I spent two weeks of my summer vacation visiting Lil Boa (my MOH), who lives in New York City and is an advertising student (she’s the artsy one in the family), to do some sisterly bonding. After a couple of days of staying home while she went out to work, I decided to be productive. My version of productiveness is bridal-gown shopping by myself. I hunted down the nearest bridal shop, which turned out to be Designer Loft. Luckily I could drop in without an appointment that day because they were having an open house. (Thank you, dress gods!)
After arriving, I quickly explained my bridal vision to the attendant, who in turn became very committed to help me achieve it and was so helpful throughout the afternoon. She picked out about eight dresses for me (all Jenny Packham), four of which I deemed decent enough to photograph.
Dress #1. This one was the attendant’s favorite…hence the reason there is a photo of it; I really didn’t like it. It made me feel matronly and old.
Dress #1 front
Dress #1 back
Dress #2. I liked how it moved and how light it felt and LOVED the illusion back, but it was too simple for my liking.
Dress #2 front
Dress #2 back
Dress #3. This one was everybody’s favorite. All my girlfriends and my sister are obsessed with how I look in this dress. (I do look kind of sexy, right?) Even though I like how tiny it makes my waist and how cute my bum looks in it, I think it looks a little too much like a prom dress and is too sexy for a Catholic wedding.
Dress #3 front
Dress # 3 back
Dress #4 . This is Mami Boa’s and FMIL Boa’s favorite. I loved the fabric; it felt like a cloud and the dress was super comfy. I was digging the off-the-shoulder look and I loved feeling like a wood nymph…buuut I felt the dress didn’t give me any shape—it just hung on my body.
Dress #4 front
Dress #4 back
It was a great wedding-dress-shopping experience, even though I didn’t find the one. The shop was very well organized and the attendants were very helpful.
Which dress do you guys like the best?
- Isabela, Puerto Rico
- Undergraduate Student
- Wedding Date:
- May 2012
- El Faro Convention Center