So, back to the Cantaloupe dress, until yesterday I never found images of it apart from a photo of Carrie wearing it in SATC. I have, off and on, searched online for photos in more detail to see how it was constructed then, last night, finally thought to watch the episode the dress featured in. Fifteen minutes of freeze-frames later, voila! Turns out it was a Spring '04 design, and came in quite a few different fabrics, which made the dresses look rather different.
To be honest, I wouldn't really have looked twice at the above versions (though it's interesting to see it in white as a wedding dress possibility), but the pink version with patent leather belt is the bees knees. The black patent leather against the pink adds an edge to it that is missing in the above versions.
Carrie read from the magazine, with Vogue describing it as a full-skirted dress with patent leather belt. I really do think if I am going to attempt this dress (which will pale in comparison to the designer's), I really should search for that same colour. I wonder if Brendan will allow me to push back the wedding for the sake of a dress?