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The Dress, Take II

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So maybe I bought my dress too early...

 

I bought a traditional gown this summer-- very pretty A-line dress with lace and all the trimmings.

 

This is what it looked like when I tried it on:

 

http://xe5.xanga.com/866c40e07513120...m155553228.jpg

 

When it arrived in October, I wasn't loving it... it just wasn't ME. But I figured that since I had already bought it (and it made my FMIL cry when I tried it on), I'd work it out.

 

Eventually I gave into my nagging fear and went looking again.

 

I found a very cute dress with lace & sequins just like the one, except it was fitted. I had always wanted a fitted dress but had been afraid since I've got serious hips. See?

 

http://xc6.xanga.com/77c856e33913822...s172581674.jpg

 

I know the books & guides always steer curvy girls toward the A-line dresses but I know my hubby-to-be would love to see me in a dress that shows off the curves!

 

This week I found a happy medium. Sparkle and sequins.... a much lighter fabric... a booty-hugging shape that doesn't make me look like I'm struggling for air.... A gorgeous dress on the clearance rack of a local family-owned bridal salon!

 

http://xbf.xanga.com/226c830bc523022...s174590146.jpg

 

http://x49.xanga.com/362c84033203022...s174590138.jpg

 

Can't wait to get it fitted (the top part is too big) so I can see how beautiful it can be!

 

I ended up posting the first dress for sale... Wish me luck!

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