Post # 1
I’m looking at Alfred Angelo #2085 (Link: http://www.alfredangelo.com/Collections/ProductDisplay.aspx?style=2085)
For everyone who has been through this, I’m concerned about the low back. Can the lovely ladies tailoring the dresses bring that up, or is that pretty much a done deal?
Post # 3
I read on the blog of a woman who owns what looks like a great plus size bridal boutique in Phoenix that you might want to avoid a low back:
“What you can’t see on some of these wedding dresses, especially the keyhole back or ones with shoulders covered, is that they have very low or totally open backs. These don’t work as plus size wedding dresses for two reasons: back fat and bras. Yep, with open backs, even tiny lumps will be totally exposed for your guests to see. Also, the low and open back means you can wear minimal support (good luck finding a good, supportive, low back bustier to wear under lace) for your chest.”
On the other hand, that back doesn’t look that low to me.
I really liked reading her blog – there’s good stuff in there.
Post # 4
Thanks for the input. I think I’m just overanalyzing–The back really isn’t that low. It just looks low!
Post # 5
Well, first of all, that’s a super lovely dress. I can see why you like it. 🙂 And 2nd…I think the challenge with looking at wedding dresses on models is that models look like models…they’re tall and slender. And guessing (only because you posted in here) that you are not built like a model, but rather a more regular person. 🙂 I guess the point of that thought process is that the best way to see how it is is to try it on and see how it looks and feels on you. Maybe your build will allow the back to sit perfectly on you. And maybe it won’t but can be changed.
I think, when starting the wedding dress search, it’s good to get a sense of the style you like. And then when you go to the store, have the person help you pick out dresses in that style. That way, you can decide if it looks good on you, or is the look you’re really hoping for. And, judge based on how you feel, not how they look on the model.
Oh, and for what it’s worth, I don’t the back’s too low. 🙂