Looking at dresses tonight!
Posted 09 December 2007 - 04:35 PM
Posted 09 December 2007 - 10:30 PM
I was only really discouraged that they didn't have more dresses in my size to try on. They had a ton of 6-8's and I am NOT that size. The larger dress shops seem to have more variety in sizes. I wasn't able to try on my dress because it was a size 6, but I tried on a dress similar to it's cut and style and loved it. I ordered my dress without trying it on and since it just came in, I really love it!
Just keep trying. Don't get discouraged about the sizing. All women go through it. My size 5 bridesmaid had to order a size 12 dress. We all whine about it together.
Posted 10 December 2007 - 12:24 AM
I love Jenny Packham's Papillion, but feel like it is too fancy for a beach wedding. It is the most me, though I'm not sure if it is the most flattering. I also like Carmen and Cleo.
I tried a Vera Wang dress which was oddly less pricey than Jenny Packham and is kind of a similar cut to Papillion, but more classic old fashioned sweet garden dress feeling. My mom and sis love it the most.
Then I tried Amy Michelson's Gold Rush and White Chocolate, which are probably the most beachish and the backs are amazing (and look good on me) - if I could get a combo of the 2.
Problem is none of the dresses are at the same store. Only some allow you to take photos and others don't since they think people will copy the designs. I just want to look at me in the designs at home! None were absolutely perfect on. There is always some problem!! How do people just find the perfect dress?
Posted 10 December 2007 - 12:52 AM
Posted 10 December 2007 - 01:48 AM
Posted 11 December 2007 - 02:43 AM
but i still love my dress!!
NYLALANY- if your wedding is may 4th you may not be able to order a dress in time. i bought mine last month and i won't get it until the first week of may, giving me like only 20days for alterations. yikes.
Posted 11 December 2007 - 01:00 PM
Posted 11 December 2007 - 01:36 PM
| Originally Posted by jnowlan |
I would not worry about the dress sizes they always run small. But when I ordered mine, the one I tried on fit fine. (so I thought) but they said for the skirt to flow correctly I need to go up one size so I did. Now I need to have it altered everywhere, the alterations are going to cost me about the same as I paid for the dress.
Posted 11 December 2007 - 05:55 PM
| Originally Posted by mauraw |
I have an appointment next Saturday at White Chicago, a place that sells new, sample and "once worn" designer gowns, so we will see how that goes. Totally glad I only took one friend with me on the first time out though. Some other girl there had an entourage of like 8 people and it was making ME nervous! By the way for those of you who haven't tried on gowns yet... the one hour appointment goes by incredibly fast! I think I only tried on a total of 4 gowns. OH! And Abbie don't get depressed about the size thing. I'm normally a small size 8 and they were bringing me 10s and 12s. My plan is to have my seamstress rip out the actual size tag and sew in one that I feel more comfortable with people seeing
you look fab in the dresses, this is where i got my dress.
make sure you take a friend to White Chicago b/c you have to search through a ton of dresses. make sure you know the style of dress you are after too, that helps a lot. It's fun but I don't think i would have been able to handle it without my girlfriend. they had a lot of Alvina Valenta when I was there. good luck!
Posted 11 December 2007 - 05:57 PM
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