- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
I started my gown search with a fit-and-flare style in mind. Trying them on, they looked really nice, but nothing really stood out. Online, I saw a picture of Cymbeline Paris’ Ecosse gown:
It definitely wasn’t a fit-and-flare, but looked so cute in the picture, I decided to try it on. The first salon I went to didn’t have that gown, but something very similar – Cymbeline Paris’ Ecuyere:
It was a beautiful gown, EXTRAORDINARILY light for a poofy ballgown and I just felt very fresh and lively in it…especially perfect for the fact that I am having a Disney wedding.
The following weekend, another salon was having a Cymbeline trunk show, and both gowns were available to try. The consensus ended up being that we definitely liked the Ecuyere more, and I now thought it could have been “the one.” Looking back later at the pictures from the day, the skirt of the Ecuyere started to look too messy, too lumpy, and the Ecosse looked much cleaner. Trying both dresses on again, this in fact turned out to be true. So now the Ecosse is perfect from the front…
…but then there’s the back.
One of the things I realized on my gown search is how I really appreciated a pretty back. Don’t get me wrong – the back wasn’t gross. It was just rather plain. The Ecuyere had a very long train and I was told you they left it long for you to decide your own length or add pickups, etc. The Ecosse’s train is a little short. I’m not sure how much customization the designer allows for these gowns, and that is something I need to find out (or someone can tell me here if they know :)), but in the event that it’s back to the drawing board for me, has anyone seen anything similar to these gowns? Preferably something lightweight, as it’s the airy lightness of the gowns that I really loved.
Thanks for reading!