TGIF! By now, I’m sure all of you (or most of you) know that I’m engaged. To be frank, we have a major move coming up shortly, so we probably won’t really get into wedding planning until that’s over and we have more time to visit venues, plan out our budget, etc. But that hasn’t stopped me from looking at wedding dresses to my little heart’s content. You can check out my whole wedding board on Pinterest. In the meantime, here are some of my favorites.
Pictured above are two dresses from the Gossamer Collection by Anna Campbell. I fell in love with this collection as soon as I saw it, and it breaks my heart to say that I will probably never own one! These are from Anna Campbell’s made to measure line, which means it’s a customized dress that you can find in her boutiques–in Australia. Add to that, these dresses are out of my price range anyway. Good bye dreams.
Having relinquished my dreams, I sought out a more affordable designer. After some digging, I found that Maggie Sottero gowns sell for around $2000 (and many sell for less than that). Above are my favorites that have that beautiful, detailed cap sleeve design. I actually have a few hundred more of these I’m drooling over, but I’ll save you scrolling.
As I kept perusing wedding dresses, something totally unexpected happened. I started to fall for long-sleeved dresses. Okay, so maybe that doesn’t sound weird to you. Up until I think the 90s or so, long sleeves were really the norm. But I always found them a little too old fashioned and conservative. I didn’t even really like Kate Middleton’s dress (blasphemy-I know). Yet, I really like the two dresses above. I think the open neckline keeps it from being too conservative and the slimmer silhouette means I’m not going to get overwhelmed by fabric. These two are my favorites right now. I can see myself pairing them with a mantilla lace veil for extra chicness. Butttttt…as of now, it looks like our wedding will be in the late summer or fall so sleeves might be a little umm, warm.
Last surprise of wedding dress browsing? I love this ball gown. I am not a ball gown girl, but this dress is simply gorgeous.
So what do you think? What’s your favorite dress? If you’re married, what dress did you wear to your wedding?