- Miss Leopard
- 6 years ago
- Wedding: March 2014
First of all, y’all is a legitimate word. I’m from Texas– it’s what we do.
Anyway, I will try to make this drama as short as possible. I am getting married in 7 months. I bought a dress this summer (ordered it based only on photographs). It fit, but I didn’t love it. I tried to make myself love it, and it was only $700 (it is a Pronovias sample that I got for a steal). I just didn’t. It didn’t do anything for my body, and I was never happy with it.
Fast forward to last weekend. I went to look at MOB dresses with my mom at DB and saw a Vera Wang that I loved. I tried it on, my mom cried, and she and I both looked at each other like “oh shit”. We/i realized I have to have a different dress. It’s not even up for debate. It’s happening.
That being said, I have tried on probably 100 dresses. I have looked at hundreds online. I only ever got “that feeling” in one dress (a Reem Acra that is/was way out of my price range). It is not avaliable second-hand, and its so far away from my budget that it is not possible to make that dress happen.
No dresses make me truly happy. I will feel pretty happy in them until I get home, and then pick them apart and find 3 or 4 more that I might like better. I go try those on, like some of them and the cycle continues.
Here are the criteria I’m looking for:
-Mermaid shape (true mermaid, not fit & flare)
– Lace up back
-Soft looking (tulle or organza, ruffles, lots of drama in the skirt, etc.) It doesn’t have to have all those elements, but I’m not looking for a solid lace mermaid for example. It needs to be sort of shredded and texture-y if that makes sense.
-Little to no “bling”. I am not an embellishment girl.
Budget: up to $1800
The dress I had “The Moment” in was Reem Acra Best Wishes which is a huge lace ballgown. I know. That is not a mermaid but whatever, it was magical.
The dresses I am considering currently are: Maggie Sottero Divina, Davids Bridal Vera Wang 351166, and Mori Lee Style 1234.
I AM OPEN TO OTHER SUGGESTIONS. I have a dress appointment on Saturday to try on at a salon that has a TON of dresses. If you have a suggestion for me, please leave it in the comments and I will see if they can pull it.
Additionally, if you have any advice on how to get over myself and stop making this such a stressful time, I’d like that too. I am so overwhelmed and “done” with shopping that I worry no dress will ever be good enough.
Me in the Reem Acra Best Wishes:
Me in Divina (2 sizes too small)
The Vera Wang Dress at Davids Bridal (not me in picture)
Mori Lee Style 1234