Post # 1
just wondering. I mean, I love my dress.
but I was looking at pictures from my first fitting and while i think it’s pretty, I had to think to myself– wow, a white dress that is tight around the middle is really one of the least flattering things I could ever choose to wear!
i mean, i’m a pretty small-medium person, i wear a 4 normally. . .and I don’t think I look fat in my dress, but I definitely don’t look small or ‘skinny’ when I have it on. i look healthy and curvy, and, well, just average.
whereas if I put on a black short dress and the right heels, I think i look much less ‘substantial’.
anybody else have similar thoughts when seeing themselves in their wedding dress?
Post # 3
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
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
That’s why I’m going with a short dress in a style I know looks good on me.
Post # 6
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 # 7
yeah. . my desire to wear a big princessy poufy ballgown won out over my desire to look skinny. . .but it is interesting how definitely-not-small i look in it, objectively!
i feel like wedding gowns are sort of the ‘great equalizer’. . because a lot of other small women I see, look a little bigger in their wedding gowns. . .but then I feel like I see a lot of plus size women who look amazing in their gowns, and actually look maybe smaller than they do in normal clothes? i don’t know. just thought it was an interesting observation.
Post # 8
This is exactly why I chose something short and in a color other than white. 😉
Post # 9
@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
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
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
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
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
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
try ivory or a white other than white lol white looks horrible on me! i think my dress is ivory white
Post # 16
@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!