- 7 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
the back really sold me.
the back really sold me.
I chose my dress because it was simple and had slightly vintage feel. Im barely 5ft and ball gowns just seemed to swamp me. I’m curvy and it draped over my hips and showed off my curves without being too vavavoom!
It’s unique cause it isnt white but more of a taupe. And for me it was different to everything else because it was light and I felt like I could move in it..
(Excuse the fluffty hair and the fact that it doesnt sit quite right…has a corseted back and I was just having a quick retry on!..)
I feel like my dress is a work of art! I only tried on 5 or so dresses total.
Since I designed my dress myself and had it made by a dressmaker I know it’s completely unique. Then there’s the colour (chosen because it’s my husband and stepdaughter’s favourite colour – and one of mine too – and the colour my mum got married in). My reception dress was red.
(Sorry for poor quality photos – I don’t have pro pics yet).
I did try on regular white wedding dresses but felt stupid in them – I felt happiest in bridemaids dresses, but wanted something a bit more detailed than that. I was a bit nervous wondering if the design I had chosen would be flattering, since I am plus size, but I’m very happy with how it turned out.
My favourite part, apart from the flattering bit, would probably be the lace. It was quite hard finding lace to match the colour of the dress fabric, but then I found this lace that I loved but was like $220 a metre. Then it was totally my lucky day as the store had 1 metre remnant which they agreed to sell to me for less than half price as I was buying other things from the store. YAY!
Also really loved the modesty panel thing. All along I had wanted a really deep v-neck but couldn’t as my longline bra was very high cut on me (and I couldn’t find a lower cut one). So we came up with the idea of a flesh-coloured modesty panel to cover the bra and create that effect. I couldn’t find fabric that exactly matched my skin tone, but my dressmaker dyed it with tea – tea! – to get it to match.
I chose mine because it’s EXACTLY what I was looking for – simple with a splash of bling. My favorite thing about it is the level of detail it has. It has crystal buttons allllllllll down the back and train and 2 little bows on the sides along the bottom of the skirt (you can see them in the last pic). Also, the lining is a light blue which is going to be my “something blue” (along with my shoes). I just love love it!
Here are some pics in the sample:
Mine was a custom dress (but I bought it on Ebay…the lady who sold it never wore it…she had a case of the dress regrets and bought two). I’ve never seen another like it, I loved the peach and the black sash with the small bit of bling is very me.
Here is my dress! I love that its “different” I love the color, and it looks so much better in real life. it was also a steal at 400 and change. Its by tadashi shoji
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