Post # 1
My dress has arrived and I went for my first fitting today. They had ordered my dress in the sample size, a UK 12, but I was very nervous that samples are all stretched out and mine would be too tight. As a result, I’ve been dieting and exercising like crazy. As it happens, I needn’t have worried and when I tried the dress on I absolutely loved it. I felt like it gave me a great shape and fit so well. However, now I’m looking at the photos and I’m worried I look thick-waisted. The seamstress will take in the bust, tighten the lace on the back and make the sleeves tighter (you can see it pinned in the last photo), but we didn’t talk about changing anything in the waist. It would be a negligible amount really, but does it need to be made tighter so I don’t look so wide? I think I look narrower from the back, but that just makes my shoulders look really broad.
If I do look fat, I can’t really lose any more inches because then the dress won’t fit at all, and it’s just five and a half weeks until the wedding. I’m just frustrated because I loved the dress and felt so good in person, but I’m really worried now that it’s not flattering.
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
The dress fits you like a dream and is beautiful.
I do see what you’re talking about, if I put my critical eye on. I don’t think the seamstress bringing it in a little will really address it. Have you tried a sash or belt? Maybe something to complement the under-bust bow? That would help accentuate your tiny waist.
You look beautiful either way!!
Post # 4
yo girl u cray!!!!! u look GORJUS!!!! i would never in a million yrs look at you and think your “overweight” or fat. i also love your dress. i promise, im not just being nice! u have a lovely figure.
Post # 5
Oh my god…stop that nonsense. YOU LOOK GREAT!
Don’t do a thing. Stop drop and get married.
Post # 6
You look gorgeous from the front, gorgeous from the back. It fits so perfectly.
You don’t look even the slightest bit fat with my most critical eye on.
Post # 7
That dress looks amazing on you!
Post # 8
i feel like these posts must be so hurtful to people who actually are overweight.
anyhow, your dress looks great; stop obsessing!!
Post # 9
I was so confused when I saw the photo so I really do have to ask ‘what are you talking about?’, you’re really silm and have a great figure. I have no idea how you think you look fat?!
Post # 10
It’s beautiful on you! I’d leave it alone.
Post # 11
I do think you need to stop obsessing. I also think a super tight-fitting waist would help ease some of your anxiety.
Post # 13
the dress is beautiful and you are a slim woman, unless they sewed an extra 30 + lbs into the lining there’s no way a dress could make you look fat
Post # 14
@li612: I completely know what you mean, and I’m not trying to be hurtful or insensitive to anyone. I used to be about 100lbs heavier than I am now. Since I have lost weight, I have actually become less confident. I honestly don’t know if I am able to look at my body in an accurate way. I spent the majority of my life being overweight and I am constantly comparing myself to those who are slimmer than me. As a result, I feel totally incapable of judging how I look.
Thanks for all your honest responses. It’s very helpful to get feedback from those who I know aren’t reassuring me just to be nice.
Post # 15
If you’re fat, then I am Jabba the Hutt. I think you look awesome! If you’re worried about it, though, you could have the seamstress shorten your dress to just below knee-length. What you might be seeing is a shortening effect on the legs, which that length of dress gives to EVERYONE. Shortening to tea length would solve the issue, but again, I think if you walked down the aisle in it just like that today, everyone would absolutely love it.
Post # 16
Stop the insanity missy!!!
You look no where near fat…you look gorgeous!!!