A friend here in Russia has found a wedding dress maker. Wahoo you might say. Well yes, in one way I’m rather excited about the fact that I might not longer have to wear a dress that I’m not all that keen on on a rather important day. However if you read the comments on my previous post you will have seen that I’m not all that keen on the Russian style wedding dresses.
They mainly look like this
Or worse, this:
Yes girls. This is a real Russian wedding dress. Do you see my point?
I am not one normally to pass judgement on other peoples weddings, in fact, I’d say I feel quite strongly that everyone is entitled to have the wedding that they want
. But I have to say that this really wasn’t the image I was hoping to achieve on the day. In fact, not really the look I hope to achieve on any day if we’re being upfront and honest (which I’d like us all to be please).
So here comes the plea.
I am going to visit the dress maker on Friday. She’s already been told roughly what I’m looking for, and she says she’s happy to make something like that, and that we would be able to choose everything from the shape of the dress to the material so it is exactly how I want it to be. She has made smaller dresses before, and even some lace dresses before, but has never made a smaller fishtail lacy dress. She will even make a ‘calico’ dress beforehand so that we can agree on the fit and shape before the real one is made.
However I am what you might call creatively challenged. I like a lot of things. I like a lot of pretty things. But if you asked me to actually make a pretty thing, you would be sorely dissapointed with the outcome. So, hypothetically speaking (as of course, I couldn’t possibly tell you what my dress will look like before the big reveal), if I wanted a dress to look like the jaw droppingly pretty Miranda
, what would I ask for?
This is the list that I have made so far but I fear that the dress maker may not be able to interpret this:
3. Not bright white but definitely not ivory. No not cream. Nothing yellowy. But definitely not bright white. Or ivory.
5. Heavy enough to look nice when I’m walking and not cling to all of the parts of me that are bigger than I would like.
6. Buttons – not the criss cross lace up back thing.
Do you see my problem? When we combine this with translation issues, there is a high probability that I may end up with yet another dress that I’m not all that keen on. To have one dress that I dislike could be seen as a misfortune. To have two dresses that I dislike is pure carelessness (Or something like that. A level English Lit and The Importance of Being Earnest was a worryingly long time ago now).
So a plea to any of you who have ever had anything to do with dress design or making, or even if you’ve ever worn a dress (I’m not fussy, just desperate) – What should I ask for. What type of lace would be best? What should the under layer be made of? Should there be more than one layer? Is it possible to have the lace one colour and the underlayer a slightly different colour? What should I have for lunch? Oh sorry, got carried away with the questions there.
Oh internet I hope you can help me, for otherwise I will be forced into wearing a dress where my nipples are playing peekaboo with the bodice of my dress or where I strongly resemble Jordan crossed with a toilet roll holder on steroids (see above).