Post # 1
Hi everyone! We are having a small wedding next October. I went shopping alone, since the nearest David’s bridal is a 3 hour drive and did not want to impose on anyone….and I am kind of happy that nobody will see it before the wedding, since it is going to be so small. So I tried on a few dresses and really liked this one. Being plus size (size 18 in normal clothes), I don’t want the “typical” plus size wedding dress. The look I am going for is simple elegance, timeless beauty with a touch of fun. But now, I am not sure anymore, is this the right style for my bodyshape (rectangle)???? Whay do you all think?
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I think it does a great job of defining your figure. The ruching draws attention to your waist which gives you more of an hourglass figure (which is what you want.)
Post # 4
You look STUNNING! Congrats!
Post # 5
I’m also a size 18, and bought my dress at DB.
i don’t think this dress is the most flattering on you – I think it would look better with a fuller skirt.
I think thion silhoutte would look great on you: http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Organza-Draped-Pick-up-with-Beaded-Lace-Empire-9L9479_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Silhouette-Ball-Gown
Post # 6
@isabica: i would like to see more styles and silhouettes on you.
@TravelingBrit: i agree.
Post # 7
How funny is this!?! I just posted 2 days ago how I havent seen anyone else on here with my dress and here you are!
SO obviously I’m biased but this dress can be flattering to most women’s shapes and its so light, airy and comfortable. The asymetrical ruching of the bodice will draw in your waist line and if you decide to wear shapewear and a belt then it might work. Do you feel confortable in the dress?
One thing though – I hope that’s a sample and not your dress because its VERY off on the left bust.
Post # 8
I think it is really flattering. Honestly, when you said you were a size 18 I was shocked by the picture!
Post # 9
@TravelingBrit: Agreed. I don’t think this dress is very flattering on you, and a fuller skirt would look better.
This one is very similar, but has a more flattering neckline. This one is gorgeous, flatters the waist, and then flows out just a little. I normally don’t like halters, but I think this dress would be really flattering.
Post # 10
Same as PP, I couldn’t believe you were a size 18! the shape/fabric of the dress is definitely very flattering 🙂
Post # 11
@TravelingBrit: I agree.
I think the dress is okay, but to my taste, you could have a more defined silhouette with a fuller skirt. Did you try it with a crinoline ? I would also lower the neckline, just a little bit.
I love the ruching and the belt though, they add very nice details to the dress.
Post # 12
@vorpalette: I agree with options 1 and 3! Option #2 looks super heavy!
Post # 13
Thanks for your input ladies. I will definitely try on other dresses and styles. I am so confused..don’t know what I want anymore. I really prefer fit and flare dresses, or slim a-line, not to big on ball gowns. I find this dress slims me down a lot. I have a small chest, and thought this dress complimented me well in that area…so definitely still a contender in my mind, but not quit sure it’s the one
Post # 14
Is there an Alfred Angelo nearby? AA 2384 is similar, but is more defined and structured. It’s more of a fit in flare that you mentioned liking, but still has the asymetrical hip rouching and it is fuller as well.
Post # 15
I did like it alot, but still wanted to look around…. and I found another dress last week-end. Love it, this is the one!
Post # 16
The last dress looks 100 times better than the first one. Congrats!