Uggggly wedding dresses!

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--Karen D.

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So...who out there saw a dress of any kind(wedding gown, bridesmaid
dress, MOB dress or flower girl dress) that just made your jaw drop in
horror?

Here's my picks of the most hideous I've seen so far:

***Ugly wedding dresses***

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/birnbaumbullock/knbirnf06talus.jpg

Makes the model look twenty pounds heavier. Very unflattering cut.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/miacallaway/knmiacs06laurs.jpg
Who wants THAT on their butt?

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/miacallaway/knmiacs06gracs.jpg
Asymmetrical lace nightmare!

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/julesblykleinfeld/knkleds06luces.jpg
WTF kind of bride bares her midsection at her wedding?

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/kleinfeld/knsions060037s.jpg
Another ugly cut.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/henryroth/knhrohf059024s.jpg
I can see this emphasizing the torso, but the skirt doesn't match the
rest of the gown.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/bellissima/knbells06triss.jpg
This bride looks like she's her own cake.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/bellissima/knbells06zitas.jpg
The skirt looks like it was in a suitcase for weeks and wasn't ironed
before the bride put it on.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/domoadami/kndomos065155s.jpg
And what is the point of that fabric at the hip? It looks like
something tore rather than a decoration.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/domoadami/kndomos065157s.jpg
Same as above, only worse.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/domoadami/kndomos065118s.jpg
Another crinkly gown.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/domoadami/kndomos065124s.jpg
The bride will get mistaken for a bridesmaid in this.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/domoadami/kndomos064156s.jpg
That'd make any bride's ears itch!

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/domoadami/kndomos063004s.jpg
Who wants a gown that makes their butt look huge?

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/Essense/knessas06d560s.jpg
Unattractive skirt folds.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/eugenia/kneuges063100s.jpg
Incomplete or falling apart?

***Ugly bridesmaid dresses***

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/landa/knldbms06m601s.jpg
Is that a dress or a towel?

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/landa/knldbms06m631s.jpg
Which boob will pop out first?

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/landa/knldbms06m640s.jpg
The sleeves look like a cake decoration.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/landa/knldbms06m626s.jpg
And straps that tie in the shoulders should stop when you grow beyond
three years old. And that skirt? Ew. Too much going on.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/landa/knldbms06m607s.jpg
Um.....that skirt looks a lot like female genitalia.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/landa/knldbms06m958s.jpg
Dorky skirt.


Re: Uggggly wedding dresses!
One of the best parties I ever went to (back in the day, you understand) was
an excuse to wear the ugliest bridesmaid dress you had in your closet - and
trash it, as you could never wear it anywhere else.

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Re: Uggggly wedding dresses!
But wait, there's more!!

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/simplesilhouettes/knssils06025ss.jpg
The 80s are over, get shoes that match the d@mn dress!

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/GroupUSA_CamilleLavie/knusbms061298s.jpg
That looks like tiedye, and it's ugly.

***Mother of the bride dresses***

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/barriepace/knbarrs069309s.jpg
That is not a flattering skirt.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/pcmarymothers/knpcbms06aedjs.jpg
Nice pantsuit, ugly fabric.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/GroupUSA_MOB/knusmos061112s.jpg
The skirt is a fabric disaster.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/moncherievenings/knmones066825s.jpg
Can you see the mother of a bride wearing this?

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/moncherievenings/knmones066819s.jpg
Or this?

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/moncherievenings/knmones066811s.jpg
That has to be hard on the breasts.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/cameronblake/kncambs066638s.jpg
Yet another ugly skirt.

***Ugly flower girl dresses***

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/jordanflowergirls/knjofgf06l701s.jpg
That dress is wearing the poor girl!

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/usangels/knusans06f304s.jpg
What's with the skirts that look like parachutes?

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/usangels/knusans06f701s.jpg
Flower girls are not miniature brides!

