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!