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entire life, but actually picking one out was extremely intimidating. I knew
what I was looking for – cap sleeves, a bit of lace, a cinched waist, and an
a-line shape. I thought it would be a struggle finding a plus size gown with
everything I wanted, but it turns out that it wasn’t.
shop, I tried on close to 10 dresses with no luck. I was getting a feel for
what I liked and didn’t like, but nothing stood out to me.
At the second shop,
I tried on another 10 dresses, but this time we were headed down the right
path. I was having mediocre success with the
first six dresses, but something clicked when I tried on the seventh dress. It
was exactly what I was looking for and fit me like a glove. The salesperson
insisted that it must be fate – they had just gotten the dress that
morning, I was the first to try it on, and it was in my exact size.
hard time coming to terms with the price, which was about $500 more than I was
looking to spend. I decided to continue trying on dresses, but the last 3 just
couldn’t live up to that dress.
dress, so I tried my hardest to keep an open mind and check out one
more store. I went to David’s Bridal and tried on at least 15 more dresses.
I found two dresses that I liked, but they didn’t give me the feeling I was
looking for – the feeling that the other dress had given me. I left David’s
Bridal empty handed and headed home.
A week later, I ordered the dress and I don’t regret it one bit. I feel 100% certain that it’s my dress and I can’t wait to wear it while I marry my best friend.
Because I can’t show you the dress, I’ve added some photos of other dresses that I tried on during my dress journey – some I liked, some I hated, but they all lead me down the road to finding my perfect wedding dress.