Post # 1
I don’t feel all that heavy in everyday life (I am 5’4″ and 135 lbs so on the bigger side of normal) but in general I feel that wedding dresses are NOT flattering on me. This is my second wedding so I have tried lots of dresses in every style…they all make me look bigger than I am. So maybe I need killer undergarments? does anyone else feel this way? What garments should I try?
the brides on here look so gorgeous, but I just look like a big lump in a white dress 🙁
Post # 3
What areas are you feeling look like trouble, and has your dress been tailored to fit you yet?
Post # 4
@Bracelet00: my stomach and hips, mostly
Post # 5
I’m wearing a long line bra that sucks EVERYTHING in. It’s nice.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
@blushpinkbride: I am 5’6″ and just starting to push 140. I felt square in most dresses until I found the one. I think there are styles that flatter everyone but spanx or a something like it would help. My dress has a corset top so that really helped too.
Post # 7
haha we are the same size and I think I am on the thin side, so you are probably more thin than you think you are!! Don’t be so hard on yourself! I am going to wear a corset under my dress. Something like this…
I haven’t purchased mine yet, but I need to do that soon.
Post # 8
I have a feeling you are thinner than you think you are.
I put on weight recently, after the wedding, and am currently 5’0 and 144lb (ie heavier than you, and shorter). I wear a UK street size 8-10 (a US 4-6).
I could stand to lose weight, but I’m hardly huge huge huge.
That said, if you want advice, you could try a burlesque dancer’s steel boned corset. Go for steel bones over plastic ones. Plastic is too fragile. I wore one for my wedding!
Post # 9
@blushpinkbride: Rago shapewear did me wonders! I more than suggest the product and brand, incredible results! EDIT: I tried SO many products but if I wasn’t sucking in then the spanx/ shapewear didn’t keep me in. When using rago I didn’t need to suck in at all and looked so fit in all of my photos! It was very comfy and was perfect for my low back dress.
Post # 10
@blushpinkbride: SPANX!!! The kind that go from under your rib cage to the mid thigh area. However, do not get too small of a size in effort to suck more in. It will just roll on you and cause muffin tops. Also, consider doing a cleanse for a few days before you go shopping next. Sometimes being bloated can make a huge difference! I’m sure you will look stunning on your wedding day. 🙂
Post # 11
Please excuse the extremely ghetto pictures, i just took them. See what I’m talking about in the stomach & hips? Something always looks “off” there in wedding gowns, like in the lower abdominal area.
Post # 12
@blushpinkbride: you look gorgeous, but I think Spanx will help the area you are talking about. You’ve got hips, and that’s sexy!!!
Post # 13
@blushpinkbride: I had the same issue as you. In fact, I was also on the high end of the “average ideal weight” for my height (5’8″). My weight tends to show most in my midsection. If I am being honest, I did not even begin to feel as though dresses were streamlined enough to my liking until I lost weight and began transforming my body. They all felt bulky. Needless to say, I tend to be a bride with the “change your body into something your happy with” vs. the “mask it temporarily with undergarments” school of thought.
Several months ago, I bought the “best dress for my body” at the time. And, no doubt that it was a flattering dress for my shape. Undergarments made it even better. However, once I lost weight and went shopping all over again, styles that I would have NEVER considered before suddenly looked so much better! It truly changed my entire dress buying experience, and I’m happier then ever.
You have a beautiful figure, and do not have far to go to have a nearly perfect one. I’m sure if you made some minor changes to your day-to-day diet or excercise that you could avoid this issue altogether by your actual wedding date.
Post # 14
Girl you are gorgeous! No need to change a thing.