- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
Dear bees: please help!
I’m having a bit of a dress conundrum. After trying on dresses at several different places in Oregon, I went up to Seattle with my girlfriends to try on some Enzoani dresses that I loved because I knew I could find them on used wedding dress websites within my price range. I wanted Diana, and tried it on and loved it:
but then loved Ebony even more:
However, I’m trying to spend around $1000 (but might consider going up to $1500), and the Ebony was way overbudget (read: $3800) and I couldn’t find any used versions. The Diana was also overbudget new (which I knew going into it), but I haven’t gotten any responses from the used sellers with my measurements, so I decided to look around again… and fell in love with this Sophia Tolli Felicita online:
It’s so dreamy! The lace is amazing, beautiful, ethereal, AND it’s got some sparkle at the top, AND it’s the perfect shape, AND it has a nice corset back to make me fit in it snug! The problem?
It’s a Spring 2012 collection. No one has it yet. And the closest place that will have it, possibly not until March, is back up in Seattle.
Bees, I don’t know what to do! This dress is everything I’ve been wanting in a dress. I even had a dream about it last night! Today I went to my local dress shop that carries her line at least, and got the option to try on her dresses- they fit me really well. For the they said they could get it for me for $1573, (at the very tippy top of my budget), but I’d have to buy it outright without trying it on! I tried on their closest version in shape and texture, and really love them…but not as much as the Sophia Tolli Felicita. Here was the best of the day:
(we threw cap sleeve things on it… I would probably add sleeves like that or like the Enzoani Diana to the Felicita)
ANYWAY, here’s my questions finally:
-Have you ever bought a dress without trying it on? What happened?
-Which dress of the above do you like best on me?
-ANY TIPS OR THOUGHTS?!