- 5 years ago
Sorry, this will be long!
I had thought I found “the one” online about 2 months ago when browsing gowns online, Stella York 6291. It seemed like everything I wanted in a gown, sweetheart neckline with illusion details on the straps, beautiful beading with floral lace detailing, soft in color, looked like something from a fairy tale but more lovely. I finally tried it on about 2-3 weeks ago with my mom and aunt, but didn’t want to say “yes”. I was saying I was 99.9% sure I would say “yes” after a little time (since my wedding isn’t until early Nov 2017) and I didn’t want to rush in to buying a gown right then. But I felt so in love with it.
I had an appointment made at Kleinfeld’s for the next weekend and decided I’d keep it. I wanted to have the experience of going, to try on some more gorgeous gowns and have some fun. This was going to be my last dress appointment to try on anything, I figured it would help me know that the other gown was “the one” because mostly what I saw online at Kleinfeld’s was either A) Not my style B) Ridiculously priced and not worth it
I went with my mom, my aunt and my SIL who’s one of my bridesmaids. I met with Camille and Morgan who is currently interning with Kleinfeld’s, showed them my “Top 5” they ask you to bring, and told them about the Stella York gown that was the “contender” as I was calling it, the one I was really planning to get. They pulled 3 gowns which I tried on, all feeling a little….eh. Something was missing, something wasn’t great, just wasn’t in to any of them. Camille would ask how it compared to the Stella York to get me to think about it and said “It sounds like you really love this other gown…” Part of me felt bad to be trying these gowns on and “wasting their time” in helping me but they were so nice and essentially said ‘Of course not, don’t worry, we’re here to help you and this is what we do’ which made me feel better.
Morgan mentioned she’d seen the Stella York gown in person and after I asked if there were any more gowns to try on (given the style I was looking for and my budget), she said yes and pulled one more. Looking at it at first…I was curious but unsure. After I put it on, I slowly began to take it all in… there was a lot going on in the hallway when I would step out which was a bit distracting, but my mom, my aunt, SIL, Camille and Morgan seemed to begin to gush about the gown and how I looked in it… They had me stand in the main area with the bigger couches and pedestals with mirrors…I walked around in the gown…DID NOT WANT TO TAKE IT OFF!!!
Eve of Milady #1556
I didn’t want to say yes because I was anxious about the price, it was double what the other gown was, but this was well within the budget my mom was giving me. But I just couldn’t stop looking at it, walking around, noticing all the details….and so I said yes!!!
I think this gown has similar details, the neckline, the flowers and beading, it’s romantic, and soft (in the ivory/ivory) but it fits my body more. I have a longer torso and the cut of the gown works well. It’s a lot more…well SEXY! My mom kept saying it was more elegant. I think it’s more womanly, it that makes sense? It’s more flattering to my shape.
I realized later on I had seen this gown on Kleinfeld’s site but didn’t add it to my “Top 5″ to try on. It’s so funny because I was so sure I would never get a gown like this, or at Kleinfeld’s! What’s more awesome is that because of my height and the 2 1/2” heels I’ll wear, I won’t probably need a hem – less alterations needed.
I can’t find any photos of a bride wearing this gown! Which I sort of really love! But I’d love to see how it looks on someone other than the model. I’ve tried searching through instagram and GoogleImages and couldn’t find anything. Does anyone know of any brides who have worn this?
Thanks for reading, and thanks to everyone on this forum for your support and your helpful posts! I’ve learned a lot from other threads and discussions on here.