That's right...I found my dress!
After trying on 50+ different dresses and not really 'loving' any of them, I finally found my dress.
Here it is...
and the back...
I absolutely LOVE it! It's silk satin and feels like butter to the touch...sigh. It's a Maggie Sottero dress and the name of the style is Nadine.
It was a little more than I had expected to spend, but worth the extra money. Plus, I'm buying the dress off the rack and they gave me a nice discount.
I found the dress at Lady Margaret's in Puyallup. It's a small boutique dress shop and so nice...nicer than any of the other places I had been. I would highly recommend it.
It's funny how it's totally not what I thought I wanted...I was dead set on lace, no side gather, a pink sash and pure white. This is all satin (with the exception of some chiffon), no lace, side gather, no sash and ivory. But...it's perfect.
The boutique didn't allow pictures until you put a deposit on the dress (designer rule?), but we put the deposit down today and I am going again on Saturday to try it on again and take some pics.
The best part is that the dress in stock was my size and with the lace up back it's very forgiving. The salesgirl told me I could lose another 10 or so pounds and not need any alterations...if I lose more though I'll have to have it taken in...which is totally fine with me...I'd rather have to take it in than have it taken out!
So there you have it...one more major item checked off the list!