Trying on Dresses

If you read this post, you will know that i got married on Friday the 13th of February this year.

I thought bit by bit I’d do posts leading up to the big day. So this post I’ll talk about my dress.

At first there wasn’t going to be a dress. Rob said he was just going to wear one of his dress shirts & a nice pair of pants & i was going to do the same. Especially since this was all last minute.

Then we were at the mall & Rob saw a nice vest & matching tie that he thought he’d wear. So that sent me on the search for something a little more formal.

We went to Ross Dress For Less because they usually have evening gowns & nice dresses for cheap. I did find a dress there that i liked, but the zipper was stupid, so that didn’t happen.
While i was at work on Saturday, Rob & his son went & rented tuxedos. They were HOT looking. Fuchsia vest & tie with black pants & black shirt. That day they had found a cute dress for his daughter too that was more fitting our color scheme.

I was starting to get discouraged because everybody else had something new to wear & i had nothing.

I decided to make an appointment at David’s Bridal just to try on dresses & have the experience.

So, i checked out kid # 1 from school so she could go with me. I wanted her to be involved in the experience. My mom & dad came (Dad wasn’t invited), my friend Heather & my sister-in-law Lisa came to the appointment with me.

I knew going in to the appointment i wanted an empire waist dress. I knew that would be the most flattering on me. Because of all the weight I’ve lost, i now have a nice muffin top on my belly & that needed to be disguised in my dress.

So here are a couple of the dresses i tried on.

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This dress was just a no-go from the beginning. I just didn’t like how it looked at all.

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This dress was just as bad. The gather at the side i felt made me look VERY wide & who wants to look wide?

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This is the same dress as above, just a different view.

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I kind of actually liked this dress. However, it was too busy for me. It had too much going on. Plus, see all the lace up top? That was VERY itchy.

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This dress was the same dress that my friend Heather wore when she got married. I liked it & i liked that it was an ivory color, but i wanted a dress of my own.

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This dress was a VERY close runner up. I LOVED the simplicity of the dress. I loved the one jeweled pin at the bust & i liked how flowy it was. However, it just didn’t fit right.

I’ve debated showing you the dress i actually picked. But since some wedding pictures were already posted on Facebook i might as well share with you.

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This is MY dress & i LOVE it. I love the simplicity of it. I’m a very simple dresser. I don’t like a lot of embellishment. This dress fit to a T. It took me a while to decide on this dress. This was actually the first dress i tried on & at first i wasn’t in love with it. I kept waiting to cry when i found the dress but that just didn’t happen. But it’s the dress that looked the best on me.

Stay tuned for another post soon about the day of & the ceremony.

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