No, don't get excited/horrified, I'm not engaged. But a very dear friend of mine is, and it got me thinging about wedding dresses. Specifically, about what I would want in a wedding dress, should that time come around. I started to browse the David's Bridal site for ideas. There were really two dresses that stood out to me.
This is the first. (Sorry, I'm too technologically incompetent to figure out how to get just the picture here.) I really like the shape of this gown, and it's super cheap. However, it would require extensive alteration, because strapless dresses are not flattering to me (or, IMO, anyone--but that's another can of worms) and I am not wearing one into a church, anyway. But the main details--very simple, and with princess seams, are definitely something to keep in mind.
This is the second. I like this dress because it is modest, while still being simple, and it has short sleeves. A lot of modest dresses have long sleeves, which, while not inherently wrong, is not something I'm looking for in a wedding dress. And again, this one is A-line.
In terms of where I would get a wedding dress, I see three major options: Buy a dress, make a dress, or get someone else to make a dress. Buying a dress would probably require extensive alterations which I'm not competent enough to do, so that would also involve finding a seamstress. I am not sure right now which alternative I would prefer. As I'm not engaged, I guess it doesn't really matter!
Vogue 1550, a Paco Peralta design
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