Post # 77
Girlfriend, you look gorgeous in all of these dresses. Do not be ashamed of your body, you look perfect! Bridal sizing is an easy way to make us all feel fat. I wear a street size 4 and most of the bridal samples wouldnt zip all the way up….sorry what?!
I think any of these dresses would be great! I love the tea length, and also the lace with the bolero. The other two are not really my style, but beautiful nonetheless.
Sorry this is in no way helpful, but be proud of your body. Wedding planning is stressful enough, without the added bonus of body loathing.
Post # 78
Hi, first of all you are not overweight and you are really really pretty so I don’t get why you feel like your size is a problem? However, I think dress 2 draws attention to your stomach by creating a crease between your chest area and the top of the stomach so just for that reason I would say that any one of the other three is a better choice. One of the other posters said you look so happy in dress 4 and I agree.
Post # 79
@lorr1: Totally agree with your comments.
Post # 81
#2 is by far my favorite! It looks so sweet and classic without looking costumey. But to be 100% honest, I think all four of them look incredible on you. Which did you feel most comfortable in?
I love #4, too. My order would probably be: 2, 4, 1, 3. The third one is nice, but it is not as unique as the others, in my opinion. The fact that you can rock the vintage-y, different look makes me want to tell you to GO FOR IT! But ultimately, you just need to choose what you’ll be most happy and comfortable in.
Looking too awesome in several dresses to choose is not a bad predicament to be in, though!
Post # 82
I voted for dress 3 (because its really similar to what I have picked!) but I love dress 4 too!
Post # 83
I love number 4 on you, it’s stunning. I could be biased though as I’m going to be wearing Justin Alexander 8465 which is a tea length dress. I love them!
Oh and I would kill for your figure!!!x
Edited for spelling mistake!
Post # 84
Aw I love the third one! You look great! And the third one is very flattering.
Post # 85
I love love LOVE the last one. So Audrey Hepburn. BEAUTIFUL.
Post # 86
I love the 2nd dress! It’s unique and you look stunning in it! Then I like #3, #2, and I’m not a fan of the bow underneath the breasts in #4. I’m also not really a fan of the pleats.
Post # 87
Wow, I didn’t realise there were so many more comments! Thank you, everyone, for your kind words and your thoughts. I showed the photos to my Maid/Matron of Honor last night and she loves the tea-length.
My thoughts are that I love the lightness, beading and subtle glamour of the first two. They are both very comfortabe. Having said that, the first one is is very reasonably priced whereas the second would take a bit more…ahem…negotiation.
Like I said before, the third is the style I expected I would get. I’m also going to try on a lace dress with a v-neck and a keyhole back, which is exactly what I thought I wanted.
The tea-length is…well, it’s amazing. It’s unexpected, it feels great, I love the fit, I love the lace. It also gives me a fantastic excuse to get some really amazing shoes. However, it doesn’t have any sex appeal, and I’m afraid it will look like I’m playing dress up. But I can’t stop looking at it!
My mom died 11 years ago, so I think that adds to my feelings of expectation. My stepmom is coming over from America at the end of July, so my plan is not to show her anything before she arrives and then just get her first, emotional reaction when she sees them. I think that will help me make my decision. She was my mom’s best friend (long story!) so I know she’ll have my mom in mind the whole time. I so appreciate getting all of your opinions! It’s really helpful to hear from objective parties.
Post # 88
What feels like dress-up about number four to you?
To me, it’s almost the most natural of the bunch. Conversely, number three is “I’m a bride!”
Post # 89
Please don’t go for dress 3! I feel like i have seen the same thing a million times on these boards 🙁
You look amazing in all of the dresses but I love the Jenny Packham and surprisingly I also love the last dress, it’s just fabulous on you!
Post # 90
number 4 number 4 number 4! it’s so beautiful and classic!
Post # 91
I wanted to add that I am sad you feel bad about your body. You have a fabulous figure most girls would envy.