Custom Dressing First

I’ve always had a problem finding a floor-length dress that fits me to perfection, so on a whim, I decided to have one made. I however, did not go to a mananahi to get my measurements and stuff and simply turned to this online dress shop which I saw through a friend. I was a bit concerned, to be honest, imagining all the things that could go wrong. How terrifying would it be to pay for a dress that doesn’t arrive, right? But I went through with it anyway.

Look 33, Peter Som Spring 2012

I couldn’t get this Peter Som dress out of my head since I saw it during his spring runway show so I decided that would be my “peg,” but changed my mind (read: backed out) at the last minute, just as she was about to buy the fabric. By the way, this was weeks before Rachel McAdams wore the same dress to the premiere of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, so I’m no style thief okay? ๐Ÿ˜€

Inspiration ๐Ÿ˜€

This time around, I ditched my Peter Som peg and opted for a completely different style and shade with this design. I don’t remember where I found this but I’m happy to have stumbled upon this dress–the back detail in particular.

I’m really insecure about my arms so I looked for a design that had sleeves. I’m a bit on the chubby side, but my arms are the last thing to lose weight when the rest of my body does. Meanwhile, I’ve always been fascinated with awesome back details like this. My favorite body part is the spine curve–is that term even correct? Basta I love the curve where the lower spine meets the buttocks. ๐Ÿ˜€

Forgot to ask the boyfriend to take a picture of my dress ๐Ÿ˜

Here’s how the dress turned out. I wore it to a wedding last March, and was generally happy with the outcome though it’s far from being perfect. It was about an inch or two longer than planned, but it was nothing a pair of 4-inch heels couldn’t hide.

Sideview pa din! Sorry, had to crop the picture ๐Ÿ˜€

They nailed the back of the dress,ย but I forgot to take a picture of me with my back turned! Drat. Camille said I should wear it again just so I could show off the back. Hmm, maybe I will. ๐Ÿ™‚

I think I’ll have a dress made again, but I would want to personally meet and talk with the designer now. I bet its ten times more exciting than exchanging e-mails and Facebook messages to discuss the design.

I haven’t been posting anything “personal” lately so I thought it’d be nice that I show my face around this blog for a change. Har.ย 

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