When searching for THE dress, there are certain things to consider. Your shape and the dress's shape.
Here is a diagram
I am both petite and hourglass. If you are the same as me, this is how the dresses looked on me. I tried on MANY dresses. Below, I have uploaded my top picks from each place.
1. David's Bridal
Vera Wang White (honestly, not the best dress for petites in my opinion)
2. Vera Wang
First dress: Vera Wang FAWN (Classics collection) I feel light like a feather
Second Dress: Vera Wang Leda (Fall 2013) no joke, hand made dress, made out of 10 layers of lace.
3. Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuillier's Emma (bottom of dress is more structured because designer used horsehair)
Monique Lhuillier's Peony
Sorry, I don't remember the name of this dress. But, it's just a softer look than the Emma.
4. Lovely Bride:
Sarah Seven's Powdered Sugar (click on hyperlink on left to see more about powdered sugar)
Watters's Gloria (very affordable) - in my husband's eyes, aside from the train, this is like the Leda from Vera Wang but cost about 10k less.
I have a tip for all the future brides out there. If there is a dress you know you can't afford, don't try it on. Once you try it on and falls in love with it, it's very hard to settle for less because no other dress will ever match up in your heart. If it's not a dress that is from a trunk show, then you can probably find it under Preownedweddingdresses, or Tradesy 50% off or more. Those are the two most common sites for preowned gowns.
And I said yes to the Vera Wang Fawn. I couldn't say no to Powdered Sugar so that became my engagement and reception dress :)
You can see the mermaid cutting on this dress and how the overlying lace gives the mermaid cut a softer touch.
I find the cookie crumb catcher chest line to be very unique.
Every time I wear this dress, I feel like a fairy.
Thank you for visiting my blog. If you are a future bride, I wish you the best of luck finding your dress!
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