7.28.2009

a white dress to rehearse in.


I have been searching for a dress for our rehearsal dinner for a few months now. I originally wanted to take advantage of the fact that, as the bride, it is perfectly acceptable for me to wear a white dress. Alas, I don't think that is in the cards for me. I have searched and searched and searched and cannot find a white dress that is semi-casual (since our rehearsal dinner is being held outside at Mr. M's parent's home) and that you cannot see through. I don't think those two criteria are very stringent, but apparently they are.

Exhibit #1.
Oh yeah, I can't even show it to you. I fell in love with this cute strapless white and metallic silver BCBG dress at Lord & Taylor months ago, but they didn't have my size. Anywhere in the US. I looked all over the internet for it as well and couldn't find so much as a picture of it. Sad.

Exhibit #2. This dress made me swoon from the second I laid eyes on it. I waited for it to go on sale online and ran (okay, drove) to the nearest Banana Republic to try it on. In the store it was only $39.99, and I grabbed the last one in my size. I tried in on and it fit perfectly. It was flowy and silky and wonderful. Imagine my disappointment when I looked in the fitting room mirror and could see everything I was wearing underneath it. I felt like I was wearing an invisible sheath. Again, sad.
Exhibit #3-23. I'm too lazy to find the pictures. I have tried on at least 20 dresses at various department stores and all of them are either not flattering or completely see-through. Sad, sad, sad...

I did try on a very cute dress from Anthropologie today that I have been eyeing for awhile now. One thing it is not? The bridal white I was going for in a rehearsal dress. But it is pretty, light-colored, semi-casual, and you can't see through it! It's also a dress I can wear again! Needless to say, I gave up on my dream white dress and bought this one instead.
So it's not white. But metallic linen is close to white, right? Okay, no it's not, but I like it anyway!

Did anyone else want a white rehearsal dinner dress? Where did you find one?

12 comments:

The Mrs. said...

I love the dress you got! It is beautiful! I am wearing a white dress for the RD... got it at Dress Barn. {pic on my blog} I also fell in love with a white dress at banana republic that faded to pink at the very bottom... same deal. can't find one in my size anywhere in the us! darn!!

the future mrs. smith said...

Forever 21. Cute and cheap. :) and white! It is a little see through though so I need to figure that out...

Your dress is super cute!!!! I think it looks bridal-y.

Bridechka said...

I really like the dress you got! Its sooo cute!

sjhouser said...

I have been eyeing that Anthro dress too!! I love it...although I have yet to try it on b/c I'm afraid I won't be able to say no once I do...

PDX Bride said...

I am going to wear that same dress to my rehearsal . . . one thing I can't decide on is shoes! Do you know what you are going to wear on your feet??

AmyKristen said...

I DEFINITELY wanted to wear white to my rehearsal...and I did. I found my dress at Macy's and it was on sale but I can't remember how much. Here's a post on my blog from the rehearsal dinner: http://amyklynch.blogspot.com/2009/07/rehearsal-dinner.html

You gotta wear white. Don't give up. And keep us posted!

AmyKristen said...

I totally read your post wrong...you already bought the anthropologie dress. I thought you just tried it on. It's adorable. It's white enough to take on the white bride look! :)

an aqua juel said...

I love that dress! I've been eyeing it as well :) Didn't know about the whole white dress for rehearsal dinner thing...good thing I have time :) That dress will look fantastic though!

anna and the ring said...

LOve the seethrough. Can you not wear a nude slip underneath?

Anonymous said...

Has no one ever shared about a simple fix to dresses that are a bit see-through? It's called...drumroll now...a SLIP. :o)

I learned the embarressingly hard way. sigh.

Molly said...

Oh, I think you found a winner! I really like the dress you found. Can't wait to see you in it!

Love Ya!

Melany said...

Great find.!! I think you have an awesome choice. I just love that dress. Try to get a similar one.