Post # 1
Hello Bees! I was just wondering if any of you size 16 and larger ladies have worn or tried on any Jenny Packham gowns? I cannot find any photos online and am super curious! JP is one of my favorite designers and I’d like to get a dress from her or have one recreated. Only problem is, there are no plus size samples out there for me to try on! Thanks a million in advance!
Post # 3
@curlymama318: try Jcrew
for bridesmaids dresses they go all the way to 18 so you can get an idea of what a fitted dress will look like on you. Trust the sellers. I am sure you will look amazing.
Post # 4
@bbfyso: Thanks for that! I specifically want to see brides in JP dresses though!
Post # 5
@curlymama318: o understood perfectly. i gave you the tip because Jcrew has a similar fit. I own 4 JP dresses. jcrew had size 18 in stock so you could see yourself in the proper size. Tere arent many JP brides and even less in your size. It is just a tip.
Post # 6
I bought a JP gown (the Luna) in a size 14. I’m 5’10 and and it fits me perfectly.
I can send you pic if you’d like so you can see it on a real bride!
Post # 7
i don’t have any photos but i ordered a 16UK (which is about a 12 US) in Willow. But i totally know how you feel – all the real brides i’ve seen wearing JP are teensy so it isn’t great for getting a visual. the dresses don’t have a lot of structure so maybe my pick wasn’t the MOST flattering of all the dresses i tried on. but it was the most me and that’s what mattered. but don’t let the model photos fool you… these dresses look just as beautiful on curvy girls!!!! i’m not sure about all the dresses but i know when i was ordering my willow they had to make sure it went up to that size : S it ended up going up to an 18uk.
there’s one bride that i’ve seen photos of who worn eden in platinum and she’s not big by any means but she isn’t waiflike and i think she looks incredible. can’t find the photo right now though!
Post # 7
Would you be willing to sell your dress? I’m an Aussie bride and can’t find one in a 16 anywhere!
Post # 8
(I know this thrad is old but there are always girls still researching!)
I’m not plus size but I am a UK size 12 with a 30G bra (I hate clothes shopping, it’s a nightmare.) I bought a JP gown (2016 Portia) this weekend and I was very suprised how flattering it was on my bust (all of the JP gowns were flattering where as none of the ‘cheaper’ or even mid range gowns I tried on were. The DB JP gowns definately werent.)
The sample was a UK12 (same as the sample I tried on) I was expecting to have to order a 16 (I tried Maggie Sottero Amal UK12 the day before and was told I would need a UK16)
From my experience I would imagine that if you are a UK 16 or UK 18 then you shouldnt have trouble wearing a JP dress in your regular size and you absolutely dont haev to be straight up and down to look amazing in them – don’t stress, just go and try them!