Friday, March 28, 2014

On wedding dress styles

When I went to my hometown for the day yesterday to look at some wedding reception places, I decided it was important to try on wedding dresses with my mom at least once. When I found out the place that I bought my senior prom dress from(did college application stuff instead of sewing it) is selling some wedding dresses these days, I knew it was the perfect kind of full circle.

We walked in and started flipping through racks of dresses and pulling all shapes and shades of white and textures- slinky satin, soft laces, a line dresses, with trains, without trains, with straps/cap sleeves, strapless, and, of course, all different levels of poufyness. I thought I knew what I wanted, so I tried on lots of dresses with less full skirts that were a bit fitted through the hips. We pulled a couple of "princess dresses" just to rule them out, and instead we ruled them in.  I thought I liked lace, and a little beading. Turns out I'm not all that crazy about a dress full of it, and i much prefer pearls to crystally things. Those were good and odd moments of clarity. 

What I discovered hadn't changed from the thoughts in my head: 
I want to be able to move in my wedding dress. Walk freely. Dance. Not worry about exposing myself. Find a way to incorporate old lace. 

It's food for thought to be sure. I'm thinking abut how to add some pouf and change up a neckline. Sketches soon. 

1 comment:

  1. Exciting! I know I had the same experience wedding dress shopping. I went with my mom (who made my dress) and I went the opposite. I thought I wanted princess-y but went sleek instead. :-) I'm so excited for you getting to make the dress of your dreams.


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