I found the dress. It's perfect for our outdoor beach/bay view wedding. I can't believe I found it after less than 4 months of engagement and 4 leisurely visits (with no appointment) to bridal shops. I still have 14 months to go before the wedding and I told myself that I wouldn't buy something too soon because I wanted to give myself plenty of time to find the perfect (and affordable) dress. But, just like the venue which we found less than 2 months after our engagement, I knew I wasn't going to find a better bargain than this. $99. Yep! Stunning. And to top it off, I received a $100 credit towards accessories (which I still need to pick out). So even IF I found something more perfect than this, I basically got the dress for free after I cash in my credit. Whoo Hoo!
Casablanca (style #1829)
I found the dress at Trudy's sample sale.
P.S. No, that isn't me in the photos above. In fact, I'm a lot bigger on top than the model. Enough so that I seriously need to consider having the top altered with a little more material. The photo below is me in the dress. I want people to talk to me, not my cleavage. What would you do to to alter the top?