(Closed) Fit and flare dresses on real plus size ladies?

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2004

@FutureMrs.Spencer:  I definitely think you could. In my option it’s all about undergarments.  They can make a world of difference.  I’ve seen tons of plus brides rock form fitting gowns but it was because they were confident and bold with who they were.  I love Maggie Sottero’s dresses.  Have you checked out their site because they have a Real Brides section that showcases brides that have purchased their gowns and they do have plus brides on it. Here is the link to what I pulled up on their Real Brides section and typed in plus size.

http://www.maggiesottero.com/maggieBrides.aspx?keywordText=plus+size&keywordType=any&pageSize=15

 

Hope that helps!!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’ve seen a lot of pretty plu-sized girls in fit and flare. It depends on your body’s proportions more than your size and on the material and ornamentation of the gown.

I’m technically plus-sized (street 12/14, dress as ordered 18), but I’m not sure what you mean by “real plus size” but I’ve added a pic of me in my fit and flare from when I picked it up (so not yet fitted). For my first wedding, I was about 50lbs heavier and I got a ballgown with a very fitted, corset-like (but actually with a zipper) top and a dropped waist. It was 2006 and ballgowns were all the rage. Looking back at the pictures, I really am glad that this time I will have a more fitted style. A-Line can be a good compromise if the fit and flare doesn’t work for you.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Are you a 26 in every day clothing or bridal?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think it depends on height too…I tried on a mermaid style gown and it hit me in all of the wrong places. I’m only 5’2 and feel like my weight was not the issue but my height. My wedding dress was a size 18 in short length.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2004

@FutureMrs.Spencer:  Well typically it is an addition of 2 sizes.  But that is typically by no means the norm. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

i don’t think it’s the size but the shape.  i think they look best on someone who is either hourglass shape or someone without too much in the bottom or hip area.  i’m in the no butt/hips camp. 

i’m short and i’m wearing a mermaid. i would not describe myself as hourglass.  i’m little bigger in the bust area, my waist doesn’t go in much, and then i’m pretty straight down in the hips/butt area.

my bust measured 40″, waist 34″, and hips 38″ and the most flattering dress on me was a mermaid.  i lost some weight and inches so my current bust measurement is 33.4″, waist 27″, and hips 34″ so i’m now actually closer to hourglass than i was before and the mermaid is still the most falttering shape on me.  i tried to convince myself that the a-line was for me but it just made me look 20 pounds heavier.

i’ve seen mermaids on on various body sizes and they all look great.  to be honest, i think it looks better on someone who has a little more meat and curves.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@malisa0607:  “i’ve seen mermaids on on various body sizes and they all look great.  to be honest, i think it looks better on someone who has a little more meat and curves.”

I agree completely. 

To the OP, it’s a bit hard to tell from the picture because of the angle and the dark outfit, but I think you might have the shape for it. Also, if you try one or two fit-and-flares on that you don’t like, try more; each dress is so unique. Look for something with a lot of structure in the gown (boning, strong fabrics, etc.). I tried on a few that lacked such structure and they showed every flaw instead of gracefully smoothing them out.

I hope you have great luck!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Jenna is my dress! Try it on, I was really suprised at how it accentuates all the good, and hides the rest. The dress is super flatering, I’m sure it’ll look great on you!

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