It's probably still a little early (over a year) to start looking for dresses, but I have a certain style in mind and don't really know where to start to look.
I don't want a typical, traditional type of bridal gown... I want a dress that is more slim fitting (sheath style) or a little more flowing (not big and poufy). I know that this style is not among the majority of dress styles at typical bridal stores. Is it even worth me going to any bridal gown stores if they don't have a big selection of this type of dress? I guess I'm also a little worried that I'll be pushed into trying things on that are the opposite of what I want. Our reception is going to be outdoors next summer so I want something light and a little more informal and pretty simple.
I like some of the styles of the gowns on Nordstrom's website
but does anyone know if they have these to try on in the store? Are there any other places in Pgh that would sell white/ivory "evening gown" types of dresses, even if they are not considered a real bridal gown? I don't even need a train. Also, I think my budget will be pretty low (under $500). I am not looking for anything by a fancy designer or anything like that.... I don't care who makes it as long as it looks great on me and it's what I want!
Any suggestions on where to shop for this style of dress would be greatly appreciated!!