Happy Wednesday, everyone! Today’s post is super exciting because I finally get to show you all my experience trying on wedding dresses for the first time! I literally had no idea what style dress I wanted before I went to try them on, and decided not to even look at dresses on Pinterest or research different styles because I knew I would end up liking something completely different, so this was all completely new to me! I set up my appointment with the Crystal Bride in Geneva, IL (about 40 minutes outside of Chicago) and immediately felt at ease the moment I walked in the door.
I mean, how gorgeous is this store?! I loved all the chandeliers and girly accents… and the lighting was on point, especially for getting a perfect look at the dresses.
I tried on an array of different styles, colors, and accessories, but I really wanted to show you guys a couple dresses I tried on by Stella York. Stella York dresses are meant to be fun, flirty and fabulous… and that they are. Every single dress I’ve seen by her, I am so impressed by the quality and detail that’s put into each and every gown. It was honestly almost impossible to decide because they all were so beautiful! The thing I love about Stella York is that she makes everything from ballgowns to sheath (and everything in between) and most dresses come in different colors, so they’re super customizable to your liking.
The first dress I tried on was this gorgeous Simple Ballgown (Style 6634) dress with beaded straps. This silhouette is so classic and has a dreamy modern feel… and an added plus: pockets!! Another thing I really loved was the button detailing that ran all the way down the train. I am a huge fan of a long train, so this one was perfect and would definitely be a showstopper down the aisle.
The second dress I tried on was this gorgeous Open Back Wedding Dress (Style 6612). This dress is an A-line silhouette that has a glitzy and glamorous feel due to the gorgeous lace and crystal beaded detailing. I really liked this dress because of how comfortable it was on the body and the sequin tulle skirt. This dress comes in 3 different colors (the one I have on is called Moscato), so if you’d rather have ivory or white that’s also an option! I was also in love with the train on this one. It’s definitely not as long as the first option, but it would be the perfect option for adding a cathedral veil.
Lastly but definitely not least, was this gorgeous Simple and Sleek Wedding gown (Style 6648), which comes in 6 different colors! At first, I did not think I would like a sheath style dress, nor would I have even tried one on but I decided to give it a try and I was not disappointed! This dress consists of a matte lace and silk crepe fabric with a plunging V-neckline and a deep-V illusion back. I was really drawn to a lot of dresses with the illusion look, so I loved the back of this dress so much. Also, how about that train?! The lace detailing on the train was absolutely stunning. I am most likely planning to wear my hair down, so I believe this dress would be perfect for any hairstyle!
As you can see from all 3 of these styles, Stella York truly goes above and beyond to make sure all of her dresses are made to be elegant, yet sexy and has the perfect option for every bride to be. I had such a great experience trying on these dresses at the Crystal Bride, as they give you the attention and service one would hope to get when shopping for one of the most important days of your life. I felt super comfortable there and felt the staff was extremely knowledgeable about all of the dresses, which is super important.
I would love to know which one is your favorite and what dress you could see me in! I definitely feel more confident and feel like I have a better idea of which style I am leaning towards, but I would love to know your opinions as well! xoxo
*Thank you to Stella York for sponsoring this post, as always all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that make Marvelous in the Midwest possible.