(Closed) desperate for help

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 5
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175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Have you looked on etsy?

Love Rohm’s shop – I drool over this one…..

 

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Post # 6
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333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m a street size 16-18 as well.  First let me say your dress is beautiful!!  I like the general style but am not convinced that the lace would go well with your dress.  What about something like a friend of mine wore in her wedding?  You could find a cashmere type or even the satin type of your skirt or bodice.  You may be able to find a local seamstress who would work customizing one to your shape.  

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Post # 9
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5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m awful because I didn’t look through the links posted previously, but just throwing some different styles that I think could be flattering out there. Oh, and by the way – I’m a size 2/4 and my arms look big when I wear cap sleeves! I have gross arms anyway, but it’s really not linked to dress size!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42488456

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38918295

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42365383

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35520176

This one is my favorite! It says cap sleeves, but they don’t really look like them to me. I think it’s gorgeous!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41775513

 

Hope that helps, good luck!

Post # 10
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333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My friend got hers at the local bridal shop.  I’ve also seen this style in dress clothes at local department stores as well.  I really like 3/4 sleeves rather than long sleeves.  In regards to plain vs lace, I’ve found many times plane is elegant.  Have you tried your local fabric shop for patterns and/or material?  They will may times have entire catalogs of wedding patterns.  Then you could have your friend make it and not worry about the style.  

Post # 12
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521 posts
Busy bee

You could also check DB  or local department stores. I was at Macy’s yesterday getting a dress for our VERY possible civil ceremony, which may happen shortly, and saw a few different ones on clearance, in the plus size area. You may be able to get away with a “regular” sized bolero jacket (I love boleros, got a great one for $3 at a thrift store that was XL although I wear 20-22 and it fit!) I understand about the strapless thing, it isn’t me either and I would feel too exposed.

Post # 14
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17 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Sorry I just saw your post–

I stock tons of different bolero styles for my plus sized brides, but I had to be creative in where they came from. Most wedding dress manufacturers make boleros to match their dresses. So try searching online (or go into your local retailer–they should have a book or a pricelist to give you item #s). My other trick was to actually buy bridesmaids jackets. They had more options 🙂 So check out a bridemaids retailer and see what options they carry (Again, ask for a book because they can order it even if it’s not in their usual stock).

Ann

Strut Bridal Salon

Post # 15
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369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Acampeau – we really don’t appreciate advertising on the boards…

Post # 16
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17 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@toastercat

I’m pretty sure my post suggested she visit local retailers or go online–not a word about calling me. I was just giving her an “insider tip”. 

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