(Closed) Can You Help Me?

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
3039 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think you need to stop thinking about it and hit the stores! 🙂 All those tests are so confusing, just go to a place where they have lots of experience and let them help you find a suitable dress.

Post # 4
46677 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t see you as full figured. I see you as voluptuous. You have a great curvy figure. You may have to order a size up to fit your bust, but that is the most important part of the dress to fit. You have a great waist and hips and those parts of a dress are easily taken in.

Post # 5
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Miller2McDonald:  I would try to find a dress that doesn’t draw attention to your bust… and possibly has a corset back.

I think you have a nice shape… I bet lots of dresses would look good.

Personally I think mermaids should be reserved for tall, thin girls (I couldn’t pull it off)… but I think a lot of styles could work for you!

Post # 6
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

There’s a LOT of great styles out there.  Often times, I think women get a specific style in their head before they hit the shops then are devastated once they start trying on gowns.


It’s a good thing you aren’t committed yet to a specific gown type.  When I went shopping, my only thing I was overly concerned about is I needed to have a dress that I could wear a NORMAL bra in.  Those backless bras that are sold at bridal boutiques are like torture chambers!!


I am size 18, I’m 5’4″ and have a DDD bust…you have height on your side.  I actually bought the very first dress I tried on– a lot of consultants at wedding shops are VERY good at what they do.  Keep an open mind and let them bring dresses to you that they think will show off your best assets!



Post # 7
165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Miller2McDonald:  My friend is built similar to you and she purchased what is called a modified mermaid (fitted on top and open at the hips). However my friend is about 5ft 2in tall and we found that dresses that had a continuous flow elongated her. The dresses she went in to try on all cut her in half. She ended up picking a dress she never would have thought to even try on until I pushed for her to try it. 

Personally I think you could rock a fit n flare or even a mermaid.  All I can say for sure is that you should go in with an open mind. Try on a dress in each silhouette, find the silhouette that looks best on you, then move on to picking the details you want in a dress.

Post # 9
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Miller2McDonald:  Yeah girl i’m in the same boat 5’6  , i would suggest go to the store and try out different styles.  I’m going for an A-Line but have looked into the mermaid style you have gorgeous curves!

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