Words of encouragement to my fellow plus sized brides

posted 3 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
9 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

Well said! Iwas terrified before my first trip (cue desperate last minute dieting to try and squeeze into the sample dresses!) but I had such an amazing time! The attendands were brilliant, they made me feel totally relaxed and I was amazed at what they managed to jiggle me into lol! Your dress looks absolutely lovely on you too 🙂


Post # 5
32 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

You are so beautiful, and thakn you… i was seriously needing to hear that today. I keep looking at my dress and worrying how big I will look walking down the aisle… silly right?

Post # 7
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

that dress looks great on you!  I too was nervous about trying on dresses… on thing that helped me was calling the store ahead of time to make sure they had some my size!  

Post # 9
9 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

Thank you for posting this! You really do look beautiful in your dress! Smile

I was petrified of dress shopping. I am a size 16/18 now…was a size 24/26 a few years ago. I had this horrible fear that i would not be able to try on a single dress and that everyone would laugh at me or I would just be miserable in general. I was amazed when I found that there were sample sizes that actually fit…and they looked good! In fact, I even think some of the dresses looked better on my curvy body than they did on some of the girls who were very thin. My hips actually gave the dresses some shape! Haha.

I only wish that this experience gives me continued confidence. I feel great so far, but like someone else posted, I have a fear in the back of my mind about how big I am actually going to look walking down the isle. (I’m 5’10” on top of being a large size, so I sometimes just feel like a football player in comparison to other girls!).

Thank you for posting though. Reading this really did make me smile.

Post # 10
3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@kittywolf13:  Regarding DB, did you go to just your local shop or did you scout out a bigger store location? I’m just curious and wonder if you did try to find a bigger store (i.e., one with more gowns and sizes available) if you just called up to ask or what.

Post # 13
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Thank you!  I’m going to think about your post the next time I go dress shopping!

Post # 15
376 posts
Helper bee

@kittywolf13:  I’m so glad you had a positive shopping experience too! I was worried about dress shopping (size 16, 36G bust) and also ended up loving it. I’m sad it’s over!

Your dress looks great on you! That belt really defines you waist. Us curvy girls definitely DO fill out these gowns in all the right places. 🙂

Here’s a link on my dress shopping experience, if you care to check it out:


We luscious ladies have to support each other and remind ourselves that we’re beautiful and we’re worth it!

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