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#51 jajajaja

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    Posted 02 July 2008 - 12:07 PM

    Shannon-
    Did I read that right- You have already shrunk your arms 1/2 inch? That's fabulous! Keep it up!
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    #52 BlissfulMsMiranda

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      Posted 02 July 2008 - 03:51 PM

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      Originally Posted by Shay2679
      Hooray!! A fellow Montrealer!!
      I haven't actually had a dress appointment yet. My mom arrives on Friday, and she and I will be going to "Ouijelevoeux" on St. Hubert for my first ... trial ... on the 7th. I imagine we'll just look down the strip before/after that appointment...

      My second appointment however, on the 10th, is at Bella di Sera on Blvd. St. Laurent (across from the Jean Talon Market). I think I'm most nervous about this appointment, as the salon has THE dress I'm most interested in...but I fear, from things I have heard, that I will probably go there...and not be able to try much on due to the limited size samples they will have. I'm a full figured girl you know!

      I'm nervous...but trying to keep an open mind. I've shrunk my flabulous arms about a 1/2 inch on each upper...so...its progress. I know the original dress I posted, I can add the 3/4 sleeve in the matching overlay lace...for about $80...and...I'm hoping at ONE of the appointments, at least, I am able to get a better idea of what will actually look good on me. Hopefully...something will!

      Congrats to you as well on your success. Here's to more of it..for both of us!

      I'll be in touch!
      Keep me posted on the dress hunt - and I'm quite sure that once you have the dress on, all your worries and hesitations will melt away. :)

      I've heard of Bella di Sera... gonna have to check it out!!

      And yes ... congrats to you too!! Happy planning!!! :)

      #53 starfish kate

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        Posted 02 July 2008 - 05:36 PM

        I just saw this post for the first time..... I totally understand how you feel. I did not want to go dress shopping AT ALL. Long story short, I found a dress that flatters my body type (as much as it can be flattered) and I am happy with it. Here's a picture:
        Click the image to open in full size.

        I went to a dress shop that I knew had larger sizes to try on and I started there. Just give them a call before you go to see what sizes they have to try. I found a style that I liked and then I found the dress that I loved, but the manufacturer's website said that the sizes only went up to 18. I emailed them directly and they said that they could custom-make a size for me. The referred me to a bridal shop in my area that carried their brand (not the particular dress) and they sent a sample to them so I could see it in person before I ordered it. It has been great and I ordered it today! The dress is Monika by Modern Trousseau if you're interested. They are based in Connecticut. Good luck!!
        Kate

        #54 Shay2679

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          Posted 03 July 2008 - 10:40 AM

          Quote:
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          Shannon-
          Did I read that right- You have already shrunk your arms 1/2 inch? That's fabulous! Keep it up!
          I know Rachel...isn't that ridiculous I've never had luck before...but suddenly...my arms...HAVE tightened a bit...

          I measured, and re-measured...and the mark is down nearly a half inch on the right upper and a little less on the left upper (must be a dominant arm thing or something, because I lift the weights for each arm at the same time)...

          Unless I measured wrong to begin with!! But...as crazy as it is...I think its working.

          The skin issue is certainly still prominent though...I can't even explain it. Grr.

          Anywho...Monday is the first dress shopping day! I'll keep you posted.

          #55 Shay2679

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            Posted 03 July 2008 - 10:42 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by starfish kate
            I just saw this post for the first time..... I totally understand how you feel. I did not want to go dress shopping AT ALL. Long story short, I found a dress that flatters my body type (as much as it can be flattered) and I am happy with it. Here's a picture:
            Click the image to open in full size.
            THAT...is a gorgeous dress! I love it.

            Well...my parents arrive from Edmonton tomorrow, and we'll be dress shopping on Monday and Thursday. Wish us luck...and I'll post any pics I can in between shopping trips!

            Thanks for all your support...I'll be in touch.

            #56 Jen_S

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              Posted 04 July 2008 - 10:38 AM

              Good luck shopping! Have fun and keep a open mind!
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              #57 Shay2679

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                Posted 07 July 2008 - 11:44 PM

                SO...today was my first dress shopping event! I think the girl that was helping me...was completely unprepared, but as a complete newbie to the whole world of wedding dress shopping...I didn't let it faze me!

                After a gruelling hour of going through binders of dresses and explaining the styles I thought would look good on me...we were set. I wear a size 12/14 now for street clothes...and in the whole store, there were about 5 dresses that would work to try on...the rest were too small...boo erns.

                Anyways...I tried on 3 dresses, the other two were just too big! None of the dresses I tried today were ANYTHING like what I thought I wanted...but...honestly...the first one I tried...a size 14 with a corset back...I liked a lot and...it could actually be the one?!?! I have my second appointment to try on the dress I think I'm in love with Thursday...but after today...and the style being SO different, I'm not sure anymore...

                Like a lot of shops, we were NOT allowed to take any pictures...but I have one of the dress from the website of the store. Let me know what you think.

                 

                 

                 

                 

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                #58 tvt

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                  Posted 08 July 2008 - 01:32 AM

                  Yeay! I'm so glad it went well!!!!

                  I love the dress you posted. Isn't it funny how most people end up getting something they would have never thought they would like?

                  I know I dreaded dress shopping as well, but really I kind of had fun with it! I'm so glad you had a good experience!!!! Keep us posted on which dress you decide on.

                  #59 1elephant

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                    Posted 08 July 2008 - 04:48 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Shay2679
                    SO...today was my first dress shopping event! I think the girl that was helping me...was completely unprepared, but as a complete newbie to the whole world of wedding dress shopping...I didn't let it faze me!

                    After a gruelling hour of going through binders of dresses and explaining the styles I thought would look good on me...we were set. I wear a size 12/14 now for street clothes...and in the whole store, there were about 5 dresses that would work to try on...the rest were too small...boo erns.

                    Anyways...I tried on 3 dresses, the other two were just too big! None of the dresses I tried today were ANYTHING like what I thought I wanted...but...honestly...the first one I tried...a size 14 with a corset back...I liked a lot and...it could actually be the one?!?! I have my second appointment to try on the dress I think I'm in love with Thursday...but after today...and the style being SO different, I'm not sure anymore...

                    Like a lot of shops, we were NOT allowed to take any pictures...but I have one of the dress from the website of the store. Let me know what you think.
                    i love that dress, and i believe it's quite popular around here - i know i've seen it lurking...come to think of it, i'm almost sure i tried it on!!!!
                    you have a bit of time before your wedding, so keep shopping. try on EVERYTHING, even if you think it'll look like poop on a stick, try it on. i never in a million years would have picked out my dress, but i sure am happy that i did! if it turns out that this first one really is it, you'll know...but try not to settle just b/c it's a hassle....it's (hopefully) the only time you'll get to do this!!!
                    congrats on losing 60lbs, and on losing inches everywhere!

                    #60 BlissfulMsMiranda

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                      Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:53 AM

                      Wow that dress is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! I absolutely love the Spanish-style bottom ... so pretty.

                      And I'm so glad to hear it went well - we all told you not to worry.

                      But WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !! You're a rock star!!!!!!!





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