Post # 1
Hi bees 🙂
Hope all is well in your wedding planning worlds!
I’m really drawn to Sarah Seven bridal gowns (super romantic, ethereal and a modern take on the bridal look), but I’m plus-size. Like a street size 16. I’m wondering if I should even bother trying them on, since they look they they’re mostly made for skinny brides in mind (not to mention, the salon told me that their samples are size 8)
Any curvy brides try on Sarah Seven gowns? Or better yet, buy one? Would love to hear your story/see pics!
Post # 2
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
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
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!
Post # 5
Thank you guys for your advice! I feel like a curvy bride in Sarah Seven is hard to find, so I guess I have my answer, lol.