Post # 17
@kitzy: I have tried on one Empire line dress, but it was very poorly cut, and didn’t come in under my chest at all. No use really!
The tied ribbon, I think, is what saves the AB from being a very pretty tent…!
@Moose1209: I probably oversold my waist in that post completely, haha! I think the skin on my back would be a better pic for fave body part!
My waist is nothin brilliant, but I’m thinking if the waist is nipped in a little more on the AB it could be a bit safer.
As for the shoulder thing, I really like the shoulders of both, but it seems like one’s sleek while the other’s romantic – I can’t imagine it working as a hybrid, from either end? Not sure tho!
@jillieb: Yeah I hear ya, I had considered having the JH made in a different fabric, and not bias cut, which is I feel a horror, on me personally, at least.
@Atalanta: I’ve not heard of Bonny before, thanks! I’ll have a look! Yep I’m Irish, getting married 4 miles from my house haha! Where you doin’ the deed?
@KendraJ: Ah you’re very sweet, thank you! I’m basically a big girl who would be totally in proportion if my boobs were a little smaller…
Thanks everyone for comments, I knew I’d get quick responses here!
Post # 18
@missguenst: Do you think? The maternity thing is my biggest fear…
Post # 19
How about if the waist on the AB was elongated somewhat, kind of like this one? Best likeness (of what’s in my head) I could find with my Google skillz (in ten seconds)…
Post # 20
I love the second dress BUT I do think the flowly fabric and empire waist could make you look matronly. It even makes the model look rather busty. I think you should go to stores and try on as many dresses as you can in these styles.
Post # 20
Have you gone out and tried on dresses? This would give you a better idea of what type of dress would look good on you. I have similar issues. I’m 5’3″ and a 10-12, my bust, waist and hips are almost the same measurment. I thought I’d look best in an empire–I looked horrible! Only way that I knew this was i tried on *alot* of dresses.
Post # 21
The second one. Personally I’m not a fan of the one-shoulder dress. The second dress is more flowy and romantic. I don’t think it looks like a maternity dress.
Edit: Ohhh, I like that last photo you posted too!!!
Post # 22
I am plus sized and I really appreciate having an asymetrical angle for slimming my tummy. Have you tried any lace-up backs like Maggie Sottero makes? I like the empire waist BUT it may look like a maternity dress. I would keep looking. You might want to check out some photos of Plus-size, full figure brides in dresses posted here on WB?
Plus Size – Full Figured Brides – Lets see your pictures!!
Post # 23
I accidentally voted for the first one, but meant to vote for the Alisa Benay. My body type sounds VERY similar to yours and I know that I would not look good in the first dress. It would not be flattering at all and the fabric would show more curves than I wanted.
The Alisa Benay would be much more flattering on my curves (and yours). I tried on a dress that was simlar and we noticed that making the straps into a “halter” or having them criss-cross in the back made my boobs look smaller and was very flattering so maybe your dressmaker could modify the straps to take attention away from the ladies!
Post # 24
Def. think the waist needs to be lowered. The model knows how to pose so the dess looks good on her but I think if she was not standing perfectly she would look quite big. You should def go try on some empire waist dresses and see how you look.
Here is their site if you’re interested:
There are bonny stokists in Ireland since I have called every single one of them trying to hunt down the dress I wanted at no avil.
I’m getting married in Crom Castle. I met my Fiance in Ireland when we were studying there in trinity but it was easier to get married in the UK since I have a british citizenship. Where are you from?
Post # 25
This is a style that will make your chest look smaller:
I tried on the next dress and pulled the straps into a “halter” style that criss-crossed in the back. The front was slightly low cut so i put a “modesty” piece in front to cover up my massive cleavage. It looked great! I’m not sure if I will buy it looked good and was incredibly flattering.
I’ve also looked at the Bonny dresses. I LOVE Bonny style 1010 and wanted to buy that one but I’m losing weight and might not be able to fit into it… which is bittersweet.
Post # 26
@EleanorRigby: Eep! The very last thing I want is to make my boobs look bigger! Will have to see what the dressmaker says – I can’t be sure, but I think the AB looks like there’s a lot of fabric on the bust… Is that wishful thinking?!
@KoiKove: Yeah I’ve tried on a few, nothing I liked tho!
@StarryNight2011: Nice, isn’t it!
@creativeplannertobee: I’ve been looking around alright, it’s hard to visualise stuff on me, tho! Don’t like the lace up backs, unfortunately – they are lovely, just not for me…
@liciabelle: That’s interesting, it didn’t make your shoulders/arms look bigger, no? That’s my fear with halters – and TBH I’d always assumed halters would add to the boobage!
@Atalanta: Meath, only 30 miles from Dublin. I hope you find your dress!
Post # 27
The first one. If you’re curvy the rouched waist detail will make you look thinner. As opposed to “what are you hiding in there” for the second one.
Post # 28
@liciabelle: They’re v pretty! Would def need a modesty panel alright, else I’d spend the whole day with one hand to my throat to cover myself!
Post # 29
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I voted for the second (as a curvy girl) because I bought one similar to the first one, and now i regret it because it shows every flaw and imperfection… plus, the second one is so romantic.
Post # 30
Personally I don’t think either would be very flattering.
The first one is such a thin drapey material it will show absolutely EVERYTHING – even someone with no issues with their body might find it hard to pull off.
The second one is pretty but I think it might add MORE volume to your figure because of the empire waist – it even makes the model look busty. The material is definitely better but I get the maternity vibe from it as well.
I’d suggest something more structured with a natural waist, maybe in taffeta or chiffon? Or maybe even something with straps to support a larger chest