Post # 1
I know I know…I should really have not put dress shopping at the top of the to-do list but oh well. I will try to make this a quick (I promise it has to do with dresses!): My mom is moving within the next few weeks from living an hour from me to living 2 solid days driving away. We decided to go dress shopping together (our first time) on New Years Eve but the day before she cancelled on me because of road conditions (damn you Montana!). I was upset but sucked it up and went with my FMIL and when we got to the bridal salon, you’ll never guess who was waiting there to surprise me. I was so excited my mom was able to come that I am minorly worried the emotions of her being there and it being my first time made me rush into a decision. My FMIL crying immediately for this dress and not crying for any others may have also influenced my decision. What do you guys think? I love it and it is totally me (traditional, not super flashy) but it is the opposite of what I expected (think Maggie Sottero Kendra and S&M Starla). I think I just need soem reassurance that more people like it than my two 40 yo moms ha ha. Thanks!
Edit: I am thinking about adding some fullness to the bottom. What do you guys think?
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Post # 3
Aw it’s beautiful! Very classic and elegant. It looks great on you!
Post # 4
Congratulations on finding your gown. It looks beautiful on you, but yes, I do concur with you, it needs something under it. I suggest a light to medium fullness crinoline. It will make a huge difference.
Post # 5
Its Classic, Modern, love the lace back and then the little bling belt!
Post # 6
Thanks @CupCakeMeg: It’s actually strapless but I added a bolero (same designer so same lace and beading) since it will be a catholic ceremony. And had to add the belt too. Did I say it had pockets? Maybe my favorite part ha ha! So general concensus: not a mistake to order this soon (wedding date is correct)?
Post # 7
It’s very pretty! I love that it’s elegant and timeless at the same time.
Post # 8
Your dress is gorgeous! Congrats! I understand it may be different than what you were expecting, but it is truly unique and will set you apart from other brides! Love it!
Post # 9
I love it! And… I’m 29 if that helps LOL.
I understand how you feel though. My mother and aunt went with me, both over 60, so there was a point where I felt I needed a “younger” opinion too. Don’t stress, its a gorgeous dress!
Post # 10
Just beautiful!! I love the bolero
Post # 11
It’s gorgeous! I do agree, however, with adding some umph to the bottom. But it should be really easy to get a crinoline.
Post # 12
Aww it’s lovely. Love the bolero too
Post # 13
I love that dress i think it is beautiful. It is my style though so if you love it you should stick with it. Most of the time your instincts are always right.
Post # 14
I love it!!!
Is it Paloma Blanca 4154?
Post # 15
I concur…pouffing out the bottom a bit would look great.
Oh, and the bolero is PERFECT with it!
Post # 16
I like it a lot on you. I think that the other dresses you mentioned are gorgeous, but much more flashy… it’s really up to you if you want that much of a statement or if you prefer something more timeless and classic. It sounds like you lean towards that, in which case this dress is a great choice. I am no expert on tailoring or anything, but it may look great with a crinoline or something underneaht to add more fullness.