(Closed) All plus size bees click here!

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
1106 posts
Bumble bee

I even have pics for you!!! I am a street size 18/20 (although I look bigger in my pics for some reason). I chose a drop waist (to hide my problem area which is my lower belly pudge).


This is me 

My Dress (which is plastered all over the boards)

Post # 4
1740 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i have a hour glass body with a HUGE butt. im a 14/16 street size. i tried different dresses and choose mine because on how it make my waist so tiny. i also add a bolero to hide my huge arms… i love my dress. 


Post # 5
967 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I will say that a corset does wonders for both controlling and flattering existing curves and creating new ones!

Post # 6
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I second the undergarments – I’m not full figured, but I do have a fair amount of ‘squish’ around my waist, and the first time I tried on a dress with a built in corset, I was shocked. Instead of my normal ‘straight up and down’ shape (i.e. hips/waist/bust are all the same number), I suddenly had an hourglass figure! 

The right undergarments can help a lot. 🙂

Post # 7
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

In trying on dresses, appropriate rouching also did wonders for me a street size 16/18. 

Post # 8
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I am avoiding trying on dresses yet bc i’m scared (street size 16, 18 on a bad day). I am planning to look for dresses with rouching and an assymetrical line though. Also, corsets will be a major plus. I’ve heard that Maggie Sottero is great for plus sized girls because of the corsets. Also, check out the new Miss’s post on the board yesterday about buying a plus size dress. I can’t remember her name…. anyone? Oyster maybe? 

Post # 10
17 posts
  • Wedding: October 2009


The others are right–try a long line bra (goes down to your natural waist) or a corset (“real”, high quality corsets are tough to find for curvy girls) to give you a waist. Then, the modified Alines with a dropped waist and ruching can look very good.

But if you don’t want to fight against your natural shape, try an Aline or ballgown with a higher waist, like this one:


It will hit you at your tiniest part (detail up on the top will draw the eye upward) and just skim over your hips without adding bulk. People will think it’s just the dress, not tummy/hips/bottom.


Strut Bridal Salon


Post # 11
5 posts
  • Wedding: April 2015

I am a street size 9 but I have problem areas. When looking for a dress I realized that the quality of dress makes a difference. I bought a Maggie Sorrtero and it is like wearing a corset. Flattens my tummy and pushes everything up! It was well worth the cost. You can tell the quality when you try them on.

Post # 12
1106 posts
Bumble bee

Dont forget you can always add a sash or belt to your waist to help pull they eye towards your smallest area uptop 😀

Post # 13
521 posts
Busy bee

Magenta, where did you get that dress?? I love it!

Post # 15
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I wore a size 18 wedding dress.  I also wore underwear of the architectural variety, including a crinoline to puff out the bottom of the gown enough so that any puffiness I had below the waist would appear to be just part of the design.  Wink Here I am:

Post # 16
18 posts
  • Wedding: March 2010

This is my dress (I totally distorted my face because I looked like CRAP this day and I’m making the strangest face), it’s a David’s Bridal size 18. This is actually the look of the dress for the reception.  During the ceremony, the dress has a long sleeved lace and beaded jacket that is the full length of the dress.

dress-1.jpg picture by CrzyCherub

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