The super inexpensive and equally cute Nordstrom Rack dress went back yesterday. After reading your comments (you guys rock!) and seeing the results of the poll, I went for the Nicole Miller dress with the 70% majority vote.
Inspired by actual events:
I know that my faces were a little sour in the last post, but I promise that had no reflection on my feelings about this dress. It was more about the problems I was having running back to the corner before the timer on my camera went off.
What it all really came down to was that no one said anything about the price difference between the dresses. The $150 difference didn't mean much to you and I'm not going to let it mean much to me either. This dress feels like a wedding dress and I have no doubts that I'm wearing it down the aisle. Seeing that a very low percentage of people voted for me to keep looking (and I see that as more of a matter of taste) validated my decision even more.
With that, I vow to stop buying dresses.
Oh, and it looks like I'm going to drop the whole belting idea. I thought it would accentuate my waist more, but I hear you on the "cutting the body in two" thing. You better believe that I'm coming back to you all for more honest opinions when it comes to deciding on other flatter-factors (accessories, hair, make-up, etc.)!
So, while we're on "the look," what type of veil/ hair piece do you see going with this style of dress?