Post # 31
First, you do need to be comfortable in the dress that you are going to be spending a whole day in and trying to go to the bathroom in (difficult bridal issue with dresses). But as far as your body goes……..WTH! You have curves in the RIGHT ways! I can understand dress regret. I had it with mine because I was MUCH heavier set when I got my dress. I bought my dress for the heavier me ( I had to get a size 20). Then I joined weight watchers figuring I would only lose maybe 5 or 10 pounds. Well, I lost 30 pounds by the time of my final fittings and alterations and had to get it cut down to a 14. My regret was in the world of opportunities lost to me by buying too early for a size I thought I was still going to be a year later. Dress regret is natural. But you need to be comfortable in not only your dress but your body type as well. And if you don’t like yours I’ll gladly switch with you!
As far as ideas to help fight bloat if you feel that way, start drinking green tea. It helps me when I tend to get the munchies and helps me feel fuller easier. But personally when you have the right kind of curves, mermaid and trumpet flare dresses show them off in the right ways. Think Marilyn Monroe! She was not a toothpick but boy could she work the curves! Besides, your future husband is not going to be paying any attention to the dress on your day. He will be paying attention to you! My favorite pic from the wedding is not of me walking down the aisle but the first look that hubby had of watching me walk down the aisle. My aisle pictures are funny because I was so nervous you can tell that I was breathing like a woman in lamaze class!
Post # 32
100% agree with the other comments. You look wonderful in that dress and I don’t see any “belly” or “heavy top” problem! However only you can know if you are feeling comfortable enough in the dress for your big day. Maybe you can try sitting or making some moves like other bees suggested.
PS: don’t worry about your future husband, he will find you gorgeous and I am sure will love the dress on you 😉
Post # 33
- Wedding: December 2018 - City, State
oh my spelling in that comment was horrible i need to stop replying so late at night haha
😂 If he visualizes like me he definitely wont think you have a trumpet dress! and if he does it will be his favourite trumoet dress because it looks amazing!!
Post # 34
you look amazing in that dress! Even if you do bloat after enjoying some food and drinks at your wedding, people won’t even notice because they are probably more concerned with holding in their own stomachs and pulling up their spanx after some drink and food at your wrdding!! 😊
Drink lots of water and lay off salty/sugary foods leading up to the day and maybe avoid beans, legumes, cabbage, kale, broccoli etc. Also do you take a probiotic or eat fermented foods regularly? They can sometimes help with the bloating and digestive issues?
Great dress honestly! Don’t doubt yourself and most fabrics give a little with body heat so as long as you can sit in it, you’ll be fine!
Post # 35
OMG!! Firstly, you look AH-MAZING!!!! Secondly, I work there!! Hahaha! I’m on here as a bride, NOT a stylist but couldn’t help but recognise the mirror and stylist! I can honestly say I have never seen that dress look more beautiful on anyone else.
Post # 36
I agree bee, your dress looks amazing on you! I am probably bias because it is similar in style to something I want but I don’t think I’ll look as good as you, ha!
I understand about wanting a ballgown but does the style of a ballgown go with your personal style or wedding style? It might be worth it to try on some more dresses to get the feel of what a ballgown would be like, explore your options. Similar to other PP, how comfortable is the dress, something to consider depending on your venue.
You look amazing and it stinks when our insercurities get the best of us, but it happens. I hope you find the dress that suites your style & comfort the best!
Post # 37
That dress was made for you!
Post # 38
nonablu : mahadewi : mrsaime :
honestly thank you, It’s all in my head totally, I’ve always had a little bit of chub around my stomach and it’s the one thing I zone in on all the time. My insecurities are totally seeping in and ruining how I felt when I had the dress on which if I remember correctly was really positive!
Post # 39
wow! thank you !
thank you , so you feel my pain! I will definitely go and try on some more and keep everyone updated for sure! I will take photos for comparison too!
thank u thank u I appreciate the tips and advice re bloating! here’s hoping! I’m not too fussed with being comfortable anyway i.e sitting down etc I will take the pain if the dress is THE dress.
thank you and you are right, I’m sure he will love it I just need to sort my own head out! ah!
Post # 40
omg do you! It might have been you who picked it out for me haha! It was the stylist on the day and I can’t remember my name. She knew I wanted something plain I jst had no clue at that time what I wanted fit wise and she pikced this and it was the nicest dress I had tried on that day! That’s crazy!
Really?? That’s so wonderful to hear you say that.. I think when I look at photos hey you look good but these insecurities are dragging me down it’s wild!
Post # 41
woow that’s an amazing weight loss, congratulations! DId they manage to alter your dress ok? I have curves up top but none in the back my mother says the dress gives me an ass and it’s true coz I don’t have one haha!! I’ve been ordered not to loose any weight but what bride doesn’t want to shed a few pounds for their big daay!
Thank you for the bloating tips! I never really though about it before just took it as it is but I’ll be much proactive, I do take pro biotics because I have a sensitive gut and I’m vegeterian so I eat ALOT of beans etc that I know are bad for that. I wil have to really watch myself leading up to it so it doesnt ruin my day!
Post # 42
I’ll be honest I don’t usually like mermaid dresses but that is stunning on you.
ETA: i bloat bad as well when i eat big / rich meals out, particularly when drinking as well – which I agree is a nightmare when you love lrosecco as much as we do!
A friend recently told me about Ranitidine, it’s badically a heart burn/reflux/ rennies type tablet that you can just buy in Boots. They even do own brand Ranitidine I think. Take them with me anytime I go out now and have a couple after dinner. Def helps! Worth a try for you!
(and also unfortunately maybe a bit less prosecco…but more gin and tonic YAY!
Good luck and rock that stunning dress you look fab.
Post # 43
Your wedding dress is stunning on your figure! I definitely think you look spectacular in it. If you are worried about bloat you could wear Spanx under it.
Post # 44
It can’t have been me because I would 100% have remembered you in that dress, honestly!!
You look unbelievable in at and your fiance is going to go wild when he sees you!! We all have our insecurities, and it doesn’t matter how many times other people tell us we’re talking rubbish, you can’t ignore your own head. I see you’ve already got some good bloating tips but have you looked at padded pants?! They’re hilarious but I had a pair once because I used to have no ass either hahaha! They made me feel much more confident in tight jeans/dresses.
Where are you getting married?
Post # 45
haha no I have never heard of padded pants! I have this image of me walking up the isle with a kim k booty like hey guys! hahah. I’ll defo check them out.
Seamill Hydro in ayrshire!