Post # 1
So I’m wondering if there are any short bees out there who are also in the plus size range! I am 5 ft exactly and about 200 lbs. YIKES!! I know!! I’m wondering if any of you could post some of your pictures of you in your gowns??? Especially the ones with ball gowns! Thanks!!!
Post # 3
I am 5’3 and a size 16/18. I wore Casablanca 1865 ballgown for my wedding Saturday. I have no pictures back at all (even non pro ones), so I can’t post pics yet, but I will!
It has rouching around the tummy area and it REALLY sucked me in. It gave me an awesome hourglass figure. Wedding dress shopping was not as bad as I thought. It was actually kinda fun, so I’d recommend just making a few appointments and letting the pros suggest flattering shapes for your height/size.
Post # 4
I’m 5’2 and wear around a 12/14. I recently lost a lot weight so I have worn a size 18. I’m thinking of getting a fit and flare gown. If I don’t get that, then an A-line gown. I will post some pics of the dress I’m leaning towards as of now.
Post # 5
I’m a shortie and plus-sized (5′, 159 lbs., size 12-14)–unfortunately, my dress is at the tailor’s and I have no pictures of it yet, but I did try on some ball gowns when I was shopping, so I have some ‘notes’:
-first of all, it’s good that you have an idea of what you want, but don’t let that override everything. A lot of brides will tell you they wound up with something completely different than what they were going for–I think this largely has to do with the deception of seeing a dress on a model all the time vs. a real person.
-watch that your skirt isn’t so full that you look like you are sinking into the floor. Or that you resemble a cake topper.
-A-lines with princess seams might be a better bet than ball gowns–and they can be just as dramatic
-Careful with the details. I tend to think that because I’m so short, when a dress as a lot of beading, sequins, lace, bows, there’s a tendency for me to look like a frilly dress-up doll. As a fuller-figured bride, the same details also make me think that I’m either a float in a parade or that I’m trying to distract from and apologize for my size. Think “sophisticated” more than “shiny” when it comes to ornamentation
-The fewer horizontal seams/details the dress has, the better. Pay attention where the waist seam is (if any at all) because it can either elongate your legs or cut you in half. You want to maximize an unbroken line from shoulder to toe to maximize your height–dresses do this in different ways, but it’s unlikely that a dress with a heavily beaded bodice and plain full tulle skirt with a seam at the waist will do any favors for your height, for example.
-rusching anywhere helps
-bring your high shoes. Yes, they’ll only make you the mighty height of like, 5’4″, but it makes a big difference
-bring a good strapless bra
Post # 6
I’m 5’2 and about 210 lbs! This isn’t my first marriage, for that one I was probably heavier. I wore an off the shoulder ball gown and I will say I looked gorgeous!! Now I encounter being in a wheelchair as well, so the way I see it is it’s my day cuz the man I love want me just the way I am!! If I loose weight, great, if not, the only smile that truly matters will still be there!
Post # 7
try the jenna from maggie sottero! it really helps!!
Post # 8
I’m 4’11 and about 180 (I think). I’m currently in a 16 exact with no alterations needed (except for a serious hem). I got an A line and I think it looks great. A PP said something about not going overboard with the bling and she is right! I looked like I was playing dress up. I went with embroidery. (DB – WG9984). Good Luck!
Post # 9
I decided to go for the alfred angelo 1516., an a-line, 2 tone gown…..well actually my fiancee picked it out…but it’s not so much about how MUCH beading, but rather how GOUDY it is. I tried on some fully beaded lace dresses that looked stunning because the beading was so simple and delicate, it didn’t overtake me. Post what you decided to go with!!
Post # 10
Sorry, computer issues. Here are the other 4.
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Post # 11
@StarryNight2011: I only see two photos, is it the empire waist dress? That is GORGEOUS on you.
I’m 5’1″ and although I am not really a plus size, I had to buy a dress two sizes larger than typical. So my 8/10 body needed a 14!!! I am not sure if all dresses run this way, but I feel so bad for those of you that are larger. It must be a PIA to find a dress. I guess they think all brides are tall and skinny when they make the dresses. I think mine will have to be pretty much reconstructed (haven’t gone for first fitting yet).
Post # 12
WOW! Loving the one you picked, too! Good job!
Post # 13
@StarryNight2011: The dress you picked looks AMAZING on you!!
Post # 14
@menobride: Thanks! Dress #2 was a close 2nd. I wasn’t really traumatized by wedding dress size, but for me the dress size matched my street size. I think all wedding dresses look different on real women. There aren’t many out there that have a model-like figure.
Post # 15
@Miss Mitzie: Thanks! 🙂 The sample I tried on is in light gold. I ordered it in ivory, I think that will look better with my skin tone.
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