- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
I went dress shopping yesterday and I never thought I’d be so torn between two totally different dresses. I don’t have pictures of me in them because of the shop’s rules. 🙁 For reference, it’ll be a big backyard wedding with ~100 people.
1. Eden Weddings SL001http://www.weddingshoppeinc.com/pr/Eden-SL001/3185/41812 (Click for close-up and back view)
2. Sophia Tolli Y11226 Vinciahttp://sophiatolli.com/wedding-dresses/Y11226/ (Click for close-up and back view)
Here’s my body type, for reference.
WALL OF TEXT INCOMING!
HOW THEY FIT:
Eden Weddings: It was just a random pick off the rack, but I’m so glad I did. It’s very different from the glamour I was going for with Vincia. It was flattering on my whole body. I have to say, though, I pulled it off much better than the model. I have narrow shoulders, and decent sized boobs – the top fit great, and covered just enough for me to be comfortable around Grandma, but the V was deep enough so that I knew my FI would like it 😉 The bottom is very plain, but it hit right at my natural waist and flowed down from there. My waist looked itty bitty and I loved it. I teared up when they put the veil on.
Sophia Tolli: I think everybody stalks one dress until they get to finally try it on. This was mine. I love the Old Hollywood vibe, I love the off the shoulder straps, I love the material, I love the pleating, I love how the straps meet down at the corset back, simply I LOVE THIS DRESS! Sadly, it does not appear to be made with birthin’ hips in mind. I did not look tall, and it hugged my belly enough to make me self conscious. The top, though? Oh man. Angels sang. I friggin loved the off the shoulder straps on me, they balanced out my chest and framed my neck just right – gorgeous.
Eden: ~$400. Would only need to be taken in at the hem (2 layers plus decorative chiffon piece that falls at the front). I would explore options to hide the zipper better, though. It was a bit more prominent than I’d like.
Sophia Tolli: ~$1000. Would need the straps taken in, which could be a lot with the beading. Also needs hemmed, 3 layers I believe, plus train.
So it seems my problem is this: On a scale of 1-10, I’d rate the Eden as an 8 on top, 8 on bottom. Sophia Tolli is a 10 on top, and 6 on bottom. I wouldn’t be self conscious in Eden at all – but if this is my one chance in my life to get totally glammed up in a multi-hundred-dollar dress – should I “settle” for simplicity? I’m a men’s t-shirt and levi’s jeans kinda girl – do I “stay true to myself” with simple? Or should I keep looking for a totally fabulous drama gown because it’s my only shot? Sigh.
Thank you for reading my novel.