The way I see it, even though you keep looking at dresses and trying on different ones, you keep going back to the same kinds of dresses. It’s not like you’re completely all over the place with no idea. You are definitely close to choosing your dress – it’s just a matter of working out the things that are more important to you, and the things that are dealbreakers.
There are basically three main types of dresses you like and keep going back to: a-line and flowy (tulle/chiffon/organza), fitted and sexy, or a sparkly vintage/edgy sheath. But within those choices, even though they seem very different, you’ve got some clear preferences.
- Back detail
- Feature or illusion straps
- Sexy: either a plunging v-neckline or a plunging back or tightly fitted, or all of these.
- Beading and sparkle, especially vintage style beading.
- Not lace.
- Not a poofy ballgown.
- Vintage or edgy/unusual styling.
- OK with non-white colors (champagne, blush etc).
Also you’re limited to the 6 designers your salon stocks, and Mori Lee/Casablanca/Sophia Tolli don’t have as many dresses that are your style so you’re really limited to Maggie Sottero, Allure and Justin Alexander.
If you are leaning towards flowy, v-neck a-lines, these dresses have the same silhouette as your first dress plus simlar features that you like:
from this post that you didn’t try on yet – Sottero Midgely
Maggie Sottero Phyllis
Maggie Sottero Shelby (2016 collection)
Maggie Sottero Austin (2016 collection)
In the “sexy fitted” category:
– dress 1, the other mermaid and the tulle mermaid from this thread
Maggie Sottero Delphina
Maggie Sottero Lenya
Maggie Sottero Romyn (2016 collection)
In the “slimline beaded vintage” category
– the 2 sheath dresses and the Gatsby/Beckett from this thread
Sottero & Midgely
Maggie Sottero Demi
That’s, at most, 15-20 dresses that are going to be possible for you based on what you’ve shown you already like (there are a few more dresses that are possibilities, but not many more). There aren’t going to be any others unless you go to a different salon.
15-20 sounds a lot, but when you consider how similar a lot of the dresses are it’s not that bad. You can eliminate from those any you can’t try on or didn’t feel great about when you did try on, and you can eliminate whole piles of dresses once you’ve figured out what kind of dress (fitted, flowy or sheath) you really want.
It will definitely get easier from this point on!