|Paloma Blanca - Style 4202|
There were dresses before Paloma Blanca Style 4202 though. The original dress that I lusted over was the Rivini Camellia:
This model doesn't look too happy about wearing it, but I LOVED this dress - I saw it in a magazine ad, tore it out, and carried it around with me. Hmm, it actually looks pretty similar to the Paloma now that they're side by side. But, I mean, it really is stunning. The one negative about this dress that my matron of honor made me aware of is that because there is no ruching in the bodice, it would show wrinkling after sitting. GREAT point. Still love it though.
Vera - you know who I'm talking about. Her name is synonymous with wedding, except for the fact that she's getting divorced, but that's probably why her Fall 2012 Bridal Collection is all black, but I digress. Her Fall 2010 line was perfect. There's one dress that stands out for me, and that was this one:
|Remove the fluffy vest, and you have Vera Wang Ethel|
In January before the wedding, I had a minor meltdown that I had picked the.wrong.dress. I only told my friend Darlene, because 1. I knew she'd be honest and tell me which one was better and 2. I knew she'd probably snap me out of it. This is the dress that caused all the problems. I introduce you to Winnie Couture Fawne:
|Winnie Couture Fawne|
Okay - so you're saying, Nikki, all these dresses look the same. Sweetheart neckline. Trumpet cut. Fluffy bottom. Apparently I had a look I was going for. There's one more dress that I d.i.e. over, and this one is different, I promise! Its by Oscar de la Renta, and let's be real, does he ever do wrong? I think not:
|Oscar de la Renta Fall 2010 - Style 12n23|
So at the end of the day, I still love all of these dresses, and I love bridal fashion, and I'll probably still look at dresses long after our wedding day. I think I picked the best dress for me - afterall, it was waiting for my when I walked in the door to the bridal boutique! Love you Paloma!