(Closed) Curvy brides and Sarah Seven

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I can tell you that even as a size 6, some Sarah Seven gowns did not look good on me. The bra cups are very small, so if you are chesty, you may have similar issues. (I’m a D cup and I would say it was a bit iffy.)

I would ask the bridal salon for their opinion and perhaps recommendations for similar designers? 

Post # 3
11274 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think the most important question you need to have answered is if this designer makes dresses to fit your measurements.  If she does, then you should be fine.

Post # 4
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I’m a 16 in bridal and just browsed through pictures of those gowns.  Althought they are gorgeous, I’d have a very hard time with the bust and the less structured fabric in most of the dresses.  I tried on one sheath in a different designer and it was really unflattering in the tummy.  Another sheath with a bit of beading and structure made me feel self conscious about my curviness in a “too sexy” way.  Structure is a curvy girl’s friend in a bridal gown.  Mine has a bunch of boning and it gives me a waist that is much smaller than my own.  I found it really hard to get an idea of what a gown would look like on me in a sample less than a 10 or 12 so I’d be wary of making a decision based on a size 8 sample.  

Additionally, what I liked in print was not at all what I liked for myself.  I had a lot of misses when I stuck to my original idea of straps/no beading/no to little train/no ballgown.  When I let the shop owner pull gowns for me, I realized that a strapless ballgown was what flattered me most.  The gown had elements that I had originally liked (lightweight fabric, lace), but wasn’t at all what I thought I’d end up with.  

My advice would be to call around and see if someone has a sample closer to your size just so you don’t have any regrets.  Then I’d pick some elements that I like from the Sarah Seven gowns, find a silhouette that flatters and mesh the two.

Most importantly, have fun!

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