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/usangels/knusans06f909s.jpg
Those will make embarrassing photos in the future.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/pcmarycupid/knpccfs06ffbgs.jpg
This picture makes me so uncomfortable because it reminds me of that
little Ramsey girl that got murdered. Way too much makeup and the dress
is too adult for such a young child.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/pcmarycupid/knpccfs06ffbhs.jpg
Same as above.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/theperfectpear/knperfs065345s.jpg
Ugly shoulders and sleeves.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/shelleygeorge/knshels060081s.jpg
Her entire form looks chopped up and disproportionately short.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/pinkprincess/knpinks06laurs.jpg
Minnie Mouse, anyone?

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/pinkprincess/knpinks06elles.jpg
There IS such a thing as too much lace for a little girl!

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/pegeen/knpegef050394s.jpg
Butt bows stop looking cute after age three.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/johannagrace/knjohaf05chats.jpg
Flower girl dress or 20s-30s swimsuit?

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/johannagrace/knjohaf05lucis.jpg
TACKY COLORS!

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/johannagrace/knjohaf05quees.jpg
I hope this is for a Christmastime wedding.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/Atianas/knaprof051972s.jpg
Pretty, but maybe this should be on an older child.

http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/sweetiepie/knswees060230s.jpg
Just a mess.


Re: Uggggly wedding dresses!
Veloise wrote:
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is there a direct link to the page so it could read with the photos inline?


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Re: Uggggly wedding dresses!

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<delete catty reviews>

Perhaps you could provide a link to some of *your* original works (of course
they must all be beautiful and well made), and allow the experts here to
critique *them/you*?

Gads, what gall!



Re: Uggggly wedding dresses!
Sally wrote:
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Um, Sally, this was a repost from the Etiquette Hell message board.

The links are to photos provided by *professional designers* who are
selling wedding dre$$e$.

The one-liners were written by the original poster on the Etiquette
Hell message board. (FYI, I would not ruin perfectly good fabric
turning it into creations such as these.)

If you don't like what that person wrote, don't read it, and don't
click on the links.

IMHO, most of her snarky comments were spot on, and the dress photos
look like something one would create for a costume party. Check out the
ones described as looking like a cake, or unironed, or goofy hemlines.

Regrettably, there is no page with the pics embedded, and no way to
view them at a larger size that I know of. Too bad!

HTH

--Karen D.
not in the wedding dress biz


Re: Uggggly wedding dresses!
Sally wrote:
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Hey, the reviews were opinions...nothing wrong with that.  I must admit
I liked some of the designer fashions; no one says we all have to like
the same thing.

I do agree that at least a couple of the flower girl dresses were
overdone.  For several years I subscribed to Sew Beautiful magazine,
mostly for its great technique articles.  But a lot of the featured
designs seemed to me to be primarily show pieces for the seamstress's
abilities...'Look at what I created!'  Hard for a little girl to shine
through all that frou frou.

Doreen in Alabama

Re: Uggggly wedding dresses!

Veloise skrev:

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Actually, I really LIKE this, although not as a wedding gown. Perhaps
it's just as well that there are different options since people have
different tastes, likes and dislikes, etc.

:-)

Erin
(2 weeks till my Art Quilt show at the Minigalleri and I am
STRESSED!!!)
(picture me with hair standing on end!!!!)


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I liked the one described as looking like female genitalia! To me it looked
like flower petals -- well I know that flowers can be considered plant
genitalia, but no-one seems to bother about carrying actual flowers around.

Liz



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Veloise wrote:
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I love Etiquette Hell.  Did you also look at the photos people
submitted of the bridesmaid dresses they have had to wear located in
the Bridesmaid Dress Incinerator.  Just cracks me up!

lisa


Re: Uggggly wedding dresses!
Except for one thing--they have MY wedding dress pattern from 1970 as an
"ugly" dress! It was pretty, for that time, and I'll defend it to the
bitter end.

