(Closed) Decisions on a gown

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I hope you don’t think this is generic but I absolutely loved David’s Bridal!  I think it was so great that they offer their “regular” styles for “healthy” girls.  I’m a size 16 and the dress fit. My consultant suggested I try a different fit and the 16W was perfect and comfy. She was a complete professional about showing me dresses that flatter me and I have a knock-out dress. I also had more than 3 dresses to choose from.  The styles and cuts were endless for full figured girls like me.

(No pictures yet. It’s hard b/c I live w/ FH and he doesn’t go out as much as he used to. haha)

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Bonny Bridal worked perfect for me. I’m a size 16, and fit into their size 14’s 🙂 They also have a plus size line. But their dresses are very flattering, reasonably priced. My dress is NOT boring by any means. I really love the designer. They have a website. Best of Luck!

Post # 5
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214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Every one I know who’s recently gotten married and are plus-sized shopped at DB. Mainly because, as Robyn said, they carry the same styles across misses to womens.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Alfred Angelo has some really nice dresses, also DB as the previous poster said. I found my Sophia Tolli Brittany and it looks gorgeous, and I too am a full figured bride. Mine has hand draping across the front of the dress, which is slimming and flattering. I’ve learned that a corset back helps with fitting in the dress, also the fit of the dress. An A-line dress is usually very flattering on full figured women rather than a tight fitting dress, and runching on the sides (or where it bunches up) looks rather nice as well…

So most designers will work for a full figured bride, it’s just about finding a style that works best with your body type 🙂 Best of luck dress searching!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think it’s Mori Lee that has the Juliet line?  I saw some really beautiful dresses.  Based on the posts here, the DB experience varies drastically by location.  If you get a good one, this is at least a good place to try on dresses because they have a good selection of styles in every size.  You can at least get an idea of silhouette, embellishment, etc.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

All the dress I really like at DB stopped at a 16 and I’m an 18 so I could’nt try them on.  I got an alfred angelo. I had to get a 20 but it fit perfectly.  Maggie Sottero’s jut fit beautifully with the corset backs.

Post # 9
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955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Even Mori Lee’s regular lines come in plus sizes, I got a gown from her Blu collection, the sample I tried on was a 22, I am an 18/20 and it fit perfectly.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’m a 16-18.  DB had some great dresses in my size, but I ended up with a Mori Lee that I love!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Davids Bridal is boring, I LOVE Enzoani gorgeous with curves.

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