- 3 years ago
clairebeebear : At first I thought strapless would just be impossible for me and I was looking for straps, short sleeves, scoop-sleeves etc but I don’t know what it is, either my shoulders are really narrow or my face is tiny or what but they overwhelm me sooo much I just disappear in the dress! My upper body is an absolute nightmare to work with!! 🙂 And funnily enough straps like the ones on that last Eddy actually emphasize the giant boob area more.
Yesterday I went back to try on some other ballgowns and that Mori Lee as well. I tried on like 5 dresses, just one which happened to be Eddy K (go figure) was nice, the others were meh, then I wore the Mori Lee and I was like dammit 😛 No comparison. I went to another store to branch out and try Sophia Tolli, Allure, some more Casablanca, etc. All nice shiny dresses that I like (ignoring the neckline problem, not even getting into that yet), but I don’t see as MY dress at all. The shiny is super super fun and would fit the night hotel ballroom perfectly but I just don’t like any of those dresses enough to buy and wear.
I guess it’s because originally I wanted the ruffled skirt so the plain tulle is really whatever to me, and especially coupled with the heavily beaded tops feels more like a nice fancy dress than my wedding dress. For reference, my two finalists were these dresses (ignoring the neckline, just the dress style)
http://www.allurebridals.com/products/9262 (not this exact one but something really really similar)
These looked much much better than the enoooormous ballgowns (I’m looking at you Casablanca).
But as I like enormous ballgowns, if I were to go the A-line route, I guess I think the lace looks a lot more elegant and bridal than the super beaded ones I like because they’re shiny. I guess I don’t see the point in plain A-line tulle, either ruffled or lace is better.
I don’t know I keep looking around and I don’t seem to like pictures of gowns I see of brands I could conceivably find irl, so I’m looking around to see if I can find ANY Eddy K at all before pulling the trigger. On the one hand, each time I go back to try the Mori again after another batch of dress shopping, I like it more and more, really nothing else fits like it. On the other hand, the more variety of gowns I try the more I feel like the original ruffled Eddy K would have worked even if not super duper perfectly and I should just get it and deal with the aftermath.
So basically I am back at square one 🙂 🙂 🙂