- 5 years ago
(I just posted a thread but it was a bad choice of words on my part so I fixed it..I’m sorry about that!!)
Yesterday I decided I hate the dress I orginally bought, so I started looking at new ones and today my fiance and I went to a bridal salon to look at something new. I went in with my heart set on something from the Alfred Angelo line (particularly 2397, even though I knew they didn’t carry it). I tried on countless similar styles, yet they just didn’t flatter me. We kept looking at ballgowns and drop waists, and everything in between but nothing was what I was looking for.
My sales associate finally asked me if I would look at something a little more understated and, though nervous, I said yes. She led me to less designer gowns..I was a little disappointed because in my head was a vision of layers and layers of tulle and lace..probably a bad idea, considering we’re having an outdoor garden wedding in June. The salon was a little chilly, but I was still hot in the designer dresses. Yikes.
Anyway, she pulled out this dress and immediately wrinkled my nose..it was all taffeta material, no tulle in sight, and barely any bling. But what would it hurt to try it on? So I did..and I was pleasantly surprised. I could walk without having to hoist my dress up, but it was still elegant. I know I could stay cool in that dress, and I could actually breathe (well kinda, it was a corset back, after all).
I have a while before I need to choose a dress and I’m not going to go rushing into another one, so this is probably not, I repeat PROBABLY NOT the dress I will be going with.
This dress wasn’t screaming to me, so that’s why I don’t think it’s the one. But I was wondering if there might be some brides out there who don’t scream yes to the dress, but say a resounding yes to the dress and then scream about the accessories..because let me tell you, my sales associate brought out a matching veil for this dress and my heart stopped. Granted, the veil will only be on for half an hour, but they say accessories are a girls best friend.
Plus, this was the only dress out of dozens that when I walked out of the dressing room my fiance’s eyes lit up. It doesn’t look as great as it would cut and fit to my body, and there is probably a similar dress that is totally “mine” out there, but I realized that the designer/bling/over the top aspect of the other dresses just weren’t me..that’s probably why I couldn’t pull them off. Instead, I’m more of an understated, yet beautiful, ‘let’s accesorize!’ kinda girl.