It could be long or short, ivory, pink, mint green, wiggle skirt or full skirt, 1950s or 1980s, sleeves or no sleeves, strapless...I just want a pretty dress that fits!
We went to a few vintage shops around Minneapolis and most had only a handful of fancy dresses - I didn't realize how few are stocked...I guess that's because I've never really needed a fancy dress before.
Via's Vintage - they had the widest and most beautiful selection of dresses, however, even with my friend and the darling shop girl holding the seams together (team effort, friends!) we couldn't get them to zip. (Damn this rack.)
After a mid-morning bloody mary, we then went to a a boutique that specializes in vintage wedding dresses, but because you need to make an appointment to actually try them on, we stayed for only a few minutes. The dresses there range from $300 to $2800, so I am thinking about making an appointment and seeing if I can find anything that will fit
This is my current debacle: I want to find a pretty dress, ideally vintage, that fits. However, I was aiming to spend under $500. Is that crazy? I know that this is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and that money shouldn't really matter, but in the end, it's a dress I am going to wear for one day, and I don't want to spend a months' salary on a dress. (You know me, and I am THRIFTY.)
I am going to definitely have a round 2 (and maybe 3 and 4) of dress shopping. Who knew it would be this hard?
Love to you, dears!