(Closed) What do you ladies think? Plus size girl in a ballgown!

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsPearl:  Hey there. I think it looks great as-is unless you want to add some bulk for skirt fullness. I also love the beading.

By the way, an 18 in bridals isn’t plus-sized as far as I know, unless it is 18W. Bridal size 18 is a street size 12.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Gorgeous! I just posted my ball gown and I’m street size 16. I’d add a crinoline if you want it to be fuller! If not it looks great as is!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsPearl:  You don’t look like an 18 at all. You’re all small and cinched in!

 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think your dress is beautiful and is very flattering on you.  However, I do not think it is intended to be worn as a full ballgown.  It appears that you are wearing some type of too-short, bulky crinoline beneath the dress. Is that the case?  If so, I would abandon that plan, because the shape and length of the slip is not consistent with the style; design; and light, flowing fabric of your beautiful dress,.

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@MrsPearl:  You look gorgeous in your dress! It suits you and it’s very flattering around the waistline.

 As for the crinoline, listen to @Brielle:  the lady knows whats she’s talking about 🙂

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

 

My first piece of advice is if the dress comes with a crinoline on it – and you’ve ordered it, wait till it comes in. The fresh crinoline will be puffier than the sample, as it’s freshand not tried on by dozens of people. 

Take photos now with the crinoline laying correclty – it does look oddly bunched. If that’s the general “a” line you have, a little more ‘poof” of crinoline along the bottom (might work if its hemmed correclty) would be a nice balance.

 

 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I love the beading on your dress, it’s beautiful. 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Ball gowns were made for plus size girls originally.

I’m skinny and I look silly in them, but i think with curves they make you look gorgeous.

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

You look beautiful! I agree 100% with what Brielle said!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

wow i love your dress you look so beautiful in it.  I am also a size 18 bride 🙂

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