Allover Beaded Lace Sheath Gown with Empire Waist. Style S8551
I just got this dress and I cannot wait until it's ready!!
March 14, 2012
I initially read all of the other reviews on this dress before my visit to DB and put it on my "maybe" list as everyone swears the picture doesn't do it justice and I wasn't wowed by the picture. I actually tried this on and bought it without even realizing it was the same dress I had viewed online earlier. It fits like a glove and has a very flattering silhouette. Watch out for the tummy area though, it's a bit unforgiving, but nothing some industrial strength shaping undergarments and some extra time on the treadmill can't fix. The beading and lacework is gorgeous and it definitely looks like it should have cost a lot more than it did. This dress is perfect for my outdoor ceremony and fits the vintage glam style I was going for. Do yourself a favor and make it a point to try this dress on.
March 13, 2012
Try it on! Picture Doesn't Do Justice
Picture online does NOT do justice. I have no idea why David's Bridal had this model sit.. The dress looks and FEELS beautiful. It is light and elegant. Lace + Pearls= Wow and classy, not over the top but simply beautiful. I felt like a bride!
I did wear a slip underneath that made the bottom go out and shape similarly to what a trumpet (a milder mermaid) silhouette would look like. It showed off my curves and still had enough room to move my legs and sit, and light enough to dance.
I have my future Mother-In-Law and best friend to thank:
My mother-in-law prevented me from settling with the first dress I tried knowing I was choosing it because it was way cheaper. She secretly told one of my bridesmaid to go find dresses with lace because that is what I wanted and I immediately tried it on. It was the dress, for me, that made me believe and understand how brides "know" when they have found this dress.
Try it on before you say no!
February 29, 2012
The perfect wedding gown!
I fell in love with this gown immediately the first time I saw it here on the website. It just has this timeless elegance to it that I was looking for.
Just to make sure, I did try on a ball gown, something without lace and a flowy goddess-style gown... but knew immediately that this gown was the one for me.
It was so flattering, elegant, easy to wear, and everybody complimented me on it. Even though the wedding itself was a mess, I couldn't have imagined a more beautiful dress to get married in.
What I would like to say, though, is that the consultant said you always have to go at least a size bigger with wedding dresses. I am a size 6 and ended up purchasing a size 6. I did have to have it taken in a little, and the lady in alterations said I could have probably gotten away with a size 4, since I am kind of small-busted in comparison to the circumference of my hip/butt region.
February 22, 2012