- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013
While I was searching for a dress I found the boards really helpful to see what dresses actually looked like instead of relying on just the model. I ended up purchasing a used dress that I could not find a sample for locally, so I relied on others’ photos and my awesome sister who found a sample in her city. I thought I’d post what I did try on in case it helps someone else! I don’t have style numbers for everything, but I do have the designer.
Ella – strapless trumpet, sweetheart
Ella 5679- Ballgown, Spaghetti Straps, Pockets
Allure 8916 – Strapless sweetheart, lace bodice, satin skirt, column/trumpet?
Blue by Enzani – Lace V-neck
Wtoo Renee – strapless, horizontal stripes/texture
Allure 8476 – Lace sheath, keyhole back
Allure 2558 – V-neck ballgown, lace upper with stain skirt, cafe belt
Allure 2455 – v-neck lace sheath, similar to above, keyhole back
Like others have said, be open to different styles. Initially I wanted something fitted and absolutely not strapless. Once I started browsing online I had my heart set on one of the Allure sheaths with a v-neck. When I tried them on though I felt like I should really like them, but they didn’t do anything for me. In the end I got a very simple strapless sweetheart – not fitted, no sleeves!
Another thing that I found frustrating was sizing. It was really difficult to imagine what the dress would look like when sized correctly. I’m putting up two pictures of Wtoo Mimi, my dress, in the right size (2) and the sample (10). The difference was pretty big to me.
Anyway, I hope this helps someone even if the new seasons are coming out… I have some additional shots if anyone is interested.