Post # 1
I’ve tried a few on in a local shop, and I just feel ridiculous… I feel like a giant meringue whenever I put one on. I HATE being the center of attention, but my Fiance has a large family, so it’s quite a big wedding.
What can I do?
Also, I don’t want to wear white, ivory etc. I want a grey/silver/black/pink dress. Do you know of any stockists (preferably in the UK) or designers that sell coloured (not ANY shade of white), simple dress?
Post # 3
I’d look at bridesmaid dresses if you want to stay with a more traditional look and otherwise just one of your favorite dress shops that carry more formal clothes, which is what I am doing. I’m another one with no interest in any shade of white and am planning to wear either dark red or deep blue.
Post # 4
I know what you mean, I don’t love to be the center of attention either so I am right there with you. What do you think is the source of your “meringue” feelings? What shapes of dresses have you been trying on? If you’ve tried on any large, pouffy, princessy dresses that could be the culprit. Big, pouffy dresses are beautiful, of course, but I tried maybe one or two of those on because they just aren’t me.
I say be true to yourself–you can’t avoid everyone looking at you (especially if your fiance has such a large family) but you can make sure that you feel like yourself so hopefully you will be less self-conscious. Definitely go for the colored dress if that’s what you want, I love to see a bride doing something unique! And you’ll look the happiest in something that is totally you.
Post # 5
Maybe go look at dresses with one or two close friends and you will feel less pressure.. good luck with your search
Post # 6
I found this website- http://www.victoriajaneuk.com/en/victoriajane.html
a lot of their dresses come in pink or ice blue this one is Tanya- 17408 – i really like the simplicity of the dress
I relly love this one too – in ice blue (Tyler -17516)
the pink is really pretty too (Tropea – 17517)
Post # 7
in my dress shopping experience, demetrios has the biggest lineup of available colors if you want an actual wedding gown that’s marketed as such (with a train and all that). i searched high and low for a blue gown and wound up with a demetrios. (she just came in last week and i get to try her on today!!!) the line i bought from had pink, blue, silver, and gold as alternatives to white and ivory…pale, but definitely color. if you don’t need a wedding gown per se, have a look at some of the more formal bridesmaid gowns and some simpler evening gowns. bridesmaid gowns are going to be available in a lot more colors than evening gowns and it’ll be tough to find either with a train if that’s what you want, but i think that might be a good option for you. (the issue i ran into was that i wanted it to have an overall bridal feel, even if it wasn’t white, and if it didn’t have a train, it didn’t feel bridal to me, and the selection of bridesmaid and evening gowns that had trains was just too slim. i couldn’t find the cut and style i was looking for among bridesmaid gowns with trains, and i couldn’t fine one with minimal added embellishment among evening gowns with trains.)
Post # 8
San Patrick also has a collection of cocktail dresses that share some similarities to wedding dresses, but aren’t white (or any shade of it).