Picking a wedding dress is tricky when you’re 44. Harry and I have been planning the details of our wedding even before we are officially engaged because…well…because of money. And because as soon as we are able, we want to. That time is drawing closer and closer and I don’t want to get caught off guard…
So…I bought the dress!!! I’ve been looking and looking and looking kind of casually thinking it would be the hardest thing to accomplish. I knew I didn’t want one that looked too bride-like. I’m too old for that. I wanted it to be classy and a little sexy and comfortable and I wanted it to be flattering to my figure.
IMPOSSIBLE I thought.
But I found just the neck line I wanted and the more I looked at it the more I liked it. But not in stores anywhere. Scary…buying a wedding dress online at Bloomingdales? A capped sleeve that looks almost off the shoulder, white/gold metallic knit fabric that shimmers and lays beautifully.
I pulled it out of the box and loved the feel of the fabric and was impressed with the weight of the dress. Good first impression.
I put on a good bra and no-show undies so I couldn’t blame my undergarments for an awful fit. I put on some nice heels and pulled the dress on.
Hmmm….fit in the shoulders, fit in the boobs, fit surprisingly ok in the tummy although I’d love to be a little thinner….one inch too long…I’m so short.
Hmmm….walked out in to the hallway so my son could check it out and said, “I definitely don’t hate it!”
He said it looked very “noir”. I agreed. A little vintage old hollywood style. Exactly what I wanted and it was comfortable!
Comfortable and flattering? Have I done the impossible with my first try?
I’m hoping to lose about 8 lbs before the big day. I have three months! But, I don’t look terrible in it now…definitely could use tighter abs which I’m going to work on but now I’m MOTIVATED!
So…this is it…there is no going back now. I’m keeping it! Thank you Ralph Lauren!
A few pieces still need to come together but we have the date, the place, the time and now the dress. :) And then what is already true in my heart will be true to the world. I will be wife and he will be husband and I will share his name.
As Harry says…”One less thing…”