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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Wedding Mistakes... You Should Not Make! My Dress

This is the dress. It comes in a variety of colors. The website says, "Modest Prom Special Occasion Dress with short cap sleeves. The waist is shirred and accented by a center cluster of beadwork. The T-length skirt is soft and flowing." People who know me think this picture looks like a dress I would wear. As the mother-of-the-bride. For a formal event.

The color I chose was "plum." Does this look plum to you? My daughter's wedding colors are a range of darker reds such as berries, fushia, etc. Also olive and moss green. But NOT purple. Purple purple purple. Am I crazy? This dress is SO PURPLE! Notice the "cluster of beadwork." Not. Those are cheap, tacky looking rhinestones. Also, the "soft and flowing" part don't apply. This dress is THICK, with a heavy lining, so there is NO flowing. It's also floor length, not with a pretty slightly higher hem, like the above picture. I thought that hemline would look nice on me, since I'm very tall with long legs. The hemline on this purple monster is heavy, crooked, and the front is not slightly raised, like the original picture. The dress is also very tight, which is unpleasant, and not acceptable for the entirety of a wedding reception. The measurements of the size I ordered should fit me perfectly. But nope. This dress would be a mess to have altered. Since it's not flowing, and doesn't resemble the picture, it would be a waste of money. Okay, it WAS a waste of money. This dress looks like a COSTUME, not a mother-of-the-bride dress on me.

Let's move on to another picture. This shows the dress with the slip it came with. The VERY FULL netting slip. The kind you wear with poufy prom or bridal dress. Also a view of the slip.
I tried very hard to make this picture pretty, by stuffing the bodice with tissue paper in all the right places, and fluffing out the skirt. Trying to make it look more promy. To pehaps sell it to make up for my loss. Can you SEE how uneven the hemline is? And that big clump of rhinestone just blinds me with tackiness.

Let's make this more fun! Here are the plum colored shoes I purchased to go with the dress. Don't they match so perfectly? And the nicest part is, the store I bought them from has a 30 day return for exchange or store credit policy. My daughter took them to be exchanged today (the 30 days are almost up). They said the shoes are scuffed, so I have worn them. Really? Cause I know I have LOTS of places I like to go wearing PLUM shoes... LOVE pink/plum whatever shoes. Really. Not.
But this wedding stuff is FUN! And on we go... and on we spend! Really, I'm super excited! Of course the suspense of what I'll actually wear is the FUNNEST!


  1. Wow, I can't believe that is the same dress?? Can you return it? That doesn't even look like the picture. Could they have gotten the wrong dress to send? Yikes!!

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