- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
I have been to seven stores so far and have found two dresses I love. However, ever since I discovered pick-up hems, I have been in love with them. The problem is that I am an hourglass and so need dresses with thick straps and v-necks and most dresses with pick-ups seem to be strapless or halter neck. I have tried on probably 60 wedding dresses by this stage, so I know what suits me.
Here are some pics of me in dresses that flatter me:
These last two were taken from bad angles, as the shop did not allow photos.
As you can see, v-necks with thick straps really work for my figure. Strapless ones do not work at all.
Here are pics of me in pick-up dresses.
Here are some pics of me in the second pick-up dress with less flattering poses. I think that gives a better idea of what it really looks like.
As you can see, the first pick-up dress does not suit me *at all*. The second one could maybe work if it could be altered to have the same v-neck and thick straps as in the second pic in this post. However, the store said that this would not be possible. 🙁
I have one more shop to try and will be trying on the Maggie Sottero Adorae Louise. It is v-neck and has pick-ups, so fingers crossed.
If I have no luck, do other bees think it will it be okay to buy a dress that suits me even if it doesn’t have pick-ups? Will I regret not having pick-ups considering how much I love them? On the other hand, I know that having a flattering dress is the most important thing to me.
I’d appreciate any thoughts or advice.