So, I've been a little gun shy when it comes to posting pictures of myself on here but.... I bought a dress about 2 weeks ago! And I would love some feedback! So I just blurred my face a bit. Thanks photoshop!
Dress shopping was super fun at first, and then quickly got stressful. I went to 5 different places within about 3 weeks. I went to David's twice and the place I bought my dress three times (the day I bought the dress, I went back to the shop twice in between other appointments to try "the dress" on.) I liked so many dresses, but this one seemed to maybe stand out (and was under budget)? Or at least, it was different from the other dresses I tried on. My absolute favorite dresses in pictures have been Reem Acra dresses with short cap sleeves, little floral details, and flowy skirts. This one seemed to get close to that while staying in budget. And I was getting very confused and just wanted to get it over with!
With my body shape, I expected to get a fuller a-line than this dress... but I'm also very short (5 feet even) and the consultant said this dress didn't over power me. Hoping she's right? It's a flowery embellished top, with a silk-satin skirt and chiffon overlay.
Anyway, didn't get as enthusiastic of responses as I would have hoped from all family members. My FMIL LOVED it. She walked in right as I was trying it on the first time and said "that's it. It's meant to be" so that was very gratifying. My mom LOVED the price tag. She also said she feels like it suits my body and personality the best, but that her own taste tends towards things that are "less embellished, and more plain." But she maintains that she likes this dress for me the best. My grandma said "don't show anyone that picture. Your hair looks greasy" ha! Thanks! My neighbor also said she likes dresses that are more plain/ classic. And my dad said "I bet it will be perfect when you lose some weight." So.... feeling a little self conscious!
Anyway, thoughts on the dress? And hair/ accesories? I think I like the veil and headpiece I'm wearing, or something like them. The consultant thought I should do an updo to bring the eye upwards and get some extra height. And having a cool neck for my May 24 wedding might be nice... but I don't want it to look too formal or stiff. The wedding will be a Sunday brunch reception.
Oh! Obviously, this dress wasn't fitting me perfectly. The straps/ sleeves (when does a strap become a sleeve?) will lay flat rather then buckling the way they are here, and the belt I am wearing will be sewn onto the dress slightly differently. Rather than being straight across the way it appears in the picture, they will sew it to follow the embellishment of the bodice, higher in the middle, lower on the sides. I just couldn't hold it in the proper placement.
Ahh, can't believe I bought it!