The wedding dress arrived today! I could hardly wait to get home from work to try it on!
Upon opening the box and pulling the dress out, I instantly knew that I’d made the right choice.
The colour was a sandy, oyster colour. Not your traditional wedding colour, I know, but with the tulle and the immaculate sequin work, it was transformed into a beautiful bridal number. The dress, which was too long (no surprise there for a 5’3 half pint), but it had that beautiful soft mermaid shape, with a slit up the middle. Tulle overlays the skirting all the way to the floor.
The top half of the gown was an intricate and stunning work of sequins. It had an illusion neckline, with sleeves that comfortably cuffed the shoulders. The working of tulle and sequins come together in an intricate bunching around the belly button (this sounds much worse than it looks!).
Around the bum, the bodice drapes into the skirt, which enhances curves (but doesn’t over-accentuate them). This draping starts at the back of the bodice quite tight, and then loosens as it skims over the curves.
All in all, the dress is stunning and I’m so happy with it. Tadashi Shoji is a genius!
The only question is over the size – I think it may be slightly on the larger side, and it’s been extremely difficult to decide what to do. I could have it taken up and in by a seamstress, but then I feel like I should at least buy it as close to the perfect fit as possible. In the end, I decided to order the next size down, compare the fit and then send the one I don’t want back. Fingers crossed!
- Wedding Dress Guide Part 3: Neckline
- Wedding Dress Guide Part 4: The Dress Detail