, but I kinda like it.  No one in my family liked it but I didn’t care.  It suited my style.  

I asked bridal consultants if brides ever cried.  Most said no, that’s on TV.

I would go with dress #3 if it’s your dream dress.  I don’t think it looks bad on you at all.  I think it gives you a nice curve.  

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Ok number one is amazing! You look teensy and your figure looks so amazing! I love that neckline silhouette. Don’t give up, you’re gonna find something perfect and look phenomenal! 

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Bainise2013:  YES, thank you for posting this! I am absolutely in the same boat; I’ve been dreading making dress appointments because I just don’t want to be disappointed. Also, many of the shops I called were poo-poing my vision (tea length). I did try on some nice long dresses that were beautiful but just not me. Plus many of the dresses are made for stick thin, flat chested girls!! I’m smaller in the chest than you (C), but was noticing how many dresses were unflattering to the larger chest. 

But, keep at it! I went to a shop this past weekend that has an amazing Justin Alexander tea length that I’m leaning towards! My bridal party said it was so exciting to see me light up when I was in it. 

As for your dresses, I really like #1-#3! For the rest of the dresses, I think the high belt/high waist is unflattering to the larger chest. It just accentuates what you have instead of flattering you other places. If #3 is your dream dress, go for it! Maybe cut off the halter strap? I actually found that kind of halter is much more flattering on me; I will definitely add one to my dress (whatever that may end up being!)

Good luck!!

Post # 29
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I went to 15 salons in 2 states (ok, so I was on vacation but still) before I found a dress.  I must’ve tried on 5-10 dresses at each salon.  It got overwhelming so I don’t necessarily recommend going to too many salons or trying on too many dresses but it’s what it took for me to find the dress.

I had the same problem you did. . .liked certain parts of all dresses but not all together.  I even had a consultant tell me maybe I should get my dress custom made.  Funny, I ended up buying a Casablanca from that same consultant a few weeks later because I found out they make custom changes with minimal extra charges. . .I picked the top of one dress, the bottom of another, changed the fabric, changed the neckline, lengthened the train, etc.  The girl at the salon told me that I’d be the only person with the dress.  I love that!  I recommend looking through the Casablanca dresses online and seeing if that’s an option for you.  Even with all the changes, my dress came in well under $1000.

 

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Number two is my favourite its very flattering!!!! Number three is your dream dress but you didn’t like the halter ? Keep in mind just because its a halter doesn’t mean it had to stay a halter you can change it to thick straps without a problem. you may not be happy with any dresses as you are mnot keeping an open mind, if your dress has to meet that specific criteria you may want to go custom route instead of trying on dresses that are not what you are looking for 

Post # 31
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Does Ronald Joyce have US stockists? That designer is pretty well known for it’s brilliant corsetry!

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