December 11, 2009

And so the search begins…

Posted in Attire, Planning at 7:23 pm by Andrea

Tomorrow I will set out on the odyssey that so many brides before me have attempted: the search for the dress.

Am I excited? Absolutely! Do I know what I want? Not entirely. Do I know what I don’t want? Without a doubt!

Let’s start with the stats: I am 5’10”, a street size 10 and have the quintessential hourglass figure.

Ideas of what I like: lace, gathering, pleating, v-necks, minimal embellishment, slim a-line silhouettes.

Ideas of what I dislike: mermaid dresses, ball gowns, excessive poofiness, pick-ups, too much beading, anything from this line, which frankly scares the bejesus out of me (anyone who’s read bridal magazines know exactly what I’m talking about, right?!)!

Having said all of that, I’m very much open to trying a variety of gowns on this weekend, because you just never know. I do, however, want to avoid anything tight around the hip/thigh region (hence my dislike for mermaid gowns) as that is definitely my “problem area.”

My style is classic and elegant, with a bit of a modern edge. There are a number of dresses I’ve bookmarked and am eager to try on. My absolute favourite at this point is the Pronovias Goleta:


One of my friends took one look at the above dress and instantly proclaimed it “SO you!” So, it will be interesting to see how it actually looks on my frame.

The others that I’m hoping to try on, in no particular order:

Maggie Sottero, Karena Royale


Maggie Sottero, Janelle


Allure, C153


Pronovias, Menta


Pronovias, Medina


Pronovias, Respiro


It will be interesting to see when I return from my shopping outings if I stuck to these sorts of looks or got my head turned from something entirely different.

Stay tuned to hear the rest of the story!



  1. Ghenet said,

    Have fun dress shopping!

  2. Leah J said,

    Mary’s dresses scare the pants off me. I’m pretty sure I make a serious face every time I see them in the magazines. Ick!

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