Strangely enough, it’s not my wedding dress that is stressing me out (well, it is in a way since we dropped it off at the dry cleaners over a week ago and they haven’t called to say it’s done. Where is my dress, people?!). It’s the second ceremony dress. I have the worst luck picking out dresses, and I seem to get very enthusiastic about an option, purchase it, and then freak out when it doesn’t work. Yep. That was my day yesterday.
Let’s rewind to Monday. I was zooming around WeddingBee classifieds like I normally do, and I came across a new ad for a girl selling a used bridesmaid’s dress from David’s Bridal. It was cornflower blue, had great eyelet details, was summery and flowing, and it would have been perfect for the second ceremony. Oh, and did I mention that it was $25 including shipping? I snatched it up and was super pumped for it to get to my door.
Isn’t she pretty?
The box was waiting for me when I got home from work yesterday. I tore it open (a little less urgently than I did the camera box the day before) and showed Mom Library the dress. We oohed and aaahed over it, and then I went to try it on.
Insecure meltdown in three… two… one.
There was a gap of about three inches that wouldn’t zipper towards the top of the back. For those of you who know me, and those who have seen pictures, I am, to say the least, a bit busty and I am very self-conscious of it. You try teaching middle school with a larger chest, and you’ll understand! I was so angry. This is the second dress that didn’t fit and that I was excited about. But when I order a size 10, it’s too big, and when I order a size 8, it’s too small. Seriously fate? Seriously?! When I went to show Mom Library, it was all I could do to not burst into tears.
Will I ever find the right dress for this second ceremony? I can’t wear my rehearsal dinner dress because it’s black, and I feel like that wouldn’t set the right tone for it. I want something with color. Really, I think I want Sister Library’s MOH dress: