- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
Monday started off as just another typical day off work–got my Munchkin up, fed her breakfast, brushed teeth/hair, got her off to school, etc.–but, that’s where it ended. My at-home-BFF (the other is over 4,000kms away) came in for a visit, and as we were sipping our morning teas (a must have in my place!), she brought up the idea of going dress shopping–yay! :]
Now, I was a bit leery of going, as I’m a plus-sized bride-to-be, and was afraid that the shop near my rinky-dink, small town wouldn’t have much of a selection for me, but I was curious..Also, I had promised FMIL that I’d include her in my browsing excursions, as she’s been left out of her other sons’ fiancées’ trips, and felt left out. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to get one trip in without her, however–it’s not like I was going to find ‘THE ONE’, and purchase it right away–so off we went!
I was right about the shop. Out of a pretty big selection (for such a small town), we only ended up pulling out 3 dresses for me to try on, due to the sample sizes. Bummer. On top of that, the 3rd dress I didn’t even want to try on, as it had a dropped waist, and there was no way it was going to work on me. Wrong! As soon as I put it on, I exclaimed, “I feel pretty!”, and didn’t want to take it off. While the other 2 dresses were nice, the dropped waist hugged my curves a bit better, and made my BFF tear up.. could it be?
Here are some pictures for comparison:
The 1st dress I tried on..
And, the 3rd–with the dropped waist:
I love how it makes me look slim(mer), but there are also some things I don’t like about it, which is why I haven’t made the decision to purchase it, just yet:
- The gathered, ‘pick-up’-like detailing/how it’s ‘peek-a-boo’/asymmetrical
- The bubble hemming at the back
- The flower on the hip (which we tried to cover with a hairpiece, to show a different effect)
- Not enough sparkle?
Now, as much as I don’t like the asymmetrical gathering, I think I need that kind of ruching (does that make sense?).. I’m afraid that it it hit me straight across, it would make me look even more ‘hippy’–which is yet another reason I haven’t bit the bullet to purchase–I definitely need to try on more styles.
So I ask you WeddingBee goddesses.. what do you ladies think? Am I heading in the right direction? Also, if you could point me in the direction of different designers/gowns that might fit the bill, that would be a-mah-zing! ;]