(Closed) I think I look awful in my gown. Help!!!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 31
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

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claroquesi :  see, I think this dress is gorgeous but the neckline is very low and the bottom material is too light/ would tend to accentuate bumps. Great for a smaller frame.

Post # 33
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Busy bee

 

You and the dress are just fine. No wedding dress comes out of the box as ‘just perfect’. They all require some form of alteration.

Following should do the trick:

– Take dress out a bit

– Use shapewear

– Use push up bra which will accentuate the hourglassiness. (Yes I know it’s not a real word. tongue-out)

– If you want, also wear a studded wedding belt or satin ribbon belt. That will also accentuate your waist a lot.

– High platform heels so you don’t fall over but it will help with accentuating your hips.

Post # 34
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Blushing bee

Seamstresses can work magic.

All you need is for the dress to have some minor sizing adjustments. Once that is done it will fall so nicely and accentuate your curves in exactly the right way.

Post # 35
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Is this dress the size you ordered? It looks about a size too small. Maybe a seamstress could let it out but I would go back to the store with it ASAP maybe they can get you a size up if they measured you and ordered the dress too small.

Its a beautiful dress I think you will look great once it fits.

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee

Stand  TALL AND PROUD! You have chosen a fabulous gown, and once the seamstress has done her magic, you will be delighted to have chosen it.

Don’t mess with the sleeves/back, but google “postural alignment” and practice “standing tall” until your big day!

When you have the whole look put together you will remember why you loved it.

Blessings

Post # 37
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Busy bee

I have to say I’m pretty shocked to read some comments which mention losing weight. No. The dress is made to fit us not the other way around. Those type of comments can really damage someone’s self confidence.

This woman is lovely the way she is and doesn’t need to change. Ill fitting clothes can make anyone/everyone not look great  

Once it’s been adjusted it’ll look great. 

Post # 38
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2020

You look great and that is a beautiful dress! As others have said, it might need some alterations to lay perfectly but it looks great other than that! However, as someone who understands being uncomfortable in tight-fitting clothing, I know it can be hard to really see what other people see when they say it looks nice and you do not think so. If the shape ends up bothering you and making you feel uncomfortable in your dress, your seamstress may be able to let it out near the hips to make more of an A-line shape. Good luck with your dress!!!

Post # 39
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Busy bee

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happybridetobe1988 :  I only suggested weight loss once she had mentioned it herself. My comment was meant to empower her to lose the weight she wanted to. Having lost over 7st myself I know it’s tricky but can be done and becomes easier when you get into a routine

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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happybridetobe1988 :  I mentioned weight loss as one option in the context of getting the dress to fit. Some brides do not have $500+ to spend on alterations and have to work with what they can. Calm down on the secondhand outrage – the bride herself also mentioned wanting to shed a few.

Post # 41
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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Beth7210 :  I assume your comment was directed at me.

OP is not a true Apple. An apple has practically no waist definition and their legs, bottom and hips tend to be on the smaller side. (I’m a true Apple and OP does not look like me and no amount of shape wear or design trickery gives me an hourglass shape and a waist of sorts like she has in this photo)

Two British ladies called trinny and Susannah who spent their time dressing women professionally broke down shapes to more accurate categories then the four basic ones that exist. OP by their definition would be a cello. Which is an hourglass with a bit more sand in the bottom and tummy area and a large bust. A cello is more hourglass than apple. Sorry that you found the terminology I used so inappropriate and deemed it as a lie and therefore untrustworthy.

OP came here upset and worried why would people add to her worry and upset  her by being blunt on something as delicate as the subject of physical appearance? Being nice  and positive in your approach with care taken towards peoples  feelings whilst stating your point in a polite way, is not lying or untrustworthy. I don’t understand why you think people being supportive with care taken to someone’s feelings is lying…. 😕

Post # 42
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Busy bee

 

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cmsgirl :  that is why I tagged you yes. because op is not an hourglass and it doesn’t take a genius to know that, I specifically said my reasons for my post and that is in fact only 1 of 3 posts I have put in this thread. If someone told me I was a pear shape no matter what they said afterwards (nice or not) I would no longer value their opinion. Because they either didn’t look properly or don’t know what they are talking about. There is nothing wrong with being OPs shape, so why are people changing it to something she is not! In my definition lying is giving incorrect information and that is what people have done, I suppose in this case it’s a white lie because they were telling it to try and spare OPs feelings, not that I was at all rude in any of my posts (although I suppose maybe someone could read this one not as intended) 

 

anyway it doesn’t matter OPs body shape, the point is she doesn’t like the way she looks in it, she is already wearing shapewear and she wants to lose a few pounds, people were merely trying to suggest that if she did infact lose a few pounds like she hoped to, that it would probably help the way she is feeling about her dress. Because I know that if you think you need to lose weight you see yourself bigger than you are and nothing will look right! 

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I think a slim line petticoat to help stop the dress hugging so tightly but still keep the shape and a belt to help draw the eye upwards

Post # 45
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2015

The back is beautiful, and I like the sleeves as they are too.  It’s very much like your inspiration picture even her body type looks pretty similar to me. I hope you show us how lovely it looks after it’s been correctly fitted.

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