I've put my own gown search on hold because in just two more weeks, a very important person will be able to help me with my search. I call her Mom.
Mom and I have pretty similar tastes. We each have our own style (mine's a bit more conservative than hers) but when we shop together, we are almost always in perfect sync about what's flattering and what's not. I'm so excited to shop with another person in tow! (For one thing, it means I won't be holding my own camera. Yeesh.)
Instead, I've been surfing bridesmaids dresses, which is much less fun, largely because most of the ones I've seen are so hideous and imagining my friends in them makes me very depressed. Part of the problem is that many of them are photographed in hideous colors such as creamsicle orange and electric blue. But the truth is that many of the designs are frumpy and unfashionable and wouldn't look very good in any color. Here are some of the worst offenders:
1. Actually, this dress isn't hideous. But who wears a perfectly color-coordinated shawl *and* purse with her gown?
2. See what I mean about bad colors?
3. No. Oh dear saintly heavens, no. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad in a different color, but I don't think there's any salvaging that weird, scrunchy skirt. The poor model looks like a character out of a Strawberry Shortcake cartoon.