Post # 1
Hi ladies! I’m a plus sized bride and here in the UK we are told that we should hide our curves in ballgowns and a lines! In fact I just had an email saying that I’m too full in the bust for a fishtail and should stick to the pronovias bamba I bought 18 months ago.
But I just don’t feel like it’s me. It was the first dress I could fit into & was in budget so I feel like I rushed ahead and bought it. i know there’s probably a thread like this but does anyone have any pictures of them showing of there curves?
thank you, otherwise I Kinda feel like I’ll just stick with my dress because it’s what people think I should be wearing.
Post # 2
- Wedding: December 2014 - Norton Country Club
Commenting to follow. I’m curvy too and love Mermaids, Trumpets, and Fit-and-Flares!
Post # 3
Thank you wvlefty very few plus sizes in the uk go for a fishtail/fit n flare/etc so I havent been able to see any real brides in them. Every bridal shop has said we need to disguise from your breasts on wards. I’ve spent the afternoon crying my eyes out thinking I’m too fat for my dream dress which is the divina. Xx
Post # 4
Unfortunately I fell in love with a ball gown but my first choice was a fit and flare and if I had a picture I would post it but the place wouldnt allow pictures. I am 250 lbs and it looked fantastic on me.
Post # 5
I believe it’s less about the fact that you’re plus sized, and more about what shape you are. An apple shape will rarely look good in a mermaid, whether it’s a size 4 or 24 apple shape.
Post # 6
It really all depends on how you are proportioned rather than what size you are. I’m on the bigger side, but my measurements are hourglass. My bust and hips are proportional to each other and my waist is smaller and defined. I looked silly in ballgowns, but mermaids and trumpets were awesome and made me feel awesome!
Don’t let anyone ever tell you you can’t wear something because you are a certain size – that’s just bull! Wear what makes you feel beautiful!
Post # 7
I just googled pluls sized mermaid wedding dresses and there were quite a few images. I know that what the fashion industry considers plus sized is often not consistent with reality but there were some fairly good pictures of women who are probably in the 18+ size group included and most of them looked lovely. I agree that it is more about body shape than body size. Have you checked for dress recommendations by shape to see what is recommended?
Post # 8
I had the same worries about my body. I always liked the mermaid look but everyone said I should do an a-line or ballgown. I went shopping yesterday and fell in love with a fitted/mermaid dress! I didn’t buy it yet as I have another appt in 2 weeks. But just to give you reference, I am 5″7 and a US size 22. This dress is a Mori Lee 3116
Post # 9
Wedding Dresses wernt designed for specific sizes ! I’m sure you will find the dress you love just keep looking. Don’t settle on other peoples opinions. Do what you want and what makes you happy !
Post # 10
I bought a fitn flare. I feel a bit self conscious but plan to work on a bit of toning prior to the wedding 🙂 still needs altering, dress is a size 16.
Post # 11
Winterbride_England: this is the dress I picked. It’s a US size 18. Mori Lee Julietta 3164. It’s a fit and flare. It obviously needs some alterations and I am not wearing a fit and flare slip underneath it. (I’m going back in next week to pick up the dress and I will try it on with a slip) I tried all different styles at my appointment. The mermaid I tried on wasn’t super flattering on me. (But everyone’s different) the ballgown made me feel HUGE. I found one A Line that I loved until I tried this one on!
Post # 12
Wow, all of those gowns are beautiful! Wear what makes you feel like a beautiful bride, good luck!!
Post # 13
My dress was a mermaid, I love my dress !!! size 22/24 US I never thought a mermaid would be the style for me but as soon as I put it on It was the one.biggest thing about the mermaid is I think the rouching has to be just right to hid your problem area either hips or tummy , im an apple shape.
Post # 14
Winterbride_England: I am not plus sized as such but I am seriously pear shaped, I knew when I went dress shopping that I wanted to show my curves so asked not to be brought any A line strapless gowns, I did try on a ball gown for a laugh, as I’m only 5’2″ it wasn’t flattering lol!
My dress is a Pronovias 2015 preview Bellamy, I’ll post a pic so you can see the dress needs curves, I think it would look gorgeous on a lovely curvy plus size shape and it’s so light, it doesn’t need a crinoline which is a big bonus I think. I still need to fit into it as you can see it doesn’t quite button up, I’m wary of losing much weight though as I love how it looks now. I weigh 11stone 10 at the moment, hopefully it’ll fit with just 10lbs off.
Excited2beeMrsP: I love the Julietta 3164, I tried it on and wished it fitted, did consider going up to a UK 16 to fit it until I found my dress! It’s divine
Post # 15
- Wedding: A very pretty church.
Winterbride_England: I am on the bigger side and bought an A-Line, it’s a nice dress but I don’t consider it to be incredibly flattering. Sometimes I feel that we just believe what we’re told and that flattering = ‘thinner’. I feel bad for larger girls who are supposed to dress to look smaller (not better or in their prefered style). Same with petite ladies. I’ve seen a few of those dress shows… little women found dresses they loved, and were told that it was too much dress and they could look better (skinnier). Why can’t a slim woman wear a poofy dress if she wants? Why do larger women have to disguise their shape if they are confident in something more fitted?