Post # 1
I am Mel and I am getting married in Hawaii, on the beach, in May (just a few months away). My guy and I have been together for 8 years so …it’s not going to be a big wedding or fancy for that fact. It will be us and our children (we are a blended family- all the kids are teens or older). I am 40 and PLUS sized. I wear a street 26/28 and looking for something “flowy” and perfect for the beach. I want simple but pretty. I feel like I have looked at a bizzillion dresses and tend to start liking the more fancy ones and then have to bring myself back to reality..lol… I plan on having all the guys in shorts (the 2 boys in maybe some hawaiin shirts of sorts and my guy in a hawaiin dressy shirt) and my two girls in a pretty hawaiinish sundress. I dont want to spend a fortune on th dress since the trip itself is already costing alot.
I think my best bets so far are something such as these… your thoughts? (also I placed a classified on the board hoping to find a preowned dress)
( I like this dress but read reviews that the website it is offered from is not reputable) 🙁
I love this one
I saw this one and it’s pretty
This is pretty also
I like this one
I like the simplicity of this one but not sure of the bust support (of course I will need a bra..lol)
Thanks everyone, Mel 🙂
p.s… here is my body shape for reference (if it helps)
Post # 3
your picture isn’t showing up!! But i do love a few of the choices you’ve picked out so far 🙂 i’ll look for some more too.
Post # 4
argh! hehe … thanks for letting me know.. I went ahead and just added it as my avatar picture. 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I think any of those would work well for the beach. Very pretty. I will say that, as a fellow pear shaped woman, the flowy empire waist dresses looked horrible on me, like I was wearing a tent. A natural waist gown was much more flattering. Just a thought. 🙂
This website also has a nice selection of simple dresses, and a good reputation: http://www.igigi.com/plus-size-dresses/wedding-dresses?linkid=topmenu
Post # 6
Those are all beautiful. You really did well in finding “flowy” beachy bride looks 🙂
My personal favourite is the “Unspoken Love” by Sydney’s Closet. But trying some on is your best bet. When I started looking at wedding dresses, I made this list of my “favourites”, try a lot of them on….but none that I clicked with. It just looked very different on me (skin tone, hair color, bone structre, body type, etc). I ended up getting a totally different dress than I originally thought would look good on me 🙂
So yeah, trying some on will give you a better idea. All those dresses are pretty, you have to go with the one you feel is for you.
Post # 7
Hi, welcome! I actually like the whole look they put together on sydneyscloset.com, very pretty! I also like the David’s Bridal dresses. I would stay away from Dressilyme, I have two dresses from them, both are not going to work out at all. Also, keep your eye out for pre-owned dresses, you never know what might come up!
Post # 8
I definitely would love to find a preowned dress. I think that would be great so will be lOOking 🙂
Post # 9
I LOVE “Unspoken Love” by Sydney’s Closet.
Post # 10
has anyone worn this dress? DB Style 9BR1007(pic included) and if so… thought?
The more I look at this dress.. I LIKE it 🙂
Also… what do you guys think.. white or ivory for a beach wedding?
Post # 11
maybe too late for your date, but I loved this one. Its a Sottero and Midgley I think this was an 18 or 20
Post # 12
Hey there, and grats on your upcoming wedding! Maybe to late, but I love this gown, very simple, but classic at the same time. Can be ordered in a flower shoulder strap or beaded strap, I personally like the flower strap.
It’s Maggie Sottero Ad3396