Post # 1
I went dress shopping yesterday, and I thought I’d share my experience. My sister flew into town for the week, and wanted to surprise my mom. I asked my mom to meet me at the dress store, and when she showed up, my sister jumped out and surprised her. It was really fun that we were all there together, so the trip started off on a great note. I’m obsessed with Claire Pettibone, so I went in thinking that was all I wanted to try on. I started with her “Devotion” dress, which was not flatterning at all, so I didn’t take a picture. Next, I tried on the Kristene, which was much more flattering than I expected. I loved it!
Next, I tried on the Provence dress. I really liked it, too, but the style isn’t quite right for a Paris wedding.
After that, I tried on another Claire Pettibone dress. I’m not sure what it’s called, but it would be perfect for a casual beach wedding.
I really loved the front of this one:
I tried on a few more that I wasn’t crazy about, and thought the Kristene was my favorite, but wanted to look through a few sample gowns (the store was having a sample sale, but I didn’t think I’d be interested in any of the gowns). Well, I found a St. Pucchi gown that looked a lot like Claire Pettibone gowns, so I figured I’d try it on, and I loved it! I didn’t plan on buying anything on my first shopping trip, but I love my dress, and it was 65% off. My mom and my sister also love it! Here it is:
Post # 3
@cologirl: it’s absolutely stunning! Congrats!
Post # 4
it is gorgeous!! and beautiful on you!! congrats and thanks for sharing your shopping experience 🙂
Post # 6
It is like the St. Pucci dress said, “Oh, I’ll have the most interesting pretty parts of the Claire Pettibone design, I’ll add some amazing Swiss dot lace, and make the top even more romantic.” I absolutely adore all the design detail, and it looks really good on your body type! So excited for you!
Post # 7
What a beautiful dress! You must be thrilled:)
Post # 8
Thanks, everyone! I am so thrilled that I found my dress at the sample sale! I hope that the pictures of all of the Claire Pettibone dresses might help other Bees who are interested in her stuff. I know that I really wanted to see pictures of her dresses on real brides before I went shopping, and couldn’t find many.
Post # 9
It’s truly stunning! And it’s fantastic that you managed to get it for such a great deal. What a lovely dress shopping trip!
Post # 10
very pretty! i like the little dots on the fabric!
Post # 11
I love it too! the detailing is gorgeous
Post # 12
Gorgeous dress! So flattering on you and the details are amazing!!
Post # 13
Beautiful dress! Congratulations on finding it!
I love St. Pucci. One of my friends wore a St. Pucci gown for her wedding many years ago, and I loved it.
Post # 14
@cologirl: Its gorgeous! That first dress is one of my absolute favorites and the one you got looks so much like it. And 65% off? Wow!
Post # 15
OMG I love them. the one you picked was amazing.
Post # 16
Omg I am in love with your dress! It’s incredibly intricate and unique. Congrats!