(Closed) "I look like a snowbeast!" — My big fat not-Greek wedding

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What do you think?
    Hate to say it, but you picked the wrong dress. You should have picked (leave suggestions)... : (58 votes)
    22 %
    You're freaking out about nothing, it's fine. : (121 votes)
    46 %
    You need alterations (please comment with suggestions). : (38 votes)
    15 %
    Snowbeast! Begin living at the gym. Now. : (30 votes)
    11 %
    I love turtles. : (15 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    13251 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think once you add jewelry (a statement necklace or something), the veil, and maybe a belt or sometihng, the dress will really come alive!

    Post # 4
    56 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I think you look lovely in that dress! If you are feeling really self conscious you can do things like adding a champagne sash around the waist to define it more or adding a cap sleeve which will give the appearance of slimming but I honestly think it would be fine as is.


    Don’t compare yourself to models- remember they aren’t human lol 

    Post # 5
    3296 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

    My friend is your same shape and size and she had the same freakout. Then, she added straps and it was MUCH better. It’s a beautiful dress, it’s just that for both of you, the straight across strapless look isn’t super flattering. It makes anyone who isn’t a 0 look top-heavy. I suggest either straps (even just something thin and dainty) or having the neckline made into a bit of a sweetheart shape.

    Post # 7
    4687 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    Snowbeast, stoppppppp!!!

    Agreed, you need a big statement necklace! I think the dress was a good choice for your shape actually. It doesn’t squeeze anywhere and looks elegant!

    Post # 8
    4687 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    @modernriot:  Yes, sweethearting would look good!!!! So flattering on every shape.

    Post # 9
    2959 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think the dress just needs a little tweaking, add a nice sash and some jewelry and it will all come together!!!

    Post # 10
    2300 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Fizzybee:  Oh! I like the idea about cap sleeves. 


    Or maybe changing it to sweetheart may help.  But yes I agree that it needs something, but I dont HATE the dress. I think its very nice.

    Post # 12
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    You’ve got a great waist line, so I think you should try and draw more attention to that with a sash (as others have said).

    Having said that, you seem pretty similar to me – there’s a fantastic shape in there, it just needs more definition! I think you’ve made a great dress choice, but if you feel it would look better if you toned up more, then do it! Don’t do it for the dress or the wedding, but for your health. That’s how I’m losing weight – not for my wedding, but for the rest of my life.

    Post # 13
    930 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I love it.  I think with a bit of work you can make it even more stunning.  Cap sleaves and a sparkly belt would really dress it up. 

    You look beautiful though! 

    Post # 14
    3028 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    It looks lovely and I agree w/ the folks above regarding the sash I also think it needs some color or bling but maybe that is just my style.

    Post # 15
    382 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013


    @modernriot:  this is exactly what I was going to say. the neckline and waistband create a really strong horizontal shape that isn’t very flattering. straps and a sweetheart neckline would balance it out with some verticals. 

    Post # 16
    764 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I think the only thing that it MIGHT need is a sweetheart neckline. It is usually more flattering on most women. But it is still beautiful this way too. Either way. 

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