This is (I hope) a fairly straightforward dress question that I'd like to unleash on your readers.
We're in the very early stages of planning, but of course the dress is the most fun part so I've been thinking about it a lot. I've fallen head over heels in love with this Alessandra Rich dress, with this Temperley a very close second.
I'm really, really feeling the clean, graphic, red-and-white high priestess vibe, but the Alessandra Rich is pushing the budget further than I would like and the Temperley is just insane. I just can't justify spending as much on a dress that I'll wear once as I would on a Macbook Pro. My budget is between 800 – 1,000 euros. I'd obvy like to find something at the lower end of that scale.
Additional details: I'm a particularly shrimpy 5'5", usually between 52-55kg, Irish pale, strawberry blonde, and, uhm, a competitive Olympic weightlifter. This means broad shoulders, tiny waist, thick thighs and the kind of ass you usually see in a Juvenile video. Seriously, I have a pretty major butt going on, but it's all muscle. Which, I suppose, would probably rule out both the dresses I posted, but I think I look pretty decent in pencil skirts/column dresses.
My style skews classic and boyish – I read Tomboy Style obsessively, but I think I'm going for a more Jodorowsky peyote space queen vibe for the wedding. No flower crowns though, please.
Your readers are pretty great at reading between the lines on these kind of questions. I'd love to see what they come up with!
The Alessandra Rich is on sale for $958 over here if you set your location to the United States. Is there anyone who could mail it to you??
(Though I do wonder whether those tight sleeves will fit what I imagine are your amazing arms....)
p.s. The Temperely is also on sale, over here, though still over budg.
p.p.s. Best dress request EVAR. Even though you promised you'd never ask me about dresses. Silly lady.