So with a sad and heavy heart I wondered how I could find another dress that I will feel as excited about. Nothing I would wear now could measure up to Slava, the dress. The lace, the mermaid cut, the keyhole back that I thought I would never be able to wear. How could anything match that?
I then had a few people suggest that I speak to a dress maker, and find out what they would charge for a replica of Slava. This also got me thinking, after doing some research into the Slava dress, about how there might be a few things I'd want to change about the original Slava dress.
Like the bodice. Slava had a 'boob tube' type top that didn't suite my body type.
|Straight boob tube bodice|
I wanted a more v-neck style and while googling the 'key-hole' style of dresses I found this Maggie Sorento dress called Bernadette.
I loved the bodice and the back a lot more than the Slava dress. (which BTW I found out is actually an imported dress called Pronovias Nacar, but I will stick to referring to it as Slava)
The Slava dress also had that silly little bow thing attached to the ribbon that was not doing anything for the dress. I was actually considering using a different coloured ribbon to bring some colour into the dress. But on Bernadette there was a beaded belt, that looks so pretty.
|The Slava dress has a bow. Source: preownedweddingdresses.com|
|Maggie Sorento- Bernadette|
The Bernadette dress also got me thinking about colour. You can see in the picture that the satin underneath the lace is actually another colour and it made the lace stand out so much better. I see so many stunning lace dresses that in a full length photo appear to be nothing more than a plain white dress.
I also loved the idea of pockets in a wedding dress. It makes total sense when you think about it. Where are you suppose to keep the tissues and lip gloss? Seems kind of tedious to keep asking your bridesmaids for it.
So now all I had to do, was talk to a dress maker!
Stay tuned for Part 3 on the adventures of fabric shopping! :)