Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Vera Tasty Cupcake

Today Vera Wang's bridesmaid collection launched at David's Bridal. I'm not typically a big fan of David's Bridal bridesmaid dresses, but I am a big fan of Vera Wang -- so I was super excited to see what she had come up with. Plus - all the dresses are UNDER $200! As soon as I found out they were launching today, I made an appointment to go check them out with one of my bridesmaids.

When I saw them initially online, I fell in love with this one...

One Shoulder Organza
Love, love, love it...so beautiful! "Please make it in navy," I thought as soon as I saw this one.

When I logged on to the David's Bridal website this morning to see the full collection, I almost jumped for joy when I realized that this dress and ALL of her dresses came in 'midnight' which is a dark navy -- just what we've been looking for!!

So...we did find two styles that we really loved in the new Vera line at DB, so they have been added to our options for bridesmaid choice selections...

...but alas, it was not the beautiful dress that I loved, loved, loved. Nope - my bridesmaid and I both tried it on and we both agreed that we looked like delicious, fluffy cupcakes.

Ignore my bright pink bra strap. :)
My tall, skinny bridesmaid - not looking so tall and skinny.
No matter how hard we tried to love this dress...we just couldn't. I seriously looked like I had two cinnamon rolls on each butt cheek, lol.

I was so disappointed that this dress looked nothing like the online picture that I even grabbed it at one point, shook it in the air and said "Damn you Vera, damn you!". Lol...ok, yeah, I'm dramatic...but I'm the bride, so it's allowed, right? :)

The store manager told us she's actually using this dress as her Jr. Bridesmaid dresses - which I thought was a super cute idea. These dresses would be adorable on tweens - but on 30 yr olds? Not so much.

But like I said, we did find two of the dresses that we L-O-V-E-D that I really didn't think I would... so it wasn't a waste of a trip....more on them later....

10 comments:

♡ bAs said...

Oh my.. I would have expected a lot better from Vera. I am trying to pick bridesmaid dresses right now. What a test. Harder than picking my wedding dress I think lol!

Virginia Belle said...

The dress is super cute but my first thought when I saw it was that it would make my butt look gigantic! I can't wait to see the dresses that did work!

Seashells and Southern Belles said...

I def agree with you... good call on not getting them. They are smaller or flatter in the picture..and a little poufier in real life.

megan said...

Agree. Looks great on the model, but I doubt it would look good on 6 (or however many bridesmaids you have) all standing next to each other. Plus, I despise David's Bridal.

Beth said...

agreed. good thing you tried it on first. :)

JMB said...

I saw that dress online and thought the bottom of it was just ODD, even for Vera Wang. But love your braid :)

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Miss Chelsea said...

That is a super awkward looking dress from the back!

Elizabeth said...

You're so right - the flowers look much poofier in person.

I think this is one of those dresses that is good in theory and looks great on the model but will never look good in real life. Sad because it just seems so cute!

Hope you find the perfect bridesmaid dresses soon!

Annica Benning said...

It seems so difficult to get a quality dress these days. I was recently shopping for a formal gown and was so disappointed with the selections at my favorite department stores.

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