Have You Ever Tried On Princess Wedding Dress, But You Looked More Like The Ugly Step Sister? ?

I was at a bridal shop trying on dresses (hubby wants me to wear a dress for our renewal of vows). The sales associate brought over some wedding dresses without a train on it. One of the dresses was what I would call a fairy tale princess dress. Lots of lace, huge hooped skirt, long lace sleeves. I stepped out and OH MY GOD, I looked more like the ugly step-sister. All of that lace, my large bone frame… just made me shudder with disgust!
I then tried on a very simple dress, no lace, no hooped skirt. It was a very simple, emerald green, capped sleeved, empire waisted dress. The dress made my green eyes stand out. So I have pretty much decided that any dress that I buy for the renewal, will be made with very simple lines.
So ladies. Have you ever tried on a wedding dress that looked like a fairy tale on the hanger, but made you look like the ugly step-sister?
I’m looking forward to hearing your stories.