A while ago Katrina posted a picture of her baby bump while wearing her wedding dress, which reminded me that hey, I've still got my wedding dress and should totally try it on!
(Yes, I was the one who searched for "Katrina pregnant in a wedding dress")
After all, I actually weigh *less* now than I did when we were married (a few months before the wedding I finished school and thus no longer had the 2+ mile walks every day that kept me trim... Hello, 10+ pounds!). And even though my measurements are significantly different, it's got a corset back, so I figured it would fit.
Many months later, I was cleaning out the closet and saw that laaaarge article of clothing just hanging there so innocently in the back. So I had Andrew lace me up (a FEAT, let me tell you, particularly considering the state of undress that he was faced with as I asked him to lace the dress) and tada! The dress still fits!
And let me say, this nursing mom's "assets" certainly fill out the dress more than on our wedding day... This was the one picture that didn't emphasize how much my "cups" runneth over!
So now what do I do with it? I saw somewhere that some moms use their wedding dress to make first communion dresses for their daughters. Think I have enough material for 2 dresses? I'd hate to make one for Cecilia and then make either Elizabeth or Mary Claire have to wear something different when their time comes...
But before then, maybe we'll find a time to do wedding picture re-dos, like Mandi? On our wedding day we went out to the lake after the ceremony and it subsequently started HAILING! So we stood there huddled on a bridge under a couple of umbrellas for nearly an hour, and consequently got very few pictures together...
Buuuut if we did a re-do session it would have to wait until the twins are weaned. Because let's imagine the state of my "assets" from the beginning to the end of a shoot... INCHES of cleavage would be added, I warn you!
So for now it goes back in the closet, but I must say I LOVE how a corset feels and fits, and do wish it were a type of undergarment that were more commonly worn!