Sunday, July 19, 2009

Thanks for the advice!

I exchanged the original Lilly Bridal Shower dress for the Lilly Fiesta dress and I am so glad I did! The fit is much more flattering, and I love the fun print!

Back view:
When I returned to the store today, the 12 of the original dress was already sold, so I took it as a sign to try on a few new ones. Lilly's sizing is really funny! In some dresses, I'm a perfect 8, but in others, I take a 10. I also tried on this dress and loved it! I think I may be back for it later this summer.
I'm learning that certain styles are just much more flattering on my body type (hour glass), and both of these dresses fit the bill! When I was younger, I used to wish I had a straighter figure. I hated my hour glass frame, but now I've learned (well its still a work in progress) how to dress so that its more flattering to my body. Also, as I've been getting into better shape, I've really been feeling better about my figure. Too bad I wasted so much time wishing for something else! Do you ever wish you could have visited yourself at 16 with what you know now and enlightened yourself a bit? I sure do!

Thanks to everyone who commented with advice about this shopping dilemma!

16 comments:

Torch Lake Prep said...

do you go to LP at Somerset? I love Andi -- she's the adorable mom to be. Being at the cottage for the summer I'm missing my in person Lilly shopping. Any good sales?

Kristen said...

oh yay!! I am so glad you are happy with it!!

Cool Gal said...

Adorable dress. Great choice!

You'll look great.

Summer Wind said...

Love the dress you picked!!

GraceKelly said...

I've realized lately that I go back and forth between two Lilly sizes depending on the dress, too! Glad to know I'm not the only one.

Kate said...

I love the dress you chose!

a H.I.T. said...

Adorable!

Rachel H. said...

I love both of those dresses, and I'm so glad that it's a much better fit! That's awesome!! :)

Black Labs and Lilly said...

Love the Fiesta Dress, so glad you found something you love!

GingerSnap said...

I'm so glad you found something that you love! The fiesta dress is darling! I'm sure you will look gorgeous in it (please post IRL pics!) As for dressing your body...knowing what works is half the battle!

Legallyblondemel said...

I absolutely love the dress you ended up with. Think it is more versatile, too - that one will take you from early spring through summer, easily.

And yes, it takes most of us a while to get comfortable with our given body shape. I still struggle with mine, but age & perspective definitely help.

Lamp Tramp said...

Love your new dress! It's so Lily!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Great choice! And you & I have the same problem size wise!

Miss Janice said...

I love the new dress...too preppy and cute!

The Pink Tutu said...

I am loving the dress you chose and I'm so glad you love it too! This will look fabulous for your shower.

KK said...

I LOVE that dress with the sweet ruffles and the back is just so pretty too!