- 7 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011
When I was dress shopping, I knew I wanted something less formal (but not quite casual) and porobably tea length. I tried on a few and started to realize I wanted something in between the tea-length selection out there and the floor-length “standard” gowns.
That’s when I realized I had to change the way I think about a dress. I could, in reality, pick one that was long and cut it – but it presented a whole new set of challenges. If it had beading on the front that came up higher than tea length, it might look odd. If the train beadwork came up that high, it would have to be modified. I didn’t want to have a seamstress completely remake a dress, so I kept looking until I found this.
Mori Lee 3055. Made for plus-sized brides like myself, beadwork on the bodice that would give me sparkle without looking out of place, and all of the beadwork on the train stopped right at about an inch above the floor.
I have my first fitting this week to decide exactly what length to cut it at, but here’s what I mocked up (in MS Paint, what a horrible job) to see how it would look.
What do you think? Anyone else make drastic changes to the designer’s vision and create a very personal dress for themselves?