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The Dress: Near miss no:1

On a bus going through Blackheath, I saw this in Phase 8:
http://www.phase-eight.com/fcp/product/phase-eight/dresses/rosette-embroidered-dress/202953055

It looks much prettier in real life, and my first thought was to see it as a wedding dress possibility. It was adorned with a matching little purple bolero, perfect in case the day turned nippy. So, with a suitably adorned hat, purple heels and a cute bouquet of lavender, daisies and pink roses, this could look amazing, I thought, despite having a white base - never a good start for me.

I tried it, and it looked lovely. It fits me well now, without being too figure hugging, and if I lost a little weight, it could be nipped in at the waist very easily I think, but I wouldn't have to rely on that for it to look good. But. It rides up and when it rides up, the neckline loosens and looks a little - a very little bit - too big. Plus, the back's a bit medicinal looking. And perhaps it's all a bit conventional, a bit demi-ascot. It's nice but it doesn't make me feel goddessy. Does one always feel like a goddess in the dress? As far as I can tell the Bride is meant to starve, spray paint and shrinkwrap herself into Olympian beauty for the day. I don't know.I just know I should feel more certain than this. So farewell pretty dress, perhaps I should just buy you for the Summer, but I'd get irritated pulling your hem down every five minutes.

And right there is when I know I'm making the right call. You are very pretty but bye bye near miss number 1.

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nyarbaggytep
Apr. 25th, 2015 07:41 pm (UTC)
I think the nearly good ones are the worst.
smokingboot
Apr. 27th, 2015 09:17 am (UTC)
They really are. It took me two days to be sure I had made the right decision, even though I knew almost straight away.
november_girl
Apr. 27th, 2015 09:11 pm (UTC)
The ONLY important thing about a wedding dress is that you just KNOW it is fabulous and when you put it on your feel at your most fabulous. If you think "that's really nice, it might well work"d then that isn't the right dress.

I know you like shopping about as much as I do, but I would recommend taking time to try on different shapes (even in ugly colours) so you have an idea of what kind of thing you want before looking far and wide for inspiration.

Alternatively, use it as an excuse for a trip to somewhere that will sell or make you something beautiful.
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smokingboot
Apr. 28th, 2015 09:12 am (UTC)
Thank you Anita, that is fantastic advice and I'm going to follow it!
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