Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wedding Dress Poll!

Dress #1

Dress #1 Back- (The lace up back is what they had in the store, but I'd get it like the one above if I got it, I think.)
Dress #1 Back

Dress #2- I was going for a "Mad Men" type look for a wedding dress, but I don't think this is as flattering... thoughts?

Dress #3- This was the saleswoman's idea.

Dress #4- Back
Dress #4 Front


Ok interweb friends! I know I said that I was ordering my dress online because I live in podunksville... it just so happened that I went to the moderately-sized city (3 hours away!) this weekend and it just so happened that they had a David's bridal there.

As you may recall I had wanted to order a dress (for $200ish) and then have my future MIL remake it in a NICE fabric. Frankly, the David's bridal crap feels like it's made from shower curtain liners. However, I do have to give them kudos for not only carrying plus sizes, but also for carrying them in the store!

I figured since I was there anyway I may as well try the dress I wanted on and at least make sure I ordered it in the right size. While I was there I tried on a few others and I sent the pics to my mom, future MIL and aunt...

... SIGH...

While I DO want their opinions I'm now terribly confused! They were pretty adamant the the dress they liked was NOT the one I had originally picked out. I'm not terribly keen on the one they liked best... but in looking at the pictures I do think it was more flattering than the original one I had picked out.

All this to say that I think I'm going to have to go shopping for more dresses!

Oh- one other problem with the dress they all liked? It's $600. And I would still want it in a different color/fabric. Sigh. That would probably bring the price up to $900 and I can't really see that making sense, yanoo--? I mean, if I'm going to spend that I may as well spend it on something I like to begin with! Not something that I would need to completely change! So now I'm totally freaking out about dresses!
(I'm also freaking out about photographers because they're crazy expensive, but that's a post for another day.)

So what say you, interwebs? Dress #1 #2 #3 or #4? Leave your answer in the comments! I can't do this without you!


Anonymous said...

ooh, fun!!! But I'm torn! You look beautiful in all of them. LOVE the Thumbprint of Anonymity, by the way.

My favorites are two and three (short and saleswoman's idea). You look great in two. My only concern: is it "wedding" enough? I went with a shorter cocktail dress, BUT I had a small "un-wedding," so it fit the overall vibe of our celebration.

I LOVE three. You say it was the saleswoman's idea, so maybe you aren't loving it? Anyway, you have great shoulders, and that dress really shows them off. The only concern on that is, well, you've got a rack. Will you worry about it popping out all night?

I can see why this is a tough decision. Good luck!

Hypatia said...

Perpetua, that's SO funny. Ok, I don't want to skew the results so I'll keep the answers as to which my mom, mil, etc. preferred until the end...

Sassy Pants said...

You're a brave woman. This is probably only going to confuse you. I'm going to have to go with #4 then #3. Knowing what your hair looks like I can imagine very pretty things with those necklines. They also looked more comfortable (wedding days go by in a whirlwind but are LONG). Then again, I can't dress myself to save my life so what do I know? : )

Hypatia said...

:-) I didn't know you were still reading, sassy!

(BTW- for all those curious, I have red hair.)

Sarah said...

I'm going to skew your results here. I like #1 with the zip rather than the tie. :-)

Amilinda said...

I'm going with #4.
I have never been a big fan of strapless. I think I've been to one too many events where the girls in strapless dresses are constantly worried it's falling and so they keep pulling it up.
As the bride, all eyes are one you and you SOOOOO don't want them seeing you pulling it up all the time. ;-)

Hypatia said...

Thank you all for your input! I have another poll up... and I have another round of dress-trying-on this weekend... (and then hopefully that's THE END!)