(Closed) HELP!

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
  • poll: Which is best for me?
    Miami (sorry no pic of me in it) : (19 votes)
    39 %
    Deserai (yes, thats me!) : (30 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 3
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    660 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I think the Miami is more cleavage showing than the Desarai. Personally, I would go with the Deserai for that reason.  I’m also a big fan of the one sleeve dress.

    Post # 4
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    923 posts
    Busy bee

    Have you seen or tired on the Fiorella by Maggie or the Kendra? They’re very similar to those 2 above, and gave me the most AWESOME shape! Either way, I love both those dress above but I like the 2nd one because I love that neckline on you, the one shoulder strap is to die for!! But I’m probably biased because I’m a one strap girl myself with my gown the Firorella. Let us know what you decide!!

    Post # 7
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    1332 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    My first reaction is to wonder whether or not those beautiful beaded straps are strong enough to support the girls, lol?  I’m a size 18/20 myself, and I have very broad shoulders and thick arms (which I despise), so I’m imagining myself in those dresses.  I’m loving all the pleats and ruching, I think those aspects are flattering, but I keep coming back to the excessive boobage issue.  That plunging V-neck scares me a little, but I guess if you’ve got it, then flaunt it, girl.  I think I’d go with the 2nd dress though IMO; I love sweetheart necklines.  Good luck with your decision!

    Post # 8
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    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think the V-neck of the Miami dress would be more flattering than the flat neckline of the other gown (the neckline creates a really strong horizontal line, which probably isn’t as flattering). If you can get the chest support you need from the first dress, i’d go with that one.

    Post # 9
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    3522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I’m not a fan of the second dress–it’s just not as flattering. The straight-across neckline doesn’t add much visual interest, and the bodice seems pretty straight, too. Something that nips you in a bit at the waist would be much more flattering. I like the first dress, though!

    Post # 11
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    1332 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    Oh, I didn’t realize it went straight across.  For some reason I thought I perceived a slight dip in the center making it somewhat like a sweetheart neckline, but you’re right.  It may be too harsh and unflattering.  I really wish we could see you in that first dress.  It really is beautiful, and if you love it then go for it.  You still have some time left, don’t worry!  You’ll find your perfect dress, have faith! Smile

    Post # 12
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    131 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I didn’t vote for either. The bottom dress doesn’t seem to compliment your body. Perhaps a dress which goes out from the body a little more would be better. It’s a pretty dress but I think you can find something more flattering. The top dress is nice looking but I would be nervous trying it on because of it’s shape. I’m not saying plus size girls should only be in A line or ballgown or whatever because clearly that’s not the case. However, I think if you aimed for an A line dress it would be your friend since that seems like it would balance out your shape. My SIL, although not plus size, also has broad shoulders and wore a strapless sweatheart dress. With the veil which covered her shoulders some you couldn’t even tell she was broad shouldered. I think if you wear a dress which detracts from your broad shoulders (i.e. no one strap dresses which draw your attention to your shoulders) and perhaps has some beading at the bust area to draw attention there, it would be flattering. Not trying to hurt your feelings, just my opinion. Good luck girl!

    Post # 14
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    1613 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I love the Ingrid… that was my fav when I first looked at the MS website, but the store I went to didn’t have it 🙁 def try it on!

    Post # 15
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    131 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Lalinshi: I think the A line, sweetheart neckline, strapless worked for my SIL but don’t want to say whether it works for everyone with broad shoulders because I could easily be wrong ;). I would love to see you in one though. Knowing how it flattered her, I would imagine it would be similar for you as well. I think a dress that has both straps could work as well because it wouldn’t immediately draw your eye there unless the straps had some fancy beadwork or whatnot on it. My first pick would be a strapless gown though. You want peoples eyes to graze over your problem area (your shoulders), not have their eyes immediately be drawn to them.  Dress 3 that you chose appears to do that better then the other 2 because it is not as slim fitting and doesn’t draw one’s eye to the shoulder area. It has a slightly fuller skirt which will help to keep your body in proportion. In addition, the bust area is unique and (at least for myself) I’m drawn to look there more then anywhere else initially.

    No matter what though, you have to love what you chose. If you love the slimmer fitting dresses, go with that. You don’t want to look back and regret choosing something you weren’t head over heels for. 

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