Having just one bridesmaid (also my Maid of Honour) should make finding a dress for her easy work. I don’t know how on earth people go about finding a dress to fit and suit multiple girls. We started scanning the high street www.coast-stores.com www.monsoon.co.uk at the end of last summer, to no avail. We had a winter break but now that spring clothes are in the shops and spring/summer colours are creeping back onto the racks, the search from high to low continues.
List of requirements
Our list of requirements is growing, and you wouldn’t believe how hard it is to find a dress that has any sleeves! Why is everything strapless?? All we want is capped sleeves, but even they seem to be extremely elusive. We’re looking for a pretty, summery colour, but all I’m seeing at the moment is bright, garish colours. The fabric is problematic as well. All the dresses that aren’t 100% synthetic (a no-no) appear to be 100% silk = crease-ville. She doesn’t want to look like she’s wearing a crumpled up tissue by lunchtime. Poor girl, she’s looked lovely in most of the dresses we’ve tried but it’s just the dress itself which just hasn’t quite manifested itself in its ideal form yet. My vintage dress also seems to be creating a small problem – a modern dress won’t ‘go’. The dresses we’ve tried are all either totally different from my dress and look really odd next to it, or they are too similar to it which means mine doesn’t stand out – aargh!
Shop ‘til we drop
Hopefully more and more to choose from will come into the shops over the next few months. Our next step is going to be an assault on the boutiques in Brighton’s laines, next month. Between us – MOB, MOH and me – we’re on a mission. I’m not much of a fan of shopping and like to avoid it when when at all possible, but basically, our trip cannot fail. We will not rest until this dress is found!