First time dress shopping (pic heavy)!

posted 2 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

So I’m just gonna say YES and YES on dress 1. It looks great on you!

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I don’t know about timeline, I just wanted to say that I love love love that last dress on you! So gorgeous, and you look fabulous in it. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - State Park

When you find it you just know. Buy the dress. Clearly you and FI both love it. 

But don’t try on anymore!!!! You don’t want to have dress regret. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

If it’s the dress you love then go for it. It looks beautiful on you and as long as you aren’t prone to changing your mind a lot, then you may as well get it now.  

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

Number 1 is my favorite and I also like dress 7. The lace on dress 7 is pretty, but I love the beading on dress 1 and think the color looks great on you. Either dress would be a good choice! If you love 7 and your fiancé cried, maybe that’s your dress!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’ll say that I bought my dress almost a full year before the wedding. It took almost 6 months to come in and i just spaced my alterations appointments out. Or I tried. The lady told me I got three appointments, but I ended up needing one alteration appointment and the next time I went back it was already done!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

fatfancy:  

I love the first Allure and last Essense dress on you! I think it would depend on your wedding because the first is very glamorous while the second is a little softer and more romantic. Both are stunning though. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

The last one is the best one on you BY FAR!! It looks like it was made for you! I like it 1000x more than dress 1

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Dress 1 is for sure my favorite on you!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

I like No 6 without the peplum.  Just the right amount of fullness to it.  More flattering than the really puffy ones + the lace is divine.

 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

Dress 1! You look very glamorous. 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

fatfancy:  You look so happy in all of these dresses! 🙂

I love #1 and #7 on you.  I actually almost bought #7 as my dress.  Essense of Austrailia has great dress construction, and while I hate lace – I loved the rose pattern on that dress.  It was also awesome that it was cotton lace, so it didn’t have the rough lace texture.  The allure dress looks gorgeous as well, and has a very timless/classic look to it. 

In terms of picking, did you have an idea of the bridal style you wanted before you started looking?  I ask because this was the biggest problem for me!  As a plus sized bride, I didn’t really have a “vision”, I just wanted to look pretty.  When I went to a boutique that had samples in my size, I struggled to pick a dress (and still suffer from some dress regret while I wait for mine to arrive).  

I agree with Illusier that the dress you end up selecting might come down to your venue or the style of your wedding…  Rest assured you can’t go wrong.  You look pretty in all the pics above!  I also agreed it’s not too early to order, but if you do – trust someone suffering who didn’t take the advice to stop looking, and don’t browse other dresses! 🙂

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

fatfancy:  WOW! Dress 7 is just sensational on you. I also really liked the first one, but not nearly as much as the last. It just has the most beautiful proportions and flow to it, and really seems to work with your shape. I also think the ‘heavy’ factor is really important for comfort on the day, so it seems to tick all the boxes!

I really can’t imagine a better dress but, even so, if I were you, I’d be tempted to wait another 6 months or so before ordering, so long as you know there’s no chance of it being discontinued. The only reason I say this is because it’s crazy how many brides get dress regret when they see other dresses on pinterest and the bee etc. I figure you have nothing to lose by waiting a little bit longer, but that if you do have a change of heart then you can keep looking without having to work out how to recoup $ already spent.

But yeah, seriously. Dress number 7 – goooorgeous on you. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Omg so many choices!!! I really love ur last choice!!!! It looks like a dream!!! Plus ur face is glowing!!! Dress 1 is also very gorgeous on you but I’ve seen that dress a million times. 

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