- 8 years ago
- Wedding: December 2013
Oh boy. so, I bought a dress. I bought it without really trying on many wedding dresses first, for various reasons (long story). I just used inspiration pictures and my knowledge of what looks good on me. I got it a little small, so I could lose weight to fit into it.
Here’s the dress before I lost the weight:
The dress now fits properly. It looks better, and the neckline has dropped lower, which is what I wanted. I also have a nice sash to wear with it. But something was bothering me still. I didn’t know what. So I decided to go to a bridal salon, try on some dresses, and try to see what tweaks I could make to my dress, based on what I tried on in the salon, to make my dress perfect.
… and then I did a bad thing. I just couldn’t resist. I tried on this:
… before I lost weight, I would NEVER have tried on this style. But when it was on me, I felt really beautiful. I felt like I actually had a nice figure, for the first time in years! Now, my dress is beautiful, but I don’t feel beautiful in it, if that makes sense. I see it on the hanger and I think WOW, but when I wear it then it just falls flat.
The Justin Alexander isn’t perfect, mind you… I love it with the bolero, but I don’t like the sweetheart neckline without the bolero on (although I like the way it shows through the bolero lace). I also tried on a few other dresses though… and yes, that is the most flattering shape for me… and yes, that was the nicest of the whole bunch in that silouette.
So now I’m stuck. In normal circumstances, I would just say “well, you can’t afford a second dress, so tough. You’ll have to make the best of it.” The thing is… because I’ll be getting some unexpected money at the start of 2014, I could afford to get another Jasmines replica, with the bits and bobs I don’t like subtly altered. I could even get it to match my veil.
Ugh… so confused! I’m going back later in the week to try it on again. The thing is… I just can’t stop thinking about that Justin Alexander dress. I’m even going to take my veil with me next time to see what I think… and I feel kind of bad for wasting the poor bridal consultant’s time (I could never afford the original dress), but I just can’t resist. What is wrong with me? Ugh. I’m a mental Bridezilla… AGAIN.
… please advise, bees!