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So I finally went Dress Shopping tonight..... ***PICS*** POLL ADDED

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My vote is definitely for dress 1... I think it looks stunning and the most flattering on you, as is or if you lose the pounds you want to. Good Luck on your decision though!

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Okay, this is so funny.


I also bought my dress at David's and in the end it was between two dresses... one was your first dress (the ivory Galina). I thought it was the most beautiful wedding dress I ever saw, especially once it was on. The photos of the dress on the model really don't do the dress justice. And it's just perfect for a DW!


However, as gorgeous as it was, I just didn't think it flattered my figure (even though my friends and mom said it did). I wanted to buy it sooooo bad, but in the end I didn't want to feel self-conscious or uncomfortable on my wedding day.


Then, I got to try on my dress #2 in my appropriate size and I fell in LOVE!!! I went to David's twice and tried my top two, plus others on the second visit. That really helped me clarify how I felt about the dress.


That said, I think both dresses are equally flattering on you and I think you should pick the dress you really want--not based on whether or not it's for a DW or what other people think--just the dress that makes you feel like a bride!


And, for what it's worth, I also think the second to last dress on the "no" list is also very flattering and beautiful on you!


Good luck!

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I agree with Jacilynda... I am shaped like you and find that strapless only makes me look broader, so V-necks and halters are your friend!!! Congrats and hope you found what you love!

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Wow girls...SO much feedback!! Thank you!!

In the end, I do know it's my decision and to be 100% honest...I think I have my mind made up...But I really do appreciate all of your help!!


I know alot of you had said to try different places...And your right, I probably should have..But alot of other bridal stores only carry samples and Since I am a bigger girl, there aren't many sz 16 samples!! LOL they are usually 8's or 10's ...you might get lucky with a 12.

And although some of the dresses I tried on at Davids were a little small and didn't zip, I got the full effect because I had the dress on.

Also...My time is ticking away here..I have 5 months until the wedding...and alot of these dresses say 18 weeks to come in...I can't risk going anywhere else.

I would totally freak if i was waiting on my dress when June rolled around.


I got the feeling of "The One" when i tried one of my top two on...However..I really liked the other one as well, Probably because I really didn't think I would!


Alot of you like the Runner Ups...and I agree with you...Those Runner ups were my #1's at some point!! LOL I did like them, but I just wasn't feeling like, this is my Wedding dress. It was more like, "Oh this looks pretty but can I picture me in it on my Wedding Day?? No :-( "


Now my other decision is...White or Ivory....Both of my top 2's I tried on in Ivory and everyone who was with me (I had my Mom, FMIL, Sister and Best Friend..LOL) they all liked the ivory. They said it looked good with my skin. And again, I agree..:-) I liked the Ivory too, but I don't want an Ivory dress. I want a white one :-(

I'm just not sure I liked either of those dresses in White as much as I liked them in the Ivory.


Is this what Wedding Dress shopping is like for everyone?? Hahahahaha

Again, Thanks for all of the Advice and comments and compliments and thanks for putting up the poll!! I love it! :-)

I'll check back on Saturday after I make my decision to let you know which one it will be :-)

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My advice: When you go back there, try on some more dresses (I browsed online after my first visit) and then AFTER that try on your current top two. You may find that you have completely changed your mind, or that you like on of the new dresses you try on better. The first visit was so overwhelming to me that by the end I didn't know WHAT I thought... LOL.


Also, the dress I finally chose, I had written it off after the first visit. But when I tried it on again in my size (on the first visit the dress I was trying on was three sizes too small), I was in love with how flattering it was to my figure and it just felt right.


And, at the end of the day, if you want a white dress, by all means buy a white dress.

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