- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
I found my dress! I traveled home to DC (where the wedding will be) last month for a few days to start the dress hunt. I had no expectation of actually finding it and/or purchasing it during that trip, but I did! After four boutiques and lots of options, I fell in love and knew my search was over.
I always hear this but can’t stress it enough to brides who are still looking – TRY DIFFERENT STYLES. At first I was trying on nothing but ruched-bodice gowns – apparently I felt the need to camouflage my curves or hide behind the ruching. They were GORGEOUS, and certainly very flattering, but none was quite right for me. During my 3rd appointment, I felt like I had hit a dead end, and was pretty much just waiting for that appointment to end. I figured that was not the shop for me.
Lo and behold, wandering around their tiny stockroom in one of those awkward little robes, this lace gown with illusion straps caught my eye. I figured, what the hell, might as well try a curveball.
NEVER in a MILLION years would I have thought a mermaid-ish lace gown would work for me. But I was in love. It was everything I kept saying I wanted (“soft,” “romantic,” etc.) but I had no idea what I even meant by that until I tried this on.
Anyway, I’ve searched this dress on the boards and quite a few people have posted their pics of it, but I haven’t really seen many curvier figures in it (I mean, CURVY, with some honkin hips). It’s really remarkable how different this dress looks on different body types, so I’m hoping this will be a help to girls with hips looking for something different.
Rambling over – pic time!
Not sure if I’m going to go with a sash or not, but there’s plenty of time for that. I’m also in the process of losing weight and getting in shape – 10 lbs gone already since those pics were taken – so who knows how the dress will look on me at the wedding 9 months from now.
I just hope this can be inspiration for my huge-hipped sisters! Embrace your figure! If you think you need to hide behind certain traditionally “flattering” styles, think again. Try all the styles and fits you can, and find what really works for you.
Sooo… what do you guys think?!