Today was a good day. I went to my sister's house to do make up, just to see how I wanted her to do it for my wedding. I brought Chris's mom's dress to see if we could talk to her tailor and figure out what I wanted to do with it. It would have been a lot. I liked the idea that it was vintage and the lace added to the effect, but I would have had to get rid of the sleeves, alter the torso, take off the neck and a number of other things that probably would have been as much as buying a new dress.
I knew I wanted to try some more dresses on before I got the other one tailored so me and my sister went to David's Bridal near the Galleria. I didn't think anything would look good on me. I still need to lose weight and I hate how clothes, especially dresses, accentuate areas that I would rather hide. I am very self-conscious about strapless dresses because I think they make my shoulders look bulky, so I knew those were out, even though they are the most common kind of wedding dress right now.
I don't much like the ruffling and scrunching that I've seen in a lot of wedding dresses. You know, the kind where it looks like they grabbed a toga and wrapped it into a dress and pinned it up a bunch of places? Not for me. I didn't want anything layered at all. Not even the littlest bit. I also didn't want anything that was that smooth, white, stiff, prom-dressy, shiny material that is so popular.
I ended up with a smooth, white, strapless with layers near the waist. It's gorgeous. I will post a picture because I already sent Chris a picture before I had chosen it as "My Dress" and I don't really believe in bad luck. If Chris stumbles upon this blog and sees the same picture I sent him, too bad. So here's my dress:
So there it is. :)