- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
I know this is totally ridiculous, but I just wanted an outlet to share that I finally found my dream dress, but it’s really just a dream – I will never get to wear it because my wedding is a month out.
I’ve been engaged for over a year and have had my dress (Augusta Jones Jessie) since last May so I won’t get to wear this dream dress, but it’s ok. I’ve had dress regret since practically the day my mom bought me my dress, but I didn’t want to hurt my mom’s feelings.Trust me, my mom would take this personally and think that I was the most selfish brat. I tried bringing it up to her once and within one sentence I could tell from her disgusted reaction that getting another dress was not going to be an option.
At one point, I was certain I wanted the Enzoani Dakota because of the amazingly flattering fit (and because it’s lace), but then I realized that my dress is actually much better quality and more special with all the beading.
You know when bees say that they found their dress and it was NOTHING close to what they every thought they wanted? That’s my story here. All this time that I’ve been unhappy with my dress, I couldn’t point my finger on what it was. Most of all it’s the fit and the way it’s not flattering. I mean, I am the thinnest I’ve ever been and my dress still makes me feel fat. I am obsessed with lace and bling, and I love to dress sexy and show off my body so I always knew I’d be going with fitted lace, preferably with some bling – which is exactly what my dress will end up being after alterations. However, I’d browse and browse online for other dresses (yes, I torture myself that way) but I never really found another that I was like “I WISH that was my dress”. I still felt like if my dress fit right, it would be better than all the other dresses I saw. Even out of the super expensive $10k dresses I’d look at on Pinterest, I never really had one that was THE ONE. So I figured my dress was the one for me after all and that hopefully alterations would make me love it. THEN, I found this dress last night and my heart has not stopped pounding! I always hated the satin look (well this one’s actually 100% silk shantung) and I always hated skirts like this….but there’s just something about it….that is SO stunning and SO me. I’m also obsessed with PINK and all my florals and decor are in soft pinks and neutrals. And to make it worse, this red headed bee (gorgeous btw) is selling it on preowned and the measurements listed are EXACTLY the same as mine, down the the height with heels! It’s still super pricey (over $5k even used) but I know it would fit like a glove w/ no need for alterations. She has the exact same body as me! Oh, how I wish I could afford to spend $5k on this dress and just forget mine. Even the alterations she did are EXACTLY what I would have done – lowered the back, removed the beading and ruffle on the chest.
So here it is – The stunning Ines di Santo “Cherise” gown in blush!
In case you are wondering, this is me in my dress (mid-alterations). See, I have practically the same body!