- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
I am once again not “following” the rules of being a bride LOL. So yesterday I braved a snow storm to go wedding dress shopping. I did it alone because I did not want to be influenced by others & most of my family is out of state.
I bought Galina s8551 in invory (paying $302 afer sale/discounts!). It has lace & beading which is what I wanted. I was originally looking at keyhole backs but It didn’t look right on me. I am going to see about adding a wrap or cap sleeves possibly.
I am very self conceious in dresses so honestly I am surprized I’m just not wearing jeans and a t-shirt to our garden ceremony. I lost 130 lbs in the last eight years and have kept it off (gastric bypass) BUT I never got the skin taken care of (figured if I was planning to have kids might as well wait & I’ve had so many other surgeries I didn’t want more). Anyways because of the extra skin & big hips I am really surprized I loved this dress so much. I am adding a hot pink rouched sash with hot pink rhine stone flower to define my waist more & add to the color. I also am hoping I can get some kind of slip/petticoat that will work underneath this dress and so I can dye it to match the sash.
My total budget for dresses, accesorries, & shoes is $700. I need a shorter dress for dinner with my new husband/family later that night. I almost bought one there but I am glad I didn’t because my muffin top showed through in pics I took to look at later. So I need help, point me in the direction of cute dresses for fuller figured girls. I would prefer a cream, white, or ivory color but am open to others. I own 2 dresses (1 black formal dress, 1 sundress) but I really want something new for dinner.
I also want to keep the dinner dress around $100 or less. Would really like to find something with some lace or all lace to match my ceremony dress. I put a down payment on the one dress so I am not counting that as a part of my budget. After paying the remaining balance early next month I will have $470 for the dinner dress, shoes, hair accessories, dress accessories, alterations, etc.
I can wear anywhere from 6/8-10/12 depending on the dress material/sizing & I cant wear lyrca or spandex or fabric that bunches at all.
Im including 2 pics to show how the dress might look & give everyone that helps an idea of my body type. the 1st is just the dress & the 2nd one I am actually wearing a shorter dress but wanted to see how the galina would look with cap sleeves. Not the best pics because I was taking them myself but gives an overall idea.