Monday, August 9, 2010

7 Dresses (Not Quite 27)


What do you think? This is my 7th bridesmaid dress. (For those of you counting, yes, this is my 8th bridesmaid stint but I did not attend one of the weddings as I had my sister's wedding on the same day, so no corresponding dress.) The dress is a Sophia Tolli dress #11030 in aqua with a pale gold sash (looks like a darker cream with a slight gold tint in person). As you can see, I need to shorten it for my 5"1 body. It's a tad loose on me but since it has a corset back, I'm going to do without getting it taken in on the sides. The dress also comes with a matching shawl, and straps. I'll likely use the straps since I can't stand strapless dresses - I'm always constantly pulling dresses up!

For those in the GTA, we purchased our dresses at Izabella Bridal Boutique. I had a pleasant experience there. The staff are young, friendly and helpful. They measured me twice and let me look at the size chart to determine what size I should order (I've been to some places that didn't let me see the size chart and then insisted that I order the way too large size). Also, since C., the bride, had 6 bridesmaids, Izabella's gave us a discount so the dresses ended up being CDN $200 each. Not bad for a designer bridesmaid dress. I hoping to shorten the dress myself so $200 might be the final cost for me. (Professional bridesmaids - I highly recommend you learn how to sew - comes in handy!)

And for those of you wondering - no, I will not be wearing this one again. ;) It's very pretty but obviously very bridesmaid-y.

11 comments:

Genevieve said...

I like it. If you shortened it maybe you could wear it if you go somewhere really fancy.

anna and the ring said...

You are a trooper!

Please be my bridesmaid, 9 times a charm?

Also I may feel tall!

Tara Jeles said...

I think blue is the colour this year...i've done about 5 weddings where a close shade of this blue is the colour!!
post an after pic too ;)

Mo said...

Maybe u can shorten it even more and add a petticoat to make it a true party dress for later!

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

@Genevieve, Never thought about shortening it....interesting!
@Mo - Great idea.
@Anna - For you, absolutely! :) Yes, I'm a shortie - I do what I can.
@Tara - I've been seeing a lot of blue this year too!

Krista said...

Wow, that's a nice dresses. Have you posted all your past bm dresses? I can't recall if you have. If not, you should! :)

very married said...

i agree with krista! you should post them all!

honey my heart said...

it's a cute color and very bridesmaid-y but i like it :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Hi from Bali! I love that color too! My almost 8 dresses - crazy! Love Mo's idea too!

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous! Love the color!

Margarita said...

It's a nice colour, I'm impressed that you know how to sew! That sure comes in handy :)

Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin