Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Thinking about Clothes
I've been to Disney before. There's a lot of walking involved. I've been to weddings before. There's walking, dancing, jumping around flapping your arms like a chicken. More than likely, my feet and ankles are going to swell to the size of tree trunks and nobody wants to see that, let alone have it preserved for all of posterity in professional photography. So maybe the short dress isn't for me, even if they are thematically perfect and adorable.
So if not a short dress, then definitely a long one. But how long? I definitely don't want a train. No need to add the possibility of tripping over my own feet into the mix of embarrassing possibilities. That leaves me with floor-length, which I like.
I like the idea of floor-length gowns, even though this is a second wedding, because it means I can wear sneakers. No, I'm not kidding. I have foot and ankle issues, I'm going to be on my feet all day. I want to be able to dance like a maniac, so wearing red Chuck Taylors under my gown seems like a sassy idea. Prince Charming would also wear them, making for cutesy footwear photos. And the kids too! We'd be the adorable, red Chuck Taylor family!
I get the feeling that my mom wouldn't approve of this gown. She talked me out of strapless before. I really, really want strapless though. I swear I will duct tape the sucker to my chest to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions. I never expected to be doing this whole wedding thing again so I kinda feel like this time, I'm doing it my way and whoever doesn't like my choices can go suck an egg.
The more I look at this, the more I like it. It just seems super formal and that's totally not the feel we're going for.
Of course, all of these thoughts could go out the window if I try on something random and fall in love with it. I could end up in a satin mermaid gown with sequins or something! Who knows?
I feel like I need to mention that all of these gowns are from David's Bridal and that's where I'm planning to get my gown. I've heard that their gowns are virtually indestructible and that's pretty important for a klutz like me.