Monday, September 27, 2010

Dress Shopping – Round 1 – Embrace Fashions

*WARNING* This post contains pictures of me in wedding dresses…if you don’t want to see any pictures of me in a wedding dress than look no further!  Yes FH, that means you.  Thanks honey! :)

For our second store we were making our way just north of Calgary to Embrace Bridal & Formal Fashions in Airdrie.  This was a very different experience compared to the Bridal Centre!  No appointment necessary.  I was interested in visiting this store because they were supposed to carry Justin Alexander dresses, the same designer of this fabulous gown:screen-shot-2010-05-11-at-1.21.19-amThere was a lone girl working at the front of the store.  She directed us towards the wedding dresses and let us have at it!  The dresses were not in bags and we were able to pull whatever samples we were interested in trying on.  Fun!  I pulled a bunch of gowns and the girls had a blast pulling dresses too, making me their personal dress up doll!

For the first couple of dresses the girl working the shop was able to help me in, but pretty soon the shop got busier.  She was spread pretty thin as more groups came in so it was then up to the girls to help.  Serious laughs ensued as I attempted to jump and wiggle my way into dresses and the girls attempted to do me up.  Thank goodness I didn’t mind either of those girls seeing me in my skivvies!

BM-D got in on the fun, trying on some crazy bridesmaid dresses, including this bright yellow tulle and disco ball stickered number.DSCN3471 - croppedI think for the first time I came out of the dressing room with a smile on my face.  This one was the Venus AT 4448.  This wasn’t the dress as I wasn’t a huge fan of the mini pick ups or the fabric of the main dress.DSCN3468 This other dress also wasn’t the one as I wasn’t a huge fan of the asymmetrical ruching over my stomach.  The girls liked the sweetheart neckline and I liked the bow on the back.  DSCN3473Boy, I look like I’m taking this dress shopping thing seriously, eh?DSCN3474No sign of Justin Alexander dresses here though….sigh…  After making my way through all of the gowns we had selected to try on it was time to go.  As we were putting our shoes on the girl working in the shop asked us if we had been to their other location. 

Other location??

Did you share a lot of laughs with your girls when you went dress shopping?

1 comment:

Meg said...

If you are having a hard time seeing exactly what you want, check out

She makes custom gowns (for around $500!) and they are great. She focuses on tea length like the one you posted, but will also do full length skirts. Check out her custom section. Makes me swoon! You might be able to get one made just for you exactly how you want it.

AND OMG you look great! I squealed!!! YAAAY. I can't wait to see "the one." If you look this hot in "not the one," just imagine how freaking great "the one" will be!