Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Not-So-Elusive B(lah)CBG Applique Dress

There's no way other way to say it, I am disappointed. THE Dress that I had been coveting for months (& was ready to wait 2 months for it to arrive) arrived a mere 2 days later. Mr. Quiche brought up the package and asked if I had ordered anything else from Nordstrom because there was a (badly abused) box waiting for me. I racked my brain to see if I could remember making and late-night purchases, and came up empty handed. It had to be THE Dress.

I had built up this dress so much in my head that the thought never crossed my mind that it wouldn't be perfect. I've seen pictures of it posted on the boards by readers and fellow Bees & they all looked great in it!

Am I ever glad that it arrived early!


I did not like it on me. It just wasn't what I expected, and I also suspect that, due to the high demand, the quality and construction of the dress just isn't what it was a couple of years ago. (also, if you have this dress, let me know your thoughts and/or experiences!!)

Perhaps a smile and a (really bad) pose will help? Nope.

My number one grievance with it are the flowers - and considering they are the focal point of the dress, well, it was bad from the start. You can't tell from the pictures (they photographed MUCH brighter and whiter than it is in person), but the tulle on the flowers looked dirty. & the tulle wasn't structured at all, so they just kinda...flopped.

Also, I was looking forward to the strapless style and fitted bodice, but again, it wasn't working. It wasn't very flattering on me.

WEIRD stance.

So, I promptly returned the dress & started on a new search. My signature dress style is strapless and fitted - which is unlike my wedding dress & one reason why I want a different dress for the reception. I like these two dresses from J. Crew, but worry that the white seersucker is too casual. Also, the blue one doesn't come in white or ivory, but the style is perfect.

So, trusty hive, I need YOUR help. You are all so awesome with suggesting dresses, shoes, accessories, EVERYTHING on the boards & I am hoping you might have some suggestions for me. If you see an ivory or white, strapless, knee-length, reception-appropriate dress, let me know!!

Have you ever built up something so much in your head, only to be disappointed with the actual product/result?

1 comment:

cj said...

Yay! That first dress seems to have under fashion.. The blue one is so stunning....simple yet very classy.