Strapless Tea-Length Gown with Cap Sleeve Shrug Style 9T9948
Gorgeous, feminine and flattering
It's my second time around and I did not want to do the whole long train, princess for a day thing since it felt inappropriate and over-the top. That being said, I did want to look beautiful!
At first I looked at empire waist dresses since, let's face it, I am older, rounder and grayer. This dress made my favorite list but I did not think I'd look great in it. Boy was I wrong!
When I showed up for my appointment and they showed us to the fitting area, I cringed to be between two young, thin brides and their large female contingents. My fiance was the only man in the place. But I put on my game face and tried on one dress that was not flattering at all. Then I put this dress on and simply fell in love. Even the neighboring brides commented on how stunning this dress is...
I thought I'd be a plus size but was able to fit in a regular size. I had the cap-sleeve jacket altered a bit and had the ribbon tacked on the waist so I wouldn't have a bow or tie to deal with.
In addition, I bought a matching ivory 3/4 sleeve shrug jacket so I can wear that during the ceremony and then switch to the lace shrug for the reception.
And I plan to wear cowboy boots in ivory - I live in them so it seems fitting to get married in them too - and this dress is a perfect style. Plus I can see wearing this dress again for other formal events - it doesn't scream "wedding dress" at all.
All in all, it is very comfortable, extremely flattering and beautiful in a fancy yet understated way. I can't wait to wear it!
February 2, 2011
I Knew It Would Be Perfect
I needed a dress for our 25th wedding anniversary. I saw this dress the first time I checked David's website and had that unexplainable feeling in my gut that this would be the dress for me.
I originally thought I wanted "white" again but when I saw how beautiful the dress is in ivory and how well it suited my complexion, I was sold. It fits perfectly and hides any "figure flaws". Didn't even bother trying on other dresses.
Only one problem- being patient while waiting to wear it!
January 16, 2011
My first pick!
This is the first dress I tried on because I saw it online and fell in love.
We are having a Vegas wedding and I wanted something shorter.
I tried this one on first and then I obliged everyone else that I brought and tried on about 12 more, but I kept going back to this one.
I did make 2 alterations to it....mostly because I wasn't too eager about strapless....first I changed the neckline to a sweetheart and I turned the jacket into cap sleeves. I love love love the dress itself tho. It is flattering to a bigger and chesty figure!
January 10, 2011
I have read all the other reviews of this dress and I simply agree with everyone's comments. I am a short, full-figured woman. I am in my 50's and facing my third wedding. Much later in life I can appreciate how difficult it is to find something suitable and comfortable for this union. Third time, however, is supposed to be the charm and my gosh...is this dress ever. It fit me like a glove and is gorgeous. It is not, however, tea-length on me (I am 5ft tall) but a floor length but it's stunning. The ivory tone with the crystals/beads is not overwhelming, but very classy.
January 8, 2011