(Closed) 1st dress fitting on Thursday…. not excited.

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 4
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

So this dress doesn’t have a corset waist? That will definitely impact on its shape – there’s only so much zipper dresses can do to pull you in. (I have that same problem, I wish I could make mine a corset back!)

Definitely worth taking along a good pair of slimming underwear/garments to see how that impacts on the pulling. Sometimes having those on will smooth away any gathers or wrinkles! Take lots of pictures as they’re playing around with alterations, so we can see! 🙂

Post # 6
53 posts
Worker bee

I think you are going to look really lovely on your day! You have a nice hourglass shape! I think that it’s important to remember that dress fittings may not represent what the FINAL product is going to look like. Your dress will get altered to fit you perfectly. That being said, if you would like the extra support, I dont’ think getting the spanks will add extra inches, if anything, it may make you feel more ‘supported’. Also, you mentioned that you were going to get a corset put in. I think that alone will help a lot and will help emphasize your small waist!

Post # 7
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

1st – if you are that unhappy with your weight, do something about it.  Honestly, you don’t look that far off from a size 12 and you have 3 months.  I am a stress eater too and it stressed me that my dress was too small.  However, I thought about the extra $150 it was going to cost me to have it let out every time I went to eat something.  Luckily I am more of a tightwad than a stress eater so I was able to lose the weight:)

2nd – buy yourself a variety of undergarments (make sure they are returnable) to see what works best for you.  I do think a crinoline would be helpful too.

3rd – maybe you can have the front of yours converted to a sweetheart neckline?  It won’t be as deep as the other dress. Personally I like it the way it is.

Post # 8
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think your dress looks beautiful on you!  I think a fit and flare slip will look great under your dress and will make your waist look even smaller.

If you’re not happy with how you look, you still have time.  10 pounds makes a huge difference, and if you cut certain things out (don’t buy junk food) you’ll be fine.  I am a huge stress eater and I love snacking.  If there’s nothing to snack on then I just can’t eat it.

Either way, I think you’ll make a gorgeous bride and I wish you the best of luck!

Post # 10
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think the dress looks amazing on you!  Once the corset is in, you will get the shape you want.  They can work miracles in alterations, they will make it work for you.  Have faith!

Post # 11
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I don’t think your waist looks bigger in the second dress you posted! I noticed this on my own dress pics too, but I think the background is deceptive. That salesgirl’s pale arms are right behind your waist, and they kind of blend with the beautiful ivory of your dress, making it look like her arms are part of you — but they’re not!

Also, when I look at those pictures, “fat bride” is NO WHERE near what I’m thinking. You look beautiful – I envy your hourglass shape!

Post # 12
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Stop putting yourself down about your weight.  Your Fiance loves you the way you are and he will think you are beautiful on your wedding day no matter what.

I think the crinoline idea is a great one.  Having the hips taken out as much as possible will help with the puckering you are worried about, and if they can’t take it out at all, then definitely get a mid thigh shaper to wear underneath the dress to slip that part of your body out.

Putting the corset in the back will definitely pull you in at the waist, but the first picture dress is fitted lower down your hips than the dress you bought, so you won’t be able to get the exact same effect with your dress as the first one.

No matter what, you’ll look great.

Post # 13
489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Your waist looks skinny in the 2nd picture to me.  I think you need to take another picture against a more contrasting background, and you’ll like it better.  I also think a corset and a crinoline will do wonders for how you feel in it!



Post # 14
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think you look slightly smaller in the second picture.  I’m not sure why that is since you said you’re heavier in that picture.  It might be because of the neckline or because the skirt isn’t as poofy.  Your dress looks really great on you as is.

But if you feel insecure about yourself then try to do something about it.  I know it’s not easy and it’s hard to find time after work or school to workout.  When I try to find time to workout I’ll ask myself if what i’m doing at the moment is more important than working out.  For example, if I have time to unwind by surfing the internet or watching TV then that means I have the time to workout so I turn off what I’m doing and start moving.  If you are an emotional eater maybe you can try to find foods that are lower in calories.  Like instead of junk food eat some Jello or fruit.  You still have time to lose weight.  You probably already know all this.  I’m just trying to offer some support. 

And if you don’t lose weight, it doesn’t matter.  Your Fiance will still think you are beautiful and that is what counts.

Post # 15
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think that both dresses look great on you. Especially the second one.

I totally understand wanting to quit the stress eating, that’s not a good habit, but it’s a hard one to break. Have you tried redirecting yourself when you’re stressed? Find a buddy who can talk you into choosing a better snack or better activity when you’re stressing. My Fiance actually helps me in that way; he’ll say if you’re going to eat something, make it an apple.

Post # 16
622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn

So, have you considered buying a corset to wear *under* the dress? I mean, the corset effect is really what you’re after here. And they make corset underthings that will do the same thing the back of the first dress did. Just have a good friend who isn’t afraid to tug help you get into it. And voila! Problem solved.

Edited to point out that I don’t think you need to get any facy sucking in underthings. You look great in both pictures. For reals. The above suggestion is just an idea to help you achieve your vision.

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