Post # 1
My wedding is officially four months away and I still have not found a dress. I am working out like crazy to try and slim down so that I will look better in whatever I do end up choosing, but I thought I would seek out some advice from you guys.
1. I have a size 34B SMALL – and broad shoulders
2. My butt is round and I’d say gigantic. It’s 42inches even though my top is a size 6.
3. I have a surgical scar on my chest which means low cut v’necks are out.
I’m getting married on the beach so nothing too heavy/satiny. I really love the Pergola from pronovias, but the waist is too short so it makes me look dumpy-ier.
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Im going through some dresses right now to try and help you out. what fabric, waist and neckline do you prefer?
Post # 4
@elletiger: obviously it is up to you, but don’t worry about covering your scar, I have one running from my neck to my waist. I have never not had it so it is a part of ME. I used to worry about covering it up, until one day my sister asked in all serious why I wouldn’t want it in show. I didn’t have an answer. I don’t mean to offend or patronise you with this-i just needed someone to ask me that question and I realised it didn’t matter.
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I checked out maggie sottero and these are the names of a few dresses i found that I think you might like based on what you mentioned in the post. the dresses names are sammantha,alexa,claudia and polina. check those ones out and get back to me on what you like and dont like because I’d love to help you out 🙂
Post # 6
@elletiger: What about a tea-length dress with a full tulle skirt? Something maybe with a jacket might be nice, if you’re wanting to hide certain aspects. You may want to consider looking at dress styles online, and if you like the top half of one, and the bottom half of another, see if a local dressmaker can make that happen. Good luck!
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@elletiger: You sound like you’re the same shape as me. I found that styles which were quite skimming on the hips were best at showing off my long waist and slimming down my gigantic butt. This sort of shape was good.
Although I ended up going for a mermaid gown. I thought I wanted to hide the giant bum but then I realised it’s Mr CL’s favourite part of me and the dress I’ve chosen makes me look slim but shapely and it’s going to make his jaw drop. I also thought I wanted to wear the world’s most padded push up bra to give me something up front, but realised it would have looked ridiculous because everyone knows I’ve got tiny boobies. So basically, I guess it’s good to have an idea in mind but definitely still try on things that you wouldn’t expect to like – you might surprise yourself.
Also, about the scar, obviously I don’t know how you feel about it, but try not to let it dictate what you wear. You could miss out on the perfect dress if you fix on the scar. Not knowing how it’s situated, this might be a totally stupid suggestion, but would a statement necklace be any good? It could provide an alternative coverage and wouldn’t restrict you in your dress search too much – you could try etsy. Or perhaps a lace jacket? This pinterest board has a few dresses with different lace and sheer jackets and overlays. http://pinterest.com/sadpanda8/dresses/ Then maybe you could make a feature by having a low back (a big advantage of having a small chest is that you can get away with wearing high necked, backless dresses!). Good luck in your search.
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I have small chest as well, have you tried on some style similar to Maggie Sottero Clarice or Zabrina I saw other bees tried them on and think those dresses do wonder, and the corset back I think is probably the way to go.
Post # 11
Given all you have said about your body shape, scars, venue etc I would probably suggest a fairly slim a-line dress in a lightweight-ish fabric, not satin or heavy looking silk.
And maybe a one-shoulder neckline? This would be high enough up to cover your scar (but not so high that it covers you up completely or looks matronly) and it would also be a good choice if you want your boobs to look bigger. It would also draw the eye up, away from your hips and towards your face.
Something like this maybe? (Also Pronovias)
Or this (Forever Yours)
Or this (Mori Lee Voyage)
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@Sweet_Tea: I was just thinking that! I am
Wearing one. The lower half of my body is bigger but I have a small waist. The dress seriously emphasises it. Also, I have lace sleeves as I don’t love my shoulders and arms. Dolly Couture has some lovely tea length dresses.
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I have a scars too, on my collarbone, and I am planning to cover it up with heavy-duty concealer on the day. Is that a possibility at all?
I found these dresses that might work – I think you could do A-line and ballgown silhouettes, styles that accentuate your waist and have more detail up top to both conceal your scars, and balance out your figure to create more of an hourglass shape.
Pronovias, a slight drop waist
Catherine Deane ‘Omelia’
Catherine Deane ‘Elysium’
Quillaree ‘Blossoming Weir’
Post # 14
Wow!!! you guys are really just…amazing. i love all the suggestions. I’m a pronovias addict so I went to their site right away and will definitely try on any and all of their one shoulder gowns.
@clumsylawyer I definitely think you’re right about that shape looking good on our body type. The problem with most of those dresses though is that they either go way overboard with bling or they have none…
the idea of having ‘mesh’ above the neckline is really interesting and i haven’t tried on anything like that so far. maybe something like – – http://www.pronovias.us/wedding-dresses-2013/dreams-collection-ulmen
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I have a similar body shape and also found that mermaidy type gowns and things with sleeves were best on me. If I put some interest up at the top it kind of distracts from my gigantic posterior, lol.
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@peonyinparis: I absolutely love the last two you posted for OP’s body concerns. I was thinking something similar as well!