Wedding Dress Shopping: Tiny Waist Edition

Hi everybody: it’s time for another edition of wedding dress shopping with Tia! This time, I had the assistance of Mia, my bridesdude Hector, and my mom. Hustle away now if you’re not interested in such things.

This time, I went to a bridal/formal wear shop in Stockton, so there were lots of non-white options. This one called to me, because it’s pretty darn close to the right colors/length, but honestly, none of my peeps seemed excited about it after I got it on. I mostly loved the little flower.

These three were largely to give my mom the opportunity to see me in a big floofy white dress. I actually sort of like the bodice on the last one, except for the underarm sequins. Why people, why? These set off the shop owner’s comments about my “tiny waist”. I don’t know how to convey to shop keepers that telling me I have a tiny waist won’t convince me of anything, but it really doesn’t do anything for me.

This was actually one of my favorite dresses. When I started trying on the formal gowns instead of the wedding dresses, we found a lot more that it was easy to see myself in. The glitter explosion at the side was way too cute. I still want a more full skirt than this one, but I love the deep sweetheart and what it does for my boobs.

This one has the same basic top as the one above, but with a lower waist. Mia mentioned liking the higher waist better, but reflecting on these images, I sort of like the length added to my torso by having the sash a bit lower. I tend towards higher waist lines in my daily wear, and I wonder if that’s why I’m gravitating towards a lower position for formal wear, as some sort of contrast? Maybe?

Actually, of the white dresses I tried on, I liked this one the best. Something about the long dividing line of the sash really appealed to me. That, and the flower details that you can’t really see on top of the sash. And yes, that’s my mom’s hand, pinching the top of the bodice to sweetheart0ify it because it was a straight bodice. Ahar.

Still, I think what’s been decided is that I’m going to keep waiting to sample my dream dress(the reversible convertible), and if that doesn’t work out, Mom and I found an awesome pattern and the perfect fabrics at JoAnn’s the other day. Man, we’re like five months away on the wedding countdown. It’s sort of unbelievable.

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