Post # 1
Hello all – I thought I’d ask some advice from the folks on this board. Would you please let me know what you think of me in this dress?
As a plus size bride I had such a difficult time choosing a wedding dress. I finally chose one, Allure 8676, just because my friends & family said it was pretty, it fit and I was tired of criticizing myself in the mirror. The sample size was too big so they had it pinned in the back and I did not realize how low the back is cut. It is a pretty dress with lots of beading / crystals and a beautiful train. Here are some pics of me in the dress:
Of course the actual dress in my size has not yet arrived (I have another 2 weeks) but I’m already searching for other dresses that might be more flattering to my body type and that would allow me to wear shaping garments and not show my back fat. Something like this James Clifford, for example:
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
I think your dress is beautiful and you look amazing in it.
Post # 4
It’s a nice dress. If you don’t like it, try finding something else but you probably shouldn’t keep looking after you’ve already bought a dress
Post # 5
It’s gorgeous! I wouldn’t have guessed that you’re plus size.
Post # 6
Your dress is so pretty! I actually like the original more than the James Clifford one. It’s not bad to look if you’re having second thoughts, but I would at least wait the 2 weeks and try the original dress on in the correct size. You may find that the look is coming together now that the dress is here and in the correct size. Also, a good seamstress can make a huge difference and is totally worth the investment if you’re concerned about the cut.
Post # 7
You do look lovely in your dress, and i wish both pics were the same angle – im trying to suss out the belt. I envy that you’re not bumpy – i have to get it sucked in from Every angle!!!
But at the end of the day you do have to be happy.
Post # 8
@hersheybride2013: That is a beautiful dress, really stunning. And–that shape suits you.
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I really like your dress and think it looks amazing! If you’re really worried you could see about adding illusion lace straps to it or wearing a lace bolero but I love how you look in it! The back to me is one of the best shots, it looks beautiful.
Post # 10
@hersheybride2013: I think that is a very flattering cut on you but I’d definately add a black sash to give you a more definite waist line, something like this but thinner.
Post # 11
@hersheybride2013: Back fat? What back fat? Seriously girl… You are totally rocking that dress. I doubled back to look at scrutinise your pics and I don’t see the fat – I’m actually super jealous that you don’t even have the arm pit fat/boob thing that happens to me when I wear anything strapless!
I think the dress is gorgeous – but if you really want to find something else – wait the 2 weeks until the dress comes in in your size… Do not fall for something now, because then you WILL be disappointed even if the original dress is awesome!
Post # 12
You are totally rocking that dress! You look beautiful!
Post # 13
You weren’t tempted to go for the dashing red outfit in the background of the third pic…complete with matching hat?!
Just kidding. The dress is beautiful and think you look fab.
Post # 14
I think you need to remember, first and foremost, the sample is NOT your dress. And by that, I mean that there have been no telling how many other brides that have had that particular dress on. I’m not sure if you’ve tried on many dresses, but I can attest to several of my bridal consultants squeezing me into dresses that didn’t come anywhere close to fitting (like a size 14 into a bridal size 8) which means that the sample you tried may be stretched where it’s not supposed to be. I think even the sample you tried is quite lovely (that scalloped train – gasp), and once YOUR dress arrives in two weeks, and it’s been tailored to fit, you will feel much better.
As for the James Clifford, it’s nice, but not nearly as nice as the Allure. I can’t promise that the keyhole back and straps won’t look wonky. I thought I wanted some sort of strap (my girls are rather large) but everything I tried on that had anything around the neck was awful.
Please be patient; I really think that once your dress arrives in your size, you’ll be quite pleased.
Post # 15
Your dress has some amazing details! I think the cut and shape of the dress looks great on you. If you really feel like you want more coverage, why not look into getting a bolero? It would be less expensive than a new dress. Honestly though I think the strapless dress looks great on you!
Post # 16
@ms_protea: This! I had to go back and look hard at every picture. I see nothing. This is a gorgeous dress and it looks great on you!