Post # 1
4 months ago I wrote this post when I was struggling to find a wedding dress style that would suit me:
Well, thanks to the help of you awesome people, I found Dolly Couture, and their Avila Bay dress. I ordered it in champagne, with sleeves. I also asked for 2 inches off the hem and I altered the neckline at the back and had buttons added.
It arrived in Sydney last week but I couldn’t pick it up from the post office until today because I was working all week.
I’m really happy, except the dress has half sleeves instead of the 3/4 that i ordered so I’ll need to get them fixed. I also think I’m going to take out a layer of tulle so that the skirt isnt so full. Still feel a little uneasy/weird about being in a big (almost) white dress, but I think I’ll get used to it.
Let me know what you think! My dress isn’t done up in the back in the first photo.
Post # 3
i think its beautiful and looks really gorgeous on you! 🙂
Post # 4
Oh wow, really beautiful dress! It looks great! I like the sleeve length!
Post # 5
It looks so beautiful on you!
Post # 7
WoW I love the dress ! What a classic style:-) The sleeves will look great once you get them fixed. The only other thing I see is that the waist might need to be altered a bit, it looks a little big from the back photo.
Post # 8
Absolutely amazing!And the champagne color is to die for!
Post # 9
Thank you so much everyone. This sounds silly, but your comments mean a lot to me. I love that I can come on here for all sorts of advice and encouragement. I have friends IRL but none of them are near getting married and I think most of my friends would be too confused about me wearing a dress to provide any helpful feedback anyway
@Tinatiny1: I think you’re right. I ordered the dress in a size that fits my bust but I think it could go in around the waist a bit.
I emailed Dolly Couture about the sleeves and when I got up this morning (Sydney time) they’d already replied. They’ve offered to send me new sleeves and cover the cost of a local tailor/seamstress to attach them. Their customer service is awesome.
Post # 10
@crookedframe: wow that’s fab customer service! I can’t wait to see your pics when it’s all done:-)
Post # 11
I think the sleeves look great the way they are! It’s a short dress so the shorter sleeves…balance, I guess. I agree about the waist i — it could probably be taken in a bit.
What shoes will you wear??
Post # 12
@peachacid: I bought these from Dessy and my dad (who lives in the US) is sending them to me. I described them to my mum yesterday and she made a face haha so we’ll see. I think I may need to wear heels even though I don’t want to because they’ll be more flattering. We’ll see. Our colours are turquoise/teal and purple, thus the shoe colour. Don’t know if they’ll match though.
Now I have to get FI to pick our her outfit. She thinks because she’s not wearing a dress she can just wander into a shop and buy her outfit in one go. I’ve tried explaining it’s usually a lot more time and energy consuming that that :/
Post # 13
@crookedframe: Why don’t you want to wear heels? I think you could find a pair that looked fabulous. Heels make your legs look longer, your calves look nice, and your butt look awesome…so they have a lot of benefits. If you are SUPER uncomfortable wearing heels, don’t, but I wouldn’t rule them out!
Post # 14
@peachacid: I just don’t feel very comfortable being all girly. I’m getting more comfortable with it though. I’m also really clumsy and I have crappy ankles so I fear what might happen if I wear heels.
Just realised I took all those pictures while wearing long socks (it’s winter here) so my legs look even stumpier than usual!
Post # 15
@crookedframe: cute! cute cute cute! , even with those umm black socks, take those dudes OFF! haha
Post # 16
@FauxPas2012: lol sorry, I was wearing the socks with boots and I was too excited to take them off before changing and taking pictures.