Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Here's one of the parts I'm most excited for: picking out the wedding dress. I've already talked to my mom about dress shopping over Christmas. I don't know if I will buy a dress at that point, but I'm very excited to try them on and see which styles look best on me.

Here are some images of dresses I like various aspects of. (Not necessarily in order of ones I like best to the ones I like the least). I'll describe why I like each of these dresses as I go along.

Dress #1: I really want a dress that has "visual interest." I usually don't like all-over beading, but I think this dress has a really unique design. I also like dresses that are ivory, not snow white.

Dress #2: I like the clean-cut lines of this dress. Also, I like lace on dresses, because it adds that visual interest that I'm looking for. I like the low back of the dress. I'm definitely not opposed to a dress with straps!

Dress #3: I love ruffles! This is a common theme you may seen in some of the other dresses.

Dress #4: This is really whimsical. I usually gravitate toward the fit-and-flare/trumpet style gowns, but I could see myself this dress in spite of its shape. Again, I adore ruffles.

Dress #5: I like the shape of the bodice of this dress. This dress is pretty simple, but it has a bit of ruching and some beading. I seem to like when the fabric is pulled together with some beading on the hip of the dress.

Dress #6: I don't ever think I would want a brown ribbon around my waist, but I could see myself replacing it with a sparkly belt or an ivory ribbon. I would be willing to try on halter style dresses, and this is my favorite halter dress I've seen. I like the all-over lace and the shape of this dress. I also like that the dress would show off my curves.

Dress #7: This is very elegant and formal. I don't like symmetrical pick-ups on a dress, but I do like the asymmetrical pick-ups of this dress. This dress has lots of visual interest with the beading and ruching.

Dress #8: I like this dress because of its shape. It's not completely a column-style dress, but it's not completely a trumpet-style either. I mostly like the ruffles on the side of the dress!

Dress #9: I love how this dress looks like it has a braided bodice. I think the woven bodice look is so interesting.

Dress #10: I want to try on a dress that has this shape. I think it looks very sophisticated. This probably wouldn't be my first choice, but I'm curious to see how the dress would fit.

Dress #11: I like the slight all-over ruching of this dress. I also like beaded belts around the waist. I like to accentuate my waist!

Dress #12: I love the ruffles down the back of this dress!

Dress #13: This is one of my favorite dresses. I love the ruching on this dress. Also, it has a sweetheart neckline and some well-placed beading. Beautiful!

Dress #14: Another one of my favorites. Again, I'm a huge fan of the ruching. I love the flower details on the hip. I also like how the dress opens on the side to reveal a lace panel.

So in review, here are things I would look for in a dress:

  1. Ivory or off-white in color
  2. Details which add visual interest (especially ruffles and ruching, and also including lace, beading, flower decals, sashes, woven fabric, etc.)
  3. If strapless, a sweetheart neckline. But not opposed to straps!
  4. Fit-and-flare or trumpet shape

Which dress is your favorite? Feel free to post links to dresses you might like!


  1. I like 1, 2, 3, and 13, 14!! lol I really love the sweetheart neckline, its very flattering on a lot of girls. Sooooo its really hard to narrow down but I'd definitely say 13 and 14. I am @ clinic right now so I don't have my own computer with me, but I will send you some links at another time when I am home!!!

    So excited for helping you plan! :)
    <3 Sof

  2. oh and ps. this is not my account for a personal blog. i use it for my cog client's homework blog!!! So don't write me on it lol, just comments on your page!

  3. My faves are: 2, 5, 7, 9, and 13
    I like that you found a lot that you like with lots of variety! Hurray! Can't wait to see you in them!

  4. My favorites are 4,7,9 and 14
    It will deffinately help to be able to narrow it down to a particular shape when you start trying them on. Have fun, picking a dress is one of the most fun parts!

  5. I like 4, 6, 9, 10, 12, and 13 the best, but I pretty much like them all! You have such good taste. And of course, I have to agree with the sweetheart neckline in a strapless gown. I wouldn't rule out a pure white dress, though. You would look really good in it if you are tan, which is a lot of the time! :)