Post # 1
So, I am a plus size bride around a size 26. Like most of the other brides on this board, I am having a problem choosing a dress that I cannot try on. I tried on the Maggie Sottero Hampton dress in my size, and it looked good; so, I am going to stick with an A-line dress. I have fallen in love with the following four dresses and cannot decide. Please help me choose the most beautiful one for my wedding day.
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Post # 3
It is hard to tell without seeing them on you… but they are all beautiful!
I usually recommend against sweetheart necklines (like the Ambrosia) for plus- sized women. I find that plus-sized women tend to look better in the straight-across or scalloped strapless neckline, or something with straps/halter.
Post # 4
Those dresses are all ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!!!! I could never choose just one. It might help if you post a picture of yourself though… so we can get an idea of your daytime “look.” That might help us choose one! 🙂
Post # 5
I like the way the bodice of #2 has lots of different directions/textures – that gets my vote!
Post # 6
They are all beautiful. On #4, I’m noticing some extra fabric around the hip area, that might not be the most flattering. It sits right on your hips and adds bulk.
I’ve just started trying on dresses and I’ve found that those with bunching in that area dont work well on me personally.
Post # 7
i think the criss cross ruching in #2 would be super flattering – and it doesn’t have as much “excess” fabric..
Post # 8
I love the second one! I agree with pamphilia, it think the criss cross would be flattering
Post # 9
Without seeing you or seeing you in them, I like #1 and #4.
Post # 10
I tried on two blue by enzoani dresses for their gorgeous with curves trunk show similar to the last two you pictured, and the whole emphasis on the hips IS horrible. I like how they looked on the hanger but when I put them on it was like an instant eww.
I can’t decide between 1 or 2 though. I don’t think the sweetheart neckline on Ambrosia would be that bad because it’s not an extreme sweetheart neckline.
I can tell you though, All Enzoani dresses have a built in corset, even with their zipper back dresses, and they are amazingly comfy. I haven’t tried on an MS dress.
I can show you some pictures if you like 🙂
Post # 11
I would LOVE to see pictures!
Post # 12
Mmk Uploading now! 🙂 I only knew the name of two dresses (Colombia, and Andover) but it’ll give you a good idea, They aren’t the greatest quality though so I’m sorry. 🙁
The second one is andover, and I added one of the Colombia, I think the Colombia would look way better without the spaghetti straps, they were way too lose anyway.
Another BTW – All the Enzoani dresses come with removable spaghetti straps
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Post # 13
I recommend #2. The criss-crossing at the stomach is SUPER slimming. My dress has that and it makes me look sooo much tinier than I am. Here’s a comparison. The first dress is MY dress. The second is the dress I was originally going to get. Also,
Also, in my experience, the less pickups, the better on a plus sized girl. I felt like it just added volume, which I didn’t need.
Post # 14
I disagree with Angela83. I think sweetheart necklines flatter girls with fuller figures. Having a straight across neckline or a dress with a halter tends to make me look bigger on top, like a football linebacker. That being said, I like dress number 1.
When I was dress shopping, I tried on a dress that was similar to number 2 and number 3 on the top. If you’re large chested, please make sure that you try this type of dress on before ordering it… the way that the fabric is cut up top REALLY accentuated my chest, which I wasn’t trying to do.
Post # 15
I’d always pick Enzoani over Maggie Sottero, I just think they’re nicer dresses (it’s where mine is from)
I think the MS looks like lots of other dresses, but the Enzoani ones are more stylish and unique. I lean towards no. 2, but only just, I think they’re all pretty.
I think that the crumb catcher necklines could be very flattering – hiding spillover at the sides, etc, but I’m just guessing, I’ve never tried one.
One other thing is that even though they’re zip backs, there is some flexibility due to the internal corset, so it can go down about 2 sizes from the label size if you lose weight/order a larger size to be safe. You don’t have to have a corset back. I’ve dropped a full dress size between ordering and getting my gown, and we just fastened the inner corset one hook smaller, no alterations needed.
Post # 16
Wow you have such beautiful taste! I love the first two the best, but really they are all beautiful. I am partial to Maggie dresses because I think they fit perfectly! 🙂