Post # 1
Hi Bees- can you (gently) them me what works and doesn’t …. I have a favorite- but I would love your thoughts.
I am a size 18/20 in bridal, and a encore bride and I am very short – 5’3 in 2 inch heels…lol!
I am very self conscious about my arms, so I prefer to have a jacket of a shawl. The wedding will be small, informal and at a garden/ conservatory.
Thanks for any advice!
Post # 3
I would say either dress 1 or 5. They are my favs. I like the dress in pic 2, but it doesn’t flatter you very much. 1 and 5 do a much better job at that.
Post # 4
I was torn between dress 1 and dress 4. They both look great on you! But I ended up picking dress 4. I’m personally just a sucker for lace.
Post # 5
@Keisha In Love: I love dress 5 on you! It’s gorgeous!
Post # 6
I thought #1 was super cute on you and since it’s short you can do some fabulous shoes and detract from your arms that you are self conscious about. By The Way…. I didn’t think there was anything wrong with your arms.
Post # 7
I was torn between #2 and #4..I love the neckline on #2, but I really like the overall shape #4 gives you, so that’s the one I voted for (and, like @Stellar Magnitude:, I’m a sucker for lace). If I were you, that’s the one I’d get, but I’d at least look into altering the neckline to a sweetheart.
Post # 8
I think number 4 looks really beautiful on you- I think the tea length and lace is very flattering. The first dress also looks great- I just love lace, so whatever you like more. I would go for a bolero instead of a shawl to cover your arms because I think the fabric hanging down from the shawl makes you look wider than you are and a little out-of-place in general since you have to kind of carry it around all night, but a structured bolero would just appear to be part of the dress but give you the coverage that you’re more comfortable with.
Something like this?
Post # 9
dress 4 gives you such a teeny waist! i think its the most flattering, esp when paired with a shawl 🙂
Post # 10
I love 2 and 4, especially 2. What is wrong with your arms? I think you look amazing.
Post # 11
Dress 5 is my dress 🙂 But I really like Dress 3 on you!
Post # 12
They all look nice on you, but #4 is GORGEOUS!! I love the lace and the ribbon. It’s also very flattering!
Post # 13
Either 3 or 4. They look beautiful!
Post # 14
Ok, well I LOOOVE 1 and 2! You just look so beautiful!!
Post # 15
your body is SLAMMING in dress 4! the lace detail is beautiful!!
instead of a shaw…try a lace 3/4 sleeve jacket in the same color? or even a solid one instead of lace? i had one made to match my dress for the ceremony. i’m self-conscience about my arms too! but idc! it’s coming off at the reception so i can dance the night away! :]
again, you look gorgeous!
Post # 16
Thanks Bees for all of the positive words and support you are giving along with your suggestions- You ladies ROCK!!!!!
Going to try on these dresses was so doggone hard!
I had a ‘say yes to the dress” evening planned an CANCELLED it because I was afraid iwould look stupid. I am dieting- but I was so happy to go to a store that had several dresses in my size 🙂