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Meghan
Rockstar October 2019

Your Dress - Internet vs. Reality

Meghan, on December 15, 2020 at 9:01 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 3 70
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Every bride-to-be searches the internet for their dream dress. But anyone who has tried on dresses, and chosen their dress, knows that the internet version isn’t always reality. Show us your internet dress picture, then show us your dress in real life!
Here is mine... the Hayley Paige Divine gown.
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Latest activity by Jules, on December 30, 2020 at 11:09 AM
  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
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    The model on the internet is a different size and is much taller than you.
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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
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    I never had a dream dress that I found on the internet
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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
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    Right. Most women are not 6 ft tall and 100 lbs. That’s the point. Reality is not on the internet.

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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
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    Okay my apologies.
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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
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    The dress I ended up buying, I whole heartedly believe looks better on me versus the model on the internet.
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  • Sandra
    Dedicated September 2021
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    First off you look stunning in your dress! Love a high neck. And this is such a real topic because I found my dress in person first, and then searched online for it afterwards and was shocked haha. I would NEVER have chosen it from the site. It was so different! The boutique had already done some alterations, for the better in my opinion lol. I don't have the beautiful wedding day photos yet (Sept 2021!) but here's when I tried it on. It's a little hard to tell in the website photo but it had a huuuge flower on the one side of the neckline?? Thank goodness they lopped that off. Smiley laugh

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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
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    Thank you so much! I loved the neckline on my dress because it was unique.
    You look stunning in your dress! I love it. And you’re right, it looks so much better on you than on the internet photo!
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  • Kari
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    I bought my dress on StillWhite, pre-owned. I'd never seen it or tried in on in person. Fortunately, the dress manufacturer Mikaella has a "real brides" section for every dress on their website, so I was able to see the dress on dozens of diverse women representing different body types, races, complexions, and sizes. It was super helpful in picturing how the dress might look on me. Bonus: I thought the dress looked better on many of the real brides compared to the model AND seeing the dress on real brides gave me a lot of different ideas about how to accessorize (jewelry, veil) and style my hair.

    If you are online dress shopping, I'd definitely recommend doing a search for the brand and style of dress you want and seeing if you can find photos from real weddings, other brides selling the dress pre-owned on sites like StillWhite, etc. If you are shorter, have curves, are muscular, have really fair or dark skin, or any number of other qualities that differ from the model shown, it can really change how the dress looks on you, and I found the "real world" examples so helpful when buying a dress sight unseen.

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  • Kari
    VIP May 2020
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    Agreed that dress looks stunning on you and so much better than shown in the model photo!

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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
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    It is definitely nice to see a dress on a diverse group on women. Very few women are “model size”. So seeing a real life representation is so important!
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  • Day
    Devoted July 2021
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    I was donated this Oleg Cassini from StillWhite. I really believe the internet model picture does not do the dress justice. The dress hasn’t been altered and is about a size or two too big. Can’t wait to wear it!
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    For the gown i did buy i felt like the stock image was different from the dress in reality!

    so here's the stock image of my gown and here's what my gown actually looked like.

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    [i added the belt]

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  • Noelle
    Expert November 2019
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    So pretty. I wore this dress too.
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  • Noelle
    Expert November 2019
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    This was my dress!! Still love it. Someone else in this thread already posted it, and I agree I think it’s much better in person than on the model.

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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
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    Wow, definitely better on you. I love it.
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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
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    I love it. It looks like it was made for you!
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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
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    Yes, I really like it better on you than the model. It’s very pretty.
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  • Jessica
    Savvy October 2021
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    I actually found my dress online and had a sample shipped to the store so I could try it in person. I am VERY short so had to make sure. It's just as lovely in person and I'm getting buttons added all the way down the train! So excited for when it comes in in February!

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  • Shelly
    Rockstar January 2022
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    Okay...SWOOOON! Love the crisp, minimalist design! It's gorgeous on you!

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  • Jessica
    Savvy October 2021
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    Thank you so much! I love the minimalism as well. I originally thought I wanted something with complex lace but when I saw this I just had that feeling haha!

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