- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2013
I must have tried on 40+ dresses since i started looking in October. My wedding is December 2013 and i know i really need to get my backside in gear and order a dress. The problem is im hideously indecisive.
Im also in recovery from an eating disorder, so some of my thoughts on these dresses are largely about my body shape and issues with image and confidence, and that is somewhat skewing my thoughts on the dress that i [think] I love (c208).
My mum has not seen any of these, nor have my friends except by photo. FI came with me. Ill take mum & one of the friends with me when i order whichever one, but to be honest im hoping to get that mass opinion that the bee is so good for!
So these are the four dresses….
Allure 2667. FI & all my friends favourite. This is apparently part of the new range so cant find any photos of it anywhere. Its a beautiful dress, and is seriously slimming on me but i feel like im not sure about it. I didnt originally want anything lacey, and it lacks the same bottom that the others have. Also the beading at the top is itchy, though a seamstress could probably fix that.
This dress is also crazy slimming. It has a beautiful flower on it, and is all in all a beautiful comfortable dress. I would order it in Ivory though instead of Pearl. Only thought is that it doesnt have any glitter/beading on it which is something i REALLY wanted.
Allure c208. This dress i wasnt sure about, but when i put it on the second time i really loved it. Unfortunately this photo we had just put a petticoat on and it had bunched up around the waist, so the only photo we had before the petticoat was the one taken in the mirror. I love the dress, but im not sure that it looks right on me, because i feel like i look bigger and not as shapely in this one, but ultimately this dress has everything i was looking for and was/is the one i *want* but im torn because of the body image issue i mentioned above.
This is Allure C227, ths most expensive dress. I loved it when i tried it but knew that it wasnt fitting me as nicely as it could. Ive sort of ruled this one out, but its such a beautiful dress (and was originally my absolute favourite before i tried any allure dresses). Im just not sure that it flatters my figure as much as some of the others, and when i put c208 on it sort of bumped this one out of the running….