Another bride with dress regret, pics attached !

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Post # 31
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Helper bee

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
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Newbee

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lulubelle2017 :  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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2018 - City, State

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jemmlove12 :  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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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jemmlove12 :  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
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2020

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jemmlove12 :

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

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
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Helper bee

That dress was made for you!

Post # 42
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Busy bee

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
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Blushing bee

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
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2020

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jemmlove12 :  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?

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