Confused Bride-to-Be

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1672 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

pliableplatypus:  A few months? It doesn’t sound like you have much time to order. Do you have a bigger city close to you? Have you tried any bridesmaid dresses? David’s would probably have some dresses that could come in quickly enough. The only thing you can really do to figure out a style that works is trying on dresses. Go to a department store and try on dresses there, too. Ballgowns or A-lines or even more of an empire would probably help, so long as the waist starts at your natural waist-line if you are concerned about your mid-section. Also, no matter what your FI will think you are the most gorgeous woman when you are getting married.

Post # 3
1396 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

We are built a bit similar.  

A-line on left.  Empire on right.  

Post # 4
237 posts
Helper bee

pliableplatypus:  Maybe look here and see if you think you’ll look similar in any of the dresses and get an idea of what you will like. You would probably need to look at their quick delivery section to get a dress in time though.

The other option would be to look on and sort the search by size. You should be able to see what real brides similar to your size look līke in dresses you like. Keep us updated on what you find 🙂

Post # 6
195 posts
Blushing bee

angyjaxon:  the empire waist is gorgeous on you!! 

pliableplatypus:  i would go for an empire waist. With the time constarint you may try looking online. I ordered my dress from modcloth is another good site. Both sites have budget dresses but they offer free returns so you can buy try and return easily enough. Good luck girl!!

Post # 7
1396 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

pliableplatypus:  David’s Bridal.  I love that dress. 

Post # 9
2354 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

pliableplatypus:  First of all, your body type is not remotely uncommon!!!  Don’t worry about that.  And I agree with other PP’s, David’s has a massive selection and they’re delivery is FAST.  Mine came in 5 business days!! 

When is your wedding?  

BTW if you’re self conscious going into it, keep in mind that things you TRY may not look right.  They’re SAMPLES and are not tailored to your body yet.  It’s hard to put that out of your head when they hand you a size whatever and it’s being held together by enormous plastic clips or the zipper is totally open b/c you don’t fit into a size 4!!  DO NOT let that discourage you!  

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