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Anita18
05-03-2012, 06:24 PM
The wedding is June 16 across the bay in San Francisco peninsula. I have some time... and I'm LOVING all these dresses. Thank you EVERYONE! hehehe

Hedwig, you brought up a good point about bodytype, another thing I never even considered! Yeesh, can you all tell I'm not much of a clothes shopper? I've been working on getting fit since my Dr. scared the crap out of me last year on my annual health check up, warning me about diabetes, heart disease, etc so I've gone through some changes. Here's my bodybuilding.com photo gallery (http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/photos/view-user-photos/28110342) which will pretty much give you an eyefull (maybe too much, WARNING, stretchmarks shots! lol) of my shape. I'm also short, exactly 5 feet tall.
You look fab, and I agree with made_in_canada - the hardest thing to work around will be your height. Not that nothing will work for you, but usually people just don't make clothing for short women! :o My coworker is 4'11" and she has to get everything in junior size, or even girl sizes in jeans!


Oh, okay. Are you sure that this works for - ahem - a round belly? I always avoided these kind of dresses as they seem to emphasize the belly part, don't they?
I'm with you, I'm not a fan of empire waists, and I have NO belly to begin with! :rofl: Most of them make me look pregnant, and my ribs show already. :shuffle: It's just that I have a large ribcage so it doesn't drape properly.

IceAlisa
05-03-2012, 06:44 PM
Oh my, there is so much fun to be had in this thread! :) Can't wait to get to a computer to check out all your links, guys!

Hedwig
05-03-2012, 09:03 PM
Maybe not too sophisticated, just not fun enough. The first one I can see you twirling around in, and feeling absolutely beautiful. The second one I can picture you dancing in, the third I can't picture movement with.
What a nice description. :)




When I picked my wedding dress I tried a total of two dresses on and the first one I tried on I felt like I belonged in an Audrey Hepburn movie. I knew immediately that I wouldn't get a chance to feel like that very often and I bought it. I paid a total of $68 for it, lol. But the feeling was priceless. I now buy fancy clothes solely by how they make me feel.
Oh, that sounds fab. I would like to feel like Audrey Hepburn. :) Do you have any pictures of the dress by any chance? (Just out of curiosity)


PRLady, I can now see what kind of dress you mean. Yes, I think that could work. Maybe I will go to a dress shop to try on different kinds of wedding dresses to get a better feel of what cut would be good.
That would also take care of my mum who looked very sad when I said that I didn't intend to pay more than at most 150 for my dress and are going to order it of the internet. She was looking forward to having a good cry at a dressmakers. ;)

PRlady
05-03-2012, 09:11 PM
That would also take care of my mum who looked very sad when I said that I didn't intend to pay more than at most 150 for my dress and are going to order it of the internet. She was looking forward to having a good cry at a dressmakers. ;)

Aw. I feel for your mom. Someday, perhaps not too far in the future, I will "be" your mom. Make her happy. Go shopping. And if you come up with something more expensive, maybe she'll help you pay for it. ;)

skatesindreams
05-03-2012, 09:11 PM
That would also take care of my mum who looked very sad when I said that I didn't intend to pay more than at most 150 for my dress and are going to order it of the internet. She was looking forward to having a good cry at a dressmakers. ;)

You can/should enjoy the "experience" with your mother, even if you ultimately decide to order your dress "elsewhere".

Hedwig
05-03-2012, 09:13 PM
Aw. I feel for your mom. Someday, perhaps not too far in the future, I will "be" your mom. Make her happy. Go shopping. And if you come up with something more expensive, maybe she'll help you pay for it. ;)


You can/should enjoy the "experience" with your mother, even if you ultimately decide to order your dress "elsewhere".

Yes, this is true and I think it will mean a lot to her so I will do that, even if I am pretty sure that I will order from lightinthebox as I had only good experiences with it so far and want to save the money.

barbk
05-03-2012, 09:14 PM
No, that's the opposite, a high-waisted Empire cut. This is it, although this particular gown is over the top even by my standards:
http://www.google.com/imgres?start=72&hl=en&sa=X&rlz=1T4GGNI_enUS459US460&biw=1280&bih=843&addh=36&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=Ac7qzksCfBjdGM:&imgrefurl=http://www.coralsbridal.com/reall-wedding-dress/1628-floral-drop-waist-tulle-wedding-dress-wd10326.html&docid=dGM4Sn2kIvYSeM&imgurl=http://www.coralsbridal.com/1628-4097-large/floral-drop-waist-tulle-wedding-dress-wd10326.jpg&w=400&h=600&ei=ibaiT7XUIsfv0gHs3eDUDA&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=321&sig=103624016840574628683&page=3&tbnh=152&tbnw=103&ndsp=40&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:72,i:7&tx=34&ty=77

That picture (and that eye makeup) SO calls out for a guy wearing a poofy white shirt V-necked down to the waist. I figure they're heading over for the photo shoot for the romance novel cover any moment. :P

made_in_canada
05-03-2012, 09:41 PM
This (https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/196686_1027197885395_1388742099_71507_3058_n.jpg) is the only picture I can find easily at the moment, Hedwig.

