- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
After waiting since August, my dress was finally in. I recently had a little dress regret due to the color of my dress and some comments my fiance had made recently.
1. I ordered Maggie Sottero Adeline Marie in white. Every sample I had tried on and seen was in ivory with pewter beading. I loved how it looked but knew that I wanted a white dress. It wasn’t until a month after I had placed my dress order that I stumbled upon a post on WB about Adeline Marie saying that the white dress had white beading that did not have nearly as much contrast as the ivory or diamond white color. I was concerned that the intricate beading on the bust and hip of my dress wouldn’t show up. I called the salon to see if they could change it but found that the dress was already in production. Fortunately, the salon owner put it in my contract that I could order a new dress if it came in and I didn’t like it so that put me at ease.
2. I showed my finace a bunch of similar styles of dresses including Sottero and Midgley Adore which has the exact same shape but with a belt under the bust and no beading on the bust itself. I told him it was similar to my dress and asked if he liked it. He said yes but asked if it had beading all down the front. That was kind of a red flag to me. I know he likes ornate detailing on wedding dresses (he’s weirdly picky about something he’s not going to be wearing and doesn’t want to see before the big day) so I was concerned that it wouldn’t be enough for him.
I went to the fitting preparing to look for another dress because of these two concerns I had. When I walked into the dressing room and saw MY dress hanging up, I broke down in tears. I was so happy and in love with it I couldn’t stop crying. This was the dress that I was going to wear when I became his wife. This actual dress! It was so overwhelming and lovely, I couldn’t be happier. I’ve never loved an inanimate object so much – not even my ring! I know I made the right choice. I didn’t cry when I put on the sample or any other dress but this really made me emotional.
I brought along a steel boned corset because I am a true apple shape and with the shape of the dress, I knew I wanted to be more hourglass. I ordered a size 14 though I was a 20 at the time of ordering it. I’m now a 16 on top and 10 in my hips (giant boobs!). I first tried the dress with my corset and was terribly uncomfortable. I actually felt bigger and my breasts were litterally spilling out of the top. I couldn’t raise my arms without having a nip slip, couldn’t sit down, and definitely couldn’t dance like I wanted to. I was ready to get out of the dress. I tried taking off the corset and it made a world of differnce. While my chest was still too much for the small cups, I was definitely more secure and could move around comfortably. They were also able to tie the corset of the dress a lot better and I still maintained the shape I was looking for. I still have a ways to go before the dress fits perfectly but I’m so happy with it and I know I will be able to get to my goal weight prior to my last fitting. I added a sparkly belt to increase the amount of glitz that my fiance is looking for and cinch my waist in a little more. Also purchased my veil and a beautiful headband to wear during the reception. Below is my dress, veil, and belt. I didn’t get any pictures with the train draped out perfectly (sad face) but I’m really happy with my choice. My sash will be white on the belt and will be attached to the dress so it doesn’t move around throughout the night. A blusher is being added to my veil with the same beading. I wish I had gotten close ups of the detail but that’s for another time. I plan to wear a glitzy bracelet and earings – no necklace. I’m also going to be wearing my hair down – victoria’s secret angels style. I don’t need to bring any more attention to my chest. Picture below – Boob city!