How to feel curvy in my dress

posted 3 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
penguinMember
3507 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

It’s amazing what a great seamstress can do with a dress to make sure it hits you in all the right places! If you truly don’t feel the right amount of curvyness, I definitely think you should swing by a talented seamstress and ask her if she can do anything. SHe’ll likely clip/pin the dress for you to see what the results will be, and chances are you will love it!

It took me a long time to realize that I’m really short waisted (because uh…I guess I’m dense. I dunno). But once I came to that realization it was a matter of finding the right clothes or getting them hemmed/fitted properly to make a HUGE difference in the way I look in a lot of dresses!

Good luck! 

Post # 5
penguinMember
3507 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

@classical_wolf:  nice! Yeah, undergarments totally make a helluva difference! And for the record you look great – not cruddy at all. Picked a great dress!

Post # 7
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3955 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

The ruching and side gathering on your dress are very elegant and curvy – making!!  Keep smiling, you are beautiful and I love your dress!!!

Post # 8
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1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Pretty dress! I agree..it’s all about the undergarments…see if you can find a long line bra or a corset to wear underneath the dress.

Post # 10
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55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

That is a lovely dress on you!  I love the Princess Anne neckline – its very classic.

Don’t underestimate the power of good undergarments and good tailoring!  i’m wearing a torsolette under my dress, and you can see the difference between the first picture, when the dress was slightly too big and I wasn’t wearing a properly fitted torsolette, and after when the dress had been taken in and the right undergarments are in place.  I’m a bridal size 20, for reference.

I ordered the undergarments through my bridal shop, and they have all sorts of sizes.  I’m an E cup so I was despairing of finding anything that would hold me up, but I’m pretty solid in this rig.

(If anything I’m TOO curvy now, and have to find out a way to tone it down a little bit on the day so my grandmother doesn’t have a heart attack).

 

Before tailoring and undergarments (I had practically no waist here):

 

And afterwards:

 

Just remember, very few women actually have a truly classic and proportional hourglass figure!  Most of those celebrities and pin up girls are cheating just the same way that the rest of us humans are 😉  They just don’t admit it!

(Sorry for spamming with my photos – I just find it easier to show than describe)

 

Post # 12
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2830 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@IntoTheMystic:  OMG, wow! I have a torsolette too (and no waist to speak of) if my alterations turn out half as fly as yours, then I’ll be thrilled!

Post # 13
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55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Overjoyed:  Ha, I was freaking out riiiight up to my last fitting that I was going to look like a giant blocky refrigerator in my dress, and then I tried it on that last time and went ‘Holy crap, I’m Jessica Rabbit!’.

A good seamstress is a lifesaver, and even when you think they might be heading off down the wrong track – well, they know their business!

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