|Size 18 dress was HUGE. |
I wore a size 18 dress for
my mom's funeral at age 13
My blog started to pick up steam once my friend Nancy showed us the dress she wanted her bridesmaids to wear. It was a very visual goal of where I needed to be. And I got there.
My brother is getting married on August 20th, 2011 and I am in the bridal party.
This time around, I'm (trying to) helping the bride pick out the dress. I find this both fun and ridiculously discouraging. Why? Sample sizes. Luckily the stores we have been to have a wide array of sizes, but the majority are still in the 8-10 range.
My body shape right now is a bit of an inverted triangle body shape -- which is very hard to dress. I'm very broad up to (boobs + ribcage + shoulders = size 16 or so) and pretty narrow on the bottom (size 10/12 or so). Dresses are a NIGHTMARE for me.
I just have to remember that bridal dresses are often smaller sizes than "regular" sizes. I have to remember that dresses can and will be altered to look good.
I have to remember that my body is changing all the time.....