Post # 1
My wedding is May 17th, and… I’m having dress regret.
I am a plus sized bride, so instead of calling around bridal shops and asking if they offered plus size dresses (because I’m embarrassed, I’m shopping by myself so I didn’t have anyone to go with me and I felt awkward,) I went to 1 store that i KNEW had them (Dolly Couture) and had my dress made.
I only tried on 2 dresses total, and from those 2 that I tried on, I designed my dress. I was in-and-out of the shop within 40 mins.
So I really had no idea how my dress was going to look on me, until it was created.
I put it on and took picture of myself… and I look horrible.
(NOT SHOWN: A mint green petticoat that is going to peak out from underneath. I don’t know how much extra poof it’s going to add.)
I’m 6′ tall, and i think the tea-length looks awful on me. It looks like I’m trying to wear a dress for a girl that’s only 5’5″.
From the side, I look like I’m 7 months pregnant with twins.
The dress doesn’t flatter my body shape at all.
My fiance isn’t going to go “WOW” or think I’m the most beautiful woman in the room.
I tried the best I could… I don’t normally wear dresses, so I just designed something I felt would look good on me, without really knowing. I don’t hate myself because I’m plus sized, I hate myself because I feel like I could’ve done much better than…this. Sigh.
Post # 2
I don’t think you look pregnant, I think the dress looks like it needs to be tailored more. It looks like it could cinch at your waist more and give you a more defined waist.
Honestly, it just looks like it’s too big on you, IMO.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn
I think it looks lovely on you personally! We are our own worst critics, your FI will think you are the most beautiful woman in the world! I think once you have your petticoat, shoes, accessories, hair, makeup and can see the whole package you will feel better about it! Congratulations on your wedding, I’m sure it will be a perfect day!
Post # 4
LadyMoriarty: When I scrolled down to see the photos I was stunned – I think the dress is beautiful and looks lovely on you. I love the tea length on you. I hope you will take a second look and see how wonderful it is!! *HUGS*
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I think it looks too big- have you had it altered?
Post # 6
LadyMoriarty: did you get any alterations done? I got mine custom-made from DC as well & was nearly in tears when I tried it on it fit so bad, but a few trips to the alterationist & it fit a zillion times better. It’s a little late now, but maybe you could rush into one and ask what’s the best they can do given the time frame and your budget. You might be surprised! Also, my dress looked way better with the petti than without too- helped give it more of a defined shape. I ended up needing mine taken in the bust, waist, sleeves adjusted to fit more than once, shortened to knee-length (didnt make me look as short/squat), and hemmed….
Post # 7
MeiFrancis: No, I haven’t had it tailored at all. The weird thing is, it FEELS tight, but it looks loose. I think it’s where the waist is on the dress. I think. I have no idea, I could be completely wrong. The only measurements they took to make my dress was my bust and my hips. So maybe that’s why?
Post # 8
LadyMoriarty: I think it’s beautiful!! The petticoat will make a big difference, but it does look a little big, it doesnt really “hug” you much in the top which is what makes a dress that shape look so nice. I’d call around to tailors and see if anyone can help you. I’m sure a few alterations will make you feel 100% better!
Post # 9
BeckyS0: I wouldn’t even know where to go to get it tailored. I don’t want to take it to just any shop, and I don’t have any friends who know of a tailor they trust. :\
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
LadyMoriarty: I think you should take it to a tailor and get an in person opinion. They might also suggest altering the length slightly and show you what that would look like.
Post # 11
I think it’s beautiful and so are you! I’m also plus sized and wearing a tea length dress and the poof outwards at the waist makes so much difference too. It needs a bit of tailoring, cinching and the underskirt like the PPs said 🙂 and you’ll be stunning and he’ll definitely think so!
Post # 12
But you must try and find a good tailor and not be embarrassed. Why should you care what they think and stop you having your perfect dress? Plus you really don’t look that big at all! Trust me, it won’t be as bad as you think 🙂 x
Post # 13
I think if you lose the bow and have it taken in more at the waist, it will be perfect. I’m not sure how a colored petticoat will look, but the dress is a great length and looks well made! Find a tailor and let them work their magic.
Post # 14
LadyMoriarty: I think it looks lovely on you. The crinoline underneath will likely balance everything out better. I did find this picture of a similar dress online which has a wider sash around the waist. It might help define your waist a bit better than the thin bow. Just a thought.
Post # 15
I love your dress and think you look great!! I agree with a pp that it could be tailored more at the waist. A thicker belt may also do the trick to help things look a little more cinched in. Sounds counter intuitive, but I found that really made a difference vs thinner belt styles like yours.