(Closed) Do tulle skirts look bad on plus-size gowns?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I bought a tulle bottom dress and I love it, it makes me look a lot thinner in the middle, but because of being ill I can’t wear it anymore.  I am selling it now.  It has never been worn.  I know davids bridal has a couple tulle bottom dresses and mine came from there It is a davids bridal t8017.

 

here are pics of what mine looks like but these are not my pictures and I am a plus size and obviously she isn’t:)

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

Honestly, I don’t think it’s a very flattering look on anybody, much less somebody who already has problem areas. It’s just toooo much fabric. Everything I’ve ever seen has recommended an a-line gown for the plus-size figure. BUT, if you have your heart set on one, just find one that you like on your body. They’re out there. Try Kristie Kelly for Disney. She has a plus-size range and Disney is all about the princesses. πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I partially agree with KeteMW.  I personally like tulle but it does have a tendency to make people look bigger.  I’m a street size 4 and when I tried on a princess tulle dress I looked at least a size 8.  I think more structured dresses/fabrics would be better for a plus size figure.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Ah, I gotcha JamieLee. Well, the thing is, you should just try one on! Call bridal salons, find one that has a dress like what you want to try on, and even if it doesn’t look perfect, make sure you get the chance to try it on!

Also, I should note that though KateMW and Meowkers are partially right, if you’re a pear shape with a much smaller bust (and still plus) like me, a ballgown can make you look about ten times skinnier! usually I have a big booty and wide hips, but since the dress looks like it was made that way… πŸ˜€ Just a thought!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

personally, I think that the bigger the gown, the bigger you’ll look.. I’m a size 18 and just felt HUGE in anything poofy. I went with a simple, sleek, beautiful dress and I love it!

(thats not me in the pic – Alfred Angelo #2007)

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Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think it all depends on where your weight is for sure.  I look terrible in the sleak dresses, but all my weight is right in the middle. I am apple shaped.  I tried on many different styles and found that strappless larger bottomed dresses look great.  I tried halters, but they made my arms and back look huge and made my bust way to extra large and it is extra large as it is.  I think it just depends on your body and style.  There is a thread on here for plus size girls showing off their dresses, you may want to check it out, it is very helpfull:)

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Go to David’s Bridal and try on that type of dress, they should have some in your size, also try on some other sillhouettes.  It’s how I was able to choose what silhouette I was looking for.  I’m plus size and trying on sample gowns in boutiques and bridal shops can be frustating when you can’t close the back of the dress!!!

πŸ™‚

 

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@beav1279: that was one of my favorite gowns!!! I love it!!! I love how it skims the body!! Now if only I could get engaged LMBO!

 

@Jamielee: Don’t let your size dictate your dream dress. If you’ve always dreamed of being in a tulle bottom dress go for it.  I’m pretty sure aline silhouettes are in tulle as well, did you check into seeing if they could change the satin bottom into the tulle? 

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