Dress advice?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I know that there’s an episode of Say yes to the Dress where Randy goes over the best dress styles for all different types of brides, and I’m pretty sure “Busty Bridea” is a sequence of it! Maybe that could be helpful.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

You might want to look for something with sleeves or straps.  they will draw the dress up away from your chest for the eyeline.  A lot of strapless dresses end up looking busty as that is all they “have to grab on to.” 

Post # 6
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688 posts
Busy bee

I think you look great in the first one you posted – that shape, something w/ similar lines works well for you!  You look perfectly proportioned!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m 34 DD I have to get a 10 for my bust even though my waist is a 4 and you do NOT want straps, they make us look wider. You have a killer figure from the look of those pics! You want to show off those curves. I (personally- no one get uppity) don’t prefer the lace up back… however, you may want to try some on like that to get a better idea of how the dress cuts will look on you when they’ve been altered!

Trunk shows are great places to try on many different cuts and styles. I reccommend sweatheart necklines and either a drop waist or fit and flare. You’re going to look amazing!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@MechEBee:  Definitely no straps! I’m a 36F (or 36FF depending on the brand) and I can attest – properly made wedding dresses (even well-made PROM dresses) have enough structure that you shouldn’t need straps. I do think that sweetheart and v-necks are the most flattering shapes for women with larger busts – they give enough cleavage without being raunchy, and don’t cut the boobs off weird or hide them so you look like you have a triple chin.

If you’re really concerned about looking “top-heavy” then ball gowns may be your best bet, or at least a-lines. The only problem is they will hide some of your banging body, but you could always go for a dress that has a sheer ballgown overlay over a mermaid silhouette (ala Essense of Australia D1266 – http://www.essensedesigns.com/essense-ofaustralia/dresses/detail/D1266)

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@MechEBee:  How about you go, maybe just a bestie, and try on a ton of different styles? Look at ballgowns, a-lines, fit and flare, etc. And just get an idea on what YOU like. Also, start a pinterest board with dresses that catch your eye. And then look at them for similarities – what are you drawn too? Satin? Rouching? Shape? Etc. Get an idea of what you like, and then bring the moms back when you have a clearer idea of what you want. Don’t worry – it can be really overwhelming!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I definitely love the first one! It does not make you look fat! I actually think the 2nd has a less flattering bodice.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

That first dress looks amazing on you. I fully sympathise, as my bust bust was three dress sizes bigger than my waist in wedding dresses!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

@MechEBee:  No offense, but your mom is crazy! I love the first dress and you definitely don’t look fat! You have an amazing figure I’d die for!

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