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The Wedding Dress Wars: A Tale of Three Dresses
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And then there were three:

Robert's dress is turning out kind of "mother of the pumpkin bride" in a Disney cartoon. Yes, it's a weird color...but it fits and it feels wonderful (all satiny on the inside, with a gorgeous lining)...best news of all is that I have had my last fitting. I've heard the final version is being sewn today.

Amy's niece Melissa's dress is gorgeous, very sexy 1930's cocktail-hour chic. A dark red-and-purple paisley in a stretchy fabric that thanks my absurdly expensive shaper (aka girdle--remember those?). Still to come: the matching satiny belt and shawl, to complete the look...which is great, but doesn't feel quite bridal. It's the perfect rehearsal dinner/bring to Paris dress.

And then there's the shimmery purple Tadashi two-piece I found with Sheila on a desperate stealth  mission to Bloomingdale's last weekend, when we were feeling just a wee bit nervous about the couture situation. That one's being shortened by Sheila's dressmaker in Menlo Park.

So if you think about it one way, I have three dresses. Though none of them are actually here, complete and ready to go...to prance around in and accessorize, or practice my graceful bridal walk.

Speaking of which... 

Coming soon: shoe-bee-do (or don't).