- 5 years ago
I need some help. I have a pain condition that means I cannot have any pressure on my stomach, and when I am active, my stomach swells up. So I am looking for a dress that is not tight on the stomach and does not skim it in a way that will show when it swells up during my wedding day. A lot of “empire waist” wedding dresses have a detail at the empire waist but stay tight to the natural waist. I need a true empire waist dress that will be loose over the stomach. I also look horrible in strapless dresses, even with straps added, so I need a dress that has straps or sleeves. I have found a few dresses that fit the bill. Claire Pettibone’s Luna and Monique Lhuillier’s Heidi are my top two right now. But they are both $3500, which is the maximum I am willing to spend on a dress. I’d like to have some cheaper options as well but I’m pretty stumped. A lot of the simpler empire dresses look like nightgowns to me. There are a couple options at Saja, but that’s about all I’ve seen. My wedding is still a ways off, but since I know finding a dress will be a problem (and because I’m excited!) I’m starting to search out options now.
Tl;dr: Your mission, should you choose to accept it: help me find a dress that is loose in the waist/abdomen and not strapless.