Plus size engagement pics – what do I wear?

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
Hostess
9892 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

wear clothes you feel comfortable in.

Consider the venue/location of your pictures and make sure that you won’t conflict with the backdrops.  Ask your photographer is s/he has advice about colours/patters etc that do/don’t photograph well at your selected location.

Your photographer will make you look your best, just make sure you’re wearing clothes you’re comfortable in so you won’t be tugging and pulling at them all day 😀

Post # 3
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42460 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

jlc3:  If you need help putting outfits togther, check out some of the plus size bloggers, find something you like then copy it with a combination of shopping your closet and perhaps something new.

Here’s a list of blogs. They may not all be current. Find a blogger that you can identify with then scroll through their posts and find something that says you.

http://thecurvyfashionista.com/the-blogroll/plus-size-blogs/

Post # 4
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2421 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

jlc3:  I agree with the PP, wear something you feel awesome in! 

We did a more dressed up look (I wore a teal dress, fabulous shoes (I really loved the shoes, I chose the dress based on the shoes!) and a denim jacket.  He wore dark denim jeans and a blue sweater that I love on him.) The colours worked together and they complimented our skin tones (pale with red hair and light eyes.)  But the photos I love the best are of us in jeans and hoodies.  He wore an Irish Rugby hoodie and I wore a Team Canada Hockey hoodie and skinny jeans with sneakers.  They are so ‘us’.  I’m glad we had 2 looks and I’m glad I went with one of them that just felt like the two of us everyday (though I wish I’d worn boots.  I usually wear boots with my skinnies and the sneakers look weird to me.)  

Find something you love that flatters you and go with it.  And don’t go too far outside your comfort zone.  

Post # 5
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2704 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

jlc3:  Can’t go wrong with a neutral dress and a plaid shirt! If you like the country look.

If not, jeans and cozy neutral sweaters for the fall. Avoid wearing a bulky scarf, I read that somewhere, it makes you look neckless.

Post # 7
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250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I would avoid anything too tight or form fitting if you have problem areas that you don’t want to be accentuated. I am not considered “Plus Size” but my hispanic thighs and tummy are pushing me on the larger end of the “normal” side of the body shape. (I use that word loosely because i’m not entirely sure what the proper term is).

I wore a shorter dress  and a cardigan to hide my arms and made sure that the dress cynched at my waist and the cardigan was a 3/4 sleeve so it didn’t look like I was trying to hide everything. I also wore wedge heels to elongate my legs to make them look thinner. My dress was definitely flowy to cover my thighs so that wasn’t an issue. 

Loved the pics, worst hour of my life in those darn heels. Also make sure that if you’re wearing a shorter dress, you wear shorts on underneath. My photog had us in some weird positions to get certain shots of hour hands or our faces at weird angles. Had I not worn shorts, my FMIL would have seen everything in all it’s glory.

Post # 8
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2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think Navy looks chic on everyone.  It is more interesting than black….. I’d look for a pretty Navy dress and nude shoes.

Post # 9
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2704 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

jlc3:  lol… that’s not me! Just a stock photo I found, we’re doing pics this Friday, so I will post next week most likely. I consider myself plus sized, but FI has a great metobolism… I hate him. LOL

I’m doing 2 outfits, one ‘beachy’ look for our pics on the docks and with the planes (FI is a floatplane pilot)

Then my second look for the pictures in the woods/cabin we live in

Please ignore the mess in the background of our cabin that is my life in the summer. Also, ignore the tired look.. really wo does their hair and make-up in the woods anyways?!?

Fi will wear Jeans and white button down shirt for beachy look and his brown carhartts and blue plaid shirt for cabin look. I just hope it all goes together haha.

 

Post # 10
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227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

 

winterwoodlandbride15:  I want that dress! Do you know where it is from?

We are doing ours when the snow falls.  I plan on wearing a big cowl neck sweater in gray that goes waaaaay down to almost my knees, black leggings and black knee high boots…because that is an outfit I feel sexy, loved and confident in.

Post # 11
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2704 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

dmh426:  The blue dress is from fairweather $20 (I’m excited to wear it on our tropical honeymoon too!)

The yellow eyelet dress I got on sale at Old Navy for like $12, good find! It’s sooooooo bright! haha

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