Monday, April 23, 2007

A Better Idea?

After many sleepless nights, including last night, agonizing over the details of the bridesmaids gowns, I'm faced this morning with another alternative. While visiting a local bridal store with one of my bridesmaids, I saw up close the dress I've passed and gazed at lovingly for months in the store window. I had looked at it with disappointment all those times I'd passed it because my sister, the MOH, had told me countless times that she did not want to wear a tea length gown. I had myself been convinced that only a floor length gown would do. That was until I sent her the picture of this champagne gown and told her how I had seen a girl wearing ivory shoes that would compliment it wonderfully, if only I could find out what they were. Never did I expect that she would respond so enthusiastically... about the gown.. in BLACK.

Can black work for bridesmaids? It certainly would look very nice with the tuxedos, I reasoned. Then I found the shoes I'd seen in the store on the stranger... in that exact hue.

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They really do seem to be a match made in heaven. They are certainly (both) re-wearable. Have I changed my mind? Have I finally decided on an ensemble I can commit to?

We shall see!!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are all your bridesmaids tall, thin and small chested? Love the outfit but as someone with ample cleavage wearing strapless is absolutely miserable. Also wearing ankle strap shoes while very cute, makes a hard stop line on the leg and makes legs looks stumpy unless you have twig style model tall legs.

It is a great dress, but just because YOU would wear it again, doesn't really mean anyone else would. Remember you are dressing your bridesmaids not yourself. I have been a BM more times than I care to admit to and the only dress I EVER wore again was the one where she picked out a designer and we each picked out a style that complemented each of our bodies. All the dresses were the same color and material. The tall leggy chick had on strapless floor lenght sheeth, I had on a halter dress with an A-line skirt and the MOH wore something equally complimentary to her body.

Monday, April 23, 2007 1:26:00 PM  
Blogger Nunzia said...

Fortunately, this is the gown the girls all loved... all my maids are very skinny but one is ample chested so i am praying we can make it accomodate her! they are all crazy about the shoes also... but i see what you are saying...

Monday, April 23, 2007 4:27:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I personally love black - so it would be a go for me. And if the bridesmaids love it, then it's a definite go.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 8:15:00 AM  
Blogger L said...

(My friend pointed out your site since I have attended/know many people that attend Frontline.) Cute dress! As MOH, I'm wearing this dress in euro taupe/ euro champagne in June, also with black shoes (but peep-toe).

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 8:26:00 AM  
Blogger Nunzia said...

I love the gown in champagne! i was too scared to risk it being too pale or similar to my ivory gown. that's awesome that you go to Frontline..it's an amazing church!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 9:08:00 AM  

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