Hehehe, I couldn't figure out how to spell "dresscapade" (doesn't that look wrong to you? It does to me. Maybe because it isn't a real word...), so I went with that post title. By the way, there are going to be a ton of dress posts coming up, because I tried these on last weekend and I tried more on yesterday!
Anyway! I went dress shopping this weekend in St. Louis by myself. I hadn't been by myself before, and it wasn't bad because I tried on nothing that was remotely intriguing to me. I'm going to apologize in advance, because I didn't think to write down a single style number. Here is the website of the shop I visited though. They don't take appointments and everything was priced less than $1200. Their selection wasn't huge, and it was a no frills kind of place.
Number 1 was the pick of my bridal consultant, Libby.
To be brutally honest, the only things I liked about this dress was the fact that it was ivory and that it was strapless. I feel that these big dresses, even A-line ones, overwhelm me.
Gah, I am sorry for the sh*t-tastic pictures! What's hard to see is how thick and bulky the bodice and sleeves were on this dress. I think I loved the way the material flared out from the 3 crystals right above my knees. Still, I just couldn't get past the bodice.
This dress was made of a white mesh with laced and beading accents. The mesh felt scratchy and kind of cheap to me. The material was not a good quality and had lots of little tears in it.
This dress was super simple. I loved the bodice of it, but the rest was just too plain for me.
I'm starting to think that the traditional bridal salon route is not for me. By the time you rule out the dresses that aren't sheaths or trumpets, you've got about 5 dresses to choose from, if that.
Is that a Midwest thing, or is that a low-budget thing? Are you having any luck dress shopping?