(Closed) anybody else feel that wedding dresses IN GENERAL are not that flattering?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

YES! I found that regular dresses are so much more flattering on me, which made dress shopping a pain. I mean, I don’t spend $40 on a regular dress that doesn’t make me look fantastic, so why would I pay so much more for a dress that doesn’t make me look incredible?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ve tried on many wedding dresses that were better left on the rack! I think because many of them come from designers they are made for smaller frames. I think the color might have something to do with it as well. I will note, however, that I found most of the high end/high quality dresses to have a better fit that was more flattering in general. This could be due to the better fabrics/materials/liners though.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

That’s why I’m going with a short dress in a style I know looks good on me. 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I completely agree. I’m a small size and petite. The dresses just made me seem bigger than normal. I went with a bridesmaid’s dress in Ivory, and now that I have my pictures back, I’m so happy I went with that choice. It was a flowing, one shoulder dress, comfortable, and actually slimming!  Not to mention the cost difference. I was able to take the extra money and spend on nicer shoes/accessories that made the dress look fancier than it really was. I also have plans to hem/dye it so I can wear it again and bring back all those nice memories when I have it on 🙂

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

This is exactly why I chose something short and in a color other than white. 😉

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

@hellorebecca:I am not excited about trying on wedding gowns either. I am a size 6, 5’7 and a 36DD. Regular clothes look fabulous on me. I am not so sure about a one piece white dress? uhg…not excited.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

have to agree with this one 🙂 im not really a negative person but i found something wrong with almost every dress and how it fit my body – and i actually like my body i can rock and outfit, just not sure about a wedding dress haha!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I guess I’m the minority here. I like majority of the wedding dresses I tried on. I guess I like the fact that they’re elaborate gowns that are not for every day wear. I always like those fancy gowns that celebrities wear during the Oscar, and to me, the wedding dress is the closest thing to the Oscar gowns (except it’s in white).

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Guess it depends what you like to me looking “healthy and curvy” is better than looking small or ‘skinny.’

I think they make people look amazing.  Regular dresses are horrid, I look like crap in them.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it depends on different factors:

1.What shape you are
2.What style/shape dress you pick for your frame
3.What shade/color your dress is

While I don’t think my dress makes me look super skinny, I think it flatters my figure. I have seen girls that get styles that make them look wayyy thinner than they look in real life.

If you get a big poofy princess dress it’s just a fact it’s not going to make you look skinny…

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I disagree. I think yes, wearing white and something figure hugging normally is not the most flattering thing to wear. But with all the flattering shapes and the added bonus of corsetry, I think generally, depending on style, wedding dresses can be very flattering!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

try ivory or a white other than white  lol white looks horrible on me! i think my dress is ivory white

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@mhartnett337: V true, I think very few people can actually wear a pure white, it’s way too harsh.

I have to say, I wasn’t mad about how I looked in anything I tried, that’s why I’m going dressmaker!

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