Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Not wanting her to think I look like a fish
While visiting my family over Thanksgiving I went dress shopping with my aunt and Mom and bought a sample dress. There was crying, it was awesome and I really love the dress.
On the flight home I was perusing a free bridal mag I got at the dress shop and the FW [Future Wife] pointed to a dress that is VERY similar to mine in fabric, cut, etc and said "Does your dress look like that?" Attempting to keep the mystery alive I replied "Nope, not at all." I immediately regretted my emphatic response when she replied "Thank fucking God, that dress is horrible and that girl looks like a fish."
Yeah, that happened. My poker face sucks, and she knew immediately what was going on. She has spent the past few days attempting to convince me that I will look amazing and she will love it. Even though I love the dress and it is very flattering (which I struggle finding) I am having a hard time coming to grips with the idea of wearing a dress that is the twin of something my fiance had an instant negative reaction to.
The dress was $750 which was my entire budget. My options are to try to sell the dress for less than what I paid and use the money to buy a simple dress (something like this with this from RTR) or turn my frown upside down and get over it.
On a scale from 1 to overreacting, am I overreacting? If the verdict is new dress, where is the best place to sell a dress?
Can you try it on for her?
I want YOU to love the dress and I want HER to love the dress and I don't want you to spend another minute dreading her reaction.
Collage by The Dream Coil from "Douleur d'amour" by William Adolphe Bouguereau (thx thx thx to BL for id'ing it for me)
SHITBAGS. I rly wanted to post a mean one this morning to prove that I am still mean. Ohwell.