(Closed) Burgundy Dress I posted a while back… I bought it – thoughts?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: A. Yes to this Dress or No to this dress? B. And do I look chub?
    A. Yes. : (29 votes)
    26 %
    A. No, not flattering! : (38 votes)
    34 %
    B. Yes, chub. : (13 votes)
    12 %
    B. Not too chub. : (31 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 3
    144 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think the waist part of the dress just doesn’t hit you in the right place.. It’s a gorgeous dress but doesn’t do your figure justice.

    Post # 5
    259 posts
    Helper bee

    It is not flattering on you, I think you should look for something different.

    Post # 6
    144 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @rcorral:  I think a thicker waist band would help with slimming the waist of the dress.

    Post # 7
    8576 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @Cinderella92:  +1.

    I would go with something on the wasit, or drop waisted. The way this dress is made is makes you look like you have no torso, but a huge bottom half!

    This is the kind of dress that is suited for a stick thin lady.

    Post # 9
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I agree that the waistline doesn’t quite hit you in the right spot. Also, I feel cap sleeves tend to accentuate arms. I think they only really work with very skinny arms. The dress is a beautiful colour though.

    Post # 10
    1292 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I think the part of the dress right below the belt is the unflattering part. I LOVE THE COLOR THOUGH. What a gorgeous color.
    I do not like the sleeves so I’m happy to see you’re removing the beads.

    Post # 11
    6355 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I like it a lot! I’m going to have to say I’m really happy you’re taking the beading off the sleeves cause that was the one thing that was catching my eye in a bad way.

     I don’t find it unflattering on you but if anything you could make sure the belt of the dress doesn’t come up in the front (higher than the back) and minimize any poofing under it. Yes maybe a wider belt would do that, with the addional part going lower than the current one. It’s not really poofing though, I’m just looking for something to find unflattering about it because some PPs said that it was. Honestly my first impression of how it looked on your figure when I opened the thread was only positive. The first photo is especially gorgeous.

    Post # 12
    4429 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @rcorral:  i dont think its you i think its the dress ; ( im sorry

    Post # 13
    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    The bust of the dress is gorgeous and I love the overall style of the dress.. really pretty 🙂

    I do agree with the other girls that it’s where the belt is on your waist that is not flattering. You don’t look large though, we can tell it is the dress and not you.

    As for what to do to fix it… I don’t think a larger belt would help, and you obviously can’t do anything to move the belt lower..

    Possible ideas:

    1) Widen the straps and change the beading on the shoulders. It may help to draw the eye up and even out the proportions of the dress

    2) Use a crinoline/petticoat to turn your dress into an A-Line silhouette


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    Post # 14
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I love it but are you (or can you) wear an undergarment? I think that would help with what others are saying. I do not think it looks bad enough to return or not wear. I’m sorry but I see wayyyy worse on here and that’s in wedding dresses. This isnt that serious.

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