Alice insisted we go to the Salon de marriage last weekend. Nope, she is not getting married. I have been busy with writing my Geneva Life Guide that I have not posted my diary online since ages. I might get back to it eventually. “it is good karma. If we get closer to it, then it might happen sooner”. This is the theory behind the invite to the salon. If we get closer to the dresses, then we might get even closer to the probability of wearing one at some point. I didn’t buy it. I said no. As a compromise I promised her to review dresses together online. She did not like it, because it is not “close” enough, but she was a sport for the commentary. So we opened a bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, we projected the sites on the plasma screen in my living room, we got our cute little notebooks out and started rating one by one.
Among the many sites we visited, brides.com was the best, it had all the trends and quite some creativity (quite wearable creativity I must admit). So all the photos are from this link and photo credit to IndigitalImages.com. Although we found a handful we liked both, we found several worthy of spicy comments (see below). So there we go…
TOP 5 FAVORITE ONES
Yes, you got that right. I like classic and elegant. Maybe a couple of them are too light on the top, but they look great. On the models. And maybe on you. What do you think?
THE TOP 5 FOR ANY SUMMER NIGHT
These are great if you are looking for something that will not stay in your closet till your daughter decides to marry her own beau. They look pretty for any summer evening. The only caveat is that… they look less like a wedding dress. So your intentions will be too obvious on your big day.
TOP 5 NOT-FOR-YOU-BUT-FOR…
Mariah Carey for her shows in Vegas Gladiator’s wife or anybody from the 80’s Dynasty show Your grand-mother who wants to get married again at her 90s (why?!?!?!) Kim Kardashian, this was too easy, I guess they made it just for her Serena or Venus Williams, they can share it actuallyTOP 5 NOT-SURE-ABOUT-THEM-UNLESS
…your grandmother made it for you. Just wear it and explain it whispering to the ear of guests during the reception.
…you were a colleague of Pretty woman just a week ago and now you are doing your best to cope with the idea of a family life.… your wedding is somewhere in space and your intergalactical guests would appreciate your effort to please them.… you are trying to make a statement (not sure yet which one, still looking for it, I’ll keep you posted) … you are 16 years old, and then again you should need to rethink not only the dress but your decision to proceed with this life-changing event
TOP 5 JUST-DON’T-DRESSES
I don’t know what they were thinking the ones they designed them or what will be thinking the ones that will choose them. It makes our life so difficult when you have to say the standard “oh your dress is so beautiful”. I lie for being late at work every day, I do not need an extra sin.
You can see it on her face that she doesn’t like it either. Too much going on with a final result of a something old fashioned, busy and out-of-shape. She was so drunk last night and she wants the world to know. I am not sure if she is serious about this wedding. (I just needed to warn the groom). Between a clown and pyjamas, so not flattering her figure, or is this what she is trying to do?!?!?! I do not care if the latest trend in wedding dresses is feathers. I am scared that somebody will start running after me with a hoover or a dog will fall in love with me. I can picture Ellen wearing this because it is masculine enough (no problem with that of course), but also as a joke due to the veil. Androgyny with an Edwardian wedding veil. I would totally miss the cool part of the dress and think that it is dirty and she did have time to dry clean it or she walked the streets of Paquis on her way to the church.TOP 5 NOT-LOOKING-AT-YOUR-DRESS
Simple tricks to draw the attention from your dress and the thousands of dollars/francs/euros you gave to buy it. Actually it is done for a reason, judging by the dress itself.
TOP 5 TOO SKINNY
What’s up with that skinny?!?!?! OK some diet and getting in your best shape is expected for the big day. But either these girls overdid it or they need to get a cookie or a chocolate (from Switzerland preferably) on a daily basis. For 90 days before their wedding.
The full slideshow with over 120 dresses at brides.com here