(Closed) I look WIDE in my dress!! HELP!!!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@mrs_lipscomb:  I would add a sash. It will define your waist and give you more of an hourglass figure. I don’t know that it has to be dark to work, so try a little bit of everything. Also have you tried wearing a corset/bustier/shapewear under it? That might change how it sits.

I love your veil btw! Where did you get it?

Post # 4
2906 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You don’t look wide at all! You look slim and gorgeous. That said, I found that in my dress shopping, adding a sash definitely helped to define my waist. You might want to try adding a sash at your waist just to provide some extra emphasis? But you really don’t need it – your dress fits you beautifully as it is!

Post # 5
474 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I agree with PP, add a sash and that will draw your waist in quite a bit, but honestly I don’t think you look ‘wide’!

Post # 6
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think you’re crazy 🙂 You look perfect. Stop second guessing yourself, try a sash on with it if it’ll make you feel better – but first I’d get your mother and your Maid/Matron of Honor around, put it on in front of them and make yourself stand there and listen to them tell you that you’re crazy!

Post # 7
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I don’t think you look wide but I understand where your insecurities as far as the silhouette are coming from. I think you should definitely add a sash to define your waist. I think a rhinestone or beaded sash would look better than a colored one, but a colored one would work well too. 

Post # 8
1747 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Girllll. You’re cray cray. You look so slim. I think if your arms were away from your body and your veil wasn’t blocking your shape, you would see it better.

I know you look gorgeous, but if you don’t feel like it, get a beatiful belt to accent the smallest part of yoru waist like the others said.

Post # 9
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m almost the same exact size as you, and looking wide is my biggest/most frequent complaint/concern. I understand where you’re coming from. I don’t think you look wide (I know that will fall on deaf ears b/c others’ reassurance always does for me), but I do think a sash would make you look slimmer. Like asscherlover said, I don’t think it has to be dark. I would just make sure it really “pops” (whether that be sparkle, a contrasting color, etc.) to draw people’s attention in and towards it. Lovely veil by the way. 

Post # 10
2082 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@mrs_lipscomb:  I agree with other’s who adviced adding a sash. Also, I truly believe it’s your pose. Most people, including me, don’t look great, head on in front of the camera. Look through magazines and see how the models are posed, most of them are posing diagonal to the camera.

Post # 11
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You don’t look wide, it’s just the silhouette of the dress doesn’t emphasize your waist. Grab a waist cincher and a sash and you’ll be good to go!

Post # 12
2981 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

You look gorgeous, but if you want to feel more “pulled in”, then get some kind of undergarment, like a corset or spanx, and a darker sash and that will create the illusion of a more defined waistline. Honestly tho, you look very pretty in your dress.

Post # 13
928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You don’t look wide in my point of view! And when you’re in pictures next to your Fiance, he will make you look tiny!

Post # 15
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You don’t look wide! But in the group photos, you shouldn’t pose head on. Do a 3/4 angle, it’ll be the most flattering :-). Nobody is at their best head on – but you still look awesome 🙂


Post # 16
1346 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Oh hun you dont look wide you look amazing!

i agree with PP though I would add a sash.


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