Dress Shopping in NYC: Part Dos

After a nice time at Designer Loft, I decided to walk a couple of blocks to David’s Bridal to continue on the dress hunt. I arrived without an appointment at around two and waited about half an hour before seeing the inside of a changing room—not so bad. My attendent was from Santo Domingo, and after some quick bonding over our shared Caribbean heritage, she asked me to pick out dresses from the catalog to try on, as many as I wanted. You should never say that to a bride! I went a little crazy and asked to try on about a dozen or so. Some are real contenders, while others are real nightmares. On to pictures…


Dress#1: Was my favorite in catalog pictures, but too matronly on me.


Dress #2: One top contender, but no train and looks like “sweet 16″ dress.


Dress # 3: NOOOOOOOO.


Dress #4: Nice, but tried it on in size 16 and was way too big.


Dress #5: Felt like I was wrapped in toilet paper—not happening.


Dress#6: Apparently Vera is not for me; too serious for a morning wedding.


Dress #7: Does nothing good for my body shape…


…but I ADORED the back!


Dress #8: Another top contender. Liked the shape and the top, but hated the stiff skirt fabric…


…and LOVED that it was a removable skirt!

I left NYC even more set on my wedding-day bridal vision and feeling as if I still hadn’t found “the one.” I liked some of the dresses I tried on, but none of them was my wedding dress…time to keep looking.

Did you ever get frustrated while wedding-gown shopping?


Mrs. Boa Constrictor

July 2
Isabela, Puerto Rico
Wedding Date:
May 2012


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    I actually think dress #2 and 6 both look good on you! I know most people agree on the 2 but I think the 6 has a nice elegant feel to it. I do love that #8 has the removable skirt! What designer/brand is it?

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