I had the opportunity recently to go gown shopping with my soon-to-be-sister, Becky, and some other friends. What a fun and glamorous experience, with room sized three-way mirrors, upholstered chairs, and lots and lots of beautiful dresses! The trip did confirm my suspicions, though--a wedding dress off-the-rack, with sleeves, or even shoulders, was not to be seen! Becky desired to honor her soon-to-be-husband be wearing a dress that was beautiful, but not revealing.
So after some discussion and sketches of possibilities for adding and altering, Becky decided to go ahead with purchasing a beautiful gown by Wtoo and I would make the desired changes.
The style of this dress was perfect on Becky, we all agreed. Not at all stiff or "puffy", soft creamy white and so feminine with all-over lace and delicate gathers accentuating the bodice and waistline.