- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
So today I tried on one of my dream dresses. I have 2 at the moment – both by Sophia Tolli. One is called Marielena, the other is Jillian. I am pretty certain that Jillian is the ONE, but my hesitation lies in a couple of factors, and from you bees who’ve bought your dress, and maybe faced similar issues, advice???
So here’s the hesitation. I tried on Marielena at one shop, and the dress was waaaay too big and she didn’t clip the dress, so it was hard to get a true picture of how it would look. Also, I’m set on wearing a purple belt with a flower embellishment on it. She didn’t have anything even remotely like this so it was hard to get the full image of what the dress would look like. However, between the two dresses, Jillian is more unique so I’m truly leaning that way. I just feel I need to see this dress clipped and with the belt.
I tried on Jillian today. I LOOOOVED it in the store, but in the photos I have a few concerns. I feel like in the store I looked like I had a nice hour glass shape, but in the photos it’s not always showing as nicely. Is this because it’s not my true size and even though clipped, it’s not the proper fit? Also, when it comes to the chest, I’m unfortunately on the smaller size. This dress swallows up my boobs! And it comes sooo high, right to my armpits. But the sales lady assured me that when it’s my size, it would be lower and it would hug my chest properly. (the sample was about 4 sizes too big).
So the small things that are worrying me… is that because the samples were sooo large and when it’s my true size it will show my curves the way I want? I know I have yet to find a dress that even remotely compares to Jillian (at least in my price range lol!) I will do more shopping still… but I’m curious about peoples experience with the difference between the fit of the sample and the fit of their ordered dress.
Here are some photos of both dresses
Marielena – no belt and it’s not even laced up yet in the photo, so it’s extra loose. I think it’s stunning, but Jillian is a bit more unique
I love the dress in this photo… And I think it look very flattering! I LOVE this dress
but then for some reason, in some of the photos like this one, I don’t think it’s as flattering? The top looks too big on my chest, and too high… and suddently I have no hips or waist! Is this just because of the over sized sample?