Post # 1
I feel like crying because I have no idea what is wrong with me!
I am so self concious of myself, I never feel pretty, and being over weight makes it even worse. I know I can lose weight but how can I make myself feel prettier?
Trying on bridal gowns has been more of a nightmare than an exciting event. And although I do like the dress I have now I can’t help but feel like nothing I wear will make me feel better.
I think I am over reacting, I keep telling myself I’m going to look great on my wedding day regardless of what I wear, and that no matter what I am marrying my better half and person I can’t see myself without.
I have been looking at wedding dresses for probably an hour and nothing I see does anything for me. All the dresses are on these skinny models and even on David Bridal’s reviews of the gowns of real women they all look great and I look at my picture of me trying them on and I’m abit disgusted.
How do you change your self image when all you see is the bad? I tried thinking of a few things I like about my outside self and can’t think of anything.. I just feel really down about myself right now and needed to rant and get it off my chest.
I have been going back and forth about my dress since I first started shopping. Three dresses purchased and I am still worried that I am settling and just feel so lost right now…
Is any other bride wearing/worn the David Bridal dress: http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Cap-Sleeved-Satin-Side-Draped-A-Line-Gown-9T3090_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Size-Plus-Sizes
I would love to see any of you ladies in it, plus size included.
I know what everyone will say “everyone is beautiful on their wedding day”, “Ive never seen any bride look bad on their day”, etc. Just I am having a really hard time picturing myself on my day. I don’t know if its me or the dress or both..
I just feel so blahhhhh at it all right now
Post # 3
Everyone gets down in the dumps sometimes especially when they are planning a wedding, you want to look amazing and the pressure to do so can be overwhelming. I think you should do your hair and makeup really nice and try on your dresses again and take new pics, sometimes just getting a little glammed up can really give you a boost opposed to trying things on with no make up hair stuck in a pony. I know during my fittings if I did my hair and makeup before I felt 100 times more pretty than if I went straight from a work out class. Don’t be too hard on yourself you’re probably just in a little funk… We all go through that sometimes.
Post # 4
@PoeticDoveInLA: i feel you girl but we have men that love us just the way we are ; )
i have weight problems too and i hare it i just cant lose the weight like i use to.
look at mori lee by julietts plus size dresses you will love them!
im trying to lose 25 damn lbs. dont worrie so much enjoy yourself trying on dresses ; )
Post # 5
I’m a size 16. Not plus size but not ‘skinny’. I wanted to be 10kgs lighter than I am. It taken me 6 months to lose 6.5kgs. Not that I have tried as hard as I could or should have. I have my days where I get down about it but it wasn’t until I put the pic I have of myself in my dress next to a few google images I found of models in similar dress to mine as ‘thinspriration’ and realising that I didn’t look horrible next to them. Ive also started to practise some poses which I think helps.
Post # 6
This is a confidence thing. List perhaps what you like about yourself. what don’t you like? I love your hair in your picture. your nose is cute not ugly…. I am a complete stranger and yet I can find things about you that make me think not an ugly person… you have to find those things about yourself though or you will never really believe that you are as beautiful as you really are.