Post # 16
- Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
mickeynicki : Could you look into getting a more simple affordable dress? I believe the store Torrid (specifically for plus sized girls) just released a wedding dress collection. They are not huge 2 or 3k dresses like from a salon. much more simple, but maybe they ahve soemthing that will make you feel bridal and more comfortable? Or even just as a second dress to change into during the reception?
But I do agree with PP’s, I think you look totally beautiful and the dress compliments your figure very well!
Post # 17
mickeynicki : Your dress is beautiful, and I promise you’ll get “ooos” and “aaaahs” and watery eyes when you walk down the isle in it. I love how the top fits you, and shows off your tiny waist. The skirt is gorgeous too. Once you add accessories and hair, you may end up seeing what we’re seeing. You look like a queen.
Post # 18
Girl, I think that dress shows off your assets beautifully. Throw that hair up and accessorize, you’re gonna be beautiful.
Post # 19
- Wedding: July 2018 - Fremont, CA
Girl, I don’t know what to tell you. When I saw your picture in the dress, I actually said wow – in a good way. Your dress is timeless, classic, elegant, and it compliments your figure. There is NOTHING I would change. I hope you find a solution that works for you, but again, I tell you, you look incredible in that dress!
Post # 20
I think it”s beautiful!
I went for my first fitting Monday and I hadn’t old anyone but I was totally regretting the dress. A new one was absolutely not an option for me. After talking to my seamstress she had some great ideas showed me how it would look and how I could feel better in it. She asked me what the concerns were and then we went from there. Maybe you could talk to a seamstress that might have some ideas.
For what its worth she told me almost every bride she works with feels this way about their dress at some point. (Usually when their actual dress comes in – because wearing your actual the dress is different than just getting pinned into one that doesn’t really fit during dress shopping.)
Like I said I think it looks great on you!! Don’t get too stressed if you can help it. You’ve come this far in the journey to your big day almost there!
Post # 21
I think you look stunning!
If you aren’t a fan of the shape, can you possibly remove some of the underskirt? and for the train, you can probably have it shortened so it’s just a floor length.
and try a shorter veil as well.
Post # 22
That dress looks amazing on you. It’s absolutely gorgeous!
Post # 23
I know it doesnt help how you feel in yourself, but it really is stunning and you look beautiful <3
Post # 24
Just chiming in to say you look absolutely beautiful in your dress despite the photo being taken from a super unflattering angle. I would not change a thing.
My dress was a similar shape and I have big boobs. My photographer taught me a trick that made my photos look great. Hold you bouquet as low as possible. It does amazing things for your posture.
Post # 25
Thank you everyone for the reassurance. I think I’m going to try to stop thinking about it until the second fitting when the hem is the right length and it’s a little closer to my size after the first round of alterations. Hopefully I’ll be happy with it again!
Post # 27
That dress really does compliment your body! Love the lace bodice!
It might be you just need the combo with your hair and makeup, flowers etc so you don’t feel like a pillar of white. Wedding dresses can have that affect on your feelings, but really… you look stunning!
Post # 28
Oh I think it’s gorgeous! Not ‘big’ looking at all. it’s very trim in the waist and bodice and the skirt being so classic in style makes it elegant and not poofy. I think you look great. Once it’s all fitted (having the hem the right length and any wrinkles steamed out actually makes a huge difference) it’ll be even better. I wasn’t totally sold on my dress but I pushed on with it, and on the day when the hair, makeup accessories and dress all came together I did feel beautiful. Having flowers makes a huge difference too, just that colour and texture elevates the outfit to ‘bridal’ I think.
Post # 29
mickeynicki : I’m sorry Bee, but I honestly don’t see what you’re seeing. I see a lovely dress that gives you killer curves. It’s the style I originally dreamed of for myself (either lace bodice, full plain skirt like yours, or horsehair skirt), and tried on dress after dress trying to make it happen but my body was like “girl stop trying this isn’t for you”. Wasn’t meant to be unfortunately. But it looks just beautiful on you. I settled for something a lot less princessy and am still a little sad about it 🙁
Post # 30
mickeynicki : I honestly love it on you. But maybe because I don’t really like almost-always-ill-fitting mermaid dresses on large-sized brides. I think you look really stunning and it gives you a really nice, balanced figure, which to me is always more important than a stick thin figure.
Try a veil on, try some accessories, hold a bouquet, put your hair up in a quick updo, and do some light makeup. Every tiny detail makes so much difference. I dress shopped when I was really depressed and didn’t even bother to put on any makeup or do my hair properly. Looking back at all my pictures, they were horrifying not because the dresses were ugly or anything, but because the overall bridal look just wasn’t there. I hated how I looked in those dresses because I couldn’t envision myself walking down the aisle looking like that.