(Closed) Dress Stress

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Be open to trying lots of different styles. It’s true the style you like online may not look great on your but a style you had ignored before might be amazing! Keeping an open mind and listen to your consultant because she will know what will look good on you and be in your budget!

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

ninjakelso:  Try on a number of different styles.You don’t know what something will do for your figure until you try it on. If you have a style of dress that you know you feel good in,pull that style too.

By all means try on evening dresses, bridesmaid desses, prom dreses, maxi dresses.Many a bride has found her perfect dress outside of the bridal salon.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

I’m not an easy body type either. I researched the best person in my area at picking out dress styles for your body shape. I made an appointment there with the mindset that this was solely for figuring out the right shape (it was an expensive shop). She was amazing and put me into the right dress shape right away (I liked two dresses but didn’t want to spend that much for something I didn’t adore). I would never have tried a strapless ballgown if it weren’t for her. I ended up buying a dress that I absolutely adore for 1/3 of the price and sent her a bottle of wine as a thank you.

Post # 6
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Honey bee

You may be in for a pleasant surprise when you start trying on dresses. A lot of bridal gowns swallow up protruding bellies, espeiclly if they are well structured with full skirts. If you are small breasted then an illusion neckline or a bateau neckline my suit you well.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper

 

ninjakelso:  

I feel your pain re belly/waist etc. As pp’s have  said do try on different styles – I;m not sure about the pictured one myself , lovely though it is,  it  says A line but it  looks Empire line   to me , in which you have to be careful not to  look really pregnant .

But a  true A line , or ballgown might well be the  answer , especially if they don’t have a low back ( since you are not happy with yours ) . Sleeves might tbe nice too. The only styles to avoid, imo,  are the tight mermaid  type , which are unkind to those of us with ample belly /waists .

Good luck,  keep us posted OP

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

What about something like this dress? Its beautiful ruching draws attention to the upper body. It’s casual enough but still dressy for the occasion.  The accesories would work nicely with it, too.

Post # 11
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2057 posts
Buzzing bee

My sister has a similar body shape and she went with an A line dress and it looked great on her  – 

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

You might want to look at Wtoo. They have dresses like the Marnie or Naomi that would look modern. Dresses with corsets can be adjusted to fit your midsection. If you have slim hips then a drop waist a-line or ball gown will lengthen and slim your midsection like the Sophia Tolli Prinia . Allure 2716 and 9166 would also be good dresses. I am this shape too and bounce between a rectangle and an apple depending on my weight. I found empire dresses look better on people with large busts and small rib ages. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

I believe someone said that either Mori Lee or Maggie Sotero dresses have internal corsets. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

ninjakelso:  Darn I cannot remember off the top of my head, but I will give her a ring about in the morning! I will say that we both thought it was a bit pricey for having no lace or stones (although it does have lovely covered buttons going all the way down the back) at $1,700, however that was quite a few seasons back so it may be lower now. 

I’m dress shopping now, and I keep being drawn this Mori Lee Blu gown, which is a very similar cut at almost half the price (and a lot of sparkle, as well a a blush option! Sorry, I just love blush!). I’ll put up a picture and a link, but PLEASE watch the video on this one! Trust me, worth it!

 

http://www.morilee.com/bridals/blu/5376

https://www.bestbridalprices.com/mori-lee-blu-wedding-dresses-style-5376-p138802?ref=c1d229t223

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