Post # 1
So, I had a disasterous experience with the original dress I order that ended in tears. My FMIL took pity on my crying sausage roll self and offered to loan me the money for a second dress and took me on a 2 day whirl-wind tour of local bridal shops on a mission to find a new dress. And…
I FOUND IT!
Out of 50+ gowns I’ve tried on in the last year, this is the only dress which made me stop, hold my breath, and go “wow.” The sale’s lady agreed I looked spectacular. FMIL at first preferred me in another gown, but said she’d pay for whatever dress I wanted to get. After she got home and reviewed the pictures, FMIL called me to say that I had made the right choice. Looking at me in all the dresses again in the pictures she said the dress I choose was the most spectacular. Yay!
So, without further ado, let me introduce to you my David’s Bridal Side-Draped Taffeta Gown with 3D Floral Detail Style 9WG3045.
P.S. The werid sheer cap sleeve type things you see in some of the pictures were the cap sleeve options we were testing out with the dress. I’m not sure if I want to add the cap sleeves. I wanted to in store, but looking at the pictures I think perhaps I prefer the dress without the sleeves. I’m not sure, but I do know I need to make a decision ASAP…much like I need to get to a seamstress ASAP to hem and bustle this dress!
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Post # 3
It’s so pretty! I like the cap sleeves, I think it gives it a little something different. Great choice! And your FMIL sounds like a sweetheart, you’re a lucky girl!
Post # 4
YAY!!! I am so happy for you!!! I knew you would find one today!! I don’t know if I prefer it with the straps or without either! It is really pretty both ways and it looks great on you!!
Post # 5
Even though you’ve blanked out your face, I can see the relief and happiness in your body! Beautiful choice and I’m so glad this worked out for you.
Not sure about straps vs strapless either… there’s potential there with the straps, but they may need to be thicker at the base to work properly. I prefer the more blingy/lacy strap with your dress though. 🙂 You can always order it with the straps, but ask for them to be removable to save you making the decision now!
Post # 6
@bakerella: The sparkly cap sleeves looked AWESOME in person…but the photos leave me cold. hmmm… My FMIL is so amazing! She is the example of the kind of persona I want to be- kind, generous, industrious, crafty, and handy. I knew we’d get along when after just a few weeks of knowing me, after FI and I just started dating, she started to call me her daughter and treat me like I was one of her own children. 🙂 I can totally see where my FI gets his good (and while bad- his cleaning skills are just terrible) traits.
@[email protected]: i think this strap issue is going to take a great deal of deep thought this weekend as i think i should make a decision by Monday. Thanks for weighing in!
Post # 7
I’m so happy you found soemthing to make you happy.I prefer it without the sleeves… they look like kind of an afterthought.
Your dress actually looks A LOT like my Allure!
Post # 8
i’m really glad you found it! I have been waiting on your update 🙂
Post # 9
@cliffette: i can’t order it with the straps as the dress was bought off the rack from david’s and is currently laying in its bag in the back seat of my car (as i can’t bring it in because my FI and I live together and I have no where to hide it). I could ask for them to sew the snaps in still though…so I could have straps but they’d be removeable. Good idea!
Post # 10
I love Taffeta! I read your story before, so I am glad that FMIL saved the day!!! I had a similar experience with a dress from China, and I was so sad about it- sure enough, I ended up with taffeta too. I like the sheen to it, and the sleeves. Happy for you!
Post # 11
I’m soooo happy for you! *claps in excitement*
Post # 12
YAY! And just to give you my two cents.. I’m lovin the cap sleeves
Post # 13
I wore a dress with straps like that! I like it without the straps on you, to be honest- although they would look more elegant once they were fitted to your shoulders instead of too long. Glad you found a dress that you love!
Post # 14
I am so happy you found a dress you love. YAY FMIL!
Post # 15
@cbee: Another vote for the sleeves! They seem to be winning! 🙂
@meliss: Yay! Thanks! 😀
@MissTatas: Cap sleeves for the lead! Haha…
@scg00387: You are the first to be strongly against the sleeves for me! But i totally see why. Its a hard decision to make!
@nmsoonerbride: Indeed! Yay FMIL! 😀
Post # 16
Beautiful dress! Congrats on finding it 🙂 I think it looks better without the straps.