Monday, April 27, 2009

Are you my dress?

Another weekend of trying on dresses. This time for fun I went to my home town and my sister, a bff and my mother came along for the ride(Oh man my mother..I'll have a whole post coming up on that!). I have a whole whack of photos of dresses that were beautiful but inappropriate for Friday afternoon nuptials. We were about to leave the second store when we went into a room that I thought held M.O.B dresses but actually was the clearance room. Usually clearance rooms are full of frocks from the 80's and 90's sad dresses that no one even wanted then and are now doomed to live out the rest of their lives at a fraction of their original price until someone needs a costume. Not this one! Sure it had some atrocities but most of the gowns were just from last seasons collections and were styles that just were not popular in my home town. I pawed through them (there is no gentle way to pull out a gown smooshed in with 30 others!) and there on the rack were three Pronovias/La Sposa dresses that were simply amazing, including one short one.
I tried them on and all of them were beautiful but the short one was the most the first dress I felt comfortable in. It was bridey but not too formal or bedazzled. You wanna see? Yes? Ok then....

The quality is stunning. Handmade lace? Yes please! Silk lining? Alright! 70% off? You don't say! The dress is by La Sposa, I cannot find a photo of it on line making me think it might be from a 2008 collection or a 2007. It's a bit tight but that should be easily fixed. One of my favorite things though is that I'll be able to wear a normal bra! Hooray. It's on hold while I thought about it and I think I love it. I had to go away and think because I'm a bit of a deal whore and wanted to make sure that I wasn't in love because it was a fraction of it's original price. I honestly don't think that I will find anything as lovely for the same price or even close. And since it is all natural fibres I can easily get it dyed and wear it again!

And yes pretty much every photo of me wearing a wedding dress is me posed like this. Freakin' mutton arms.

6 comments:

august15bride said...

i love it! it looks fabulous on you!!! And what a deal!

Katie said...

it's very cute on you, and perfect for the style of wedding you guys are having!!
I say go for it!

Mo said...

Lookin' good!! What a successful trip. Are you going to try on more?

AmyJean said...

You look Great... :)
RelentlessBride

Krista said...

That's a great dress - I love it.

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

oooh. that's cute! love it and your arms look fine!