- 4 years ago
- Wedding: August 2017
We decided to get married this January 2017, 8 months before the big day. I immediately started to search for the dress as I knew there was a waiting time of 6 to 8 month between ordering and receiving the dress. I wish to share my experience with girls who, like me, are like a rabbit in front of headlights when they are told they should settle fast on a dress.
I have realised that the mirror will always make you look fantastic and make you love EVERY SINGLE DRESS you try on, because they all have beautifull features like a train, a corset back or tiny buttons, sparkling rhinestones, a sweetheart neckline or lace cap sleeves, all those features you would never wear on an ordinary day. The mirror tells you that you are the star of the day, and so do the ladies helping you in all of those gowns and so does your mother. My mother kept saying ” I love this one” or ” this one suits you best” and kept saying that with each dress I tried on.
I soon realised my best friend with an honest oppinion in the changing room has been my sister’s camera. My sister took loads of pictures and showed them to me immediately, and every single thing that was not right with the style or the fit jumped at me from the photo. At the end of the day I chose a dress that I have not tried on and ordered it without looking back.
Why? Because out of the 19 dresses I have worn in the pictures, two dresses were perfect on each shot. They were both Pronovias White One collection. I chose the bottom part of the Suniva and the top part of the Yustina, mixed together it corresponded to the model called STAR.
- You will save loads of time and money finding a dress that needs little to no alterations
- You will get an eye for details and buid up your confidence in front of a pushy seller telling you the more expensive model suits you better
- You can sleep on it and look back at the pictures before comitting to leaving a deposit
- You will remember your wedding day through the pictures and films and you do not want to be selfconsious about a detail of your dress bugging you on all the photos.
Here is an example of two dresses that were a yes in the mirror and a no on picture:
My first choice was Cosmobella 7761, http://www.cosmobella.com/collection2016_details.asp?Style_ID=208 I loved the caramel colour as I didn’t want to get married in white or ivory at first, loved the lace details the corset back. So it was the first dress I tried on and loved it in the mirror despite the fact it was in ivory.
Then my sister showed me that due to the fact that I have a long torso the pointy cups didn’t fit at all on my bust (double breasts!) and there is nothing to do about it but find another style. I realised she was right and the search began!
I tried on Miss Kelly Model 171-42 http://thesposagroup.com/project/171-42/ great dropped waist, very elegant pleated details on the bodice, corset back, a skirt with more volume, I got all starry eyed! But on the pictures, the upper layer of the train refused to follow the under layer, not a pretty sight!