Karen Maslowski in Cincinnati
www.sewstorm.com


karlisa wrote:
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Re: Uggggly wedding dresses!
Thanks for posting that Karen.  Can you post a link?  I'd love to see
what it looked like.

Pora


Re: Uggggly wedding dresses!
You know what? It isn't Etiquette Hell that has it! Now I can't remember
which site has those ugly bridal and bridesmaid gown photos. Does anyone
have a link to that site?

"Old age, mumble, mumble."

Karen Maslowski in Cincinnati
www.sewstorm.com


wurstergirl wrote:
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Re: Uggggly wedding dresses!
Karen Maslowski wrote:
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I think it's something like wedding dress incinerator. Pretty sure
there's a link to it on E-Hell.

--Karen D.


Re: Uggggly wedding dresses!
Karen Maslowski wrote:

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But I bet yours looked better on you than it did on their model!  :)

The pattern picture for my wedding dress (Burda's copy of Princess Di's
ghastly crumpled paper bag effort) looked like a meringue on wheels.
*MY*  version had no silly frills, was made of soft silk rather than
paper taffeta, didn't stick out like I'd shoved a tea cup up my skirts,
and got lots of complements.

I still have that wedding dress.  I wonder if it fits again yet...

--
Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Re: Uggggly wedding dresses!
What in the world is Etiquette Hell?

I admit that I quite like the majority of these dresses.  Especially
this one!
http://a1000.g.akamaitech.net/f/1000/806/12h/images.theknot.com/GownDesigners/domoadami/kndomos063004s.jpg

But those flower girls in lipstick do creep me out.

Pora


Re: Uggggly wedding dresses!
Couldn't agree more.  I'm sure when I was a girl I wanted to look older but
I don't recall playing with make up at such a young age.  My daughter is 8
and we went shopping for winter boots this afternoon (winter is coming in
Australia!) with great trepidation.

Last year nearly every boot for little girls had heels with a minimum of 5cm
(2 inches).  I was appalled and was starting to feel like some morals
crusader.  After visiting a few shops last year and finding they all stocked
the same, I asked who bought these monstrosities as I'd never seen a girl at
my daughter's school wearing them.  The reply was weekend dads, with mothers
coming in to change them when the access visit finished.  I stood my ground
and said that it was either boots without heels or no boots - the shop had
to find stock from the previous year so that we could buy something
acceptable.

Luckily this year there were more styles with low heels so we didn't have
the anticipated battle.  It helped that the chosen pair has lights in the
heel that flash when you walk.  Very cool!

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Re: Uggggly wedding dresses!
Viviane wrote:

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ARGH!  Sending waves of sympathy:  }}}}  ;)
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I really like Bootleg kids shoes.  They come with enough of the fashion
stuff to satisfy, but with sensible heels and width fittings!  Not
exactly cheap (about 32 a pair), but sturdy.  James has them, and
because I only take a UK 4 to 4.5 shoe size, I can wear them too!  :)
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Neat!  PINK lights, perchance?  But have you also seen the ones that
have built in wheels?  Not exactly roller boots, but almost!  I
overheard one mum telling her daughter: You'd better take good care of
those - they cost 42 a foot!

--
Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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wurstergirl wrote:
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www.etiquettehell.com, a site of submitted pieces from average folks
who've endured breaches of the social graces (a new example comes to
mind!!), many of which are related to weddings and "Bridezilla." Be
sure to read the feature on the Titanic Wedding Disaster, which is all
about a sewing gig, and quite hilarious. (Yours truly has several
submissions in the wedding vendor section, and also one about a former
ex-BF who tried to show me how to play billiards.)

Warning: it's fairly addictive. If you spend too much time checking it
out for the next few weeks, don't be coming back here and ripping me a
new one.

HTH

--Karen D.


Re: Uggggly wedding dresses!

Veloise wrote:
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Have you seen this site?

 http://www.ducktapeclub.com/contests/prom/archive.asp

I think's it's fairly clever and a great way to be creative and get a
college scholarship at the same time.  :-)

lisa


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