Thursday, September 11, 2008

dresses, dresses...so many dresses

This past weekend my mom, sister and I had our first "dress shopping" experience.


I have to say, I loved it! It was so much fun and I can't wait to go again! While, I'm definitely not ready to buy a dress at the moment, it was fun to see what's out there. I found 2 that I really like and am considering. Ideally, I'd still like to lose another 25 pounds or so, but that's neither here nor there.

The only complaint I have is that of the 4 shops we went to, David's Bridal was the only place that had dresses in multiple sizes. So really, it was most fun to try dresses on there because they actually fit.

The other 3 shops only had one size of each dress and most were too small. I can't even explain how uncomfortable it is to be zipped up and sucked into a dress...or to have them clip the back closed to your bra!

Now the moment you've all been waiting for...pictures!!!

This is one of the front runners. I love that it's all satin with just the block of lace on the torso...and it has no beading, which I do not like. Now, I know it's a little tight, but keep in mind it was about 2 sizes too small. It would not be so form fitting (especially in the stomach area) and the skirt would be more a-line and come out more at my waist. The sash would also be pink.

This was one that my mom really liked and wanted me to try on, but I ended up really liking it. I think it's a little too "sophisticated" for a summer wedding, but I do like it a lot. The bust area needs to be taken in a LOT...

...and I absolutely love the back of this dress! It has a really low cut back, but my hair fits it perfectly!

This one is also a front runner. I really liked that it's all lace with no beading and the bottom foot or so of the skirt is soft and laceless.
So...tell me what you think!

16 comments:

BethanyWD said...

Since you asked, I like the 1st and 3rd (the 2nd is not as flattering on you as the others). My favorite is the first one. Very elegant and it really accentuates your waist. Lovely - you look great!

Megan said...

I LOVE the front of the second one, but the third is my favorite overall. How exciting, the beginning of dress shopping!

Jenna said...

I really really love the last one on you. Are you going ot keep the sash?

Carrisa said...

#2 all the way baby. It looks amazing on you. 25lbs or not, that dress will take everyone's breath away.

Katelin said...

i love that second dress so much, it's gorgeous!

Playful Professional said...

My favorite by far is the second dress. The cut on you is so flattering and beautiful!

bianca said...

The second dress is amazing! How excitng :)

Mrs Pop said...

I'm torn between #2 and #3... I love the neckline on the 2nd one, it is so flattering!!! But I adore #3, too. Love the pink accents on each.

You're going to be a beautiful bride, girl!

Lizzie M said...

Another vote for #1! Amazing--I love the combination of simple satin with the lace and sash around the middle!

Something about the floppy bow on the back of #2 makes me not like that one as much. #3 is okay, but not stunning like #1!

jessica maria said...

these dresses are so pretty! i really like the second one with the pink sash and the back that "fits" your hair :) but they're all gorgeous, no matter which you pick!

i ended up buying the dress i had seen online a week after getting engaged. a store said they'd have it in long island, and it SUCKED because they didn't, and then i found one in jersey that had it. as soon as i tried it on, i was like, yup, this is it. i think i only tried on five dresses - my friends didn't want me to just stick to one dress without trying on the others! ;)

Lindsey said...

WOW! The second dress is simply stunning!!! Gotta love the low back, my dress had that too! The train is amazing and the unique front - So pretty!

emily said...

they're all beautiful but that second one is really amazing. it looks like it was made just for you.

heather lauren said...

The 3rd one... hands down!

Rachel said...

BEAUTIFUL dresses! I love number two and number four. They are gorgeous. When are you going shopping again?!

thatdisneygirl said...

I love #2

Bluebird said...

I like the first one! I think in the right size, it will be the most flattering. I think it will make you look longer and leaner than the other two.