Post # 1
Warning: this post has lots of pics! So, I really, really loved my dress when I bought it. I still really like it… in theory. Just not on me. I’m okay with the flattering angles when I’m standing on the podium, but I won’t be that tall on the day of. I have a body image issues, but I wanted to feel sexy the day of, which is why I picked this sexy trumpet. I feel like the lack of straps and the horizontal stripes (albeit really awesome) just make me look wider than I already am. I’ve always been a wide lady, even when I was a skinny little nothing in high school. That won’t change by working out — if anything, I’d just lose my hips. I have been toning my arms and running, but not losing weight.
And my fiance had accidentally dropped a bunch of hints the day AFTER I got my dress about what he would love to see me in. (He thinks strapless sweethearts are weird because it looks like the dress is grabbing onto the breasts, he loves it when I wear sleeves and straps, he hates horizontal lines…) Don’t get me wrong, he thinks I’m beautiful even in a sweatshirt when I have the flu… But I’m still nervous he’ll have different expectations.
I do still think the dress is great (again, only in theory), but I think adding straps would be a good way to visually lengthen my figure. So…. I’m thinking of adding straps, maybe a halter bandeau like this:
I love it… but armpit fat! Will this go away when it’s my size?
This is a forgiving pic… So I like the dress again 🙂
Here’s me in a makeshift halter in a dress from another store:
So… what do you think? Is it good as is, or should I add halter straps to lengthen my silhouette? Thanks so much for reading the long post! <3
Post # 2
It’s stunning as is! Don’t do anything! You look fabulous!
Post # 3
I think your dress has more of a wow factor. Its really lovely . The other dress is nice, but not as show-stopping.
Post # 4
shlobin: Your dress is drop dead gorgeous – and so are you!!! Please leave it as is – when it is your size and fitted properly in alterations it will fit perfectly. Wow. What a stunning dress!!! I love it!!
Post # 5
Don’t touch it. I love it on you just the way it is.
Sometimes, and not always so please don’t jump on me for this, anyone that has a halter style dress.. halter style tops make you look a bit wider on top, especially if you already have the cleavage factor. Lol. I think this dress is just beautiful as is.
Post # 6
The second dress is just to demonstrate the halter straps I think!!! Right?
I too have the armpit fat and I’m a size 6! Strapless just doesn’t look good on me yet I went with it for my wedding day. However, if you size up so that it’s not squeezing your boobs, then get the waist tailor so that goes in – then I think you have a winner. I also think it’d look great with the halter idea as well.
Post # 7
I love the dress as is, you just need some good alterations. Make sure you get it big enough to pull it up high and emphasize to your seamstress that it should stay high. It will inevitably slip down a bit anyway.
Post # 8
Honestly, your dress looks amazing on you. It will definitely fit differently when it’s in your size, and a good seamstress can make that sweetheart perfect for you. Your dress is a major “wow” dress and it really looks incredible. Leave it as is!!
Post # 9
Leave it as is! You look beautiful X
Post # 10
Oh my goodness, you all are so nice. Thank you so, so much! 🙂
I’m glad to hear that the alterations will make a big difference. Sometimes I’m my own worst critic, and I was just getting caught up in a moment of insecurity, but I feel much better now.
(Also, I hate all those “wedding dress for your body type” article nonsense – a lot of them say conflicting things, and every body is different! They told me to wear deep Vs with a poofy a-line silhouette, but I just didn’t feel “me” in them! And I couldn’t walk…)
That was just the reassurance I need. Thank you all again so much. <3
Post # 11
Your dress is so gorgeous! It looks terrific on you and will fit like it was made for you after alterations. I love the intricate beading!
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
That is a really beautiful dress on you. I would leave it!
Post # 13
I love your dress I would say alter it a little bit to make it better fitting….but other than that it looks beautiful on you! Who’s the designer of your dress?
Post # 14
i love the dress. It may help if the sweetheart was less extreme. Also, lowering the back helps with any armpit pudge u don’t like. I read a thread about it somewhere on the bee…