(Closed) apple shaped brides?

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m not really positive what would look best, but I can tell you from experience that empire dresses can make you look pregnant, not just curvy. It is a really beautiful dress though.

But who knows, you might try it on and love it.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I carry ALL my weight in my belly… so I went with a dress that would make my belly look smaller. The only bad part is that to fit my belly the bust area is wayyy too big but I’ll just have that altered! I’m a size 12.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
Post # 7
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Worker bee

I have an apple shape and am also a size 18. I found that Maggie Sottero dresses — especially those with corsets — gave me a wonderful shape.  It really sucked me in and the ruching helped, too.

Here is me in my dress, Maggie Sottero Gwenyth:

I’d suggest trying something with a corset! And depending on your budget, try Maggie Sottero!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am not apple shapped but dont have much of a waist(pretty big belly). I also have big hips, butt, etc LOL

I wore this dress and it was extremly flattering (I am a size 18)

 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m not at my home computer to post my pic, but I’m apple as well and I have a corset dress with drop waist (slight) and ballgown. The corset gives me an AMAZNIG waist and the ballgown evens me out.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I love that Watters dress you posted!  I would definitely be trying that on if I weren’t already married.  I am not plus sized but I have absolutely no waist, hips or butt at all, and have been told I am apple shaped.

I found that either empire waists or dresses with a lot of structure that pull in the waist look best.  If you want flowy, I would check out some of the chiffon dresses with empire waists from the Maggie Sottero line for starters.  The problem, as another poster mentioned, is sometimes the empire waist combined with the flowy fabric can make people look pregnant.

On apple shaped girls, the part that you want to emphasize is directly under the bustline, and empire waists do that while disguising the belly.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m an apple shape and I found A-lines to work best. The dress I ended up ordering originally came as a “slight” mermaid and was very tight over the tummy and hips. Thankfully Casablanca made it as an A-line for me and now I don’t worry about my tummy as much. I think now it gives me nice waist definition, but doesn’t accentuate my midsection.

 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@pigment80:  Thanks! Can’t wait to wear it!

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Empire waist, A-line, strapless or halter top. Also, coming from a woman who carries most of her weight in her stomach (though I still have a natural waistline), get yourself some nice shapewear and a corset dress and hold your breath until the lasst picture iss taken. That’s what I plan on doing!

I want something flowy, as well, but I tried on a dress similar to daniellealys and I was surprisingly pleased… just give it a shot!

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