(Closed) Fit and Flare, do I dare?

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I say go for it! I purchased a fit and flare last month because it did WONDERS for my curves. I am a plus size bride with big hips and didnt have the problem of it being too snug, but lucky for me the dress I tried on was exactly the size I needed. I will admit it isnt the most comfortable to sit in as mine has a lot of boning, but I found that walking was actually easier in it then the big heavy ball gowns! I am still waiting for it to come in but cannot wait! Fit and Flares are a great choice in my opinion! But im biased I suppose!

Here is my Mori Lee Gown…

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

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MissLolaLove:  I’m a size 10 and 5’4″, so some consider me curvy and plus size. My mom was totally convinced that I could not find a trumpet that would be flattering without losing weight. My dream since my cousin got married almost 10 years ago was to wear an all-lace trumpet.

The dress I bought was 1 size up from the sample I tried, and yes, it was slighty more comfortable.  They could also let out the hips slightly if the dress does end up being uncomfortable. Even in the dress I got, however, I could not bend down or turn at the waist.  If I sat, I had VERY good posture 😉 Just a warning.  It was comfortable, but my movement was limited. 

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Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

The mermaid style is notorious for being uncomfortable.  Brides that wear mermaid gowns do so for the style, PERIOD.  There are things you can do to make it more comfortable.  1)Purchase the gown in the correct size.  It should not be difficult to walk around in if it is the gown is too small.  2)Sitting will be a little more uncomfortable, but if you pull your dress up a bit at the hips before you sit it is better. You can also let the hips out a bit but honestly you will loose a bit of the true mermaid shape.  3) Find one with less structure.  My dress has boning and an inner corset.  When trying on the sample my posture was perfect!  All of the boning really holds you in (BONUS) and makes your figure look amazing…but it is not comfortable.  

I choose to suck it up for the day.  I got my mermaid gown and Its gonna look amazing!  

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

The mermaid style is notorious for being uncomfortable.  Brides that wear mermaid gowns do so for the style, PERIOD.  There are things you can do to make it more comfortable.  1)Purchase the gown in the correct size.  It should not be difficult to walk around in if it is the gown is too small.  2)Sitting will be a little more uncomfortable, but if you pull your dress up a bit at the hips before you sit it is better. You can also let the hips out a bit but honestly you will loose a bit of the true mermaid shape.  3) Find one with less structure.  My dress has boning and an inner corset.  When trying on the sample my posture was perfect!  All of the boning really holds you in (BONUS) and makes your figure look amazing…but it is not comfortable.  

I choose to suck it up for the day.  I got my mermaid gown and Its gonna look amazing!  

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

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MissLolaLove: It depends on what kinda dancing you are going to be doing on your wedding day.  I dont think you could drop it like its hot, but you should still be able to get down and swing from a few chandeliers.  If you like being held in Try Alure bridal gowns!  

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Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

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MissLolaLove:  I also wore a Rago shapewear piece that I ADORED. It helped too. Mine was a thigh/waist shaper and very comfortable. 

Can’t speak to dancing in it, as we only danced a tiny bit (I HATE dancing haha).

Post # 11
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Worker bee

Yes! Go for it! I’m a pear shape and tried on tons of styles but none of them looked right. A fitted dress just hugged my curves the right way and made me feel confident in my body, rather than ashamed and hiding it.

its a little snug in my hip area and the tummy needs to go, but you get the idea. Thankfully I’ll be adding boning and super strength spanx!

 

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Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am plus sized.  I was probably a size 18 at the time of my wedding.  I looked so much smaller in fit and flare styles than I did in ball gowns.  I had assumed that ball gowns would be more flattering – but they only highlighted my size.  I actually have a small waist (proportionally) and a fit and flare highlighted that.  Mone flared starting around my thigh.  I don’t remember sitting much, so I can’t remember if that was uncomfoEnable.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper

Well I think mermaid and fit and flare type gowns look wonderful on anyone who has an hour glass  shape, or at least a very defined waist,  regardless of their actual weight or size . It’s a style   designed to display that type of figure.

People with the apple shape/larger bellies and particularly   those of us with thicker  waists never look so good in them but usually look wonderful in A lines or ballgowns.  

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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