- 5 years ago
- Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room
I know that I want to try a few more bridal shops before I decide on a dress, but I just wanted to share my dress shopping experience (because looking at dresses is fun!)
Just for reference, I’m 6’0″ tall (barefoot in these pics) and about a size 8/10 in street clothes (usually 8 regular dress, but 10 in pants). Most of the dresses I tried on were 12 or 10s. I had two size 10 dresses get “stuck” in the fitting room and could not try them on. Darn mermaid fit… 😛
The one I thought was “the one” is not the best looking one in the pictures! I couldn’t believe it! I was really glad this shop allowed me to take pictures to review, otherwise I wouldn’t have known.
I made sure to tell my friend to pick out dresses I wouldn’t normally try on. One of the ones I cringed at when she held it up, I actually really liked.
My friend and the bridal consultant were hilarious, so most of the pictures are of me in mid-laugh or making a weird face (so I’m going to try and cut off my head in the pictures to avoid you having to look at that). Oh and I am aware that my tattoo isn’t all the way finished… it will be before the wedding 🙂
I’ll throw in a poll even though I know there will be more dresses in the future… I know you folks like polls!
pros: beautiful swiss dot lace and it felt like “the one”
cons: fiance and myself both think it doesn’t look as flattering in photos. The train would not “follow” me and I had to yank on it every time I turned
Pros: I really liked the champagne color and the bottom of the skirt
Cons: It was too short and didn’t really wow me at all. I also hated the side view a lot 🙁 The word “lumpy” comes to mind…
Pros: the lace was amazing and had these interesting 3D flowers. I think the top was cute as well. And I’m always partial to a low-cut back 🙂
Cons: the top was confusing… halter top? regular straps? and it came with a weird bolero thing that I didn’t even take a picture in.
Pros: I love the different coloring to it and it was surprisingly flattering in spite of being a size 20 they had to clip down. I actually like the pickups and it was fun to walk around in.
Cons: My friend said it looked more like an Oscar’s dress than a wedding dress. Also the flowers in the pickups make it hard to find a sash for it. It’s also way more modern than what is my style.
Pros: I thought this was an extremely flattering dress (no lumpiness). Even though it was a sample size 6, I could still at least try it on with clips. When I looked back on the pictures, this one turned into my new favorite
Cons: It’s not as vintage as I was looking for and my first impression on wearing it was that I felt like a bell, cake topper, cupcake, or flower turned upside down lol
Pros: Nice shape to it and had an awesome “window” to my tattoo
Cons: ITCHY ITCHY ITCHY yikes… the lace was itchy everywhere
Pros: Loved the low-cut back and the train on this dress. Also super fun to be in and I was twirling and playing with the dress. The sash was awesome too 🙂
Cons: the whole thing was kind of plain as far as the front went
Pros: Was the only mermaid dress that was close to my size that I actually was able to fit in 😉 I liked the shape of it and it hid my flaws well. It was one of my friends’ favorite picks
Cons: A bit too modern for me and hard to walk in. I had to kick it forward everytime I took a step. I didn’t try to even sit down because the other mermaid I tried on, it was too much of a challenge and I didn’t want to fall over…
Pros: The shape of this was super flattering and the fabric was whimsical. My friend had actually picked this out and I winced… way better on me than the hanger
Cons: it was a clearance dress that they couldn’t order new. Parts of the back of it were falling apart in pieces