Post # 1
hi all! i had gastric bypass this past May and have lost 160 pounds. i have been trying on dresses and have narrowed my search down to 4. i never thought i would have so many to choose from. i was shying away from showing my shape – but after working so hard to lose- i figure i might as well show it off. i am gettng married in september 2011. i still have 75 more pounds to lose – so i am not sure where i will be by the time of the wedding, but i hope to at least be down another 50 pounds! i found an amazing bridal salon that specializes in plus size bridal. they are going to make me beautiful sleeves for whichever dress i choose – simple sleeves starting off the shoulder and going just to my elbow. ok- enought rambling- here are the dresses. please ignore my HUGE arms!!
#1 – fitted tiered Mon Cheri – Shelby
#2 – satin – not sure of designer
#3 – a-line Private Label by G
#4 – Mon Cheri – Thalia – lace and tulle
Post # 3
First off, congrats on such a huge accomplishment. You look great!
I chose number #2, I think it’s most flattering on you. All the gowns are beautiful though, but #2 is my fav 🙂
Post # 4
I like #4 – it has such a romantic feel to it.
Congrats to you!!
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
I also like number 4, but they all look good on you! Congrats! What an accomplishment. It would be hard for me to wait to buy it. 🙂
Post # 6
Congrats! #1 and #2 are my favs…but if I had to choose I would say #2 😀
Post # 7
Oh my gosh, I love the 4th one. The back is amazing and it’s just gorgeous!!
Post # 8
You look fabulous! And congrats!!!
I love #1 because I am a sucker for the intricate lace/beaded dresses. I think they have such a romantic feel to them. But I also love the detail on dress #2 and how it cinches your waist and flatters your figure perfectly!
That probably didn’t help any! I’m indecisive too! :o)
Post # 9
Be careful in choosing a dress. You’ll likely have to buy another one by September. My mother had gastric bypass and she lost weight steadily (about 225 lbs total) for two years. I’d wait until the last possible minute to order. Or else choose one that can be taken in easily. Or don’t spend too much on one, because even selling it brand new your likely to get your money back.
Post # 10
Congrats on your accomplishment! That’s wonderful and you can do it!!!! 😉 I LOVE 1. I just love lase and lots of details. 🙂 Good luck and I am sure you will look lovely in which ever one you decide on. 🙂
Post # 11
@KendraJ:hi- thanks i am not sure how much longer i can wait. all dress shops in my area are quoting 5 to 6 months for dresses to come in. so if i order by february 1st it still may not come until august. at this point i think i have to dive in and order it now.
Post # 12
@rocktheshade: I just wanted to say congrats on the 160 loss! I had wls myself 6 months ago & have lost just over 100. How are you finding it? 🙂
I vote for #4, and you don’t need sleeves. That swoopy cappy thing is gorgeous.
Post # 13
@rocktheshade: You really look stunning in them all and congratulations on the weight loss!! I choose number 4 though as I like how light and romantic it is. Gorgeous choices though 🙂
Post # 14
I think you look amazing in the shelby!
Post # 15
You look fantastic in all of them, but I agree with a previous poster. I would seriously wait a few more months before ordering. Try on some more in a couple months and then decide. Congrats on the weight loss!
Post # 16
congrats! i think #2 is the most flattering to your shape..it looks gorgeous on you!
if you lose more weight you can always alter the dress. i wouldn’t worry too much about that!