Post # 1
So about a week ago, I absent-mindedly placed a bid on a Reem Acra gown on eBay. I didn’t actually expect to win – it’s an $8500 dress and I really thought someone would outbid me. In the meantime, I totally forgot about it and went about finalising my actual wedding dress (Vera Wang Georgina).
So imagine my surprise this morning when it turns out I won the auction. It’s the dress below, the bridal version of the dress worn by Olivia Wilde at the Golden Globes.
I don’t know whether I should keep it! I guess I will wait until I receive it and try it on before making a decision. At $1400, it’s not a cheap dress by any means – but I think a very good deal on a beautiful Reem Acra. My other thought was to wear it as a reception dress (we are having a DW wedding in Bali and then at least one other reception in Switzerland and possibly Melbourne) so I’m sure I will have an occasion to wear it. Plus my mother is insisting that I need to have at least four dress changes during the wedding (Chinese wedding!)
And my last-ditch attempt to justify the purchase is to have it dyed after the wedding (maybe into the same soft lilac as Olivia’s gown). Budget-wise I am getting a super good deal on my main dress, so I would certainly not be breaking my dress budget if I kept it.
Thoughts? Do you like it? Does anyone know what this dress is even called? First world problems, I know.
Post # 3
@peonyinparis: I think it’s gorgeous!!! Wow! If it fits you should definately wear it!!
Post # 4
Can we see pics of the Vera dress as well ? Love this Acra one ! Gorgeous
Post # 5
@KellyLouise: This is Georgina, I will definitely still be getting her for the main ceremony. It feels more of a wedding dress to me, and my mom and FI both love it.
I guess I just feel rather frivolous getting the Reem as well. If it fits nicely – I’ll post photos when it arrives – I will definitely be tempted to keep it! I have been having a teeny bit of regret that Georgina is not a ballgown, so I guess the Reem ticks that box.
Post # 6
Both are SO, SO gorgeous! You have the best taste in gowns ever! I am so going to ask your opinion if I ever get to a point where I’m dress shopping. =)
Post # 7
Keep it. If you’re having 3 receptions it’s fine. Plus I love it!!!
Post # 8
thats beautiful … i love it. good impulse.
Post # 9
both sooo stunning. but sounds like u deffinateley have the occasions to wear both.x
Post # 10
Even though I’ve been vocal about my love for Georgina, that is one of my favorite Reem Acra dresses! Since you brought up dying it, what about red? That would look so gorgeous.
Post # 11
@BooRadley: +1! The Reem would be stunning in red!
Post # 12
@engagedandinlove: @jen 42713: thank you!
@MariaW: Hahaha I certainly have expensive taste in gowns… Fingers crossed you won’t have to wait much longer!
@tcgstar: @Nikki1212: I am definitely using the multiple receptions excuse to justify unnecessary purchases…
@BooRadley: @inspiredcreations: Oooh, red is a great idea…it could be my nod to my Chinese ancestry (I’m not convinced on wearing a traditional qipao for the wedding, and my mother doesn’t care enough to make me)
I’m actually relieved that you guys like the dress…I was worried the skirt looked too much like crumpled-up tissue paper (especially the spiral/sunburst patterns, for some reason they look much more prominent on the ivory version of the dress).
I wish I knew what it was called! I love it when dresses have names.
Post # 13
ooh I like it too 🙂 very pretty. I havent seen this one before, so that’s good! I would definitely keep it, try on with some jewelry and a veil or something and you’ll probably fall in love with it!
Post # 14
That Reem Acra dress is absolutely gorgeous and so fun! It’s quite different from the understated elegance of your Vera Wang. With what sounds like a number of wedding-related events in your future, it certainly seems as if you’d have an opportunity to wear it.
Post # 15
I am so in love with the reem acra!!
Post # 16
Great impulse buy. Sounds like you will get chance to wear it. I also agree it will amazing in red.