(Closed) Dress Styles for Plus Size

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I asked to try on a basic dress in all of the cuts. Simple white no detail in A-line, Empire, Mermaid, Trumpet, etc.  From their I then decided on a cut that I liked and asked to see all of the ivory dresses with gold details in that cut. It made everything a lot easier. I went with a drop waist which I was originally told would look bad because I was plus, but it didn’t ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hi! I’m also a 16 and I tried on some mermaid-ish dresses during my search. For me, it depended on the designer. Some made me look 7 months pregnant (ha!) but some were really flattering. And I came close to buying one from Alfred Angelo that was fitted through the hips (moreso than an a-line) and then flared out, I believe it was this one:

 

It’s all what you feel comfortable in! I did end up going with a traditional a-line. Best of luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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2793 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@MsBrewer: No problem! It was totally gorgeous. The style # is 2123W by the way. Best of luck!!!

Post # 7
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7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@MrsMaine: 

That is a drop waist! I think it’s the best of both worlds!  I love that one too!

Post # 8
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131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@mwitter80: that sounded like a great idea! I should have done that! 

I tried a dropped waist on and it looked awful on me — also tummy issues. Anyhow I ended up going with a ballgown. I know it’s the opposite of the look you’re going for but just answering your question. I thought I was going to go with an A line, but I fell in love with the ballgown which makes me feel oh so elegant! 

Post # 9
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794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am a street size 14 and my bridal dress size was a 16w.  I had a trumpet gown and really loved how it looked.  Through the process I found fabrics, cuts, designers, camoflauge played a big part in how things looked on me. One trumpet gown would look awful while another would look great.  Dresses with some kind of diagnoal ruching/embrodiery really seemed to help.  Mine had the diagonal embroidery across the midsection to create a slimming effect.  Here are pics for you to get an idea.

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Post # 10
Bee
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

My gown is a 16 and it’s a tight fitting trumpet – NOT what I was expecting at all. Surprisingly, it flatters my tummy and accentuates my waist – so definitely try a few dresses on. I kept getting given A-Lines to try on and was getting super frustrated – so follow your gut and keep on trying. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m 5’11” and a street size 16. I look HORRIBLE in a ball gown. I haven’t relly tried on an A line. I’ve tried on mermaid and trumpet and those look the best on me. I am an hourglass shape. I don’t have a huge stomach pooch, but I have wider hips.

This is the dress that I have it narrowed down to I went shopping with my friend and I have to go again with my mom to try on a few more and make sure it is the one. Th one I tried one was WAY too big for me and the other dress of similar styles looked good so i’m not too worried about not having tried on the right size.

Post # 13
Bee
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

This was my gown, by the way. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a La Sposa.

Post # 14
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689 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m a street size 14 but ordered my gown in an 18. My dress is sometimes classified as an A-line with a dropped waist (it’s an extreme dropped waist if you ask me) and sometimes it classified as a mermaid. I tried on gowns of every type. A lot of times it depends on the dress itself. Try them on, you may be surprised. This is my dress. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree that you should go to another store and ask to try on all styles.  I am a street size 20 and I was amazed at what did and didn’t look good on me.  The dress I ordered is a modified a-line and is more fitted through the belly area, which is my biggest concern.  I thought there would be an issue, but it looked great.  That being said, it does have rouching, but I love rouching and it worked well for me.  Here are pics.  It’s Brooklyn by Enzoani Blue. 

 

 

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Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@jaguar:  Oh, and Miss Jaguar you look AMAZING in the dress!  Love, love it!  Is that a shrug you’re wearing, or part of the dress?

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