Although I don't have a specific kind of dress in mind yet, I do have some ideas on what I want and what works for my body. For starters, I would like a short wedding dress. As in above the knee but not shameless-hussy-type short. And this eliminates a whole lot of options. It seems like most wedding designers don't really consider a little white dress as a feasible wedding dress option. A reception dress? Sure! An engagement party dress? No problem! But no one actually gets MARRIED in a short dress, right? Grrr. Anyway, even taking all those "additional wedding dress" options into account, the selection is pretty dismal.
And for some reason, it's really difficult to find a short white wedding dress that does not look like a cake. You know what I'm talking about:
|Exhibit A. Mmm, I'm getting hungry just by looking at it.|
|Exhibit B. Is that a cake or a bird?|
|Exhibit C. Not very yummy cake, but still quite poofy.|
- A sweetheart or a V neckline
- A defined waist
- A not-poofy and not very tight lower half of the dress (clearly, I am lacking vocabulary when it comes to dresses)
|Exhibit D. The hot horizontal dress.|
It has the sweetheart neckline and a defined waist. And I actually do like the lace. Unfortunately, the skirt of the dress reminds me of curtains when the model is standing up, and I do not intend to spend the majority of my wedding horizontally.
I like this dress as well, I just wish it was a little longer and not as tight on the bottom. Also, the back is way too low-cut for my taste. Maybe the V-neck is a bit too deep, but I still like the idea of it.
|Exhibit E. V-neck, defined waist, and lacy.|
All dresses were found on Pinterest. Those with sources for original websites are linked in the post.