Post # 1
I’ve been looking for the dress for months. I’d been to the “usuals” and was feeling frustrated. I wanted something within budget (under 1k), with lots of sparkle, tastefully fitted (not too sexy and a corset back), traditional and somewhat “different” and I found it.
I’d been to another Alfred Angelo signature store (MD) and saw 2083, but they didn’t have it in a plus-sized sample (i’m a 14/16 top and 18/20/22 bottom) so I “passed”. I kept going to dress appts in the area, found lots of “maybes” but, everytime I searched online I kept going back to the 2083 picture online and decided to call another store in my area (Springfield, Va) and they had a 20 sample!!
I made an appt for the next day, tried it on and was in love. I didn’t know how to “take it” because I didn’t cry and decided to wait to see if it went on sale (a new one started 12/26 and end 1/14)…well, I decided to go back yesterday and bought it…I AM SO HAPPY!!
In the first set of pics (the first time I tried it on) I wore an A-Line crinoline (store provided)…the fullness in the waist and hips made my tummy look “poochy” so I am in search of a good trumpet/mermaid crinoline/slip…they also clipped it to simulate a sweetheart neckline (I am going to have that modification made).
I’ll add the new pics from yesterday when I get home from work…I just COULDN’T wait to share!! EEEEEEEEeeeeee…btw, I ordered it with extra length to accommodate the additional crinoline width at the bottom.
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Post # 3
Congrats!!! You look so beautiful! And we are DRESS TWINS! :”]] Don’t you just love the dress! When I first tried it on I didn’t cry and I kept looking for another dress, but I just couldn’t get that one out of my mind.
Post # 4
Very nice! I love the back.
Post # 5
It’s beautiful! I love the veil with it!
Post # 6
Ooooh, that’s so glamorous! I love the way the back cascades :). You look gorgeous, congrats on finding it!
Post # 7
The booty looks fabulous!! I love that dress on you, it compliments your shape!!
Post # 8
Love the dress! Looks beautiful on you!
Post # 9
You rock that dress! It’s so gorgeous on you–nice choice!
Post # 10
That dress is stunning on you, and I also love the veil. Good going!
Post # 11
Great dress! And the sweatheart looks great with that dress.
Post # 12
I can’t believe that dress was under $1k, what a steal! And I love the extra sparkle in the train. The veil is beautiful, did you buy it too?
Post # 14
Awww, thanks so much y’all!! I really do appreciate the positive comments…I wish you all the happiness and blessings in the world!!
@HotPinkPopTart: I know EXACTLY what you mean!! YAY, dress twins!!
#cincity75: I had to laugh…your comment seems like one I’ve made (to myself), the booty is what it is (I better celebrate it)!!
@Cotton: The sweetheart neckline totally changes it for me!!
@RR: I love the sparkle, definitely a great deal…I’m glad that I didn’t have to settle!! I didn’t buy the mantilla ($299), I am going to look around etsy and online…but, it matches the dress PERFECTLY!!
Post # 15
Seriously, I was shocked. I thought for sure you were gonna say that you went over budget! I am going to keep that designer in mind for myself, as well. The veil is gorge! I love mantillas, beautiful!
Post # 16
Definitely keep Alfred Angelo in mind…I know you have some time before you NEED to make a decision, but their collection is always GREAT!!