If you already tried on dresses, then just tweak it in the style that you like.
Well...as for Randy, strange thing is my FI (when he was forced to watch TLC with me), he was like yes yes..this gay dude is so right! And then when the chick didn't pick Randy's picks or just got the one she felt herself nice in it....my FI would say like smth like arh...MAUVAIS!!! By looking at that guy's suits, I could tell they are perfectly coordinated and well made, I wear custom made suits too, so I trust Randy's tastes.
I apologize that I was too raw/ direct. I agree with you, I don't like the bottom part of that dress too, but the bodice is nice. If you like a big dress, my friend in San Francisco bought an Enzoani dress, big with a cathedral train, with 100% silk, so it is big, but very light and people could hug her without any problem. I think the name is Belgrade, the front is nice, the back is gorgeous for a church wedding.
I live in Montreal, and been to Calgary a few times for tradeshows (very interesting folks, one even weared a plastic sheep mask because he didn't want to be recognized ...I was freaked out), since the oil reached $80, oil sands made Alberta a RICH province! I hope our natural gas will bring the same to us, so I don't need to pay that much taxes. mouhahaha
As for the tears part...hmm..it started like this...one time (after 3 drinks at 5a7, aka happy hour), a male trader explained his tears to me, it was just the emotion of the moment that he realizes that he found his other half and will spend the rest of his life with...and grow old together made him cried. Of course I was like oh..I thought you found ur wife ...ah...so pretty in her dress! he was like.."she looked better than other days, her dress was ok, as long as she didn't spend a fortune on it, I am fine". After this trader, there was also another one who didn't cry and was happy with his wedding day but also find the dress not...err...WOW ( I think that was the one who came up with the term of F-Queen Vic Style...not sure). Of course, they didn't want to get killed or suspended for "action" activities, so they would just say they were very HAPPY that day, which it is 100% true and honest without any faking involved, except just the dress wasn't the WOW factor at all. Maybe they just don't care about our dress that much?!?!
Working in the investment industry, I am surrounded by males, F words and drinks. My former boss (+ colleagues) used to laugh at every dude's wedding whenever there is a fat dress/BM/bride/MIL ( or any of the combination of the 4 mentioned).
Girls!!! Men are as bad as us when it comes to b*tching, nagging and laughing behind others' back! hahaha my parents got me when they were very young, so we are more like siblings ( we used to club together). From time to time, my dad would tell me (after 4-5 beers) ...smth like he doesn't like my mom's outfits or she is fat.