(Closed) does size matter…when it comes to the dress

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

That is our fav show too! LOL

I suggest an A line dress but you will never know if trumpet works for you until you try. Good luck!

Post # 4
562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

The only way to find out is to go out and try them on! I thought trumpet dresses would look horrible on me….and that is what I ended up with 🙂 You might surprise yourself with what you end up liking!

Post # 5
2947 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Ah HAH, so you’re the mother! ;p

Definitely go try it on! You’ll never know until you do. Congratulations on losing 20lb btw!

Post # 6
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I also love HIMYM! And like daniellealys, I think you should go try on a trumpet dress. I think having the actual dress on will really help you decide whether or not you can see yourself getting married in that silhouette. You might think about what you like to wear in your daily life and how you like your clothes to fit. Obviously this can only go so far since most of us have never worn a wedding dress before. But knowing this can help you determine what you might feel most comfortable in. For me, I knew I love clothes that hit me at my natural waist. It’s just really flattering on my body. And what do you know, I got a wedding dress that has a beautiful natural waist and is probably the most flattering, beautiful, and comfortable piece of clothing I own!

Post # 7
1966 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You really wont know until you try it on! But I could see in a more A line style. Either way he’ll love you in anything!!

Post # 8
2701 posts
Sugar bee

I think a dress with a lot of structure to it would be fine. A sheath trumpet might be too revelaing and show off things that you’re not comfortable flaunting. I think a great structured fit and flare gown is White One 411 by Pronovias. It would give you that “hug” and balance out the areas you’re not crazy about.

Post # 9
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would have to say no. You’re looking at the thing a little bit the wrong way. You are a busty lady, but you also have hip curves and a trumpet dress would over accentuate your figure rather than flatter it. A full skirt would look beautiful on you and with a straight edged, but strapless neckline, you would make your body look longer, and not overwhelme in the bust area. You don’t (please don’t think I am being rude) have a very small waist, so if you get something structured, like a bustier type top with a V shaped front, you will bring in the waist that you have, cause your bust to become a feature but not overwhelme and with an a-line skirt look the belle of the wedding (as you should be).

Post # 11
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Do I think you could wear a mermaid? Sure! You have an hourglass figure, and you could rock it.

But honestly, if you are not comfortable with your body at this time, I would think twice about the mermaid, just because you don’t want to feel self conscious on your wedding day. Mermaids are obviously very fitted, and you have to be comfortable with all your curves showing! If you try a mermaid and have any doubts about feeling comfortable with the style, go with an A-line. A-lines flatter all body types, without being super poofy! You want to be focusing on enjoying your wedding day, not worrying about your body in your dress!

Post # 12
302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m a size 16, and I NEVER thought I’d be able to rock a tight fitting mermaid style/fit and flare gown. NEVER.

Until I tried them on.

So that’s my suggestion…you need to try on EVERYTHING and anything! You never know what will look stunning on you!! 🙂

I went for the ‘typical’ A-Line gown at first, because that’s what I assumed was best for my body, ( http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/did-i-make-the-right-choice-jenna-vs-essense ) BUT then (after dress regret) I bought a stunning form fitting fit and flare/mermaid gown that shows off all my curves! ( http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/officially-a-2-dress-bride-didnt-go-with-jenna-didnt-go-with-essense )

So definitely go and try everything on dear! You’ll be pleasantly surprised I’m sure!

Post # 13
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m a 12 in street sizes, and I did find a mermaid dress that I liked. It had ruching over the stomach so that it hid my chubbiness. There aren’t pictures of it online, but this dress has something similar.


If this style doesn’t work for you, though, a-lines are super flattering and fit-and-flares are sort of similar to mermaids, but not as tight.

Post # 14
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

A trumpet is going to emphasize your gut. Don’t do it, yes everything looks good on the slim models these dresses don’t translate so well to girls with curves.

Rouching is going to be your bestest friend, so is a corset back. You can go for a dropped waist type dress, which is fitted until your hips, which might be just about perfect for you.

Don’t go dead set on a style instead tell her a few things you’ve liked and let the consultant pull some figure flattering dresses. You really never know…

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