LOVE/HATE: the short stuff edition

I got all excited as I was preparing for this post because, hey, it’s finally Thursday and that means it’s time for LOVE/HATE and I have a picture of an uber gorgeous short dress that I’ve been sitting on for weeks now! At least I thought it was so gorgeous as to be beyond reproach.

Maybe I just wanted to love it so badly that my mind played seamstress?

You see, this dress has so much going for it: It hails from the gray matter of Ramona Keveza, who I utterly adore. It’s short, and I like when bride’s switch it up with something abbreviated. Plus, it’s sort of ruffly but not too ruffly, if you know what I mean.

And yet I just can’t shake this weird feeling that if the camera angle was just a tad different, we’d all come face to face with the model’s right nipple. I mean, where exactly do bosoms go in a dress like that? Once they get to wherever they’re supposed to go, are they in danger of falling out during bouts of serious boogying?

In conclusion, there’s a part of me that does love this dress, along with its more colorful cousin. There is, however, an even bigger part of me — a part that measures in at 36DD — that hates this dress and all dresses like it for being a forever unattainable ideal.

FYI: My book, iDo: Planning Your Wedding with Nothing But ‘Net (Paperback) is arriving on people’s doorsteps! This is neat both because it is happening slightly ahead of the June 10 schedule and because, duh, it’s my first book! I’m just a tad excited, and I do hope you’ll check it out…whether that means buying it or asking for it at your local library.

7 Responses to “LOVE/HATE: the short stuff edition”

  1. Abby June 5, 2008 at 10:49 am #

    Congratulations on your almost-official Bookening!

  2. Jessica June 5, 2008 at 2:35 pm #

    The dress is gorgeous, the photography is terrible. It’s the awkward shadow created by the flash that makes you think you might be seeing nipple. Or, on second thought, it really could just be nipple. Are you trying to run a wedding porn site here?

  3. Twistie June 5, 2008 at 3:22 pm #

    Why can’t I get past the impression that the lady has swaddled herself in a shower curtain?

    And yes, that shadow is scarily nipplesque.

  4. jenny June 5, 2008 at 5:42 pm #

    Something about it just makes me think of a skirt that has been hauled up too far!

  5. Annalucia June 5, 2008 at 6:45 pm #

    “And yet I just can’t shake this weird feeling that if the camera angle was just a tad different, we’d all come face to face with the model’s right nipple.”

    As the posters of Fark.com are wont to say: THIS.

  6. Rubiatonta June 6, 2008 at 3:03 pm #

    I violently don’t like this dress. Beyond the potential for nipslip, it’s also entirely too toga-toga-toga for my tastes. The fabric is gorgeous, though.

  7. Victor June 9, 2008 at 9:18 am #

    This is one of those rare dresses that inspires both love and hate. My first thought is that it’s fabulous from the waist down–there’s just the right amount of poofage while not being ostentatious. From the waist up, though, the greek-toga wraping combined with the lack of shoulder straps, rubbed me the wrong way. I admit I didn’t consider the high-possibility of a wardrobe malfunction. As a guy, that normally wouldn’t bother me, but such an event is something that shouldn’t happen at a wedding.