Highlight of my wedding was a little boy that was invited not wanting to talk to me because he thought I was a princess and didn't want to say the wrong thing. So I made a point of going to talk to him and he gave me a big hug and kissed my cheek.

Hedwig
05-03-2012, 09:45 PM
The dress is hard to recognize but I do love your hair! :glamor:

You look very very young in that picture!

made_in_canada
05-03-2012, 09:47 PM
I was only 20, lol.

skatesindreams
05-03-2012, 09:49 PM
Highlight of my wedding was a little boy that was invited not wanting to talk to me because he thought I was a princess and didn't want to say the wrong thing. So I made a point of going to talk to him and he gave me a big hug and kissed my cheek.

How adorable!

Hedwig
05-03-2012, 09:53 PM
A colleague of mine just talked about her wedding. During the ceremony in the church just after she gave her I do-word someone in the wedding party fainted.
They had to wait like 20 minutes for the confusion to clear and everything (it was a pregnant friend who was mortified)
And then at the very end the pastor said something like - "now go along in peace" and her little niece was answering very loud and obstinate "No!!!!!!!!"

It must have been hilarious. Well not so much the first bit, although it kind of was funny in hindsight with the fainting occurring at that particular moment and now she can laugh about it.

cruisin
05-03-2012, 10:14 PM
Yes, this is true and I think it will mean a lot to her so I will do that, even if I am pretty sure that I will order from lightinthebox as I had only good experiences with it so far and want to save the money.

That's a good idea. You will get to try on different styles, to see what is best for you. And you will give your Mom the joy of shopping for your wedding dress with you. I can't wait to shop with my daughter for hers, and she's not engaged yet!

My dress was ivory, had a dropped waist and a full ball gown skirt. It had short, off the shoulder, puffed sleeves, which were very popular in 1982, right after Princess Diana married her prince (?). The skirt had beautifully inset lace.

myhoneyhoney, we have not forgotten your search! http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/cynthia-steffe-ponte-dress-cap-sleeve?ID=612105&CategoryID=21683&LinkType=#fn=DRESS_OCCASION%3DParty%26spp%3D41%26p pp%3D96%26sp%3D2%26rid%3D61 http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/bcbgmaxazria-dress-michael-michael-kors-belt-more?ID=608305&CategoryID=21683&LinkType=#fn=DRESS_OCCASION%3DParty%26spp%3D47%26p pp%3D96 http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/womens/apparel/dresses?id=21683#!fn=DRESS_OCCASION%3DParty%26page Index%3D2%26sortBy%3DORIGINAL%26productsPerPage%3D 96&!qvp=iqvp http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/aidan-mattox-dress-split-sleeve-sequin?ID=598696&CategoryID=21683&LinkType=#fn=DRESS_OCCASION%3DParty%26spp%3D65%26p pp%3D96 http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/nicole-miller-dress-metallic-v-neck?ID=598754&CategoryID=21683&LinkType=#fn=DRESS_OCCASION%3DBridesmaid%26spp%3D8 %26ppp%3D96%26sp%3D2%26rid%3D61
http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/diane-von-furstenberg-alba-mini-stretch-dress?ID=566600&PseudoCat=se-xx-xx-xx.esn_results

I have this dress, it's really gorgeous on: http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/diane-von-furstenberg-dress-kimmie-suiting-sheath?ID=596313&PseudoCat=se-xx-xx-xx.esn_results

Hedwig
05-03-2012, 10:19 PM
I like the last one you posted
http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/nicole-miller-dress-metallic-v-neck?ID=598754&CategoryID=21683&LinkType=#fn=DRESS_OCCASION%3DBridesmaid%26spp%3D8 %26ppp%3D96%26sp%3D2%26rid%3D61

The model is blonde but I can see it going with your colouring as well!

PRlady
05-03-2012, 11:02 PM
A colleague of mine just talked about her wedding.

That happened at my cousin's wedding in 1981, one of the usher's fainted dead away before the vows. Since I was a bridesmaid under the chuppah I saw it all, it was scary.

My cousin, the bride, was so furious. But this is the only cousin I have that I detest (yeah, I know, i was in the wedding anyway, in a hideous dress) so her uncharitable reaction just made me grin.