Post # 1
I posted my dress (Bonny 1401)yesterday and was so excited when I came home. Then I went and looked at the pictures. I noticed that in the back of the dress I chose my back fat sticks out badly. I know it isn’t the correct size but I’m worried that when it’s all laced up the same thing will happen.
I also tried on Maggie Sottero’s Lorie and loved it. It was a VERY difficut decision between the two. The Lorie also didn’t fit perfectly but it still seemed to camouflage the back better. Should I have picked Lorie or do I stick with the Bonny?
Top pictures= Bonny 1401
Bottom pictures= MS Lorie
Post # 2
I personally like the top one better. I like how it has lace on top but not on the bottom, and I think that you just need to trust the pros to fit it to you and you’ll look wonderful 🙂 Don’t second-guess yourself, please! The top dress is definitely the one I would choose in your shoes, and you’re going to be a beautiful bride 🙂 Plus, the bottom one is very “typical;” a lot of people get dresses like that now, but the one you chose is unusual and still very pretty
Post # 3
I have to agree with the above commenter. I think once you have the dress in your correct size and you can try it on again you’ll feel much better about it. It’s really hard not to second guess yourself but you have to trust your instinct, you chose the dress you did for a reason.
Post # 4
I think you’re right about your back looking slightly better in the photo of the other dress but as this problem should be easily fixed by having the dress fitting properly it’s kind of irrelevant. what does matter is that rest of the dress you chose looks better than the other dress, it’s really beautiful. Focus on the good bits because the one bad bit won’t be there on the day when your dress fits 🙂 you made a fantastic choice
Post # 5
I love the dress you chose! Don’t worry about how your back looks- when it’s in your size, it shouldn’t be a problem. I think there’s a sticky thread at the top of the dresses section of the board about how alterations make ALL the difference with the back of your dress. When you get alterations done (pretty much everyone needs some), have them follow that guide! I’m posting in my phone or I’d link it for you.
Post # 6
PS what I first noticed comparing the pictures was how you are totally glowing in the first picture. That is was your Fiance and guests will notice and what you will be drawn to in your pictures. 🙂
Post # 7
Thanks ladies! I guess I’m worried because I’ve never had a corset back before and all of these samples were so large they had to be clamped all the way.
Post # 8
I LOVE your first dress and think you cannot judge how it fits when it’s clipped. since neither are the right size you can’t actually know which one gives more backage than the other. I think once your dress comes in your actual size you will see how stunning you are! Even if there’s some back bumps, don’t let that distract you from how beautiful the dress looks on you!!!
Post # 9
I can tell by your happy face the first picture is the one. Once you have your size and it’s altered to you it will be perfect!
Post # 10
BoilerBride101015: I personally like the lace, BUT, my dress is lace so I may be biased. I think it flatters you more. You look beautiful in both though!
theres a thread around here about getting rid of back fat. You can ask your seamstress to cut the back in more of a V.
I hate my arms and usually wear cover ups so I’m probably going to get a bolero to eliminate the back and arms.
Post # 11
BoilerBride101015: Im a Bonny bride as well, and I have to say I love that first dress on you! It will be miles better once it’s in your size, too. I think you mentioned that it’s a corset back? If it is, you are going to be blown away at how flattering Bonny dresses are once they corset back is pulled in and the dress fits you. Mine makes me looks tiny! Plus, the skirt on your dress is beautifuL! Don’t second guess yourself, and be sure to post pictures once your dress come in so we can see it in your size :)!
Post # 12
You look stunning in the first dress!
Post # 13
BoilerBride101015: I like the top dress better, you look fab in it! But I know what you’re saying about the back having less camoflage. If it bothers you, have you considered a different veil, one with more coverage, more of a design on it for back coverage?
http://veilsbyroxanne.com/?s=covers+shoulder Something like this but maybe shorter?
Post # 14
I did up my sister’s dress for her and she is quite thin but even she had that back fat line in the middle! I have seen many thin brides trying on dresses with the same.
So when I did up my sister’s dress (which was lace up but should be similar), I made sure I spread her skin and fat out evenly (haha sounds gross but that’s what it is), so that it didn’t all just squeeze to the middle. Have someone who cares enough to make a real effort help you out with doing up your dress.
when they do up your dress in shop they’re not going to be prodding you, they just cinch it up so it looks good in front.
So it’s a lace up back?? that’s good because you can adjust whether you gain or lose weight and easier to spread out your skin as you lace it up.
And Yes to alterations! I’m sure someone could adjust that for you if there is anything more they can do to change how the dress sits on you.
Post # 15
Yes, both are lace up backs, and both samples were size 30 and I’m a 24 in bridal. (Thank God for plus size bridal boutiques!) I’m definitely getting a different veil. Two tier and wider width, either Cathedral or Chapel length.