I bought another wedding dress. Wait! I have an explanation, and a licit one too!
Now, when I tell people that I own not one, not two, but three wedding dresses, I get an eyes-wide-open stare, and sometimes a large gulp after as they catch their breath. Then I tell them my reasoning. You see, I’m a seamstress and in my mind, wedding dresses are the epitome of sewing. The fabrics are the highest quality (usually), and the trimming and embellishments are ultra feminine and glittery. “Give a girl the right shoes, and she’ll conquer the world,” is what Marilyn Monroe said. No, Ms. (or Mrs. – depending on what year) Marilyn… give a girl some glitter, and she’ll conquer the world. I don’t mean actual glitter, like the tiny specks that reflect light, I mean glitter in the sense that the gown makes a brilliant show. It shines. A wedding gown is a piece of artwork that I regard as high as a painting or a sculpture. And why not? Just as much time is put into making a wedding dress as any other piece of artwork. There’s both machine and hand sewing involved in the construction, and there is such a deep connection between a bride and her dress. That’s why I waited in line at BHLDN’s sample sale in Philly last weekend, and that’s why this gorgeous gown will the newest addition to my collection. Men collect cars, and I collect wedding dresses. Not such a bad
addiction hobby, right?