First time poster: Plus size best look?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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2364 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Ellyloo:  Definitely check out David’s Bridal.  I had my reservations, but I got my dress there this week! 

I don’t know what you consider plus sized but there was a shorter, heavier girl than I trying on gowns next to me.  When she came out in this style (not 100% sure this was the dress) there was no competition!!  It was adorable, classy and figure flattering. 

Best thing about David’s is you can apply for the credit card, pay it off in a year interest free, and you get 10% off your dress by using the card!

PS this model is gaunt and has no curves!!  I found that my dress and the girl who had this one on looked WAYYY better on than in photos!! 

http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Cap-Sleeve-Wedding-Dress-with-Illusion-Neckline-CMK513_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Trend-Vintage-Inspired

Happy hunting!!!!! 

Post # 4
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2364 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Ellyloo:  PS I just saw your comment about real pics – I understand!

Though not the dress I recommended to you, here’s a pic of the model and the pic of my dress on ME.  No doubt, I have hips and width, but I honestly think that compliments the shape of the gown more!  The model does nothing for it!  I hate to sound pompous, but I’m being honest Wink 

MODEL:

ME:

Post # 5
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3718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m a street size 14 or so. This was my dress. It’s not a replica, It’s Justin Alexander 8465, but it was puffy and tea length 🙂

Post # 7
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

First off, welcome!

Second, I think any of the Dolly dresses would look absolutely adorable on you!

Third, that’s the great thing about tea-length or knee-length dresses! Every gown can be made into one. So if you can find a sample ballgown on clearence, you can always shorten it!

Post # 10
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3718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Ellyloo:  Thanks! My dress was a bridal size 20 🙂

Post # 12
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663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn

I have no replica experiance so I can’t speak to that, but I’m also a plus sized bride. I went to David’s bridal thinking they would probably have the best plus size selection. Make sure you go to a larger David’s bridal, or call and see what their plus size selection is like. The David’s I went to had 6-7 dresses that fit, and I’m a bridal 18/20. That being said I found that I look great in a natural waist ball gown and pretty decent in a drop waist gown. I think that’s the best way, just try on several differant shapes until you find what looks best on you!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Dolly dresses pop up in classifieds ALL the time, it’s something about their fabulousness that makes people want to share! Aside from the bee classifieds I’d check e-bay (duh) and these 2:

 

offbeat-http://tribe.offbeatbride.com/forum/classified (offbeat requires you become a ‘tribesmaid’ to view their classifieds, but it’s free and it’s just a form you fill out like a human in great detail to prevent spambots from getting in there) look here’s an 18/20 for sale right now! for $350! http://tribe.offbeatbride.com/topic/atlanta-ga-dolly-couture-dress-size-1820-350

ruffled-http://ruffledblog.com/community/recycle-your-wedding.html 

 

pre-owned wedding dresses http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com/  this one lets you set up alerts for particular sizes/designed etc etc so you’ll know if someone puts it up!

 

finally I’m going to recommend this OBB post about plus sized dress shopping cuz it’s AWESOME: http://offbeatbride.com/2014/01/plus-size-wedding-dress-shopping

 

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