- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
I was definitely not looking forward to dress shopping, as I wear a street size 12/14 L/XL. I thought it would be as disappointing as regular shopping can be when you’re not a size small.
To my surprise it wasn’t bad at all!! I went to a small boutique. The consultant was very friendly and patient. I got to go thru their stock and choose 6 gowns I wanted to try on, while the consultant chose 1 or 2 she thought I would like. Most samples were a size 12. They also had a section of probably 25 gowns that were size 18+.
I felt super awkward wearing the first dress, probably since I’ve never worn a fancy gown before. By the 2nd and 3rd dress I was starting to love seeing myself in the mirror…. And by the 4th dress I found the one!
It was just what I envisioned and the price was right. The sample I tried on was a 12. I will need a 16. Plan to loose 20-30lbs before the wedding so that stomach pooch is gone.
It’s a Maggie Sottero Karena Royale.
What I wanted:
What it will look like with a sweetheart neckline (& on a very petite frame)
Going to have the neckline altered to a sweetheart & change the sash… otherwise it is exactly what I was looking for!