Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The dresses that weren't

I did it! I did it!
I said that I would do it, and indeed I did.
I thought that I would rue it; I doubted I'd do it.
But now I must admit it that succeed I did.

'scuse the misappropriation of some classic "My Fair Lady" lyrics but I think it goes with the mood I'm in. Here's the exciting news I've been bursting to tell everyone: I think I did. I think I found my dress! Yes, The Dress (why oh why does one tiny frock demand capitalization?).

To honor the dress that weren't (for various reasons) and to pay homage to one Miss Peony, from Peonies and Polaroids, and her fantastic fashion sense, I give you the dresses that weren't and what I've learned from them.

This is the dress that taught me maybe Mom does know best (in the best translated version, my mum called this dress slightly pornish due to some major revealing skin in front and back)...

This dress taught me I do love sweetheart necklines but not mermaid dresses...
This dress taught me the importance of photographs--though I loved the vintage feel of the fabric, horrible lighting and bland pictures made me rethink if The Dress could only look good in person and nowhere else...
This dress made me realize that a halter top does wonders for the bust line... This dress taught me that while I love clean and simple lines, they do not always look good on me...
This dress taught me to always try on dresses because they can hit you at the wrong angle...
This dress taught me what looks good in photos doesn't necessarily translate in real life...
This dress taught me to stick to me guns and not give into a dress just because everyone else loved it...This dress made me rethink the bubble hem and sash combo (I really did love this dress on)...
This dress made me realize drama should be proportional to the size of the gal...

This dress made me rethink shimmer and princess cuts... This dress taught me that settling for second best is still settling...
This dress taught me that sometimes my gut reaction is the best reaction (trying on a Cinderella type dress may be fun but not for me; besides, this thing weighed a ton!)...
And this dress I love enough to go back this weekend to try on one more time. I think I love it enough to buy. Hopefully by the end of the weekend, I'll be a gal with her wedding dress.

3 comments:

Robin said...

Hi Annie!

It's me Robin {in case it wasn't obvious - ;-)}. I think your wedding dress choice is GORGEOUS! I'm sure you're going to look fabulous in it.

I also love the little birdies as cake toppers.

I am going to add you to my blogs to follow. :-)

wordbird said...

Thanks Robin. I'll be sure to post pictures whenever this whole shebang is over.

I am considering making my own birds right now so who knows how they'll all end up being used at the wedding.

I've also added you to my list of blogs.

Peonies and Polaroids said...

Oh how exciting! I love the dress you picked, it's beautiful and unique and well, just gorgeous. And thank you for the homage! I think that hearing the reasons someone didn't pick something is almost more interesting than hearing why they did pick something.

And you're right, it will definitely look better with a fabulous head piece than with a veil.