- 3 years ago
I just need to be comforted I think.
Yesterday, I bought a dress from Kijiji that was way under my budget (400$ ; the dress was 200$). It was pretty much everything I wanted in a dress: mermaid/trumpet, embroideries, not too heavy, ruched bodice, etc. I put it on, and I felt really happy it fit and that the alterations would be minimal. My FI is in love with the dress ; my mother saw pictures and said she’s in love with the dress, my father can’t believe I only paid 200$ for it, the lady who sold it to me almost cried because she thought I looked beautiful in it. When looking in the miror, I do find the dress beautiful. But I didn’t have ”the” moment. I’m an indecisive person when it comes to spending money (200 might not seem like a lot but for me it is, I’m on a very tight budget) and I agreed with my FI that I would never find anything like it at that price elsewhere. So I guess I kinda went with the rational part of my brain, saying : it fits, it’s unexpensive, it fits most of your criterias, get the dress.
But I’m not sure. I mean, I’ve been more excited about most of my cocktail dresses in my life. I’ve even been more excited about bras and lingeries in my life. It’s like I’m not sure I want to commit to this dress … is it the one ? I don’t know.
The ironic thing is that the dress that causes this hesitation is almost identical to the one I already own. See for yourself:
Dress I bought for 200$:
Dress I might want to purchase at David’s Bridal (600$) :
The 2 differences : my dress doesn’t really have lace, while the DB dress does. The thing is, lace = me. I’ve been wearing many piece of clothing with lace for years. It is part of my ”signature look” if you want, so it feels weird not having lace, because it was the look and material I was going for right from the start (but the price was too high).
Other difference : the DB dress has a sweep train ; my dress has a semi-cathedral train (not showing in the picture). I have to be honest : I hate trains. They’re heavy and there’s no way I’m carrying this around all night, I’ll have it cut anyway …
But is it worth buying another dress just because of that ? My plan was to go to Ottawa try the dress on, then if it fits, wait for it to come on sale and buy it online (it can be a year from now, but it’s okay).
Is this ridiculous to be that worried for 2 dresses that look so much alike ? Was I supposed to have ”THE moment” ? What should I do ? I’m lost. 🙁