(Closed) Ball gowns and plus sized

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would suggest trying some one and seeing how you feel about them.  I found one that I think would look nice.

Or maybe one that has the look of a ball gown but is more A-Line

I was a plus size bride too so I know how ya feel.  I am sure you will find your perfect dress.  Good luck!

Post # 4
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140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

5’7 22-24 size…. Alfred Angello amazingness!!!! you must find an Alfred Angelo Signature store and try on all of the spectacular styles in your size!

I highly recommend them. So much better than David’s Bridal with excellent prices! i paid 799 for this silk taffeta dress.

Post # 6
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74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think you could rock a ball gown. I am worried about the same thing, I am short, size 16 with a butt and thighs! I love the dress with pockets too, but not sure about the waistband.

Post # 7
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74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

When are you getting married? Or are you already married and doing a second wedding or something? I’m confused. Lol

Post # 9
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3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My body is very similar to yours, and we’re the same height.  I went with a side-rouched a-line gown.  It was the only sillhouette I liked.  I don’t have much of a waist and this style gave me the best definition.  Empire waisted gowns made me look preggo.

By The Way I am not doing the chicken dance…

Post # 10
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535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My dress is a size 18W and I feel like I look fantastic in it. I desperately wanted a ball gown and I wasn’t going to stop dress shopping until I found one that I loved.

Post # 11
Hostess
11168 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@MrsRingor2011: I think a ball gown or even an A line would look stunning on you. The key is to fight the right waist.

I find that some ball gowns sit right at the waist cutting off the hourglass appearance. It looks good on some but not all, looked terrible on me. Try looking into dropped waist ballgowns too and see if you notice a difference in the overall shape it gives you. Plus the dropped or even slightly lowered waist (doesn’t have to be too low) makes the poof a bit less over powering.

Do you have any dress in mind?

Post # 13
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2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

 Here are a few.  Sorry the one picture is huge.  The last dress is my dress! I love ballgowns and definately think they can give a nice hourglass shape.  I’m 5’8 and a dress size 20.

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE my dress–I know many don’t like the pouf and the little “shelf,” but I LOVE MY DRESS!!!!!  (sz 18 here!) I’m also having a corset back put in!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@MrsRingor2011:  The first one is Alfred Angelo Cinderella, the last one, my dress is Alfred Angelo Snow White. The second one is also Alfred Angelo, but not one of the disney princesses (I’m not sure of the style though) and the third one is David’s Bridal.

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