Post # 1
I live in the Dallas Metroplex and am looking for bridesmaid dresses. I have 3 girls who will be my bridesmaid. One of them is my neice. My maid of honor and my next best friend have great bodies that can wear any dress. They both love the dress made by Dessy style 2053:
Now, the challenge is my neice. She has not tried on this dress yet.
My neice is 5’3″ and around 150 to 160 lbs. She has ginormous boobs, a tummy, and large hips with a large butt. Normally she wears really short dresses, a very low cut with a belt in the middle so you can see she has a waist. This is a bit distasteful to me as she always looks like an apple to me. She is also only 18 so not something I can actually say to her.
Soooo, what do I need to look for so that she looks elegant, modest (as my fiancee has already stated multiple times that he is not interested in seeing her boobs hang out at our wedding), but also be something that she would like to wear? Is this dress going to look good or do I need to find something else?
If I need to keep looking, where is a good bridal shop to find bridesmaid dress in so that I can see a dress on her?
Post # 3
@akitty81: If its fitted and altered probably, I think she will look great. 150 is not huge at all – even at her height! Or, another option would be to choose one color and have all of your girls select their own style. I decided to go this route as everyone has different body types and preferences. I want them to be most comfortable – so Im just choosing the color (and possibly fabric, not sure).
Post # 4
It is beautiful!!! I have two BM’s the same height with very large busts and we chose a strapless dress as well. It was from Impressions. We just got them in and they have to tailor them more then the other girls bec the size was really large to accommodate their bust, but they love them!
What I did was have my Maid/Matron of Honor try on dresses first. Of course everything looked great on her, but if anything made her chest the focal point we kept on looking… and it worked out great. The key was that the bodice had boning and then the dress was A-line and accented the waist. I was the most worried about then the whole time and was so relieved that they loved them, too. Plan B was to have the girls wear same fabric/color in different styles. The worst is when I see BMs at a wedding and there is a poor girl hanging out of her dress in the front, or spilling out of the back. There may have been other styles I preferred, but I compromised to get as close to the look I wanted while having them feel pretty, too. Win, win.
Actually, I would like to wear the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress you picked out and wear it for myself! Love it. Hopefully all goes well when they try them on.
Post # 5
The reason I love this dress is because I was with my other 2 girls and it looked amazing. My maid of honor asked to raise the hem to knee level, which I am completely ok with. It does come with spaghetti straps that can attach to the dress which I loved because I prefer straps to strapless. However my maid of honor loves strapless. My other maid has no preference at all. She is totally just going with the flow.
The bridal shop I found the dress at told me that each girl has to have their measurements taken. The shop then sends to the dress manfacture and they custom make the dress. Once it comes in, each girl comes in to try it on and confirm the fit is good. If it is not, the shop has an on-site tailor to fix any flaws from the manfacture.
FYI, my neice is a 36″, Triple H cup!!
Post # 6
I think this would look very flattering on her – If she is having it hemmer, it may help to have straps added on with that extra fabric (I’ve had to do that in the past with strapless dresses…)… But, I think it would be a nice shape for her, once properly altered