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Sunday, 15 March 2015

My Wedding Dress Journey: Dress Shop 2

Shop 2

Shop 2 was an outlet.

By the time I visited Shop 2 -The wedding Collection in Beverley East Yorkshire I was starting to narrow down my ideas (these shops are in order of dress success, not chronological)

I was hopeful I would be able to try on a few dresses, but with an outlet what you see is what you get! Plus size dresses were far and few between, in all honesty I was trying on the biggest dresses in the outlet (size 26-30) to put this into perspective I am usually a size 22. I was not going to buy a dress I was in danger of not fitting in to, hence I was only trying on dresses I could actually wear. Unlike many brides I did not set out to drop dress sizes for the wedding, 2014 was a busy and stressful year, I was a bridesmaid and I was a bride and I had both wedding cakes to make! On top of working full time with a long commute. I was not going to put all that extra pressure on myself, just no.

I guess another important point with outlets is that they are not private appointments. This did not feel like shop 1 where a whole room was looking at you, it felt friendlier and nicer I found myself chatting to another bride quite easily.

I only have pictures of one dress as it was the only one which I considered buying. So here are the pictures:


This was another phenomenal dress in its own right, the rouching around the waist was a great design feature and really drew in my waist. The tulle skirt was spectacular it had a superfine glitter making it shimmer and sparkle. It came in around £900 (down from £1300), expensive but understandably so. 

Sadly this dress is discontinued but it's by Veromia.

At this poin I knew I could be pickier. Nothing could have stopped me comparing any of the dresses here to another dress that I had found...

10 comments:

  1. You look beautiful! I remember the stresses of planning a wedding, even though this November will be our 11yr Wedding Anniversary. The dress I ended up with was a size 22 from Berkatex, and it still hangs in my Dad's wardrobe, and hasn't been touched since.... such a shame! I may one day get it out, get it cleaned and try and see if it can be recycled...... S x

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    1. Mine is also hanging in my parents house I cant bear to part with it just yet!

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  2. I love reading these wedding dress posts! I'm getting married in December so the dress hunting will begin soon... :)

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    1. We got married in December too... the 30th! It was amazing, we chose this date because there was very little else left and we were delighted with it, everyone was really chilled and the atmosphere was brilliant!

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  3. This dress is lovely on you!
    Wedding dresses nearly always require you to go up several sizes. Not sure why. Maybe because so many designs are from USA sources and even when they note a 'UK equivalent' size this is often wrong! Don't pay attention to the label and certainly don't worry about what it says! ALSO, when you do get to a dress that you're seriously considering, make sure you sit down in it first. Fitting goes all different when you're sitting!!!

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  4. PS!!!! I didn't intend to lose weight before my wedding but did in the last few months, which I was told was down to stress and 'high nerves'! Apparently it's common to lose a little in the month or so before x

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