Well, I must've tried on about 40-50 dresses over the course of the past few weeks... including the entire BCBG and Betsey Johnson catalog. A lot of people wonder why I tried on so many dresses and the reason is mostly due to size issues. Although I look 50 ft. tall on the interwebs, I'm actually only 5' 1.75"! This causes a lot of problems because I'm not only short, but also slender... to the point where most size XS and 0 dresses fit like tents. All problems aside, I documented most of the dresses on my iPhone (which helps me remember the dresses I liked, so I could make clearer decisions when shopping around). I won't show you THE dress I'll be wearing to the Streamy Awards this Sunday, but I will show you a few of the dresses I didn't get...
This Betsey Johnson dress was one of my favorites, but it was a little out of my price range. Usually I try to steer away from sequins (due to my ancient history as a synchronized swimmer), but this dress made me LOVE sequins. It fit like a glove and looked fabulous, but it was a little too similar to the dress I wore to the Streamys last year, so I tore myself away from it and continued searching.
This was Rudy's favorite dress. It was a Betsey Johnson sale dress and looked truly elegant. My only problem with it was that I didn't feel it made me as curvaceous as I wanted... I wanted a dress that showed a tinier waist and a rounder bust/hips. Also, this dress reminded me too much of a dress I wore to the Principal's Ball in high school... a beautiful dress that belonged to my mother and that I had hemmed waaaaay too short.
I must've tried this cream BCBG dress on 4+ times. I LOVED it from the very moment I saw it. Unfortunately, the dress always felt a bit big and the coloring wasn't really great against my skin tone. I tried this dress on in another material, but it wasn't as elegant as the plain cream. Up until today, this was my backup dress... and I really thought I was going to get this one.
This green BCBG dress was pretty and simple, but it was HUGE on me and I wasn't crazy about the color. Also, in hindsight it looks waaaaay too old for me. Perhaps I could get this one after a few kids? :P Although people tell me that green brings out my green eyes, I also feel that it makes my skin look more sickly. In the end, I just couldn't get myself a real green dress... that's cruel.
I really liked this LaRok dress, but the color was awful on me. I tried it on in a smokey purple and a pretty pink, but the fit wasn't right. Also, although the dress is gorgeous on top, the skirt is made from an awkward heavy material that really brought down the quality of the dress. Not a great red carpet choice.
This casual dress from Guess fit like a glove and looked EXACTLY like something I would buy. I had considered getting it for the Craft Awards (being held tonight), but it seemed too typical for me and I wanted to look outside the box. Maybe I'll swing by Guess in a few months and get it on sale ;)
So, you'll have to wait until Sunday to see my dress choice! Until then, enjoy the above rejects... and the below dresses, which I tried on as a joke :P
Felicia Day's dress from last year's Streamy Awards: Because if I wear it I'll win, right? This lovely number was a few sizes too big for me, and you'll notice that my skin color bra is totally showing through what can only be described as peep holes?
WORST. DRESS. EVER! I saw this ugly frock hanging on a hangar at Macy's and HAD to pick it up! It was too ugly NOT to try on... happily, it did not disappoint... it was just as ugly as I assumed it was going to be :)