Next up on my wedding to do list is: Get The Dress!
I can’t very well walk down the aisle naked (holy crap, the nightmares will start now that I’ve said it aloud). I’ve already told you guys that I have a lot of trepidation about dress shopping. Shopping in general exacerbates my bad feelings about my body and with this being a very important outfit on a most important day, the pressure is on.
I’ve been pining some ideas of what I like even if the dress doesn’t come in my size. I have no idea what will look good and am prepared for a lot of misses rather than hits. Ultimately, I will attempt to try some on just to get a feeling for fit and style but my Plan B is to have one made for me or order one on line and have it altered to fit my style. I really would prefer a soft pink colored dress to a white one but we’ll see if that will be possible.
Here are some of the ones that have caught my eye:
I’m not sure if I’ll like lace on me but I am drawn to the idea of it. Seems romantical.
Or if I felt like I needed that retro-vibe but also needed sleeves, maybe this one would do.
This one caught my eye because of the cross over style of the top (flattering for my body type) and the detailing at the bottom.
I liked the simplicity of this style from Lanvu Vintage on Etsy. I could change out the sash to something more me. It appears to have pockets so- you know- sold!
I like this lace vintage one too. I could put a cool sash with it. I’ll probably try a lace dress on and go “blech!” after pinning all of these lace styles.
I do think I’ll want a short dress. That just seems more me. Plus I’m only 5’3″ so a long dress could swallow me up. This dress is sold so it’s not an option unless I had someone make it for me.
I like this style of embellishment but depending on the dress, it might be too much. Also, let’s be honest, my boobs might overpower it.
This dress is called Amelia. That is my favorite girl name of all time. Fate?! But I worry it would be too poofy at the waist and make me look bigger than I am.
This dress is strapless and might be a bit much for my ample rack but I like the color and the cut.
I have pinned a couple longer gowns just in case. I don’t mind this fit and flare style from David’s Bridal.
I love the cut of the top of this Alfred Angelo gown. I know it would flatter me.
I just really want to be sure my dress is unique to me and fits my personality and style (like every bride!). Fingers crossed I find it and any tears I cry are tears of joy.