(Closed) HELP… Fabulous Full-Figured Bridesmaid

posted 11 years ago in Full Figured
  • poll: Use the Dessy dress for each bridesmaid???


    No; On to the next

  • Post # 3
    30 posts
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think that dress would be fine for a lot of different body types.

    Did you ever think of getting different dresses for all the girls just the same color? 

    Post # 4
    8351 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I love the dress; however, as a full figured gal myself, I know I would look horrible in that dress. I suggest looking for dresses with empire/wider/fuller waists and more of an aline.

    Post # 5
    5091 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I’m worried that the fabric may sit on some of the bigger girls’ curves, especially around the belly and hips, in a somewhat unflattering manner…  It’s a beautiful dress, though.

    Also, I think it may look somewhat shapeless if any of your girls are really busty.  That looks like the kind of fabric that just hangs off the breasts like a curtain.

    Post # 6
    1392 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

    I’d recommend ordering different styles from the same collection in the same fabric and color that way everyone can get what works for them..that’s what my gals did!

    Post # 7
    995 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I love that you are so concerned with your girls comfort levels! Its very nice of you. Not all brides are that considerate. Its a beautiful dress but I think its hard to say if it will work because it really depends on where they carry most of their weight. Otherwise, I like the ideas mentioned above. That’s what I did for my girls. Good Luck!

    Post # 8
    11 posts
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Is it chiffon? A friend of mine had to get a “clingy” dress like the one you have pictured and it is not flattering on her at all. She was very upset about the dress choice.


    With that said, I love the dress.. but I think for full figured women you may want to go with a different option or even consider having them do the different dress thing.

    Post # 9
    6013 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I love the dress.  I’d think maybe getting the same color in different styles, that way everyone can look their best,

    Post # 10
    10282 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m a plus size girl and I would not feel comfortable wearing that dress. If you truly want to make everyone happy (and comfortable) I suggest letting them choose their own dresses.

    Post # 11
    920 posts
    Busy bee

    No on this dress due tot he sash placement. I’m not a 28, but being an 18 I know I NEVER want to wear a sash around my waste in that particular location because it draws attention to the widest part of my waste. If it higher it looks like a baby doll dress and I look pregnant. Any lower it does the same thing…pregnancy belly look. I know it may be hard to relinquish control over but pick the color and where you want the dress from and please oh please let the girls chose their own gowns. Your BMs will thank you!!

    Post # 12
    31 posts
    • Wedding: June 2011

    i had the same issues my bm are ranging size 0 and about 5″0 to size 28 and 5″6.  i winded up letting them all choice a different style but same fabric, color, and length.  my bigger bm loved an A-line empire waist.   Wedding isnt till June so i dont have any photos for you sorry!!! but good luck!

    Post # 13
    174 posts
    Blushing bee

    as a person who has varied sizes myself, i’m not sure your original selection (although beautiful) would be best on everyone.  specifically, once you get to a size 12+, you start not really having a waist.  and that dress is for someone with a cute little waist to show off. 

    as a PP said, I agree with looking for something with an empire waist in an A-line.  flattering on all silhouettes.

    Post # 14
    785 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    The only problem I see with this dress is that if any of your bridesmaids are big busted, they may not be comfortable in this dress. My Maid/Matron of Honor has an enormous bosom, and her one requirement for a dress was that she be able to wear a supportive bra under it.  So her dress is a conservative halter dress with thick straps that will easily hide bra straps.

    Talk to your girls.  In the end, it will probably be easier for everyone if you just get different styles for everyone.  It’s what we had to do, because the rest of my girls wanted strapless or one-strap dresses, and that wasn’t gonna fly with MOH!

    Post # 15
    3942 posts
    Honey bee

    It is a pretty dress, but I don’t think it would be flattering on a fuller figure. I agree with letting them pick the style. I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man in a wedding with 8 BM’s ranging from size 2-28 and it was impossible to find a style we all liked/felt comfortable with.

    Post # 16
    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    If you want all of the BMs to wear the same dress, I would suggest the one on the far left of the picture Ms. Locket posted. The dress you posted is not flattering to fuller figures b/c of the placement of the sash.

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