- 9 years ago
- Wedding: May 2010
I really need help. A quick blurb about me and my dress. I’m not traditional, I don’t want a white dress, I had resigned to the fact that I’m getting it made 🙂
So, I met up with a really fashion forward designer and she is uber excited to do my dress, we are talking hand dye all her own silks from France, easily a $30K couture, one of a piece gown, she is letting me have it for $2500. So, what’s the problem?
A few weeks ago, before I talked to the designer I had called up a little boutique in my area about a designer that I was digging, I asked if any of her stuff comes in a silver/platinum. They called up the designer and sure enough, one, JUST one of her dresses comes in that color and she is mailing up some fabric swatches. That was like a month maybe 6 weeks ago… I had forgotten all about it, after about 3 weeks.
Yesterday, I get a call from the store, they got the swatch and the dress in, do I want to come see it? I say sure, I mean I’ve tried on about 25 dresses, so I figured it couldn’t hurt and I wasn’t going to be like amazed or anything.
I show up today and the dress is stunning… gorgeous couture looking gown that I was really liking, but it’s tight on the hips and me, well I’m the quintessential hourglass figure with huge chest and rounded hips. I love my figure but tight fitting on hips…well let’s just say it doesn’t look good on me (to put it nicely). There is no way I can fit into the sample size either,as it’s international sizing and it was already too small in American sizing.They put me in the same cut of a gown closer to my size to see if I like the shape. I’m not expecting much, but I put it on and come out into the mirror section and I start thinking Wow, this actually doesn’t look half bad. Then, they take the dress I’m digging and clip it on to the front and basically schlack the darn thing to my curves to give me a look at what it could look like. I’m shell shocked! Not only is it stunning, it looks stunning on me! And even though their lighting they told me in pictures you’ll look about 10# heavier there, I looked like I was 50#lighter!
I wasn’t sure what to do, I think this gown is "The One" I hearall you ladies mention when you’re picking out the dress but I am in love withthe gown in my head the fashion designer is sketching out, as well.
So what do I do? Go with the gown that I physically can see on my body and I love?
Go with what is in my head and might not be perfect but I can have in put into every inch of the dress?
Pictures to help you out:
The one that is closest to the fashion designer look:
Me (kind of) in the Legacy
Details of The Legacy from kittychen’s website.