Hello all my favorite SSTers! Hope you’ve had a great morning thus far – I’m enjoying my lunch hour on a Starbucks patio looking at this beautiful, mid-80 degree (F) day with a slight wind and not a cloud in the sky. This is why we moved to Denver. 🙂
Thanks for all of your fun comments last week on Part 1of my wedding dress shopping post! It was a great experience, and was just as fun to re-live in writing. Hope you guys enjoy this one just as much! Now on to three of my favorites from that day!
When I walked into the store, this is the dress I pictured holding onto. I honestly hate how it looks in these pictures, as it actually looks more like a halter neck in front and racer-back in the back. The features I said I wanted in a dress were: lace, form-fitting, racer-back, buttons going down the back. Everything was covered here, but…
…the second I walked out of the dressing room in this dress, I got two, massive thumbs down from the mamacitas. In retrospect, I’m glad I trusted their opinion, but I was devastated on that day. This is a classic example of not always knowing exactly what you want. You may have one idea in your head, but you may walk out with something completely different!
This was a brand new dress to the shop and I was FIRST to try it on. I thought this dress was so unique, with an interesting line, a simple & classic aesthetic, and a truly defined figure. The only reason I said no to this one, and I went back and forth for a while on it, was that I didn’t feel bridal in it in the way I want to on my wedding day. I know that’s hard to describe, but the fabric just felt a bit too casual for what I’m going for, as the lining felt similar to a cotton. Yes, accessories make the dress, but I’m hoping for my dress to be the base of it all. But seriously, that train… jaw dropping.
This little number ended up being my second pick, and I really went back and forth between the two. The fabric has almost a 3D print on it that’s in a floral motif, making it traditional, but with a bit of flare. It’s a classic cut and I felt like an all-star in it. It would need accessories, but nothing too flashy (see below, a small ribbon would do.) I felt like the bride I want to be in it and it felt like the Vail wedding we’re hoping to host. Of course, I would have raised the neckline slightly (see: part 1 with my obsession with necklines.) It was nothing I expected to like, and everything at the same time. The only reason I didn’t pick it, was because I liked my top pick even more. But we’ll have to wait a few months to see that one in a public space. 🙂
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Last week, a lot of you said that you didn’t know what kind of dress you’d be looking for and would try on a variety. I’d love to know, now that you’ve seen several that I’ve tried on, what kind of dress do you think I ended up selecting for the big day? Whomever is right will get 300 brownie points courtesy of SST. 😉
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