Post # 1
I went dress shopping for the very first time today. Let’s just say it was enlightening. I quickly realized what style of dress looks good on me (dropped waist) and what doesn’t (Anything that doesn’t define a waist for me).
So I tried on Victorianna by Maggie Sottero. Let me say, upon looking at the dress online the night before my appointment for a Maggie trunk show.. it was the first time I spotted it..and it was pretty.
It’s a goregous dress and really fits the theme of my wedding well.
I didn’t say a word in person about it, but my consultant pulled it on me. It was – by far- the best of the 7 dresses I tried on this afternoon.
My mom began crying and saying “this is the one”. I liked it, felt it gave me an awesome waist definition and shape I normally don’t have, but… sorta.. not OMG. Really pretty, but no where near the tears of my mom.
I guess I’m reserved. My mom is a harsh critic – she often tells me to take shirts/dresses off if she doesn’t like how the look. But I guess I’m critical and wanting a second opinion…. (sorry so big)
Post # 3
Do you think you’re the type that would cry upon finding THE dress? Sometimes, what it takes is doing a little more searching, trying on some more dresses, and then returning the one that made the best impression the first time around!
Obviously, your Mom loves it…but you have to love it too! It’s a lovely dress and I think you look pretty, but keep searching if you don’t feel 100% about it. You hear so many stories on the Bee about dress regret!
Post # 4
@MsMindle: I know, I’m trying to avoid dress regret. Plus, I felt odd only having my mom with me, who seemed more interested in chatting up other women in the shop than the dress I was interested in.
I’m not really the kind who frequently wears dresses. In fact, I haven’t “fallen in love” with any wedding gown style online. I know, I’m one of those – please make me look pretty? and.. romantic? Something?
I don’t know if I’m the kind to cry, maybe that’s why i felt odd.
Funny you mention the “shop around” bit. That’s exactly what I did with my prom dress. I shopped around forever, only to return to one of the first three dresses I tried on. I tend to like to twirl/dance in dresses when I really like that (weird, i know) and when I feel like I want to dance the night away in it – that’s How i know its perfect. hard to do that in a wedding dress when its clipped.
Post # 5
It sounds like you should go on another shopping excursion and include perhaps your MOH? If you find a dress you like even better, then you bring your Mom back and show her the one you like best and try on the first one that she loved again. Don’t hesitate to twirl – even with the dress pinned. If you get the urge, go for it! 😉
Post # 6
@dragonlover: I didn’t have an OMG moment either (and I am the crying type), my mum was trying so hard not to influence my decision I thought she didn’t like any of them. Then when I picked one she said it was her favourite.
To be honest I found the whole experience a bit disappointing and rushed. However I am confident that on my wedding day I will love and be very happy with my decision. There are SO many dresses out there that I think you could go on forever hunting, if you’ve the time then theres no harm in keeping looking.
IMO I think illusion sleeves would add something.
Post # 7
I would keep looking. You know that the Maggie is a contender but I agree with MsMindle’s first post. You can always come back to the dress and see if it was “the one” after all.
Post # 8
@rushingangel: I’m the crying type too! I’m usually really emotional, I found it really strange how detached I was when dress hunting. Probably because I didn’t want to fall in love with a dress on the model to have it look horrible on me. I’m afraid of attachment – LOL
Yes, Illusion sleeves! I actually wanted a dress with illusion sleeves or off the shoulder illusion sleeves and everyone tells me I’m crazy. I thought it might look good on a dress like the one above.
@MsMindle and @miss narwhal: I’m heading out shopping this Sunday. I’ve noticed something, now that I have a vague idea what dress shapes look good on me (No A-lines with a belt – yikes!, but bring on the drop waist) I’m a lot more confident looking for dresses I like online. I actually have a few I want to try on
Too bad my Maid/Matron of Honor and three bridesmaids are at least all 300 miles away.