- 6 years ago
- Wedding: December 2013
I have 2 dilemmas:
1) Which cover up to choose.
2) Dress colour
Ok, let’s ad(dress) 😀 the dress colour first. You see, although I am going to be a plus size bride, I have completely and utterly fallen in love with this dress:
and these shoes:
The dilema is this: I am a VERY pale bride and I am afraid that all shades of white, ivory, cream, champagne etc will make me looked washed out esp in the photographs but I really, really, really want to wear a traditional colour wedding dress. I know that opting for ivory, cream or champagne will suit me much better than a more white colour but a colour dress would do an even better job than those colours.
So…do I ditch the dream of a traditional colour wedding dress and go all out with a colour dress or brave the possibility of looking washed out in a cream, ivory,champagne dress?
The next dilemma is the cover up. You see…while I am aiming to firm and tone everything up as much as possible for my big day, I will still be a plus size bride and my arms are an issue for me (plus I have full C/D cup girls and the shoulders of a line backer). So I am looking at cover ups as my bridal fashion security blanket. I have weighed up my options and love the idea of a soft knitted bollero with loose sleeves such as this one:
However, my wedding will be in the early summer so I’m not sure a knitted bollero would be a good idea. I have considered a pashmina/shawl but I don’t want to have to cover up the whole neckline of the dress and I also don’t want to have to keep pulling it up over my shoulders the whole day.
What I am looking for is a soft, feminine cover up with loose sleeves (nothing that will cling to my arms and nothing see through) that won’t hide the top of my dress but will give me the security of covered upper arms. Does anyone have any ideas?
I know I am being super picky but I truly plan on getting married only once, my fiance is my first and only ever boyfriend and we have been together for 6 years now. So I would like everything to be perfect for just this one day.
Thanks so much.