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The bridesmaid dresses are in!

Amy, Nicole and I stopped over at Josandra’s office around 5:30pm yesterday for one last fitting. The dressed are beautiful and I love the color. It looks so happy.

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I now have a garment bag full of dresses to deliver to the remaining bridesmaids.

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Bridesmaid Dress Fitting at Luna by Josandra

Yesterday, after work, my bridesmaids and I gathered together in the office of Luna by Josandra to try on some dresses. This week, Josandra had inventory of more than just sample size, in the styles I had selected so we took advantage of that and set up a last-minute fitting. Luckily, most people were able to come. Amy, Katie, Janice and Nicole were all there. (Jessica called in.)

We started off with some of the dresses I saw last time, except these were in prints. Out of the strapless ones, it was easy to decide that the non-ruffled version would probably be better for this type of thing. Nicole and Amy were into the “Stella” dress (as seen below in hot pink and blue prints.)

I tried some dresses on, too. (Jessica and I are pretty similar in body shape so she is planning to guesstimate her fit from what I look like in the dresses.)

Amy was really into ALL of the stuff in the showroom (particularly the bright blue turquoise dress.) I think I know who to call next time I go to a sample sale. :) Actually, I think everyone would probably come.

Janice and Katie went for the “Britt” style with the one strap.

You could kind of tell who liked what almost instantly…

…by the way their faces lit up when they put them on.

And, of course, Amy brought Kris and Katie brought Jim. So we had some of the groomsmen represented, too.

Before we left, we looked at some color swatches. The two I liked most were the orange, or “tangerine,” and the red. Both are bright, happy colors that would look fantastic on everyone.

After the fitting, Nicole and Janice headed out. Katie, Jim, Amy, Kris and I went around to the corner to get some Dunkin Donuts where Kris got a doughnut the color of his shirt.

Gavin had a photo shoot going on when I got home with Kalkutta but it ended shortly thereafter and we decided to spend the night in. There is a lot going on this weekend so we need to rest up!

Visit to the Luna Showroom

After a pretty thorough exploration in the landscape of bridesmaid dresses (including online search, as well as an in-person visit), I decided to take my chances with a slightly different route.

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So I went back to the fashion district to meet up with my mom’s friend Alexandra’s daughter, designer of the Luna by Josandra collection. (Her showroom is actually right across from the place where my mom and I purchased the silk for my wedding dress.)

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Josandra and I sat down to chat. She had so many great ideas about the style of dresses (which  work best for what body types), colors palette (she had an entire book of swatches), weight of fabric (and appropriate undergarments), etc.

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Josandra pulled some dresses from the rack for me to try on (in the makeshift dressing room in the middle of the showroom, comprised of two clothing racks.)

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I love them so much, I want one for myself. (Watch out ladies, I might call you for a dress swap for upcoming cocktail parties…)

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While most of the dresses were sample size, the last two were not. The gold dress is extra small. (She had to zip me into it and I was holding my breathe the entire time I was wearing it.)

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As for the metallic one, it was size large and so it was a little flappy on me. But you get the idea.

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Josandra suggested a compromise between what Gavin likes (everything matching) and what I was envisioning (nothing matching) that sounded really elegant. She proposed choosing three different (but similar) designs – for the seven women – and a single color that would bring all the styles together in a cohesive look. Sold.

Now I just need to decide on a color.