(Closed) How hard is it to find a dress if you’re curvy … gosh ….

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Worker bee

I think that if the custom dress is affordable, then its a great option. Its actually the route we went for my mom because its aweful to try to imagine dresses that you cant get the sample on your body right. Otherwise, try to find a wide range of designers, your sister will need a dress that has a few layers of good material so that it lays right and doesn’t seem clingy. I’ve had the best experiences with Watters and Bill Levkoff dresses over some of the other brands. Also, look into dresses with some rouching in the front, my maids are loving how a-symmetrical bunching totally hides some of our favorite flaw areas.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Good idea!

I remember crying many a times in high school in the dressing rooms because I wasn’t willowy and skinny like the other girls but was sporting some curves. 

You sound like a crazy generous sister! She’s lucky =]. WHo knows, maybe she’ll wear it to prom! 

 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think you should tread carefully here, because she might feel a little offended if you are telling her she doesn’t look good in the dresses she’s tried on. It’s one thing to be like, this dress makes me look big, but it’s another thing to have someone else say, yeah, you’re right it totally does. Better to tell her she looks fine in the dress. After all, her feeling confident in the dress is going to look the best.

Post # 8
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Worker bee

My three bridesmaids range in size from 0 to 10 to 20.  We found each of them a Vera Wang bridesmaid dress (all different) that suit each of them perfectly and will make each of them look fantastic.  The 10 was the hardest though to find because she expected that all the samples would fit her and couldn’t visualize the dress in her actual size.  The dress she chose accented her waist and then flowed simply straight down.  The larger dress had an empire waist.  Each girl picked out a chiffon dress.   The bridesmaid dresses were cheaper than the JCrew or Ann Taylor dresses.  It was really a matter of trial and error.     

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

yesh.  curves are in right now, so its nothing to be embarrassed about…think beyonce.  shout out to the curvy girls!!  Im a curvacious women, as our most of my friends, and I was able to find all of them BM dresses in a salon.  I wore a trumpet gown…no need to hide the curves in anything frumpy.  Have her try on a-line dresses and to stay away from anything bias cut.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m confussed.  You say that you don’t want a "bridal" bridesmaid dress but then you go to the bridal salons/boutiques to find a bridesmaid dress.  why not just try Macys or Bloomies and Nordstroms.  they have tons of choices in all sizes so they will all zip up and she won’t feel bad about herself.  And she doesn’t have to visualize how it will look because she’ll be seeing it as is. 

Post # 12
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Worker bee

Just so we’re clear, a size 10 does not make her a "big" girl.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I second that @bluedec! and curvy doesnt equal overweight.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Yeah I agree with MsHYmanRoth, Blubec – she hasn’t said she was a big girl or anything, just the fact its hard to find a dress for her sis who has some curves. Maybe she fits into bigger sizes because she is busty, or had wide hips?

I hope you can figure something out MsHymanRoth, I think its cool your going to do something non-bridesmaidy, I wish I did that. I regret my dresses!

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