- 7 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
It took me a while to understand the type of style I wanted–all-over lace on a netted overlay, sweetheart neckline, and trumpet/mermaid type.
Casablanca turned into a strapless sweetheart:
Or the Kirstie Kelly:
Believe it or not, the second dress is one of the six Costco dresses! I was a little skeptical about what kind of dresses they would sell at Costco (I hadn’t checked out their website before going over there), but I was pleasantly surprised. I don’t have any qualms ordering a dress from a box store–when I first saw it I thought, “Why not? This is the type of dress I want!” I tried it on and really liked it.
Since then, I’ve tried on a lot of other dresses and I can safely say that these two are my top choices. As fun as it was trying on dresses, after having these two in mind, I think I’m done with doing anymore.
I’m not the type of person who would have some sort of emotional breakdown “knowing” I had found the dress. I’m so indecisive, I’d probably starve if I were locked inside a grocery store.
My friends liked both dresses a lot, and I sort of lean 1% more toward the Kirstie Kelly dress. It matched my criteria, I kind of like the lace pattern a little better on the skirt (don’t get me wrong, the lace on the Casablanca is also really beautiful, but I have this weird sort of preference for symmetry), the tone on tone color, and it’s $150 less.
But I would be afraid of having dress regret! The Casablanca is a little more glam (and expensive-looking, partly because it IS more expensive). Don’t know how it would look without the beading and if it’d lose that specialness.
The trunk show is leaving San Diego in a couple of days so I need to decide soon. While I can still order a dress over the phone after they move on, I’d rather do it there so they can get the right measurements.
I’d appreciate any opinions!