- 6 years ago
So after trying on about 25 dresses across six key wedding boutiques in Dubai, I finally found My dress, Yay!!
My initial vision was to have a long, floaty bohemian style gown, with lace and a little beading, very romantic, soft and ethereal or a fitted mermaid dress with simple details. It would have been the cherry on top if I had found my dream Rosa Clara gown……. If I’m honest the pick of the bunch was low on that front, I live in Dubai and the taste/styles on offer here, differ dramatically from what is popular back from where I am from (the UK).
In the UAE, opulent, detailed, ball gowns are popular with lots of bling, and for some, this is perfect, but for me, this is 100% opposite to what I wanted and would look hideous on me any way, but stunning on others.
One of the boutique assistants asked me to consider a Maggie Sorreto Dress/Kylie – It was satin, which is a material I detested,,lol!!
Any way – I tried it on, cos I though “what the hell?” and I actually really liked it on me, it fit my curves, flattered me and felt great on… I did not cry or get an overwhelming feeling of OMG, I don’t think I’ll ever get that – But I smiled and felt like a bride 🙂
Below are some pics we managed to snap – The long string thing will be gone and tucked in at the back….
It will need some minor alterations, so it fits better, will be spot cleaned a steamed…doubt I’ll wear a veil – I’m confused on that one… Think I may have 50’s style hair/down with a gorgeous hair peice on the side…Oh I don’t know!
I’m kind of lucky, cos it was in the sale at 40% off and was almost half of what I had budgeted for, so I have now got a designer to create my ‘legal ceremony’ dress for me too…yep, I have two dresses – One for the BIG day and one for our legal ceremony.
I’m an expat in Dubai, so most of us have two weddings…long story.
So the BIG day dress is more bridal/50’s style and the legal dress is more boho, blush pink and floaty.
I guess the moral of my story is – If you are having no luck finding ‘The Dress’ sometimes stepping out of the box and trying something different on may surprise you…..- Would be interested in your thoughts.. x